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Cinephile Offices in Montreal, Canada by APPAREIL architecture

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: APPAREIL architecture

The project

Design of the offices for a Montreal-based film production company with the goal to create a bright, functional and well-planned interior that stimulates creativity. The firm designed a versatile central work area surrounded by individual spaces. The place has a clean, warm and unique, and distinguishes itself through the simplicity of its materials. Plywood panels and steel work perfectly with the white walls and ceilings, while giving a slight industrial touch.

Image Courtesy © Francois Bodlet

Image Courtesy © Francois Bodlet

  • Architects: APPAREIL architecture
  • Project: Cinephile Offices
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Francois Bodlet
  • Team: Kim Pariseau, architecte; Mariane Gourdeau, intern; Esther Leduc, project leader
  • Entrepreneur: Ook
  • Carpenter: Steve Tousignant
  • Area: 3000 sqf
  • Year: 2015

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Vanglo House in Vancouver BC, Canada by LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Artful urban living in a time of progressive densification

The Vanglo house has been designed as a truly urban house for a compact inner city infill site, centrally located at 135 East 17th Street in Main Street area of Vancouver. The site is 66’ wide but only 44’ deep with a permissible density of 1,850sf for two tenants/ families with a 1,350sf 3BR main home and a 500sf 1BR rental garden suite.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.
  • Project: Vanglo House
  • Location: 135 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • Photography: Ema Peter
  • Developer and Builder: Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group
  • Architect and Designer: LWPAC Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture, Oliver Lang, Cynthia Wilson Principal, Thomas Bocahut
  • Structural Engineer: PJB Engineering, Pershing J. Balayo
  • Landscape Design: TLZ Design Consultants, Tenille Ziegenhagel
  • Interior Design: LWPAC + Vanglo
  • Lot size: 66’ x 40’ (w x d)
  • Date of completion: June 2014

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UBC Dairy Research Centre Student Housing in British Columbia, Canada by LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

The objective for the UBC Dairy Research Centre housing project was to create a housing facility for faculty members, researchers and students where they could live, socialize and collaborate.

Image Courtesy © LWPAC - Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Image Courtesy © LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

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La Maison Haute in Québec, Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Pierre Thibault

La Maison Haute was designed to reinforce the relationship between the residents, their immediate surroundings and the view on Lac Clair. Located on a plateau, in the middle of a steep hill, circled by mature trees and a narrow river, the construction offers an atmosphere of protection within a vertiginous body. Despite being compact, the living spaces interact through double and triple heights and offer a breathtaking sight of the forest, from the bottom of the trunk to the leaves. The master bedroom acts as an overlook on the nearby lake, giving the impression of sleeping in a cozy cabin, lodged through the branches. Attached to the main volume by a thin entry porch, an exterior room lives by the rhythm of the seasons. Protected from changing weather, sit by the fireplace, residents can appreciate every day the sound of the water pouring, the clicking of leaves or the slow fall of snowflakes.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
  • Project: La Maison Haute
  • Location: Lac Clair, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Design Team: Pierre Thibault, Julie Poisson, Mathieu Leclerc
  • Year: 2016

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Montreal Biodome Science Museum Renewal in Québec, Canada by KANVA in collaboration with NEUF architect(e)s

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Biodome, originally built as a velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games, and converted into a natural science museum in 1992, launched an international competition in 2014 to revitalize its visitors’ experiences as part of a city-wide renewal plan to celebrate Montreal’s 375th birthday. The winning entry convinced the client and international jury to rethink the relationship between mankind and nature as well as use the renovation to bolster the centre’s social mission to educate the public. The Biodome is an integral member of Space for Life, a series of museum pavillons that showcase to the public natural sciences, including an insectarium, a botanical garden and a planetarium, which are all located within the Olympic Park in the East side of Montreal. Each year Space for life receives over 1.7 million visitors including many tourists, educational camps and schools, making it one of Canada’s most important museum complexes.

Subpolar Regions Ecosystems, Image Courtesy © KANVA

Subpolar Regions Ecosystems, Image Courtesy © KANVA

  • Architects: KANVA
  • Project: Montreal Biodome Science Museum Renewal
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Client: Space for Life (City of Montreal)
  • Competition organizer: Design Montreal
  • Collaborating architect: NEUF architect(e)s
  • Mechanical/Electrical engineers: Bouthillette Parizeau
  • Structural engineers: NCK
  • Museology: Nathalie Matte
  • Scenography: KANVA and Anick La Bissonnière
  • Signage / Branding: Bruce Mau Design
  • Lighting Consultant: Light Factor
  • Code / Cost consultant: GLT+
  • Specifications: Atelier 6
  • Surveyor + 3D Scanning: Topo 3D
  • Awards / Recognition
    • 2015 Canadian Architect – Award of Excellence
    • 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) – Finalist / Future projects – Culture category

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Woven Stories: An energy-saving artwork for a Canadian college campus in Ontario, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The Woven Stories project addresses two existing conditions: a long-standing desire on Sheridan College’s part to have a mural on the highly visible west edge of its Davis Campus, and heat gain/glare issues in the fully glazed lounge space of the Rob Turner Building, which houses the college’s Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies. The project comprises a two-layer installation of white vinyl (heat control) and printed perforated window blinds (glare control).

