Johnson Chou Inc.

Johnson Chou Inc.

Since 1999, Johnson Chou Inc. has developed into a multi-disciplinary design practice encompassing architectural and industrial design, furniture and interiors, graphic identity and corporate communications - a body of work characterized by conceptual explorations of narrative, transformation and multiplicity.

While the search for the elemental is the defining aspect of the diverse, yet consistent body of work, elements of drama and engagement (often in an interactive sense), exemplify the firm's projects. Functioning on several conceptual levels, their work is further characterized by a methodology based on the creation of a narrative amplified by notions of transformation and multi-functionality as it pertains to objects and space; the articulation of the complex within the elemental both in form and function; and of their paradoxical relationship.

Completed projects include The Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MoCCA), Blowfish Restaurant, offices for advertising agency Grip Limited, the TNT boutiques in Hazelton Lanes and Eglinton Avenue, Red Bull Canada Headquarters and Music Academy and the Bang & Olufsen Yorkville showroom.

Projects have been featured in numerous architectural/design publications and in the popular press, both nationally and internationally. These include Architectural Record, Architectural Review, FRAME, Interior Design, I.D, Metropolis, Azure, Canadian Interiors and Canadian Architect magazines.

Recognition of the firms’ work include Canadian Interior's Magazine Best of Canada Award 2006 for advertising agency Grip Limited Phase 1, 2005 for 11 Baldwin and Grafic Man, a menwear boutique; 2004 for both Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar and Grip Limited; 2002 for TNT Woman; the Ontario Association of Architecture Awards 2002, and Toronto's Interior Design Show's Gold Award for Outstanding Booth Design in 2001 and 2004. In 2006, the new office for Grip Limited also received Interior Design Magazine's "Best of Year" (BOY) Award and in 2007 the residence 10 Bellair was a finalist for the same award.

The firm's work has been published in several compendiums including 1000X Architecture of the Americas (publisher Braun), Contemporary World Interiors (Susan Yelavich, publisher Phaidon) and Interior Architecture Now (Jennifer Hudson, publisher Laurence King) for "a survey of sixty of the top individuals/practices (the established, provocative and rising stars) designing interior spaces today".

Company information

1085 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 4C2, Canada
+1 (416) 703 6777

Recent News

 Throwback Thursday: 383 Sorauren Avenue
 UT Readers Select the Best Buildings Opened in 2016
 155 Redpath Rises as Excavation Proceeds for 150 Redpath
 bKL-Designed The Selby Rising Over Sherbourne Street
 Photo of the Day: One Bloor East
 Year-End Polls: Which Projects Are Winning in Toronto and Calgary
 36-Storey Tower at 57 Spadina Now Planned as Rental Project
 Completion in Sight at 383 Sorauren Avenue
 Resurgent Rentals: 'What Do You Mean It's Not a Condo?'
 383 Sorauren Design Reflects Area's Century-Old Industrial Roots
 Construction Peeks Above Grade at Sixty Colborne Condos
 New Low-Rise Retail Buildings Proposed on Yorkville Avenue
 33-storey Mixed-Use Rental Tower Proposed at King and Victoria
 STARGATE Pushes the (Galactic) Boundaries of Public Art
 Cladding Installation Making Impact at Gairloch's 383 Sorauren
 Faith-Based Seniors Community to Launch in Scarborough
 Mid-Rise Condos Remaking Avenues West of Downtown
 Growth to Watch For in 2016: Bloor-Yorkville
 Growth to Watch For in 2016: The Jarvis and Church Corridors
 Growth to Watch For: East of Downtown
 Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Tops Off in Roncesvalles
 Midtown Toronto: Growth to Watch For in 2016
 Trinity Ravine Towers Puts Seniors in Heart of the Community
 Freed and CD Capital's 155 Redpath Reaches Grade
 Southwest Toronto: Growth to Watch For in 2016
 An Early Glimpse at the Rosedale on Bloor's Interiors
 Photo of the Day: Yonge and Eglinton
 Talking The Rosedale on Bloor with Steve Gupta
 Lower Units Coming Together at Gairloch's 383 Sorauren
 Ground Breaking Marks Tricon Capital's Move into Luxury Rental
 The Crane Also Rises: A Tale of Three Toronto Mansions
 Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Reaches Grade in Roncesvalles
 The Selby Bringing Luxury Rentals to Bloor and Sherbourne
 Laneway Bridge Being Constructed at Freed's Sixty Colborne Site
 383 Sorauren Presentation Centre to Close Following Strong Sales
 Freed and CD Capital Bringing 150 Redpath to Midtown
 Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Condos to Start Rising in Roncesvalles
 East of Downtown: Growth to Watch For in 2015
 Public Consultation Reveals New Design for 33 Avenue Road
 Demolition Marks Start of Work at Freed's 155 Redpath
 Bloor-Yorkville and Surroundings: Growth to Watch For in 2015
 Yonge and Eglinton: Growth to Watch For in 2015
 First Capital Realty to Invest $1 Billion Over the Next 5 Years
 Excavation Digs Down at Site of Gairloch's 383 Sorauren
 Monitoring the Progress at Roncesvalles' 383 Sorauren Avenue
 Sales Centre Comes Down at the Site of Freed's Sixty Colborne
 Freed Celebrates the Start of Construction on Sixty Colborne
 First Capital and Empire Partnering on Yorkville Retail and Condo
 The Selby to Rise 49 Storeys Above Sherbourne and Bloor
 Council Greenlights Many New Developments Across Toronto
 Site Cleared for Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Condos in Roncesvalles
 OMB Approves Freed Developments' Sixty Colborne Condos
 Throwback Thursday: Church Colborne
 Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Moving Forward with City Approval
 Phase 2 of Freed Redpath Development Outlined in Application
 East and West of Downtown: Growth to Watch For in 2014
 Downtown East: Growth to Watch for in 2014
 Yonge and Eglinton: Growth to Watch For in 2014
 A Look Inside of 155 Redpath's Bright, Modern Model Suite
 383 Sorauren Seeking Approval at the Ontario Municipal Board
 Parsing the Scale Model of Freed and CD Capital's 155 Redpath
 Teeple-Designed Condo Proposed for 143 Avenue Road
 Freed's Sixty Colborne to Feature Unique "Openair" Window Design
 Design of Freed's Sixty Colborne Boldly Reinterprets its Context
 11 Lillian brings Side Street Redevelopment at Yonge & Eglinton
 155 Redpath Condos: A New Addition To Yonge & Eglinton
 Big Changes in the works at Yorkville and Avenue Road
 383 Sorauren Condos Open To Significant Interest
 Topping Off March 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Freed Launches 155 Redpath Condos at Yonge & Eglinton
 Photo of the Day: Hazelton Lanes
 Couture Comes to Ted Rogers Way
 More Condos for Parkdale with 383 Sorauren
 Topping Off September 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto
 Zoning Amendment and Staff Report Illuminate 592 Sherbourne
 Sneak Peek at Possible Design for Cityzen/Clarion Hotel at Sherbourne & Bloor
 47-Storey Tower Being Proposed for 71-95 King Street East
 Brant Park Brings Mid-Century Style to the Warehouse District
 Topping off February 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Hazelton Lanes To Undergo a Major Revitalization

