Dark Horse
Architecture

523-70 Arthur Street

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 1G7

204 615 3442

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At Dark Horse Architecture, we believe 21st-century cities and buildings must be primarily designed to support and enhance the public economy, well-being, and social rights.

As a Winnipeg architecture firm, we help property owners in our city discover and realize the true potential of their properties. We craft compelling stories and drawings of architecture, making it easy for you to obtain approvals, permits, and accurate quotes.

With us on board, we promise to exceed your expectations. We will make it easier for you to determine the best development option that will deliver the highest return on your investments.

Whether you plan to renovate or add to an existing building or build a new one from scratch, please get in touch with us and let’s have a chat about your aspirations. 

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Studio Team:

Ethem Tar | Owner, Architect

Emeil Alvarez | Designer

Dauphin Net Zero House

Dauphin, MB

Year: 2017

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

Project Partner: Sundial Building Performance

Coast-to-Host

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2017

Manitoba is a coastal province and we aim to expose that in our art and architecture project – Coast-to-Host. We connect Manitobans to their coastline – Hudson Bay – and all begin with the Red River (which connects to Hudson Bay via Lake Winnipeg and Nelson River).

From a distance, a polar bear and beluga whale are visible on the circular structure. Half-tone imagery is used to draw the audience closer, and then the imagery dissipates as they enter the structure.

Inside the structure, the audience is greeted by moving visuals of Manitoba’s coastline: tundra, polar bears, beluga whale, arctic terns, aurora borealis, etc.
Self-sustainability is important, and we’ll use Manitoba’s renewable energy – solar – to power the projector.

The imagery transports you to a different world – an accessible world – and the goal is to give the audience a warm introduction to those unknown places that are within reach.

 

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez, Carlyle Paetkau

Project Partner: Build Films

H751L

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2017

Text TBD

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

Project Partner: Stratford Price Capital

RAMA

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2017

Text TBD

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

INTERLOCK

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2017

We present to you the INTERLOCK system, a modular bench idea that not only accomplishes its basic function but also promotes the value of design, demonstrating that, when handled intelligently, simple objects and actions can transform mundane environments into exciting and useful places.

INTERLOCK’s soft, lightweight and weather-proof nature makes it easy to carry around, comfortable to sit and lay on, and durable against harsh environmental conditions. Since the bench units are not fixed to the ground, they can be positioned away from the nearby foot and vehicle traffic as desired. Its soft and spongy surface will accommodate all kinds of body types and sizes. We envision using a custom formed XPS or similar material as the main body, possibly reinforced with a bent metal or fiberglass plating on the inside bottom surface.The modularity of the benches makes them fully customizable, allowing users to organize their own seating arrangements, create a statue like abstract objects and build various play structures. Children can play on and around the groups of these modules safely while they follow their imagination, building colourful towers and forts. People who become intrigued and stop by will enjoy the freedom of creating their own seats, benches, and tables so they can have a rest and chat with others.

 

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

KITHOUSE 2

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2017

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Chuan Tong

A Residence

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2016

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

Photography: Lindsay Reid, Click-Studio

Kithouse Bungalow

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2016

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Chuan-Tong

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40100

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2016

Project Team: Ethem Tar