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Sainte-Anne Academy, the school of tomorrow in Dorval, Canada by Taktik design

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: v2com

Designing an elementary school of tomorrow in a 120,000 square-foot heritage building built in 1896—that’s the challenge that Sainte-Anne Academy gave Taktik Design. From room layout to furniture design to communications, this innovative project was undertaken by Taktik Design’s industrial, interior and graphic designers. After the team proposed the initial solutions, they were given carte blanche to create an efficient environment that accommodates the latest teaching standards. The fun-filled environment at the Academy was designed with kids in mind; the space is less of an interpretation of their imaginations and more of a blank canvas for their creativity.

Library, Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Library, Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Taktik design
  • Project: Sainte-Anne Academy, the school of tomorrow
  • Location: Dorval, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet, Alexis Lavoie

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Grand Trunk Revival in Montréal, Canada by Mark+Vivi

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Grand Trunk is MARK + VIVI`s latest project located in the transitioning neighbourhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles, Quebec. Nestled steps from Montreal’s Lachine Canal, the newly renovated 1,100 square foot row house currently serves as residence and design studio for designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera. Originally built in 1880, the building’s exposed structure supports a whimsical integration of traditional industrial materials with clever and efficient design.

Front façade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Front façade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Mark+Vivi
  • Project: Grand Trunk Revival
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams

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Nook Residence in Mansonville, Canada by MU Architecture

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Located in a quiet area of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, the Nook Residence sits in continuity with the landscape in which it is part. Turning its back to the street, it offers a virtually blind facade that encourages discovery and piques curiosity. Strategically located openings and a large gap in the white mass give a hint at the beautiful scenery below as we approach the building.

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Project: Nook Residence
  • Location: Mansonville, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)
  • Project team: Jean-Sébastien Herr, Charles Côté, Valérie Beaudin, Pierre-Paul Guillemette
  • Structure: Latéral
  • Contractor: Constructions Boivin
  • Construction: Décembre 2015
  • Project Area: 3000 sq.ft.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Crossroads in Edmonton, Canada by McKinley Burkart Architects

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Article source: McKinley Burkart Architects

Many food+beverage clients require design solutions for multiple locations, both nationally and internationally. McKinley Burkart recognizes the need for design that is scalable and adaptable, with individual elements that can be repeated and evolved effectively whether for two or 100 locations. Furthermore, McKinley Burkart believes in the power of interior design to develop a strong brand message and customer familiarity. The concept for Earls Crossroads, and future Earls locations, was to open and lighten the space while incorporating timeless materials that would patina over time. Ensuring design longevity, natural stone, wood, leather and concrete were used throughout the space. Creating a cohesive customer experience between multiple restaurant locations, McKinley Burkart aligned the design with the national brand. By focusing on a consistent tone, with distinct recurring components, rather than a cookie-cutter design, each restaurant location, is unique yet on-brand. The overall aesthetic creates the ideal space for comfortable and stylish dining and embodies notions of a laid-back cool vibe.

Image Courtesy © Jamie Hyatt Photography

Image Courtesy © Jamie Hyatt Photography

  • Architects: McKinley Burkart Architects
  • Project: Earls Kitchen + Bar Crossroads
  • Location: Edmonton, Canada
  • Photography: Jamie Hyatt Photography
  • Software used: AutoCad

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Marquette Residence in Québec, Canada by naturehumaine architecture et design

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Article source: naturehumaine architecture et design

The project is located in the Rosemont-Petite-Patrie facing the backyard of Papineau Street, a busy commercial street in Montreal. The project consists of 6 housing units each boasting a private access. Forward, the project is characterized by its simple volume, uniformly coated with a brown brick. For their variable dimensions and offset openings instill dynamism to the front. Street side, 3 parking spaces are covered by a large terrace. To maximize the contribution of light on the first floor, it was found detached from the facade and the glass walkways with railings. Expanded metal coating covers the exterior structure of the terrace. Copper, the steel cladding covering the lower levels reminds the tone of windows that give rhythm the project.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: naturehumaine architecture et design
  • Project: Marquette Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Photography:  Adrien Williams
  • Intervention: New Construction
  • Area : 7200 sqft = 6 units from 1100 to 1300 sqft
  • Completion Date: 2015 

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Rosenberry residence in Sutton, Canada by Les architectes FABG

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

This residence located on a large wooded lot near Sutton in the Eastern Townships region is conceived as a bi-generational family cottage for a financier now based in Asia and his parents still living in Montreal sharing it for family holidays in summer and winter.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Laurent & Clark Development in Montréal, Canada by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: v2com

The brand new Laurent & Clark residential project was launched last April 2nd, standing out as a veritable visual beacon within the Quartier des spectacles. Two towers compose the 335 unit condo complex whose architecture is resolutely contemporary, and it is through its urban integration that the distinctive project takes on its full meaning.

Clark street façade, Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Clark street façade, Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

  • Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
  • Project: Laurent & Clark Development
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Le Clark:

    • Floor Areas: 335 to 1,750 square feet
    • Total of 160 condos  
  • Le Laurent

    • Floor Areas: 291 to 2,580 square feet
    • Total of 175 condos 

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Hotel-de-Ville Residence in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Microclimat

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Article source: v2com

A large rooted tree sets the ground for an expansion project to a centennial home.

A low-impact intervention

Located in the Plateau Mont-Royal, a centennial home welcomes a family who wish to breathe new life into their space and establish a new dialogue with its surrounding environment. With a vision to respect the home’s original character and preserve the large poplar rooted in the backyard, Microclimat designed a low-impact intervention for an addition that would occupy a small portion of the garden. This new space would blossom from the home through two new large openings in the existing brick wall.

Back facade with poplar, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Back facade with poplar, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Microclimat
  • Project: Hotel-de-Ville Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams 
  • Structural engineer: Geniex
  • General contractor: Paquet construction urbaine
  • Square footage: 1700 SF
  • Project end date: 2015

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Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub in Ontario, Canada by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects 

Centennial College is the oldest publicly funded college in Ontario with four campuses serving the Greater Toronto Area east. Near a major intersection and in the Golden Mile neighbourhood of Toronto, the Ashtonbee Campus serves as the largest transportation technology training school in Canada. The campus is surrounded by residential, parklands, and is situated within a retail / commercial / light industrial typology. While generating successful industry partnerships and a thriving training program, the circa 1970’s campus suffered from safety concerns, accessibility issues, aging infrastructure, and lacked student support services and social gathering spaces.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
  • Project: Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Area: 87,000 sf
  • Project Year: 2014

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Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre in Ontario, Canada by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects 

Branksome Hall was established as an independent all girls school in the residential South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District in the urban heart of the City of Toronto, Canada — now a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The campus is set within a large 13-acre property characterized by lush, wooded ravine edges and open green spaces. The city’s extension of Mount Pleasant Road divided the campus into two sides and the students cross via a pedestrian bridge.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
  • Project: Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Client: Branksome Hall
  • Structural: Blackwell Engineering
  • Mechanical: Smith + Andersen
  • Electrical: Smith + Andersen
  • Civil: MGM Consulting
  • Heritage: ERA Architects
  • Landscape: PMA Landscape Architects
  • Construction Manager: Gillam Group
  • Building Area: 72,000 sf
  • Year: 2015

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