Atelier RZLBD is a boutique architectural practice based in Toronto founded by architect Reza Aliabadi (OAA, MRAIC); whose work extends to designing buildings & objects, curating installations & expositions, and publishing a zine called rzlbdPOST.
The practice is not just an ordinary operation that serves, rather like a positive virus, it contributes, communicates, challenges, and adapts itself to the needs of each project and its context.
Our work has been distinguished with numerous accolades including the International Architecture Master Prize (2018), American Architecture Prize (2017) and Ontario Association of Architects Awards (2009, 2011); exhibited in many venues including the Sir John Soane’s Museum (London 2018), the World Architecture Festival (Berlin 2017, Amsterdam 2018), the School of Architecture at McGill University (Montreal 2009, 2017), and Toronto Harbourfront Centre (2012); also celebrated in more than 100 print publications.
In 2017 Atelier RZLBD has been selected among the top emerging design talents in Canada. In the same year the UK publisher Artifice released a monograph, RZLBD HOPSCOTCH, which recognizes the past seven years of Reza’s practice by collecting essays, project profiles, and annotated drawings.
|Centepide||Fashion Hub||Bologna, Italy||2018|
|Seesaw||Beach Cinema||Geroskipou, Cyprus||2018|
|Terraced Condos||Condominium||Rasht, Iran||2018|
|Flipped House||Dwelling||Scarborough, Canada||2017|
|Gnomon||Bird Observation Tower||Pape Nature Reserve, Latvia||2017|
|Un(a)like||Cabin||Pape Nature Reserve, Latvia||2017|
|Open Cube||Sculpture||Toronto, Canada||2017|
|Opposite House||Dwelling||Scarborough, Canada||2016|
|Instar House||Dwelling||North York, Canada||2016|
|Old’s Cool||Community Centre||East York, Canada||2016|
|Thorax House||Dwelling||North York, Canada||2015|
|+ve Virus||Installation||Toronto, Canada||2015|
|Totem House||Dwelling||East York, Canada||2013|
|Whale House||Dwelling||East York, Canada||2012|
|R-01 Chair||Furniture||Toronto, Canada||2012|
|Patio House||Dwelling||North York, Canada||2012|
|Gallery House||Dwelling||Markham, Canada||2012|
|5/6 House||Dwelling||North York, Canada||2011|
|Charcoal House||Dwelling||East York, Canada||2010|
|Shaft House||Dwelling||East York, Canada||2010|
|63 ̊ House||Dwelling||East York, Canada||2009|