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Havre in Montréal, Canada by Linda Covit

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: v2com

The MUHC (McGill University Health Centre) is one of the world’s foremost academic health centres. The new hospital, opening in April 2015 at the Glen site, is the redevelopment project that will create leading-edge facilities in three sites.

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer

  • Artist: Linda Covit 
  • Project: Havre
  • Location: McGill University Health Centre – Glen Site (MUHC)Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Marc Cramer
  • Client: Commissioned by the MUHC
  • Dimensions: 13 m x 15,75 m diameter / 42’8” x 51’8” diameter
  • Lamp posts: 51 cm x 122 x 122 cm / 6’5” x 4’ x 4’
  • Technical drawings and renderings: Plan HB
  • Structural engineering: Nicolet, Chartrand, Knoll Ltée
  • Project end date: 2014

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Artopex showroom in Montréal, Canada by Lemay

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Artopex, one of Quebec’s largest manufacturers of office furniture, commissioned Lemay to design its new showroom in the heart of historic Old Montreal. The project is located in the prestigious former headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada. After sitting vacant for more than 25 years, the emblematic building has been completely revitalized and rethought in order to give Artopex a space that reflects its image and values.

Image Courtesy © Claude-Simon Langlois

Image Courtesy © Claude-Simon Langlois

  • Architects: Lemay 
  • Project: Artopex showroom
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Claude-Simon Langlois

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VAULTED WILLOW in Edmonton, Canada by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

VAULTED WILLOW by MARC FORNES /THE VERYMANY is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, ultra-thin, self-supported shells through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry. The project’s aim is to resolve and delineate structure, skin and ornamentation into a single unified system.

Image Courtesy © MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Image Courtesy © MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

  • Architects: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
  • Project: VAULTED WILLOW
  • Location: Borden Park, Edmonton, Canada
  • Software used: Rhino 

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Montreal City Hall in Quebec, Canada by Affleck de la Riva architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: v2com

A national historic site, Montreal City Hall was one of the first monumental single-purpose city halls in Canada. Built between 1872 and 1878 after plans prepared by Hutchison & Perrault, the building was severely damaged by fire in 1922, leaving only its outer walls and destroying many of the city’s historic records. Commissioned to oversee reconstruction, the architect Louis Parent designed an entirely new building with a self-supporting steel structure erected inside the shell of the ruins. Inspired by the city hall of the French city of Tours, Parent re-modelled the mansard roof with a copper finish instead of the original slate tiles and completely restored the original limestone facades. With its dense and abundant use of ornamentation, Montreal City Hall is one of Canada’s finest examples of the Second Empire style.

Image Courtesy © Alain Laforest

Image Courtesy © Alain Laforest

  • Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
  • Project: Montreal City Hall
  • Location: 275 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Alain Laforest
  • Design architect: Richard de la Riva
  • Project team: Marie-Élaine Gibeault, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Julie Marchand and Suzanne Gagnon
  • Project manager: Richard de la Riva
  • Client: City of Montreal
  • Awards: 2013 OAQ Award of Excellence in Architecture, Restoration 2012 North American Copper in Architecture Award, Restoration 2011 AMCQ Award of Excellence
  • Area of project: 70 000 ft2 / 6 500 m2 (facades and roof)
  • Project end date: 2011
  • Budget: 13 300 000 $CA

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GRAEME JUDD’S VEST-POCKET VO STUDIO in CALGARY, CANADA designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

A prolific voiceover artist with credits ranging from CBS to E!, Lifetime, CTV and MTV, Graeme Judd needed a first tier personal recording studio.  A decision to build a family home in Calgary provided an ideal opportunity to realize that goal.  “I spend countless hours recording network promos, TV and Radio spots, and interstitial promos as the exclusive ‘voice’ for the Meredith Vieira Show and other top programs,” Judd explains.  “Our commitment to ground up construction was the opportunity to make this studio happen.”

