The lessons and experiences descending from this practical approach begin to answer some common questions such as “what’s the matter with concrete?” as well as hint at certain possible solutions.

RECRATE embraces a discarded material as a departure point for architecture. The design of a farm residence and workshop in Grey Highlands Ontario stems from using old vegetable crates which are otherwise often burned by surrounding farms as they expire.

This project incites the proposed underground pedestrian tunnel between Toronto’s mainland and Billy Bishop Airport to become a ‘place’ rather than just mere physical ‘space’.