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Radke Films
Toronto, Ontario
Commercial Office (renovation)
2021-present
Oakley Construction Inc. (Contractor)

16,000 sq. ft.
Scott Norsworthy

Given the urgent challenge of resource scarcity, there is a growing imperative to preserve and repurpose existing structures.

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Radke Films
Toronto, Ontario
Commercial Office (renovation)
2021-present
Oakley Construction Inc.

16,000 sq. ft.
Scott Norsworthy

Given the urgent challenge of resource scarcity, there is a growing imperative to preserve and repurpose existing structures.

The significance of preserving buildings has never been more crucial. Economic changes can influence the lifespan of a building, presenting opportunities for urban renewal. Tasked with the restoration of a three-storey masonry building, the Radke Film Group commissioned us to transform an underutilized music rehearsal studio into a multi-tenant commercial workplace for their media production company.

The design directive was clear from the outset—to establish a shared workplace while retaining the essence of the original building. The interior layout needed to be resilient enough to accommodate the evolving behavioral patterns that influence various work and interaction modes. Our solution involved organizing the space into dedicated private offices and flexible workspaces, catering to the dynamic demands of media production. This interplay between a serene and dynamic work environment is reflected in the building’s exterior.

The fenestration pattern, randomized to mirror the interior design, disrupts the monotonous grid of evenly-spaced windows, resulting in four distinct facades. A textured microcement is applied to envelop the masonry, unifying the building mass into a cohesive monolith of solids and voids. At the street level, a sculptural concrete ramp/stair serves as both the building’s entry point and frontispiece, anchoring the entire composition.