The Opposite House’s conceptual formation and program is
centred around the dynamic interplay of the opposites:
between north (servant) and south (served), rendered in
black/white, textured/smooth, closed/open,
opaque/transparent, and shadow/light.
The house adopts an institutional/commercial typology with all
spaces aligned and arranged along a galleria. This spine
defines a spatial organization, structural and mechanical
schemes, and provides dwellers with a very efficient spatial
network, a shortcut to navigate between quarters. Although
the gallery generates a linear void, its emptiness is the very
soul of the project’s interiority.
Location: Toronto, Scarborough, Cliffcrest area
Basics: One-storey steel & wood structure
Lot: 1.093 ha.
Living Area: 6000 sqft
Completion: Summer 2016
Bio RZLBD IS A BOUTIQUE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BASED IN TORONTO FOUNDED BY ARCHITECT REZA ALIABADI (OAA, MRAIC, ICEO); WHOSE WORK EXTENDS TO DESIGNING BUILDINGS & OBJECTS, CURATING INSTALLATIONS & EXPOSITIONS, AND PUBLISHING A ZINE CALLED RZLBDPOST. THE PRACTICE IS NOT JUST AN ORDINARY OPERATION THAT SERVES, RATHER LIKE A POSITIVE VIRUS, IT CONTRIBUTES, COMMUNICATES, CHALLENGES, AND ADAPTS ITSELF TO THE NEED OF PROJECT AND ITS CONTEXT.