Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Article source: TCA | THIER + CURRAN ARCHITECTS INC.
A modest, low cost retail and tasting pavilion aspires to help transform the image and create a stronger public experience for a mid-market winery on a main road into Niagara-on-the-Lake. Replacing a portable classroom structure, this project creates a high quality, permanent building for the rebranded Lakeview Wine Company’s operations rebounding from a bankruptcy. The building is placed tight against the vines to create an authentic vineyard experience, with a building form derived from local agricultural buildings and sheds.
The South elevation viewed across the event lawn / future pond, Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography
- Architects: TCA | THIER + CURRAN ARCHITECTS INC.
- Project: Lakeview Wine Co. Retail & Tasting Pavilion
- Location: 1067 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0, Canada
- Photography: DoubleSpace Photography, Francis Fougere
- Team of Architects: William J.E. Curran, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Stevan Gacesa, OAA, Kyle Slote, OAA
- Engineers: Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc., YWY Engineering Inc., CoPa Engineering Ltd., Mighton Engineering Ltd.
- Specialist Consultants: Aldershot Landscape Contractors L.P.
- Builder: GEN-PRO
- Construction Budget: $1,500,000
- Date of Occupancy: May 2017
Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Article source: LGA Architectural Partners
LGA Architectural Partners designed Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture to prepare young architects for the critical design issues of the 21st Century. McEwen is not your typical architecture school – its curriculum emphasizes architecture and fabrication techniques focused on the traditional and evolving aspects of life in the north, including Indigenous culture, wood construction, local ecologies and resources, and design for the impact of climate change.
Guided by Ted Kesik, LGA collaborated with many stakeholders to develop a “Sustainability Design Manifesto” to address the conditions of the northern environment and ensure that the school is highly sustainable, going well beyond LEED. For example, the new building was massed and oriented to optimize heating, cooling and natural ventilation to conserve energy and minimize reliance on the mechanical system. Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu
- Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
- Project: McEwen School of Architecture
- Location: Sudbury, Canada
- Photography: Bob Gundu
- Client: Laurentian University, Capital Projects – Michel Seguin, Director
- Consulting Team
- Landscape Architect: Robert Wright Landscape Architect
- Sustainability Consultant: Ted Kesik
- Contractor: Cy Rheault (Phase 1); Bondfield (Phase 2)
- Budget: $26M
- Size: 72,849 SF
- Timing: Spring 2018 Completion
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Article source: FBM people driven design
Designed for an active couple in their seventies that will never retire, and their extended grown-up family, this house embraces living well while aging in place. It subscribes to timeless ideals about making good architecture. It is responsive to siting for placemaking while emphasizing light and views. It creates spatial richness within a modest program and budget. Structure is used as an organizer of shelter and space. The architecture combines materials that are climatically and culturally responsive.
Image Courtesy © FBM people driven design
Monday, February 19th, 2018
Article source: Arno Matis Architecture
A once forgotten site sitting adjacent a new underground rapid transit line, this project sits on the southern gateway of Vancouver’s grand Cambie boulevard.
Designed to capture the vortex energy of the neighbouring bridgehead, building vocabulary is sweeping and spiraled to capture this energy created by the adjacent bridge ramps. Edges are curved and fragmented to evoke the idea of movement, as if the energy of the street itself is pealing the surfaces of the building apart. The building turns its corners in prow-like forms that track sun-angles and provide passive horizontal and vertical sun-shading.
Image Courtesy © Michael Elkan
- Architects: Arno Matis Architecture
- Project: 2211 Cambie – South Creek Landing
- Location: Vancouver, Canada
- Photography: Michael Elkan, Ed White
- Software used: Autocad, Rhino
- Lead Architects: Arno Matis
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 28,000 sq ft (2,602 sq m)
- Completion Year: 2014
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Article source: PERIPHERIQUES MARIN + TROTTIN Architectes
This building for innovative companies is situated in a new area of Laval city. Though it’s located on a small size plot, this sparkling project wants to become an important landmark for its neighborhood.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: PERIPHERIQUES MARIN + TROTTIN Architectes
- Project: Laval – Innovative Office Building – La Licorne
- Location: Avenue Pierre De Coubertin / Voie Hebert, Laval (53000), Canada
- Photographer: Luc Boegly
- Client: SEM Laval Mayenne Aménagements
- Technical Engineer: Egis Bâtiment Centre Ouest
- Acoustics: Peutz & Associés
- Cost: 3,45 M € not including VAT (value 2013)
- Area: 2 199 m² (net floor area)
- Competition: April 2013
- Hand Over: 2016
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Article source: StudioAC
Located just East of Wychwood Barns, this old Victorian home was built nearly 100 years ago. The house had since been divided into two separate flats. Our clients came to us looking to maintain the street presence while opening up the interiors and modernizing the space.
Image Courtesy © Andrew Snow
- Architects: StudioAC
- Project: Hilton House
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Photography: Andrew Snow
- Software used: Revit
- Clients: Aaron and Laura Lampe
- Size: 2,200 sq. ft.
- Completed: December 2015
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Article source: DAVID DWORKIND
Jouney café, located in the heart of downtown Montreal, is a Lebanese café/bakery concept created by Patrick Abdelahad. It takes takes its name from the seaside town of Jounieh, the owner’s hometown.
Image Courtesy © DAVID DWORKIND
- Architects: DAVID DWORKIND
- Project: Jouney Café
- Location: 1211 rue Bélanger, Montreal, Canada
- Size: 1750 ft2
- Date: September 2017
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Article source: Lazor Office
Perched above the bedrock at the shore of a remote Canadian lake, the cedar-clad Kennedy House takes formal cues from driftwood. The three-bedroom house, dock house, garage, and walled vegetable garden are linked by a series of wood walkways and decks. At the “kiss line” between two prefabricated modules, the lineal form of the house snaps like a branch held together only by bark. The open break forms a V-shaped outdoor room facing the water.
Image Courtesy © Lazor Office
- Architects: Lazor Office
- Project: Kiss-Kiss House
- Location: Ontario, Canada
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Article source: v2com
The VILLA VINGT is anchored on a sloping site next to the ski resort Le Relais. The upper ground offers a magnificent view of the Laurentian hills and Lac-Beauport’s residential area. The project builds on the existing foundations of the client’s home in order to retain some acquired rights. The owners know the site’s qualities very well for having lived there many years.
Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams
- Architects: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects
- Project: Villa Vingt
- Location: Lac-Beauport, Canada
- Photography: Adrien Williams
- Structural engineer: DaVinci structures
- General contractor: Vent du sud
- Year of construction: 2017
Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Article source: Hatem+D Architecture / Etienne Bernier Architecte
This single-family house, located on Oak Avenue in Quebec-city, brings a new breath in the neighborhood of Sillery in Quebec city. The challenge was to design a modern and minimalist home that blends into the residential context while maximizing intimity and proximity. The architect’s response was a L-shaped house within it’s suroundings. Located in a very green environnement, the architects have choosen natural materials like stained natural wood, dark bricks and steel that are in echo with the neighborhood materials and with the nature present in the courtyard.
Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay