Author | Photos Maria Govea

PHOTOS: Flash Architecture InFlux: RAW Shift

Recently, SDTC was invited to attend RAW Shift, a one-night-only flash architecture installation built inside of a gutted Queen Street storefront. The location for the night was chosen to incite discussions on the future use of Toronto’s buildings.

Hosts of RAW Design, who are known for their wickedly cool design stunts, created an installation that explored the fluid nature of built spaces and how a building’s use evolves over time. A particularly interesting element was that the show changed as the night progressed. The origami-inspired backdrop shifted in sync with the ever-changing aesthetic, sound, lighting, food and mixology.

Beyond the tantalizing sights, guests were treated to eats from Sublime Catering‘s head chef Michael Tong and treats from Death in Venice Gelato Co. To wash everything down, event goers were offered Trail Estate wine from Prince Edward County, premium craft beer from Muskoka Brewery and eco-conscious water from Flow Water.

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