People: Natalia Bakaeva

This January, DesignTO mounted inspiring exhibits in the city’s many nooks and crannies. BNKC architect, Natalia Bakaeva, who is one-half of design collective Interspatial, participated with an installation at 55 St. Clair West. Inverted Valleys explores the topography of Toronto’s ravine system. It inhabits underused spaces in the city, encouraging viewers to consider the importance of…

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Design Writings: Purposefully Designed Purpose-Built Rental

Toronto is going through a significant transition in its thinking towards housing. Till now, the City has largely focused on one of only two typologies when it comes to the development of its housing stock: condos and low-rise developments – both focused on ownership. As housing prices slip further from reach, it’s clear this approach…

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BNKC Newsletter – November 2019

  Hot off the heels of our last publication, BNKC is eager to introduce new projects and thoughts on design approaches. We invite your engagement with the following segments. PROJECT FEATURE An Introduction to 15 Chisholm Ave.Image: Rendering for Chisholm Avenue by BNKC Architects 15 Chisholm Avenue is a 6-storey, residential, purpose-built rental building situated…

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BNKC Newsletter – October 2019

Welcome to the October edition of the BNKC newsletter. As expected, the fall season is off to a busy start, with many new initiatives on the go. We have compiled a selection of highlights to share. AWARD-WORTHY Two More Projects Are Recognized for Heritage Restoration and Neighborhood Renewal Image: The Walper Hotel (Photo by Michael…

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BNKC Newsletter – September 2019

Welcome to the September edition of the BNKC newsletter! It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over. The season has flown by and we look forward to a busy fall. There are feel-good stories to share, read on below…. FEATURE The Bishop Strachan School Transformation Project Short-listed for Heritage Toronto Award BNKC is…

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BNKC Newsletter – July 2019

  Welcome to the July edition of the BNC newsletter! In our last incarnation we said that we’ve been busy and there is much in the way of good news to share. Read below for further details. FEATURE Firm Renaming/Rebrand It has already been a big year for BNC. We celebrated our 50th anniversary last…

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Design Writings: The Art of Adaptive Re-use

Sitting un-used, the former St. Joseph’s hospital in Peterborough was purchased by our client in 2009.  To give the beautiful brick buildings new life, the owner set about converting the complex into mid and luxury apartments in several phases. With the support of the City of Peterborough approximately 18,140 square meters of space was or…

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Momentous Milestones: Bogdan Newman Caranci Celebrates Fifty Years and Rebrands as BNKC

The architecture and urban design practice reflects on fifty years of creating places, as founding partner Joseph Bogdan and longstanding principal Angelo Caranci retire from practice, and with partner Elie Newman announcing a change in company name to officially welcome Jonathan King to the partnership. After fifty years of creating places with a worldview, Joseph…

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