Don’t miss this home tour recording that kicked off the TSA HOME TOURS series with a live-stream online tour of Giaimo Principal and TSA member Joey Giaimo’s very own home! During this personal tour led by Joey himself, we got a very personal perspective of this unique Mississauga residence as we learn the stories, challenges and successes behind creating and realizing the vision for his home.
About This House
Preserving existing buildings and promoting incremental development is critical to the history and evolution of a place. Located in Mississauga’s Lakeview neighbourhood, South House and its surrounding residences have consistently evolved over the past hundred years.
A recent surge in Lakeview’s popularity has seen the replacement of smaller, older homes with large, detached contemporary houses. South House sidesteps this approach and continues the neighbourhood’s initial development trajectory by preserving one of its early single-family homes through renovation and an addition. The re-designed home forms part of an ongoing conversation; a respectful nod to the neighbourhood’s history, and an acknowledgment of its continuing evolution.
Formally, the design attempts an integrated approach between old and new, and the response is a geometry that meets the simple archetypal house form with an equally simple box form. The austere exterior disguises an intricate interior with a range of volumes and finishes, all enveloped and connected by a sculpted roof form.
About the TSA HOME TOURS Series:
As we all do our part by staying home, residential design has never been more topical or top of mind. So we thought we’d celebrate these personal spaces by taking our members on a tour of some very special homes — those designed by TSA members for themselves! Each tour will have a new architect feature their home and share with us the stories, challenges and opportunities that shaped their residences.