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Ujamaa Cooperative Homes in Scarborough, Ontario, was designed to house families headed by women of colour. The founding Board wanted us to create a safe and welcoming environment that took design clues from the global South. The building has many informal gathering spaces, floor patterns inspired by traditional housing in Burkino Faso, a colour scheme inspired by the Caribbean.
20 unit affordable housing church conversion
Ossington Avenue, Toronto, 2012
Ellen Vera Allen, Architect
Music Room, house on Galiano Island
designed by Chris Lea, 1999
room is designed to be sound separated from the rest of the house, in proportion to optimally bounce sound waves