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A Canadian Museum in a Church in Quebec, Canada by Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

With construction of the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the architects at Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes have achieved a remarkable conversion of a heritage church. At a time when conservation of the religious patrimony is a challenge all over the world, this architectural intervention is an exemplary model of the genre. Its excellence has been acknowledged by the 2010 Canadian Architect Awards of Merit, the Grand Prix du design 2011, and the Prix d’excellence 2011 from the Institut de développement urbain du Québec, which, upon presentation of its award, congratulated Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes for “its thorough architectural reflection with regard to this project, its exceptional urban integration, and its design, which brings past and future together.” In 2012, the pavilion received the Award for Architectural Integration of Montreal Architectural Heritage Campains.

Image Courtesy Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert

  • Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
  • Project: A Canadian Museum in a Church
  • Location: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Name Of The Project: Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art
  • Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Project Leader: Claude Provencher, Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder
  • Photographers: Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert


NYT & Bergdorf Goodman in Milan, Italy by Migliore+Servetto Architecs

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Migliore+Servetto Architecs

On the occasion of the preview of an extract from the documentary Scatter my ashes at Bergdorf’s for the 111 years celebration of the luxury department stores Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Migliore+Servetto Architects has designed a very light set up at the 38° and 39° floors of the scenographic viewpoint of Lombardia skyscraper.

Image Courtesy Migliore+Servetto Architecs

  • Architects: Migliore+Servetto Architecs
  • Project: NYT & Bergdorf Goodman
  • Location: Palazzo Lombardia, Belvedere 39th floor, Milan, Italy
  • Design by: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto – Migliore+Servetto  Architects
  • Project: Scatter my ashes at Bergdorf’s
  • Date: September 2012
  • Client: The New York Times & Bergdorf Goodman


Rose Bay Apartments in Sydney, Australia by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects Pty Ltd

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Hill Thalis Architecture

The Rose Bay Apartments project comprises 11 residential units, 2 shops and a basement carpark on a compact urban site.

The plan form of the building is a T form providing all units with cross ventilation. On each typical floor, two units face the street as a continuous street wall in accordance with Woollahra Council’s DCP for Rose Bay (also prepared by Hill Thalis). The upper levels have views towards the harbour and the leafy elevated outlook towards Vaucluse. Roof top terraces are provided to upper level apartments of the building. A third unit to the rear of the property is liberated from the property boundaries and shares no common walls with its neighbours – looking towards the extensive harbour and city views to the northwest.

Image Courtesy Brett Boardman

  • Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
  • Project: Rose Bay Apartments
  • Location: 7-13 Dover Road, Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Client: Bestknit Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Engineers: Acor Constultants (Structural, Civil, Hydraulic), TC Group (Mechnical)
  • Builders: Beach Constructions
  • Project Area: 609sqm
  • Project year: 2001-2007
  • Article Author: Philip Thalis
  • Photographs by: Brett Boardman
  • Software used: Vectorworks


The Secret Garden in Tavazzano Con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects

The expansion of the cemetery in Tavazzano con Villavesco experiences a new relationship between the city of the living and the places of the dead, creating a novel and interesting link between landscape and funerary architecture. The project actively builds the atmosphere of a park-cemetery, where all the individualistic exaggerations, typically connected to traditional Latin models, are replaced by a widespread, gentle, someway \”domestic\” monumentality.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Project: The Secret Garden
  • Location: Tavazzano con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy
  • Photography: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Technical data:
    Place: Tavazzano con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy
    Client: Municipality of Tavazzano con Villavesco
    Functional Program: Municipal cemetery expansion. Columbaria burials, private family chapels, pedestrian paths coverage
  • Architectural Design: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Structures: Beatrice Bergamini
  • Technological systems: Nicola Gallini
  • Work Safety: Nicola Gallini
  • Construction Management: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Cemeterial Technical Regulation: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Landscaping: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Collaborators: Cristina Haumann, Michele Marchi, Alice Marzola
  • Lot’s Total Area: 3.970 sqm

“Line between form and color” The Sewing Atelier in Sofia, Bulgaria by Gemelli Design Studio

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Gemelli Design Studio

The sewing atelier is located in Sofia, Bulgaria. The aim of design is to make people working in the sewing atelier more creative and more motivated and at the same time to attract customers with interesting orders.

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  • Architects: Gemelli Design Studio
  • Project: “Line between form and color” The Sewing Atelier
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria


Pavilion 2012 in Shoham, Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Pitsou Kedem Architects

A structure used by a real estate company as a sales office for residential tower they are building.  The project examines the line between architecture, marketing and consumption.

Image Courtesy Pitsou Kedem Architects


Rosie House in Tokyo, Japan by ARTechnic architects

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: ARTechnic architects

“Overcome the disadvantage of the land condition, turn it into the beauty of the architecture”

When the client found this land, we were asked to give an advice.  It was a strip of pentagonal land facing west with only a pair of parallel boundary lines. Because of this land condition, it was valued lower, almost 30% larger than regular priced lands for the same cost.  Even though, the land was such an odd shape, we were sure that we could create a house with more freedom from the extra space by giving a careful attention to improve the land’s disadvantages such as an angle, orientation, height limitation and confined facade.  Therefore we suggested the client to go for it.

Image Courtesy ARTechnic architects

  • Architects: ARTechnic architects
  • Project: Rosie House
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Use: Private residence
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Site area: 232m2
  • Total floor area: 151 m2
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


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