Image Courtesy © WSDG

Image Courtesy © WSDG

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Montmagny Courthouse in Québec, Canada by CCM2 Architectes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 Architectes

This project consist to maintain the 950m² of the 1865 historical building and add an expansion of 3410m² for a project area of 4360m². The expansion includes three new courtrooms and new spaces for the development of all essential services and offices for the proper functioning of a courthouse in the 21st century. In a sober contemporary architecture, the expansion is designed to showcase the historical aspect of the existing building. The new courthouse will be the only one to offer all the services of the judicial district of Montmagny. To respond to complex operating criteria, an integrated design process was established to ensure the involvement of the client and all the professionals throughout the project development.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 Architectes 
  • Project: Montmagny Courthouse
  • Location: Montmagny, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: SQI
  • Completion: 2014
  • Architect Team: CCM2 architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques architectes
  • Structural / Civil: Cima
  • Mechanical /electrical: Dessau
  • Contractor: Décarel
  • Project area: 47 000 pi2 | 4360 m2
  • Budget: 24 M$ | CAN

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Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada by Clairoux

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Our challenge was to transform a family home built in the Fifties into a contemporary residence. The same family has owned the property for decades. Naturally, the house is steeped in memories and, in a sense, is a showcase of family history – this is a quality we were asked to preserve. From the outside, we had an interesting prairie-style “canvas” to work with; and inside, we allowed the house’s unique features to guide our design decisions. Working closely with architects at Open Form, we created a serene and elegant space in harmony with its natural surroundings.

Image Courtesy © JB Valiquette

Image Courtesy © JB Valiquette

  • Architects: Clairoux
  • Project: Du Tour Residence
  • Location: Laval, Canada
  • Photography: JB Valiquette
  • Designers: Frédric Clairoux & Julie Lafontaine
  • Area: 2850 sq. ft.
  • Year: 2014

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Ikanos Restaurant in Montréal, Canada by BlazysGérard

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Ikanos, an Old Montreal restaurant with Mediterranean flair and the little brother to Tasso, the Saint-Denis Street institution with an expansive vision, officially opened on October 14, 2014 at 112 McGill Street. For his new Mediterranean-inflected restaurant, the ambitious owner chose an imposing space on McGill, in an old warehouse that had more recently served as an artist’s studio. He selected blazysgérard to take on the challenge of crafting a strong identity for the space.

Image Courtesy © Jean Longpré

Image Courtesy © Jean Longpré

  • Architects: BlazysGérard 
  • Project: Ikanos Restaurant
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Jean Longpré
  • Designers: Benoit Gérard and Alexandre Blazys
  • Project manager: Alexandre Blazys
  • Collaborators: St-Jean et Fils, Ébénisterie GDPro, Serge Cantin Métal, Italbec
  • Client: Constant Mentzas
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Furnishing budget: $250,000 for a total budget of $700,000
  • Project completion date: May 29, 2014

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L-House in Canada by CCM2 architectes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes

Right beside a majestic birch stands the L-House. The summer cottage, which has the same utility as a principal residence, is perfect for the owners’ young family. There BHF1 is also a guesthouse right behind for guests’ privacy. On the first floor, the family living area is filled with great luminosity. On the second floor, a library, a large washroom, the bedrooms and two balconies provide the owner with a great view over the St.Joseph lake.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: L-House
  • Location: Fossambeault-sur-le-Lac, Qc, Canada G3N 2B3
  • Photography: Stéphanie de la Ronde, Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project manager: Mathieu Morel
  • Design team: Mathieu Morel, Dave Tremblay, Lydia Perron, Yan Grégoire
  • Client: Mathieu Morel
  • Contractor: Goscobec inc.
  • Project area: 1500 pi² / 140m²

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Mid-Town Triplex in Ontario, Canada by Studio JCI

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: Studio JCI

The Mid-Town Triplex is an example of urban intensification in an established Toronto neighborhood, providing the Clients with both a principle residence and high value income suites that add to the quality and variety of rental options in the city.  The triplex comprises a basement 1-bedroom unit, a ground floor two-bedroom unit, and a 2300sf, two-storey, 3-bedroom unit for the homeowners. The existing two-storey, brick structure is one of many similar houses in the neighborhood, with a pitched roof and raised front porch with steps.  Sensitivity to surrounding context is a key consideration in the design – existing brick is reused and restored while articulating the additions and incisions in the façade with clean, rectangular volumes.  This juxtaposition clearly highlights new from old while maintaining the cadence of the streetscape. At the ground level, a canopy integrates the separate entries to each unit, creating a singular address for the house. The Clients believe that the good design and quality finishes specified by the architect resulted in higher value – confirmed upon the quick rental of the rental suites above market appraisal.

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

  • Architects: Studio JCI
  • Project: Mid-Town Triplex
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Scott Norsworthy
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Renovated Area: 356 m2
  • Addition Area: 100 m2
  • Year Completed: 2014
  • Collaborators:
    • Interior Design: Mason Studio
    • Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering
  • Products:

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