Paul Raff Studio is proud to share that we have been commissioned to create a permanent public monument at Queen’s Park, Toronto to honour the service of Correctional Workers in Ontario.
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Photo above: Senior Development Manager of Concert Properties Ltd., Kelly Wilson; OAA President, Toon Dreessen; and Paul Raff of Paul Raff Studio. Photo credit: Keith Penner For “recognizing clarity and uniqueness of expression of an architectural idea as well as promoting the involvement of individuals in the areas of design presentation, art and other design […]
On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, we had the pleasure of co-hosting an intimate gathering in the newly built Kaleidoscope House. Though it began to rain, the gentle sound of the raindrops served as a lovely backdrop to the evening, as guests toured the home that the owners describe feeling like they are traveling through […]
Have you visited our public artwork Mirage at Underpass Park yet? Suspended overhead of pedestrians, large scale mirror-like surfaces create an illusory appearance, which bends light rays to produce a displaced image much like a mirage. Made up of 57 reflective polished stainless steel panels fastened to the underside of the overpass, Mirage […]
We are starting the new year with a smile carried forth from the last, for our Counterpoint House was among Azure Magazine’s “10 Best Houses of 2015” as the “Best Urban House of 2015.” Azure says, “Counterpoint House, built in 2014, gains a spot in our 2015 best houses list for its elegant materials, beautifully resolved finishes […]
September 16, 2015 was an exciting evening for Paul Raff Studio and many others who attended the 25th anniversary for the Toronto Urban Design Awards. 2015 Jury Members Alex Bozikovic, Architecture Critic, Globe & Mail George Dark, Partner, Urban Strategies Stephen Teeple, Founder and Principal, Teeple Architects Sibylle Von Knobloch, Principal, NAK Design Group Inc. Mirage received an Award of […]
Originally featured in Interior Design Magazine‘s April 2014 issue, Echo House rose to become the magazine’s #1 Most Popular Design Project of 2014. With the goal of highlighting the abundance of life that takes place within a home, Echo House was minimally, yet decoratively, designed to live up to its name. We at Paul Raff Studio are honoured to be […]
As a result of winning a national call for artists, Paul Raff Studio designed Syncopations, a 1.6 km long fence and low relief sculpture. It is situated between a pedestrian cycling path and railway line, and adjacent to the highway and bridges of Toronto’s Don Valley. Transformations are created by a sequential manipulation of […]
As part of a large mixed-use urban development including a 46-storey residential tower that occupies a full city block just south of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market, Paul Raff Studio designed a phenomenal ceiling to its outdoor public passageway. The wave-like relief simulates the surface of Lake Ontario, which ten thousand years ago was […]
For its outstanding creativity, sustainability, and legacy as a benchmark for architectural excellence, Echo House was presented with a Design Excellence Award by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). Read more about Echo House here. Photo above L-R: OAA President Toon Dreessen; and Sean Solowski, Samantha Scroggie, and Paul Raff of Paul Raff Studio.
Does John Tory have the courage to teat down the Gardiner? “John Tory has positioned himself as a mayor that is focused on results over spectacle. The Gardiner Expressway offers him a chance to prove it.” – Paul Raff, Toronto Star, Commentary, January 26, 2015. Read full article here. For Toronto to rise, Gardiner must fall […]
“Although the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto is a summer-long festival of colour and pageant, this is not true of the winter months. No place is this more evident than along the boardwalk of Toronto’s east-end beaches, where vacant utilitarian lifeguard stations stand out as symbols of public space beholden to weather.” To infuse colour and […]
Creative Work Aplenty! We rolled up our sleeves on lots of projects last year, including: A park and amphitheatre Collaborating with with Planning Partnership and Forrec on the new Lee Lifeson Park in North York, including an iconic sculptural bandshell. A country house Designing a house among the fields and trees of Northumberland County to […]
Located in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, The Berczy, a boutique collection of urban residences, unveils its new public artwork on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. Artist and architect Paul Raff will join developers Concert Properties, Ward 28 Councillor Pam McConnell, and The Berczy residents to celebrate the new Shoreline Commemorative. The artwork’s location, south of […]
IKEA, the ubiquitous furniture manufacturer teamed up with the Design Exchange and some of Toronto’s best creatives, including Paul Raff Studio, for a unique fundraiser.