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Kilogram Studio

Kilogram Studio

Toronto, ON, CA

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Tibor's Right Time

The shop is laid out as a long transition from Union Station’s public halls, to display, and then repair. The intricate work of watch repair is a spectacle for visitors. Materials that are original to the historic Union Station were preserved, such as the terrazzo floors, stone, and glazed brick columns. The geometry of the station’s original storefront layouts is emphasized with a square drop ceiling and with the retail display’s repeating vertical divisions.

Train station clocks were significant timekeepers and meeting places when these stations were constructed in the early 20th century. Shops like Central Watch (1952) in New York City’s Grand Central Station are a remnant of the busy professionals that filled the corridors of these heritage public infrastructure buildings. The material palette of white oak, gold, moss green, and patterned wallpaper are references to the tradition of watch repair shops in transit hubs.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Project Team: Kfir Gluzberg, Chloe Town
Millwork: NS Group Millwork
General Contractor: Profile Tile Contracting
Photographer: Scott Norsworthy