Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House

Hocken House is a single-family residence in the Wychwood district of Toronto. The 2,700 gross square foot dwelling rises 32 feet with access to a planted roof with views of the downtown Toronto skyline. The design features skewed side setbacks on the ground and third floors, allowing the second floor to cantilever into the side yard and offer cover to the recessed ground floor entry verandah. Designed for a family of five with two college age boys, the house has built-in flexibility to accommodate numerous living configurations - from a single-family house accommodating all five family members to a house for three with an additional basement apartment to an equally divided two-family house. Simple sliding walls and redundant stairs allow the house to change as the family continues to evolve. Cross laminated timber construction offers the convenience of quick construction while leaving the interior surfaces of the structure as wood for a warm atmosphere. The south facing façade features wall mounted photovoltaic panels to accompany geothermal heating and cooling and passive house standards. The east, west and north façades are finished with aluminum foam panels and full height, wood framed glazed walls.