Dark Horse
Architecture

1-120 Scott Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3L 0K8
204 615 3442

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We believe small inputs become big outcomes when they’re designed smartly.

At Dark Horse Architecture, we exist to help emerging and growing businesses, developers and organizations making a significant impact in their industries. Our clients want to grow right by creating well-designed buildings and interiors that suit their vision, brand and values.

When we design, we focus on finding original concepts that are easy to implement yet deliver valuable outcomes. We offer architectural planning, conceptualizing, and promotion services to assist our clients in reaching their potential.

Contact us now by email or phone and let’s have a conversation.

Current Team:

Ethem Tar | Owner, Architect

Lexis Nizio | Designer

Are you looking for a new challenge in your career?

Send an email to us that briefly explains why you think we would benefit from having you in our team, with your resume and portfolio attached. We are always looking for skilled team members who can help us unlock our true potential!

JRR

590 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2020
±3,000 SF
Restaurant and Sweets Shop
Major Renovation and Additions

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): 
Lexis Nizio

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251P

251 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2019
±4,000 SF
New Multi Unit Commercial Building

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): 
Alexei Popov

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Endeavour WM HQ

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2019
±5,000 SF
Office Interior Alteration
Multi Unit Office Building

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): Lexis Nizio, 
Alexei Popov

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24StA Apartments

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2018
Multi Family Residential

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): Emeil Alvarez

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6O Condos

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2018
Multi Family Residential

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): Emeil Alvarez

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M96 Condos

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2017
Multi Family Residential

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): Emeil Alvarez

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Dauphin Net Zero House

Dauphin, MB
Year: 2017
Two Family Residential

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): Emeil Alvarez

Project Partner: Sundial Building Performance

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Coast-to-Host

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2017
Winnipeg Warming Huts 2017 Competition Entry

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez, Carlyle Paetkau
Project Partner: Build Films

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.

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H751L

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2017
Single Family
Interior Renovation

Project Architect: Ethem Tar
Assistant(s): Emeil Alvarez

Project Partner: Stratford Price Capital

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RAMA

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2017
Restaurant
Single Tenant Commercial
Interior Alteration

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

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INTERLOCK

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2017
BENCHMARK Competition Entry

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

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.

 

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KITHOUSE 2

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2017
Single Family Residential
Architectural Concept

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Chuan Tong

A Residence

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2016
Single Family Residential
Interior Renovation

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez

Photography: Lindsay Reid, Click-Studio

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Kithouse Bungalow

Winnipeg, MB
Year: 2016
Single Family Residential
Architectural Concept

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Chuan-Tong

40100

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2016

Project Team: Ethem Tar

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CHATAROUND - The Bench 2016

Winnipeg, MB

Year: 2016

Project Team: Ethem Tar, Emeil Alvarez, Jim Kurt Ereño