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Olympia Tile & Stone Showroom in Ontario, Canada by II BY IV DESIGN

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: II BY IV DESIGN

As front-runners in the Tile and Stone industry, Olympia Tile has great influence over styling and demand, particularly within North America, but also worldwide.

Their flagship showroom occupies an entire block and features over 37,000 square feet of space open to the public, which is nothing short of grand. Employing natural stone sourced from the client’s product line, we created a contemporary, fashion-forward space with a bold architectural feel that references a gallery experience and high-end retail.

Image Courtesy © Hill Peppard

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN
  • Project: Olympia Tile & Stone Showroom
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Hill Peppard
  • Client: Olympia Tile International Inc.
  • Size: 37,000 sq. ft.
  • Date Completed: December 2014

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Travelzoo Office in Toronto, Canada by DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design 

For the new Canadian headquarters of Travelzoo, a global internet media company specializing in travel and entertainment, Dubbeldam Architecture + Design was tasked with creating an interior that would simultaneously balance the impression required of an established international company with the youthful spirit of its enterprise. The project is the unusual merging of a loft-style interior within the context of a ‘Class A’ office building. The new office location on the 23rd floor of a tower above the landmark Toronto Eaton Centre offers panoramic views of the city skyline, City Hall, Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. Within the raw space of exposed concrete floors and a textured ceiling, the design team developed programmatic spaces as distinct volumes, optimizing circulation and views of the city, while also maximizing natural light. The sleek interiors were inspired by images of travel to exciting destinations, while also showcasing the dramatic cityscape of downtown Toronto.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design
  • Project: Travelzoo Office
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Marisa Maggs, Rachel Tameirao, Joseph Villahermosa
  • Size: 4800 s.f.
  • Completion Date: 2015

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1st Avenue Residence in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Microclimat

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This new sun-filled home is part of Montreal’s urban narrative yet offers all the advantages of a residential community.

Renewed typology

Montreal’s residential neighbourhoods, densely sowed throughout the 20th century, are interspersed with tiny homes, strewn here and there in the urban landscape. When these buildings are left behind and go on sale, they offer architects a new playground to explore their work, to find creative ways to integrate a contemporary lifestyle in more traditional streets at the heart of the city.

1st Avenue facade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Microclimat
  • Project: 1st Avenue Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Software used: Autocad, sketch up
  • Structural engineer: Geniex
  • General contractor: Microclimat architecture et construction
  • Square footage: 3900 SF
  • Project end date: 2016

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A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal in Canada by civiliti

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: civiliti

A simple viaduct, located at the entrance of the University of Montréal’s future campus, creates a unique visual and spatial happening.

In forthcoming years, the University of Montréal, one of the city’s major institutions, will be opening a second campus located on a former railway yard.

Existing tracks had to be relocated in order to accommodate the new facilities and a new viaduct was built over the campus’ future access road. The site was dug to allow the underpass, then bermed up slightly to accommodate the 24-metre steel bridge structure. The reinforced concrete abutments extend into zigzagging retaining walls, creating a dynamic mineral landscape.

View of Zigzagging Retaining Walls, Image Courtesy © civiliti

  • Architects: civiliti
  • Project: A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Client:
    • Service de la mise en valeur du territoire, Ville de Montréal
    • Service des infrastructures, de la voirie et des transports, Ville de Montréal
  • Architectural team:
    • Peter Soland, Lead Architect
    • Fannie Duguay-Lefebvre, Lead Urban Designer
    • Pascal Forget, Project Architect
    • Etienne Ostiguy, Project Architect

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Boreal Primary School in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: CCM2 architectes

The new Elementary School of Boischatel was built on the old municipal baseball field, beside the soccer field, and is surrounded by a wonderful wooden area. The building regroups twelve classrooms, two kindergartens, a daycare, a library, a computer laboratory, few administrative offices and a gymnasium which was designed to be doubled, if needed. The steel structure of this two storey school was conceived to receive twelve more classrooms and an extension of the gymnasium. The school was designed to allow the access of the gymnasium (and its services) to the citizens of the municipality after the working and teaching hours. The proximity of the school within the wooden area and its creek creates an inspiring environment for the students and the staff, giving the impression of a “tree house/classroom”.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture
  • Project: Boreal Primary School
  • Location: Boischatel, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau and Dave Tremblay
  • Client: Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
  • Structural / Civil: WSP Group
  • Mechanical /electrical: Genecor inc.
  • Contractor: Nova Construction
  • Budget: 5,7 M$ | CAN
  • Project area: 30 730 pi2 | 12 855 m2
  • Completion: 2014

