Dezeen Features Pilot’s Office Addition

“Canadian architecture firm Williamson Williamson has added administrative offices on top of a coffee roastery in Toronto, where structural elements are highlighted in bright yellow. Pilot Coffee Roasters is an independent company with a handful of cafes in the greater Toronto area. Its roasting facility was designed in 2014 inside a former warehouse by local firm Williamson Williamson. The studio…

Azure Magazine presents Pilot Mobile as a case study in skillful downsizing

“In true summer-house fashion, Pilot Coffee Roasters’ seasonal pop-up in Ontario’s Prince Edward County distills the burgeoning espresso empire’s primary outlets into a smaller version that opens up to the great outdoors. Credit Williamson Williamson for the skillful downsizing. Back in 2013, Pilot co-founders Jessie and Andy Wilkin enlisted the architecture studio – then Williamson…

Woodworking Magazine features the 2017 Ontario Wood WORKS! Award Winners

A grand new house that’s a family affair

” This Ontario home rethinks suburban norms, sticking all the standard pieces on a highly unusual floor plan. And it won’t be the last of its kind. Every family is different. Why are so many family homes the same? The North American ideal of the nuclear family has shaped the way we live for a century…

Everybody Welcome

“For a certain doctor in Ontario, there was never any doubt. He always knew that he would take care of his mom and dad in their old age. When the time came, they moved into the basement of a bungalow that he shared with a social worker, the man he planned to marry. After an…

2017 TUDA Awards Jury

Last night was a beautiful evening spent at the Palais Royal enjoying the late summer warmth and the lake view while celebrating the winners of this year’s Toronto Urban Design Awards. Betsy spent two days on the jury in June with Elsa Lam, David Anselmi, and Gary McCluskie visiting nearly three dozen projects before narrowing the…

Grange Triple Double a Featured House in Architectural Record

We are always honored to be featured by Architectural Record. It is a publication that we have admired since we were students and to be included in its pages, digitally or in print, is something that we never take for granted. Thank you to the amazing editorial staff for always looking out for out best…

Modern renovation takes fresh approach to a classic Victorian home

“On Tranby Avenue, history is for the birds. Stained-glass birds nest in almost every transom on this narrow east Annex street, the work of the artisan Robert McCausland when its houses were built around 1890. Most of these birds have been preserved and refurbished – including the one on No. 66, which was cleaned up…

Birds of a Feather

Our renovation of an 1892 Victorian House in the Annex has caught the attention of Designlines’ editor Tory Healy. Along with Darcy and Alexis of 3Gen Developments, our job was to make this complicated renovation look effortless. As noted by writer Matthew Hague, “The strategy was simple: rooms that were in good condition were preserved,…

Grange Triple Double profiled in Monocle Magazine as part of Housing: Generation Gaps

Grange Triple Double is profiled in the recent issue of Monocle as part of a piece titled Generation Gaps [Housing]. Sophie Grove puts forward the preface that “Our grandparents deserve a better standard of care and that calls for a multigenerational approach – hence a new model that makes the presence of youth in old people’s…

Grange Triple Double chosen for the WOOD 2016/TRÄ 2016 Exhibition

The Grange Triple Double House was chosen for the WOOD 2016/TRÄ 2016 exhibition in Virserum Art Museum in Sweden. The projects of the exhibition were chosen via a triennial, international architecture competition, Architecture of Necessity. The competition and exhibition aim to gather and present ideas and solutions for sustainable architecture. The WOOD 2016/TRÄ 2016 exhibition…

Grange Triple Double published in SABMag

As the recipient of a 2016 Canadian Green Building Award, Grange Triple Double is featured in the Summer issue of SABMag (Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine)

A Wide Grange of Ideas

Writer Martha Breen eloquently tells the story of the Grange Triple Double. The house is a contemporary contextualization of the site and neighborhood while at the same time, a forward thinking solution for the ‘sandwich generation,’ describing how a young family can accommodate the needs of both children and parents on an urban lot in…

Designboom publishes the Roxborough Residence

“Canadian architecture practice Williamson Chong has transformed a narrow Edwardian property in a suburban neighborhood of Toronto. The existing home was a poorly renovated residence, and required a complete overhaul in order to provide spacious and comfortable living accommodation. Beginning at the front elevation, every effort was made to produce open and airy family-oriented spaces out…