Image Courtesy © PLANT Architect Inc.

Image Courtesy © PLANT Architect Inc.

 

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: Woven Stories: An energy-saving artwork for a Canadian college campus
  • Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Ville de Québec, Canada by OMA Architecture and Provencher Roy

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

On June 24 took place the inauguration of the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, whose architectural conception started in 2011. It is with a tremendous sense of pride that Provencher_Roy assists to the opening of the doors to this building that imparts a newfound architectural cohesiveness to the Musée and enables Québecers and tourists alike, thanks to a 90% increase in exhibition space, to discover in greater depth the MNBAQ’s impressive art collection.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: OMA Architecture and Provencher Roy
  • Project: Pierre Lassonde Pavilion
  • Location: Ville de Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Client: Musée national des beaux-arts de québec
  • Concept development and realisation: Provencher_roy
  • Disciplines: Architecture, Urban design, Lanscaping, Sustainability
  • Partners in charge: Shohei shigematsu, Jason long (oma), Matthieu geoffrion, Claude provencher, Michel roy (provencher_roy)
  • Entrepreneur: EBC
  • Landscaping: Paysage fahey
  • Lightning: Buro happold
  • Acoustic: Legault & davidson
  • Structural engineering: Snc-lavalin – bpr bâtiment
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering: Bouthillette parizeau / teknika hba
  • Art: M. Ludovic boney “une cosmologie sans genèse”
  • Demolition: Tro-chaines inc.
  • Excavation: Raoul pelletier inc.
  • Area: 14 900 m²
  • Year: 2013 to 2016

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Coupée Croisée (Cut & Cross) in Montréal, Canada by YH2

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Coupée Croisée is the extension of a Ville Mont-Royal cottage, the enclosed garden-city of Montreal.

With quality lands of good dimensions, the framework is overshadowed by a neighborhood of residences with poor architectural qualities.

In order to build upon the natural qualities of the location while respecting the rigorous municipal regulatory constraints, we adopted a concept that gave its name to the project. The building was cut (coupé) in two, maintaining the street-side half, and completing it with a new half focused towards the yard. The residence is organized by a cross (croisé) pattern.

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

  • Architects: YH2
  • Project: Coupée Croisée (Cut & Cross)
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Francis Pelletier

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The “Blanche” Chalet in La Malbaie, Canada by ACDF Architecture

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

The “Blanche” Chalet, whose name evokes the spirit of the vernacular houses of the region, is situated in La Malbaie’s area of the “Terrasses Cap à l’Aigle”. Its simple and pure architecture gently complements the landscape of Charlevoix in a modern fashion.

The raw concrete materiality of the lower level is a nod to the stone foundations of the old wooden barns that once swept the landscape. This base also serves as the foundation for the main entrance and houses the technical functions of the cottage. Perched on the podium, the upper two levels are clad in a white stained wood, which is reminiscent of lime plaster that was applied to the ancestral homes of the area. The wood is smooth or raw textured and, at times, creates an openwork siding, depending on the façade, bringing lightness and joy to the house.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: ACDF Architecture
  • Project: The “Blanche” Chalet
  • Location: Cap à l’aigle, (La Malbaie), QC
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Client: DAVNIC (David Lafrance et Nicolas Barette)
  • Architectural team: Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Martin Champagne, Joan Renaud, Mathieu Tremblay, Olivia Daigneault
  • Structural ingineers: NCK
  • Entreprenor: Demonfort
  • Budget: ±900 000$
  • Aera: 4275 pi2
  • Opening date: 2016

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Dance Floor in Montréal, Canada by Jean Verville architecte

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Architect Jean Verville wins coveted Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ invited competition for the development of Museum Avenue. During summer 2016, his elegant installation DANCE FLOOR offers a lively landscape animated by an exuberant trompe-l’oeil. With Verville’s proposal the participants experiment movement, both free and structured by the course, to surrender to the pleasure of an impulsive action or casual wandering. Welcoming varied and unforgettable performances, DANCE FLOOR shines a new dynamism to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ area.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Jean Verville architecte
  • Project: Dance Floor
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet and François Bodlet
  • Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Superficy: 3000 square feet
  • Year of conception: 2015
  • Year of construction: 2016

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