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Eva’s Phoenix in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners 

LGA Architectural Partners (LGA) has created Eva’s Phoenix, a neighbourhood within a building. Eva’s offers safe and inclusive long-term shelter, education and skills training to marginalized youth aged 16-24 in transition from homelessness to independent living. Within two, heritage-designated warehouses leased from the City of Toronto, the architectural team created a central, interior community faced by ten clean-lined and contemporary townhouses that are awash in natural light from a ceiling of new skylights, whilst securely enclosed by the original brick walls. For up to one year, each of the 50 residents enjoys his or her own bedroom, within a “house” comprised of a communal living and kitchen space and two bathrooms with up to four others. These houses face onto an internal street – which serves as a gathering place for the Eva’s community. The layering of spaces builds comfort by giving the youth the choice to decide their own level of integration.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners (Dean Goodman, Janna Levitt)
  • Project: Eva’s Phoenix
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Partners-in-Charge: Drew Adams, Ian Huff, Jeanne Ng, Christie Pearson, Babak Taghikhani, Alex Tedesco
  • Structural Engineer: Blackwell Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Lam & Associates Mechanical / Electrical Engineers
  • Civil Engineering: Fabian Papa and Partners
  • Landscape Architect: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
  • Heritage Consulting: E.R.A.

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

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects, along with the developer, Rachel Julien, officially kicked off the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Laurent & Clark residential condo project.

Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

  • Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
  • Project: Laurent & Clark Breaks
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Le Clark:
    • Floor Areas: 330 à 2560 square feet
    • 21 Floors
    • Total of 159 condos
  • Le Laurent
    • Floor Areas: 291 à 2580 square feet
    • 25 Floors
    • Total of 170 condos

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Saint-Apollinaire Multifunctional Center in Quebec, Canada by PARKA – Architecture & Design

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: PARKA – Architecture & Design

On June 7th, Saint-Apollinaire Multifunctional Centre, designed by Parka – Architecture & Design, welcomed its first visitors. Flexible spaces were built to suit a range of cultural, recreational and sports activities. The construction includes a double gymnasium with changing rooms, four multi-purpose rooms and a fully-equipped space for cooking classes. A simple and effective organization provides an interior space that is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of activities.

Image Courtesy © PARKA – Architecture & Design

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Mimico Creek House in Toronto, Canada by Altius Architecture Inc.

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Altius Architecture Inc. 

Located on the top of a large site overlooking Mimico Creek, this 3 storey family dwelling features a central corridor and stairway that connects the interior spaces as well as the exterior views to the creek and ravine. Programmatically the corridor separates the utility spaces, garage and mudroom, from the main living spaces. Open riser stairs and wooden screens allow for dynamic views in out and of the house. The main plan begins at the street side with a private dining room, open kitchen and lowered living room with floor to ceiling south facing glass and patio access. The patio has a retractable rain screen, sun shading, and connects to a BBQ area off the kitchen. The basement offers storage, guest room, gym, and recreation room. The upper floor includes 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with the master suite taking full advantage of the elevated views to the creek.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Mimico Creek House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Software used: ArchiCAD by Graphisoft

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Webster Terrace in Nova Scotia, Canada by TEAL

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: TEAL 

Webster Terrace was a distinguished modern movement house built in three stages. It had an open plan living/dining/kitchen with a distinctive sloped ceiling extending into a mono slope cantilevered roof.

Image Courtesy © Riley Smith

  • Architects: TEAL
  • Project: Webster Terrace
  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Photography:  Riley Smith Photographer
  • Software used: Revit, 3DS Max and Rhino
  • Other participants:

    • General Contractor: Special Projects Limited
    • Structural Engineer: Campbell Comeau Engineering
    • Subcontractor: JETCO Contracting Inc
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 3800 SF
  • Completion Year: 2017

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