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Identification

1 Sumach Street
185138

Map

Structure in General

house
existing [completed]
steel
structural expressionism

Usages

residential

Facts

  • The design of UniTriModules enables it to be built on most types of sites and environmental conditions.
  • 1 Sumach St. was designed to be a "modular spacestructure" similar to Buckminster Fuller's 1929 Dymaxion House, but with the difference of its original organic design.
  • The building is a UniTriModule using a "cube-on-its-point" pre-engineered structural form.
  • The actual project for 1 Sumach St. was supposed to have 7 modules that could become a "fuel cell station".
  • The UniTri design uses air rights to bridge or span over land and open spaces.
  • The UniTri design is classified as a "horizontal-span building system" designed as a "living roof".
  • Each cube is 24x24x24 feet, 42 feet from point to point.
  • The UniTriModule design stems from Dutch Structuralism and was heavily influenced by Piet Blom's Kubuswoningen Helmond and Kubuswoningen Rotterdam.
  • Each of the three cubes provides 1200 square feet of floor space on an 800 square foot footprint.
  • The UniTriModular design, because of its design and low development & operating costs, is ideal for infill, redevelopment, and intensification for uses such as medium to high density housing, commercial mixed-use, recreation, and student housing.
  • The cubes are set upon 18 foot columns allowing for the removal of the lower walls.
  • The UniTriModular design, because of its elevated cubes, allows for the implementation of UniTriModulars around other landforms and existing uses on the ground level.

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Location

1 Sumach Street
1 Sumach Street
Corktown
Toronto
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Technical Data

4
1996

Involved Companies


Architectenbureau Blom
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