Architecture for the Ages

“Young adults are getting squeezed out of the housing market. Their parents, meanwhile, want to downsize without leaving familiar neighbourhoods. The solution couldn’t be simpler to a growing group of designers: Rethink (and rebuild) the family home to suit several generations for the long haul. …Such adaptability can be built into a house’s architecture. One…

Williamson Chong profiled in Architectural Record

Architectural Record reports on the latest work being developed in our office. We are excited to be featured in their February issue. “The architects are further investigating multigenerational living in their Ancaster Creek House (set for completion this April), an elegant modernist dwelling composed of two double- height volumes, linked by a central glazed dining…

Roxborough Residence profiled in Designlines

Designlines Annual Homes issue has come out and features an article on the house we recently completed on Roxborough Street in Toronto. The thoroughly modern clients encouraged us to strip away the dark and deteriorated parts of an old Toronto home and re-engage light and space. Creating a four story curved volume through the home…

Metropolis Highlights Three Decades of Emerging Voices in Architecture

In an interview with the Architectural League of New York’s program director, Anne Rieselbach and executive director, Rosalie Genevro, Paul Makovsky writes about Emerging Voices’ enduring mission. We are so proud to have been a winner in the 2014 Emerging Voices Series. In this article, the work of Williamson Chong is prominently featured alongside Steven…

Williamson Chong Selected for Wallpaper Magazine’s 2015 Architects Directory

Each year, Wallpaper Magazine publishes a list of 20 firms that they see as the rising star and breakthrough practices from around the globe. We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Architects Directory has been announced and Williamson Chong is featured on the list. A full digital feature is featured on the Wallpaper website.

International Architecture & Design features the Bala Line House

“The breeze flowing over your table as you’re sitting down to dinner on a summer evening,” the owner says, is one of the best experiences they’ve had in the house: “There are those magical moments when you feel you’re connected to the place.” When nature provides you with magic, sometimes the wisest course is to…

The Architects’ Journal features Betsy Williamson

“Now in its fourth year, the AJ’s Women in Architecture programme continues to promote equality in the profession and to host the annual WIA Awards.” England’s The Architects’ Journal has a wonderful issue out on women in the profession. Betsy is featured as a finalist in the Emerging Architect Prize Category and the magazine is…

Pilot Coffee Roasters published in Interior Design

On the heels of the finals of the Interior Design Best of Year Awards, Pilot has been published in Interior Design Magazine with the other winners.

designboom Covers Pilot Coffee Roasters

Designboom just posted some great images and an article about Pilot Coffee Roasters. It was great to meet Birgit Lohmann and take her through the space. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Toronto.

House on Fox Lake is featured on the cover of Canadian Architect

The House on Fox Lake, which won an award of excellence in the 2014 Canadian Architect Awards, is featured on the cover of the the awards issue of Canadian Architect. Inside, you can find the jury comments, project images, and great coverage of the other award winners.

Architects’ Passion for Wood Makes Gallery Debut

“Williamson Chong’s installation of sculpted forms and prints is a tribute to wood’s beauty and malleability, and to the expressive lyricism that wood, trees and forests have inspired in poetry, art and architecture since antiquity,” John Bentley Mays eloquently writes on the Living Wood exhibition now installed at the Corkin Gallery in the Distillery District.…

The Globe and Mail’s ‘The New Radicals’ on innovators in arts and culture

Ellen Himelfarb profiles Williamson Chong as part of  The New Radicals series in the Globe and Mail. The article speaks to our research travel in the last two years as well as the exhibition that opens on November 20, at the Corkin Gallery. “They’re at the forefront where theories of design and technological advancement come…

Domus Web Publishes the House in Frogs Hollow

It is an honour to have Domus publish the House in Frogs Hollow in their online publication.  The layout is beautiful and the format suits the project well. You can see the project here.

