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8X Tower in Vancouver, Canada by GBL Architects

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Article source: GBL Architects

The site is located at the western corner of Richards and Helmcken Street in downtown Vancouver’s Yaletown neighborhood – positioned at the convergence of three surrounding contextual zones. EMERY BARNES PARK flanks the western edge of the site, providing a large public green space. The URBAN GRID of Helmcken and Richards streets front the southern and eastern edges of the site, distinguished by the neighboring eight storey heritage Brookland Court. On a larger scale, the surrounding YALETOWN SKYLINE provides a variety of architectural styles and residential tower expressions. Establishing a building form and character that appropriately responds to all three of these unique contexts is the foundation of the proposed tower’s conceptual design.

Image Courtesy © GBL Architects

Image Courtesy © GBL Architects

  • Architects: GBL Architects
  • Project: 8X Tower
  • Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Developer: Brenhill Developments
  • Collaborators: PFS Landscape Studio, Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers, Integral Group Mechanical Engineers, Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Electrical Engineers, Level 5 Envelope Consulting, Bunt & Associates Traffic Engineers, BYU Interior Design, Kane Consulting Sustainability, Protection Engineering Code Professiona
  • Renderings: Beauty & The Bit
  • LEED Certification: LEED Gold
  • Area: 365,000 SQ. FT.
  • Site Area: 21,000 SQ. FT
  • Number of Stories: 35 stories
  • Building Height: 320 FT.
  • Project Year: 2016

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Le François-René in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Open Form

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The François-René project, on Châteaubriand Avenue in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, boasts six exceptional, thoroughly contemporary residences. Montreal is in the midst of a condo boom, and developer Maître Carré has taken on the mission of bringing a creative and sustainable breath of fresh air to the industry.

The project is set amidst a traditional streetscape of attached duplexes and triplexes. Standard zoning for the area would have allowed for two new triplexes. Maître Carré and Architecture Open Form broke away from that constraint and proposed a bold new solution. The result: three two-story townhouses with basements, topped by three condominiums each with a mezzanine and rooftop patio.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Open Form
  • Project: Le François-René
  • Location: 6537-6547 Avenue de Chateaubriand, Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Principal architect: Maurice Martel
  • Developer: Maître Carré
  • Interior designer: Chavi Linda Fillion Design
  • Engineer: Les Consultants LGL
  • Contractor: AMCC Inc
  • Cost of units: From CAD$395,000 for the condos and $610,000 for the townhouses
  • Completed: June 2015

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Pavilion Financial Corporation in Montréal, Canada by LumiGroup and Lemay

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Erected in the late 1980s by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), 1250 René-Lévesque West is a well-known commercial building in Montreal. The huge curved façade, undisputable testimony of the postmodernist architecture, faces east and offers a stunning view of the city’s urban landscape.

Reception area, Image Courtesy © Claude-Simon Langlois

Reception area, Image Courtesy © Claude-Simon Langlois

  • Project: Pavilion Financial Corporation
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Claude-Simon Langlois
  • Designers: Lemay
  • Main designer and project manager: Chantal Ladrie
  • Designer and site manager: Annick Verreault
  • Lighting: LumiGroup
  • Lighting Manufacturers: Traxon Tech nologies, Flos Architectural, Modular Lighting, Dasal Lighting
  • Client: Pavilion Financial Corporation
  • Completion: 2015

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Beaumont in Montréal, Canada by DevMcGill

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: v2com

DevMcGill unveils its new condominium project: Beaumont. Attentive to their customers needs, the market demands and other comments received since the launch of the project, the developer, in association with Sobeys, decided to make positive adjustments to the project in order to improve the lifestyle quality of its residents and for future owners joining the big DevMcGill family.

