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THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE in TORONTO, CANADA by ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Setting benchmarks worldwide for engineering education, The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning. Resulting from an intensive design process between ZAS Architects, The Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University, the world-class facility challenges past models with a modern approach rooted in student learning and empowerment.

Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS
  • Project: THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
  • Location: YORK UNIVERSITY KEELE CAMPUS,TORONTO, CANADA
  • CLIENT: YORK UNIVERSITY, LASSONDE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
  • ENGINEERING: ARUP CANADA
  • FACADE ENGINEERING: BLACKWELL BOWICK PARTNERSHIP LTD.
  • MATHEMATICAL FACADE PATTERN RESOLUTION: MESH CONSULTANTS

  • LANDSCAPE: SCOTT TORRANCE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT INC.
  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: LAING O’ROURKE CANADA LTD & GILLAM GROUP INC
  • SIZE: 170,000 SQ FT (15,800 M2)
  • CONSTRUCTION BUDGET (CAD): $63 MILLION (BUILDING) $ 6 MILLION (SITE DEVELOPMENT)
  • COMPLETED: SEPTEMBER 2015/ FULLY COMPLETE SPRING 2016
  • Photography: Doublespace
  • Software used: Revit 2013, Rhino v5, Grasshopper v1, 3DS Max 2014, Solidworks 2014, ETABS 2013

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Centre Communautaire Pierrefonds-Roxboro in Montreal, Canada by Les Architectes FABG

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Article source: Les Architectes FABG

The Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough located on the west end of Montréal’s island contains a population of more than 65 000 inhabitants on a 30 kilometers strip of quasi suburban character.

Image Courtesy © Les Architectes FABG

Image Courtesy © Les Architectes FABG

  • Architects: Les Architectes FABG
  • Project: Centre Communautaire Pierrefonds-Roxboro
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

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LE DIAMANT THEATER in Québec, Canada by Saucier + Perrotte architectes in collaboration with STGM architects

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Article source: Saucier + Perrotte architectes 

Our approach is based on the notions of landscape and geology that characterize the built environment of the historic district of Old Québec. Nearby, the strong presence of the Porte Saint-Jean and the defensive system that constitutes the Fortifications of the city of Québec reiterates the dual nature of these buildings that are both architecture and  landscape. Though the surrounding buildings belong to a variety of styles and eras, their  common denominator is based on a strong relationship with the mineral, and an  architectural composition in horizontal strata. This reading of the city as stacked stratum  transcends time so that we find it in all the surrounding buildings. Thus, there is a timeless horizontal frame that serves as an anchor for the realization of a contemporary project in continuity with the old fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © Saucier + Perrotte architectes

Image Courtesy © Saucier + Perrotte architectes

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Stanley Residence in Ontario, Canada by DPAI Architecture Inc

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: DPAI Architecture Inc

This new private residence In Hamilton, ON communicates that a new and sustainable form can be invented while highlighting and celebrating the neighbourhood’s historical legacy. The house celebrates and reminds us of the social importance of the front porch. Its material palette is chose to be deliberately commensurate with established patterns. The form of the carport and absence of an enclosed garage increases the likelihood of spontaneous contact between neighbours in the few seconds between car and front door. The house is respectful to the context from within as well.

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: DPAI Architecture Inc
  • Project: Stanley Residence
  • Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada DPAI
  • Photography: Tom Arban
  • Project Type: Residential MTE Consultants
  • Area: 3000 sq. ft. Jain International

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Abacus Lofts in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects Limited

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Article source: Quadrangle Architects Limited 

Abacus Lofts sensitively responds to its diverse context, setting a strong precedent for midrise, mixed-use intensification in the City of Toronto. Located in the Little Portugal neighbourhood, just east of bustling Ossington Avenue on Dundas Street West, the area is dotted with gleaming galleries, boutiques and restaurants that are popular with the city’s young and trendy. Traditional churrasqueiras, bakeries and narrow, red brick homes root the long-standing Portuguese and Brazilian community. The 39-unit, eight-storey Abacus, which replaces a rundown auto services centre on an 8,000-square-foot site, plies both realms thoughtfully and artistically.