Residential Architect features Frogs Hollow on the cover

Of 700 entries and 26 victors, Williamson Chong took home three awards at this year’s Residential Architect Awards! “These winners represent some of the best residential architecture that North America has to offer… The assembled winners represent the hopefulness of a market that is recovering, if not recovered, and transitioning, if not transformed. Such are…

Bala Line House graces the cover of Canadian Architect

“One of the most striking features of the house is the sliding east window wall at the rear of the house, which blurs the distinction between interior and exterior space. This absence of boundary is further enhanced by the wraparound condition at the corner, where the north wall of glass also pulls away, creating a…

Phaidon Atlas

The House in Frogs Hollow is now live on the Phaidon Atlas! Here is a link. The Phaidon Atlas is now an on-line idea as opposed to a printed volume. This allows projects to be uploaded by the editors as they are completed which makes it current and timely. We have already starting exploring the website…

EDITION29 publishes an iPad App on Frogs Hollow

Ninan and his team have put together a fantastic issue of EDITION29 on the House in Frogs Hollow. It is designed for the iPad and is accompanied by an oral description of the house culled from a conversation between Ninan and Betsy last month. We are very excited to show our work this way and…

Globe and Mail: Beyond Doors Open

Alex Bozikovic from The Globe and Mail recommends a visit to Pilot Coffee Roasters in Doors Open Toronto: 10 things you need to see this weekend. This weekend’s Doors Open festival is an opportunity to explore some of the best of Toronto’s architecture. Running both Saturday and Sunday, the event features 155 of Toronto’s most interesting places, and each…

Metropolis Magazine: Full House

“Towards a New Pro Forma: Making the case for a new urban prototype where multi-generational living is the natural buy-in.”  Metropolis Magazine invited us to envision a multi-generational home for this century. We responded by featuring the Grange Triple Double and showing how it can accommodate a flexible three- or four- generational living condition that…

Azure Magazine: Bean Counters

“From roasting to cupping, Pilot’s micro-roastery offers coffee aficionados and baristas a one stop shop for mastering their brewing…” Thank you to Azure for spreading the word on this great coffee shop and especially to Alison Garwood-Jones for the wonderful article.

blogTO: Pilot Coffee Roasters

blogTo calls out one of our newest projects completed for Pilot Coffee Roasters. Pilot Coffee Roasters have outdone themselves. They moved the roaster at Te Aro into 50 Wagstaff Drive, making a combination roastery, lab, tasting bar and distribution centre that’s slick, gorgeous and technically impressive. It’s unlikely that you’ll find another place in the city (or the country…

Arch Daily Features House in Frogs Hollow

It was a pleasure working with the editors of Arch Daily to post this project. You can find the link here.

Toronto Life Great Spaces: Inside the Box

“Torontonians are finally rejecting fussy Victorian architecture and going bold. In almost every neighbourhood, there’s a house or two that stands out…Here, a look inside some of our favourites.” The November issue of Toronto Life features Blantyre House in a feature on new homes in Toronto.

Designing Livable Art

“Betsy Williamson ’88 is an artist. Her medium is wood, her palette is very large, and her official job title is architect, but in Williamson’s mind, the two disciplines are inextricably linked.” Many architects will tell you that they have wanted to be architects since they were kids. Betsy locked in after taking a series…

Dwell Magazine chooses Blantyre for its Kitchen of the Month

“For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in their home.” Dwell Magazine has done us right this month with a double page feature on the Blantyre House kitchen.  Writer Alex Bozikovic talks about the design of the “kitchen studio” as the centre of this new…

Celebrating Excellence in Wood Structures

The Canadian Wood Council just released a publication celebrating the 2011-12 North American Wood Design Award Winners. This is a follow-up feature for the House in Frogs Hollow which has now been recognized for a 2010-11 North American Wood Design Award and a 2011-12 Ontario Wood WORKS! Award. The jury for this past year included…

On the Pleasures of the Window Seat

Sometimes the details get noticed…On the Pleasures of the Window Seat in today’s Globe and Mail. The window bench in the House in Frogs Hollow was conceived of for a fairly practical reason. The Loewen window we used only came about 7-1/2′ tall. We didn’t want to have a transom above the window to fill the 9′ tall…

Howland Residence Featured in the Globe and Mail

It was a pleasant surprise to get a call from the Globe and Mail this week when they decided to feature the residence we renovated in the Annex. The full article is featured on their website and there is a nice slideshow as well. We are happy that the convertibility of the student lodging on the upper floor…

