Setless Architecture is a small architecture office specializing in custom modern homes.
Setless is a made up word, intended as the opposite of set. The name is intended to conjure a sense of resistance to norms and a resistance to stasis. In practice, the firm seeks to re-imagine plan, form and utility and provide innovative design solutions for its clients.
Michael Lafreniere founded Setless Architecture in 2010 after working for Hariri Pontarini and Taylor Smyth Architects. Michael is a registered architect and a member of the RAIC.
Michael completed his studies at The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art in New York city where he served as a guest juror. Prior to that, he studied at Parsons School of Design and OCAD University.
In addition to his duties at Setless, Michael is a founder, partner, and board member of Visionary Rails. Visionary Rails is a citizen initiative to stimulate proposals for the creative use of underutilized infrastructure in the future development of the transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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