Projects


150 Redpath Condominiums

Looking southwest to 150 Redpath Condominiums, Toronto, Freed
150 Redpath Avenue, Toronto | Freed Developments, Capital Developments
Developed by Freed Developments & Capital Developments, 150 Redpath located in mid-town Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, is the sister site to the highly successful 155 Redpath. ... go to project

155 Redpath Condominiums

155 Redpath Condos Toronto by architectsAlliance for Freed Developments
155 Redpath Avenue, Toronto | Freed Developments, Capital Developments
155 Redpath Condominiums Toronto by Freed Developments with design by architectsAlliance and interiors by Johnson Chou Inc.. 34 storey condo. go to project

383 Sorauren Avenue

383 Sorauren Avenue in Toronto by architectsAlliance for Gairloch Developments
Modern, stunning, and well designed. This 10-storey boutique condo is coming to Roncesvalles. It's a fresh approach to the traditional warehouse-style, with many unique private outdoor spaces. ... go to project

Avenue 151

Avenue 151 condos Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects for Dash Developments
151 Avenue Rd, Toronto | Dash Developments
Avenue 151 is planned as a 10-storey mixed-use residential condominium with 72 residential units, together with two storeys of retail of office space. go to project

Selby, The

The Selby, BKL Architecture, MOD Developments, Tricon Capital
592 Sherbourne Street, Toronto | MOD Developments Inc., Tricon Capital
New development of 592 Sherbourne Street, currently a Clarion Hotel Selby by MOD Developments and Tricon Capital at Sherbourne and Selby in Toronto, with design by BKL Architecture. Toronto rentals. go to project

Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne condos Toronto by archtiectsAlliance for Freed Developments
60 Colborne Street, Toronto | Freed Developments, Carttera Private Equities
HERE, WE'VE BLENDED FINE URBAN LIVING WITH OLD TORONTO CHARM. The very best of both worlds. Set in one of the city's most dynamic neighbourhoods, where the history of Front Street meets the ... go to project

Trinity Ravine Towers

Trinity Ravine Towers, image courtesy of TRT
1250 Markham Road, Toronto | Trinity Ravine Towers
Ideally located at Markham Road and Highway 401, Trinity Ravine Towers is situated on a tranquil, park-like ravine next to convenient transit, shopping and recreational services. This new ... go to project

Yorkville Village (was Hazelton Lanes)

Yorkville Village by Kasian for First Capital Realty
55 Avenue Road, Toronto | First Capital Realty
From the 2011 Renovations (now out-of-date): Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre is embarking on an exciting transformation. The centre’s owners, Hazelton Lanes Inc., together with Whole Foods Market ... go to project