Architectural Record Interiors

This is the first time we have had a project in Architectural Record and we couldn’t be more excited about it. The Blantyre House, with its ‘kitchen studio’ that opens the ground floor up to become a contiguous space with the street and the back yard, has been chosen for the 2012 Record Kitchen &…

Prix de Rome research reviewed in The Globe and Mail

“Advances in building technologies are expanding the architectural possibilities of wood. Toronto-based Williamson Chong Architects will be spending their Prix de Rome winnings on a road trip to scout out new uses for high-tech timber.”  –  John Bentley Mays We have already started planning our first trip for Spring 2013. We are getting great responses from the folks working in…

Howland Residence featured in Design Lines

Our favorite freebie in Toronto has got to be Design Lines. Listing all the best places to shop, eat, and mine for inspiration, we always end up with a few on the coffee table.  We are very happy to have a project featured in the fall issue. Our Howland Avenue Residence modernizes a former rooming…

Blantyre House featured in The Globe and Mail

“Too many newly-built homes in Toronto are muscle-bound hulks bullying their way into established neighbourhoods. Williamson Chong’s new Scarborough project shows a thoughtful, sensitive alternative.”  –  John Bentley Mays The Blantyre House is an example of one of our ground-up infill projects that contributes to our developing  notion of ‘incremental urbanism’ in Toronto.  Thanks to…

Park Pavilion Architectural Design Competition Book

We just received the publication put out by the City of Edmonton that chronicles the entries for the Park Pavilion Design Competition held last year. Our Victoria Park entry, Aspen Overpass, is on pages 108 and 109. When we look at the competition boards, all we smell is pizza. So much work went into these…

Toronto Life: City Home

We are so pleased to be included in this year’s City Home guide. Look for us on page 105. There is a nice photo of the office and descriptions of the 16 most incredible offices in the city!

Dwell Outdoor includes the Galley House garden in a special issue on modern outside spaces

Dean Kaufman’s aerial photo of the Galley House garden in bloom is one of our favorite images of this space. Thanks again to Dwell for its continued support of this project.

House in Frogs Hollow featured in Architectural Record: All in the Details

The House in Frogs Hollow has been included in Architectural Record’s March 2012 “All in the Details” section of featured houses. Special thanks to Alex Bozikovic for the write-up.

Canadian Architect features Abbey Gardens in the 2011 Awards of Excellence Issue

Abbey Gardens is in distinguished company in this year’s Awards of Excellence. The December issue of Canadian Architect highlights all the winning projects.

House in Frogs Hollow featured in Celebrating Excellence in Wood Structures

The Canadian Wood Council just released a  publication celebrating  the 2010-11 North American Wood Design Award Winners. The House in Frogs Hollow is featured along with the work from Studio Gang Architects, IwamotoScott Architecture,  Cutler Anderson Architects, David J. Agro,  Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Mankouche/Bard/Schulte, Flansburgh Architects, Robert M. Cain, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects, HGA Architects and Engineers, The Miller Hull Partnership, StructureCraft…

House in Frogs Hollow featured in The Globe and Mail

We spent a lovely afternoon with John Bentley Mays at the House in Frogs Hollow and enjoyed his reading of the house featured in last week’s Globe and Mail. The article can be found on The Globe and Mail’s website with a slideshow of images by Bob Gundu. John Bentley Mays, “Grey County Home Rides…

Galley House and Blantyre House published in Oris Magazine

Will Jones introduces Toronto’s infill housing to Croatia.  The Galley House is featured this month in Oris, a magazine for architecture and culture that is published bimonthly as a Croatian-English edition.

Firm Profile and House in Frogs Hollow Featured in Canadian Builders Quarterly

Our firm has be profiled in the April 2011 issue of Canadian Builders Quarterly, featuring the House in Frogs Hollow.

House in Frogs Hollow featured in Construire, Renover, Transformer

Thank you to Lucie Lavigne from La Presse for including two of our projects in the French language publication Construire, Renover, Transformer.

