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Contemporary architecture in Lac-Supérieur, Canada by YH2

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Article source: v2com

On the banks of Lac Supérieur, just 90 minutes north of Montreal (Quebec), a mountain that was once the property of a former religious congregation now houses a creative and innovative model for integrating contemporary architecture in a natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Julien Perron-Gagné

Image Courtesy © Julien Perron-Gagné

  • Architects: YH2 Architecture
  • Project: Contemporary architecture
  • Location: Lac-Supérieur, Canada
  • Developer: Fraternité-sur-Lac
  • Builder: Richer et Laurence 
  • Photography:  Julien Perron-Gagné, Visionair, Harold Fortin, Fraternité-sur-Lac
  • Spahaus and Trihaus spaces: 1,000 to 1,400 sq. ft.
  • Surface area of the land: 18,000 sq. ft.
  • Spahaus starting price: $385,000 CAD
  • Trihaus starting price: $365,000 CAD

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Centrexpo Drummondville in Canada by CCM2 architectes + Bilodeau Baril architectes

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes + Bilodeau Baril architectes

The Centrexpo Drummondville is the most up-to-date exhibition center in the province of Quebec. The building shows the avant gardist side of Drummondville by showing an actual and contemporary image. The designers intend to show a progressive architecture according to the time of the day, a fully glazed building which reveals the activities and dynamism of the location. Different opacity in the fenestration allows to filter natural light at daytime and makes it look like a glowing lantern at night.

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Bilodeau Baril architectes
  • Project: Centrexpo Drummondville
  • Location: Drummondville, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Dave Tremblay/CCM2 architectes
  • Client: Société de développement économique de Drummondville
  • Software used: Form Z and Autocad 2014
  • Engineer:
    • Structural/civil: SMI-EXP 
    • Mecanical/electrical: EXP
  • Project area: 110000 pi2 | 10220 m2
  • Completion: 2014
  • Budget:24 M $

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Maison Terrebonne in Montréal, Canada by la SHED architecture

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Born from an extreme transformation of a typical 90’s bungalow, the “Maison Terrebonne” is located on a vast wooded plot of land. Although certainly contemporary, the new residence is built on the same foundations as the original house while preserving one of its principal characteristics; split levels. This principle is at the very heart of this building’s new architecture. This thorough building overhaul, in combination with a larger upstairs, was designed in order to meet the needs of a person living alone. Despite a small 1500 square foot living space, the residence offers vast open rooms with an abundance of natural lighting.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: la SHED architecture 
  • Project: Maison Terrebonne
  • Location: Montréal, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Project end date: Octobre 2014

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60 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects Limited

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: Quadrangle Architects Limited

Quadrangle Architects’ renovation of 60 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village, their most recent adaptive-reuse project, demonstrates the firm’s continuing leadership in transforming the historically industrial zone in Toronto’s west end into a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood and hub for creative sector businesses.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

  • Architects: Quadrangle Architects Limited
  • Project: 60 Atlantic Avenue
  • Location: Liberty Village, Toronto, Canada  
  • Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame, Bob Gundu
  • Client: Hullmark Developments Ltd
  • Architecture and Interior Design Team: Quadrangle Architects Limited
  • Base Building: Richard Witt, Brian Curtner, Kevin Offin, Court Sin, Danny Tseng, Derek Towns
  • Interiors: Caroline Robbie, Dyonne Fashina, Julie Mroczkowski, Kenzie Thompson (more…)

La Maison du Pilote du Bas-St-Laurent in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes

The original building, which won 3 architecture prices, was designed by Pierre Morel in 1986, who will later become a CCM2 architects associate and work also on the extension in 2010.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: La Maison du Pilote du Bas-St-Laurent
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Corporation des pilotes du Bas-St-Laurent
  • Project manager: Pierre Morel
  • Civil / structure: EMS ingénierie
  • Project area: 205 m2 | 2 207 pi2
  • Budget: 1,2 M $
  • Completion: 2014

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Lausanne House in Québec, Canada by Hatem+D

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: v2com

The project consisted in the renovation of a bungalow in Québec City, Canada. The owners wished to adapt their residence to their new lifestyle and the building needed a face-lift. Besides the addition of a complete floor and garage, the layout of the facade was carefully thought.

