Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beautiful Stonework in Thorncrest Village, Etobicoke

Can't wait to see this home finished. It is quite a bit of square footage to cover, approximately 3400 square feet of stone alone, without including the brick and the precast concrete details and trims.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Georgian original in the Kingsway

A very satisfied home buyer today shook my hand and complimented me on the way the flow of the floors work, and everything was very well connected.
I feed off this type of reactions by the people that will end up using my design to establish a life style for their family, and I considered myself fortunate to be a part of it.
I want to express my gratitude to all my clients to allowing me to do the job I love.

Energy Efficiency's Tips

By using energy efficiently and making wise consumer choices, you can save money and help protect the environment.

Make a Difference:

At Home

  • Use energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances.
  • Use your washing appliances at night (washing machine and dishwashers).
  • Turn off the water when applying soap while showering.
  • Don't over water your grass/ plants.
  • Use caulking and weather stripping to seal air leaks. You can reduce your home heating and
    cooling needs by up to 20 percent by getting rid of drafts and leaks around windows, doors,
    baseboards and attic hatches.
  • Lower your thermostat.
  • Upgrade the insulation in the walls, basement and attic; doing so can reduce your energy bill
    by as much as 30 percent.

On the Road

  • Save gas by driving the speed limit and keeping your vehicle well- tuned. Buy the most
    energy-efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
  • Drive at the posted speed limit – increasing your cruising speed from 100 km/h to
    120 km/h will increase fuel consumption by approximately 20 percent.
  • Measure the inflation level of your tires once a month. A single under-inflated tire can
    increase your vehicle’s fuel consumption by up to 4 percent.
  • Don’t idle. Idling for 10 minutes a day can produce about a quarter tonne of CO2 emissions
    each year and cost you about $70 in wasted fuel. If you stop for more than 10 seconds,
    except in traffic, turn off your engine and save.

At Work

  • Buy ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment; this will keep your energy costs and GHG
    emissions down.
  • Turn off your computer (and electronic equipment) when it is not being used for more than
    one hour.
  • Walk, bike, or use transit to work if you can.
  • Lower your thermostat.
  • Minimize the amount of paper you use because printing, photocopying and faxing use energy. Use e-mail more often — it’s quicker, less expensive and healthier for the environment. Also use recycled paper wherever possible.
  • Turn off all the lights at night.
If you have more tips, please fill free to comment and add on this list.
Thanks for saving our world.

For more information go to Natural Resource Canada website.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

From the drafting table

Victorian inspired farmhouse in Ajax.
Defining massing and details.
4600 square feet plus 600  square feet bonus room. The house features a reading room at the front, away from the most lived parts of the house. Living and formal dining. A large family space at the rear with large eat-in kitchen. Plenty of windows and amazing views.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Modern Concept

Twentyfive foot lot development conceptual design for the modern architecture lovers.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

From the site

Grand Opening of new Cassavia Estate Homes Sales office, for new released 46 and 55 footer units, in an infill 21 lots project located in Castlemore, Brampton.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Annual Entrepreneurship event at George Brown College

Professional Round Table at the Career Center of George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus on April 24th between 9am and 4pm.
I will be talking to student about the career choice of working for yourself. The pros and the cons, the management aspects and the many layers to consider before you decide to become an entrepreneur

Monday, February 25, 2013

Building Permits 101

Thu Mar 21, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Downsview Program Room

Gabriele Guiducci of Geometra Design will talk about all the prepatory work to consider before starting a build project.
Some of the aspects Gabriele will discuss include:
- permits for low-rise, residential build projects
- the parties and various stages of the process
- applicable laws
- typical municipal zoning bylaw
- how to organize documentation required for the project

For more information about Gabriele, please visit

Please register by calling 416-395-5720, e-mail or visit the branch.
*Registration allows us to contact you if there are any program updates or cancellations.

Friday, February 1, 2013

From the Site

This detached two storey house is one of two designed for two new lots created from a 100' lot.

Friday, January 11, 2013

4,900 square feet of marvelous!

Chateau Style
This Chateau style two storey home is my best custom design to date. The design was complex and complete of details, every part of the client’s wish list was ultimately accomplished: from a warm and private family space, to a welcoming guest accommodation and dynamic entertainment spaces. Gallery style hallways open to a series of skylights in the second floor ceiling, shining through to the main floor. High ceilings were a must.

The exterior elevations feature an intricate customized classical precast work, and roof lines, that had allowed me to emphasize the elegant, and yet powerful presence of this home on the corner of this amazing area of Toronto.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

From the Site

New Empire inspired three storey residential units in Brampton finished and sold.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Programs and Financial Assistance

CHMC is now offering grants for Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI):

Homeowners and landlords may qualify for assistance if:

The occupant is 65 years of age or over and has difficulty with daily living activities due to loss of ability brought on by aging.
The total household income is at or below the program income limit for the area.
The home is a permanent residence.

Click here for more information