Plan Magazine publishes the House in Frogs Hollow

Plan Magazine, out of Dublin, Ireland, has chosen The House in Frogs Hollow as one of its featured “one-off houses.”  Bob Gundu’s photographs look amazing.  

Casa Living introduces the House in Frogs Hollow to Korea

Jin-Young Yoo, “Unique Homes: House in Frogs Hollow,” Casa Living, April 2010; p. 211.

Mountain Life publishes the House in Frogs Hollow

Night shots by Colin Field are featured in this article.  

Twenty + Change

Galley House, Small Fridges Make Good Cities, and our competition entry for the New National Library for the Czech Republic have been published in Twenty + Change.  

Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques

Door with Peephole is featured in Lisa Iwamoto’s new book on digital fabrication.  

AD: Interior Atmospheres

Look for Stock Space alongside the work of Andrew Kudless and Kevin Klinger in the May/June issue of AD.  

DogTrot featured in Micro: Very Small Buildings

Architecture and Ideas: Emerging Practices

Canadian Architect

One of our CNC milled pieces from the Topologies series lands on the cover of Canadian Architect this month. Also be sure to check out the back page which features Smoke Tray. Chodikoff, Ian. “Smoke and Mirrors.” Canadian Architect June 2007: 50.

Young Architects 8: Instability

PAP did a wonderful job on the publication that accompanies the Young Architects Award from the Architectural league of New York. It has just been published.  

WILLIAMSONWILLIAMSON featured in Interior Design China

Synthetic Landscapes | Digital Exchange

Shane contributes a paper to this year’s ACADIA Conference Proceedings. Williamson, Shane. “Stock Space.” Synthetic Landscapes | Digital Exchange. Ed. Cory Clarke, Gregory Luhan, Phillip Anzalone, and Mark Cabrinha. University of Kentucky: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), 2006. 546-47.

Responsive Architectures: Subtle Technologies

Williamson, Shane. “Stock Space.” Responsive Architectures: Subtle Technologies 2006. Ed. Philip Beesley, Sachiko Hirosue, Jim Ruxton, Marion Trankle, and Camille Turner. [Cambridge, Ont.]: Riverside Architectural, 2006. 152-57.

WILLIAMSONWILLIAMSON featured in Design Lines

Published twice a year, Designlines Toronto is brought to you by Azure, Canada’s leading magazine of architecture, design, and art.  It serves as a city and neighborhood guide to the best design sources Toronto has to offer.  Our digital design and fabrication work is featured in an interview with Elizabeth Pagliacolo. Pagliacolo, Elizabeth. “New Wave.”…

DogTrot featured in University of Toronto Magazine

DogTrot featured in Cottage Life

Stock Space profiled in Azure

DogTrot featured on Inhabitat

DogTrot was featured on Inhabitat in March of 2006. The link is no longer active.

Thresholds 31: Ephemera

Scalar is featured in the latest issue of Thresholds.  

DogTrot featured on Treehugger

     

DogTrot published in National Post

Profile in the Globe and Mail

Fabrication Conference reviewed in Canadian Architect

Fabrication Conference reviewed in Architecture Week

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FABRICATION: A Conference Examining the Digital Practice of Architecture

Shane Williamson co-chairs “FABRICATION: A Conference Examining the Digital Practice of Architecture,” the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Technology and Practice (TAP). The FABRICATION conference was held November 11-14, 2004, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Waterloo and the Faculty…

“Speculative Conception…” in Canadian Architect

Shane juries the 2004 Digital Media Awards sponsored by Canadian Architect. “Speculative Conception: Digital Media Awards 2004,” Canadian Architect, vol. 49, no. 6, June 2004; 19-25.

“Process and Individuation: Designing for controlled indeterminacy” at ACADIA

Pentagon Memorial published in Competitions Magazine

Pentagon Memorial profiled in Architectural Record

Pentagon Memorial published in National Post

Pentagon Memorial published in New York Times

Pentagon Memorial published in Savannah Morning News

Pentagon Memorial published in The Globe and Mail

Pentagon Memorial published in Toronto Star

Pentagon Memorial published in National Post

Field Files published in On Site Review: Architecture and Sewing

Pentagon Memorial profiled in Architecture

Field Files profiled in Praxis: Detail/Specificity in Architecture

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