Image Courtesy © Hatem+D

Image Courtesy © Hatem+D

  • Architects: Hatem+D  
  • Project: Lausanne House
  • Location: Québec, Canada

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Boutique Penelope in Québec, Canada by Hatem+D

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

To celebrate the company’s 45 years of existence, the owners of Boutique Penelope wanted to not only expand their Place Ste-Foy business in Quebec City but also refresh its brand image through a new store design. The goal was to create a flow between the various spaces while preserving the existing display cases. Hatem+D Architecture used a logical and harmonious design concept to devise three distinct and well-defined zones. The “watches” section, in elegant black located in the back of the boutique, features a sales counter and a screen wall. In the middle, the white “jewelery” area illuminates the space with its counters and a repair workshop that’s cleverly delineated with frosted glass partitions. The balance between this opposition of black and white is smoothly interrupted by the champagne coloured gemstone station, a display overhung by a sculptural structure that resembles the facets of cut diamonds. The space is topped with a white acoustic module with recessed light fixtures, which brings an elegant contrast to the black ceiling. The large volumes and visual oppositions of this layout all blend together elegantly. Customers are offered an experience that’s both sophisticated and functional, and whose beauty is only matched by the refreshing and refined design.

Image Courtesy © Hatem + D

Image Courtesy © Hatem + D

  • Architects: Hatem+D  
  • Project: Boutique Penelope
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Software used: 3ds Max studio (more…)

New STGM Architects head office in Québec, Canada

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

STGM’s new head office is located in the Beauport borough of Quebec City, adjacent to the Estimauville eco-neighbourhood. It is a 1,000 square metre two-storied structure that puts the focus on eco-friendly, architectural innovation. The building succeeds in offering an exceptional level of comfort to its occupants through the mindful integration of a longitudinal form, orientation to the sun, light wood structure, meticulously selected materials and efficient systems, while producing a low ecological footprint. High performance concrete siding combined with Eastern Cedar creates an impression that is both simple and dynamic, with attention given to the relationship between solids and voids that lend the building an air of elegance that belies both time and fashion. From the first sketches, the designers sought to attain a high level of sustainability – a principle already at the heart of the firm’s priorities, using creativity to implement the strategies necessary to reach LEED-NC Platinum level. With this objective in mind, comfort, simplicity and coherence were selected as founding principles.

Image Courtesy © STGM Architetcts

Image Courtesy © STGM Architetcts

  • Architects: STGM Architetcts
  • Project: New STGM Architects head office
  • Location: Québec, Canada

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LEBOURGNEUF COMMUNITY CENTER in Quebec, Canada by CCM2 architectes

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes

Located in Quebec City, the Lebourgneuf Community Center is a central element for the community because of the activities offered and its proximity to Les Prés-Verts Elementary School. The Center is directly connected to the school and is a major partner for recreational, educative and sociocultural activities. The extension project consisted in adding a double gymnasium, two locker rooms with sanitary facilities, a divisible workout gym and a classroom. The extension has two steel structure levels and was designed according to a future extension of Les Prés-Verts Elementary School and a new local library.

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: LEBOURGNEUF COMMUNITY CENTER
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau, Dave Tremblay
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Quebec City
  • Structural / Civil: EMS
  • Awards: Quebec City’s Architecture award | Category ” Universal Accessibility ” 2014
  • Project area: 25 080 pi2 | 2330 m2
  • Budget: 5,6 M$ | CAN
  • Completion: 2013 | 2014

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Counterpoint House in Toronto, Canada by Paul Raff Studio Architects

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: Paul Raff Studio Architects

Situated on a narrow lot in a leafy neighborhood, Counterpoint House is a lofty, light-filled home for a family of four.

After immigrating to Toronto from Europe, the family searched extensively, but could not find a house they wanted to live in.

They then engaged the architect Paul Raff, and discussed their wish list: open, interconnected living spaces with a strong sense of connection to the garden, trees, and sky. The clients wanted a home that would seamlessly enhance a family’s experience of working, studying, playing music, cooking and dining together.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

  • Architects: Paul Raff Studio Architects
  • Project: Counterpoint House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc., Steve Tsai
  • Property Area: 404 sq m (4344 sq ft)
  • Total House Size: 356 sq m (3,837 sq ft) including basement, 232 sq m (2,500 sq ft) not including basement
  • Completion: 2014
  • Project Team: Paul Raff, Samantha Scroggie, Sean Solowski, Scott Barker, Ladan Sharifpour
  • Structural Engineers: Neumann Associates Limited

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