1 Kenton Place

• Healthcare Residence

• Toronto, Canada

• 3,000 square metres

• Completed: 2015

A state of the art, four storey residence for mild-level Alzheimer's patients consisting of 45 suites and multiple common amenity areas. Thoughtfully designed so every floor is a self-catering, individual "living pod", with a communal living room and kitchen dining space, creating smaller, intimate communities within the overall whole so residents can feel at home. Two additional large, multi-purpose spaces, one on grade and the other in the basement, allow residents and their families to congregate for special events and occasions. Horizontal and vertical ribbons of glass punctuate communal areas, anchoring the corner to create a lively streetscape with views into and out of the building.  The shifting of the punched windows in each suite creates an animated elevation, while subtly individuating one room from the other on the interior due to the unique placement of each glazed opening.