Image Courtesy © Michael Muraz

Image Courtesy © Michael Muraz

  • Architects: Quadrangle Architects Limited 
  • Project: Abacus Lofts
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Michael Muraz, Ben Rahn, Unique Urban Homes
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino
  • Client: DAZ
  • Architecture and Interior Design Team: Quadrangle Architects Limited Design: Raw Design (Richard Witt, Principal in Charge); Construction Documents and Review; Quadrangle Architects Limited; Les Klein, Richard Witt, Kenzie Terzic, Cory Fletcher, Derek Towns, Jamie Alcantara
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: JD Hubbert & Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Tarra Engineering & Structural Consultants
  • Construction Management: 59 Project Management
  • Landscape Architect: Juhan Marten Landscape Architect
  • Total Square Footage: 40,000 Square Feet
  • Date of Completion: May 2015

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Bronze tightrope walker… welcomes Park Extension schoolchildren in Montréal, Canada by NFOE etassociésarchitectes

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Montreal grew rapidly during the first half of the 20th century and keeping pace was the construction of neighbourhood schools, often designed by well-known architects of the time. A decade ago, a major revamping program was launched by the Montreal School Board (CSDM) to deal with the serious need of upgrading their building stock. One of the first schools targeted for upgrade and expansion was Barclay School, designed in 1930 by Gordon and Thompson.

West façade, Image Courtesy © Charles Lanteigne

West façade, Image Courtesy © Charles Lanteigne

  • Architects: NFOE et associés architectes
  • Project: Bronze tightrope walker… welcomes Park Extension schoolchildren
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Charles Lanteigne and Maxime Pion
  • Project Manager (NFOE): RafikSidawy
  • Designers: Masa Fukushima / Maxime Pion
  • Artists (sculpture): Mathieu Doyon and Simon Rivest
  • Client: Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
  • Civil engineers: Cima+
  • Structural engineers: SDK (more…)

Le 1650, a modern facility, bold in design with a unique signature style in La Prairie, Canada by A2DESIGN

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Gestionimmobilière 1650 recently held the official inauguration of a 3,700 m2 mixed-use building, Le 1650.

The multidisciplinary firm, A2DESIGN, developed the plans for the entire structure in addition to overseeing its actual construction. Le 1650 includes a main level available for lease, while the 1st and 2nd floors house clinics belonging to co-owners, Dr. Daniel Godin, orthodontist, and Dr. Alain St-Onge, dentist. Crowning this new facility is a sweeping rooftop terrace, adjacent to a conference room fashioned for training purposes.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: A2DESIGN
  • Project: Le 1650, a modern facility, bold in design with a unique signature style
  • Location: La Prairie, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams

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House on Lac Grenier in Estérel, Canada by Paul Bernier Architecte

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Our clients have owned this property for a number of years. They know it well and love its varied features. They were looking for a sustainable and site-sensitive project that would preserve its topography, vegetation, and natural appearance.

South facade at night, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

South facade at night, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Paul Bernier Architecte
  • Project: House on Lac Grenier
  • Location: Lac Grenier, Ville D’Estérel, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Architectural team: Paul Bernier, AnickThibeault
  • Structure: Calculatec Inc. / Engineer: Alain Mousseau
  • Contractor: LéonaldGoyette, general contractor
  • Completed: June 2014

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A house, a river or, building small in Montréal, Canada by Anik Péloquin architecte

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Wishing to live both in the city and on the waterfront, the owners searched long and hard before finding this small, narrow, affordable lot on the Des Prairies River. The lot’s shape, proximity to the river and the character of the adjoining properties were the main factors that shaped this urban home with a beautiful natural setting.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

  • Architects: Anik Péloquin architecte
  • Project: A house, a river or, building small
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Alberto Biscaro

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BMX Supercross Legacy Project in Toronto, Canada by Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Article source: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.

The BMX Supercross Legacy Project is difficult to categorize. It is a structure within a park that accommodates the park’s storage needs, two permanent Start Ramps for BMX Supercross events, one at 10 meters and the other at 5 meters high, a permanent, concrete and steel screened structure and a 517 meter, ephemeral dirt track. It is a board formed retaining wall of over 27 meters length and ranging in height from 0.5 to 6 meters high. It is an object in a landscape and a landscape in its own right.

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

  • Architects: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.
  • Project: BMX Supercross Legacy Project
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Scott Norsworthy
  • Track Design Consultant: Elite Trax Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Halsall Associates Limited
  • Civil Engineer: EMC Group Limited
  • Electrical Engineer: Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering
  • Project Start Date: July 2014
  • Project Completion Date: May 2015

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