Canada’s newest house of arts design house, Stucco House Design, has won a $15 million prize at the Royal Canadian Art Awards, which took place in Toronto last week.
The house was designed by Canadian artist and design entrepreneur Robyn Cairns, who is also the executive director of Stuccerhouse, a nonprofit organization that supports the arts and humanities.
She said she chose the theme because she thought it had a connection to her personal experiences.
“We wanted to take a place where it’s all about creating a place that is intimate, accessible and creative, and where we can all make a difference in the world,” she said.
Stuccohouse was founded by Cairnes, her husband, and her husband’s sister, Lillian, who runs the design studio.
The house is a collaboration between Stuccarama and the University of Toronto, where they studied architectural design and are currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts.
The winner was selected for its house of design, which includes a suite of rooms, a dining room and a bedroom, plus a large open-air space and a gallery space.
The design is also intended to be a living space for residents.
“The goal is to create a space that is welcoming to the family and where everyone can come to learn, share and explore,” Cairnis said in a statement.
“It will also be a place of opportunity for people of all ages to be creative and connect with each other.”
The house is currently under construction at 921 King Street West, a location that will eventually become a loft space.