Welcome to the inaugural issue of Structure, an architecture and design magazine focused on the luxury residential real estate market in Canada. Structure is a showcase of creative work from coast to coast and a blend of historic and contemporary designs used to create spaces called home.
In this first issue, we feature three high-end homes across Canada – a house by the sea in Nova Scotia (which is also on the cover), a classical and contemporary mansion in north Toronto and a 6,000-square-foot “play house” in Deep Cove, B.C., owned by Herschel Supply Co. co-founder Lyndon Cormack. This mix of dwellings highlights the different style of homes being built across Canada, and how they’re being developed with the owners’ personal tastes top of mind.
The magazine also features some of the latest design trends, including the blending of interior and exterior spaces to allow Canadians to spend more time outdoors, even when the weather turns cooler. We also show the latest kitchen looks, including hidden appliances and smart storage to provide a cleaner look in the cooking space. We also interview two designers doing different things in their respective industries: mantel maker Mark Vanderpost is turning his love for creating the hearth of the home into more of an experience on his property in Norfolk County in Ontario. Meantime, out in Vancouver, well-known architect Michael Green continues to shake up the profession with his continuous push to add more wood to our buildings.
We hope you enjoy the features and photos in this first edition and welcome your feedback and ideas for the next issue.
- Brenda Bouw, editor