Beaumont Condominiums - A Distinctive Architecture, Image Courtesy © Sébastien Gaudard - Vizual 3D

Beaumont Condominiums – A Distinctive Architecture, Image Courtesy © Sébastien Gaudard – Vizual 3D

  • Architects: DevMcGill
  • Project: Beaumont
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Sébastien Gaudard – Vizual 3D

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Bala Line House in Ontario, Canada by Williamson Chong Architects

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: Williamson Chong Architects

Within Toronto’s network of well-preserved ravines and valleys, historic rail lines are occasionally found nestled unused on steep, wooded slopes between the upper plateau of residential fabric and the river valley habitats down below. A de-commissioned rail spur – once used for an industry-focused early 20th-century city – has evolved into a common passage for hikers and neighbours as it connects the local ravine pathway system to newly developed community areas such as the weekly farmers market at the revitalized Don Valley Brickworks. Upslope, a rare accessible lot lining the western edge of the ravine, some 60 feet above the Bala Line rail path, is the site for a single-family dwelling that engages this alternative connection to the city infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Williamson Chong Architects 
  • Project: Bala Line House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Design Team: Donald Chong, Chris Routley, Shane Williamson, Betsy Williamson
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Engineering
  • Construction Management: Derek Nicholson Incorporated
  • Millwork: BL Woodworking
  • Custom Wood Windows and Siding: Fusil
  • Total Floor Area: 2400 sf

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Bayside in Toronto, Canada by ODA New York

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: ODA New York 

The practice of orienting a home to the path of the sun is as old as civilization itself, and in nature, significantly predates it.  Just as plants and flowers orient themselves to the sun through phototaxis, the newest building designed by ODA New York, appears to be doing the same.

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

  • Architects: ODA New York 
  • Project: Bayside 
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Total gross floor area: 262,000 sf
  • Number of floors: 24 Floors
  • Floor plate areamin: 4075 to max 28950
  • Number of units: 228 Units
  • Number of units with outdoor terraces: 221 Units
  • Total terrace area: 68,550sf
  • Amenities area: 13,500sf

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HABITAT 2.0 in Toronto, Canada by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

King Street West is set in a transitional area of Toronto. From the tall towers of the Central Business District to the East, to the low-rise neighborhoods in the Northwest, the skyline is a mark of the city’s progress. Located at the meeting point of three 20th century neighborhood parks, BIG and Westbank propose a mixed use development with a public plaza that will create a new center for the community while connecting the various pedestrian pathways that crisscross the area.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: HABITAT 2.0
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (43.641,-79.3976)
  • Collaborators: Diamond Schmitt Architects, BA Group, BIG IDEAS, ERA Architects, Gladki Planning Consultants, Greenberg Consultants, Gunn Consultants, Hidi Group, LMDG, MGM Group, Nemetz& Associates, Public Work, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • Partners in Charge: BjarkeIngels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Manager: Christopher White
  • Project Architect: Lucio Santos
  • Project Designer: Bryan Maddock
  • Team: Aaron Mark, Alan Tansey, Alvaro Velosa, Andreas Buettner, John Hilmes, Juan David Ramirez, Megan Ng, OvidiuMunteanu, Terrence Che
  • Project Leaders, Concept Design: Daniel Kidd, Tiago Sá (more…)

KL House in Québec, Canada by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

At our first meeting, the clients spoke of simplicity and an open view of the woods. They wanted a house that “looks like a house.” They preferred a more traditional style, reminiscent of East Coast homes by the sea, standing like cedar-shingled “lighthouses,” standing strong against the storms. These houses seem to rise up to view the horizon. From the beginning, we could see that they were open to contemporaneity and boldness, even though they wished to retain the traditional country style of North Hatley’s early homes. This duality between the traditional and the modern was our guide throughout the design.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects
  • Project: KL House
  • Location: North Hatley, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • General Contractor: Josée Lemire
  • Year of construction: 2015

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Golf Welcome Pavilion in Montréal, Canada by Cardin Ramirez Julien Inc.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The new visitor center is implanted in one of the greatest green space of Montreal; the Maisonneuve Park. The park spreads 63 hectares and allows citizens to practice varied sports all year round, including golf in the summer. The new building houses all the necessary services to operate the park’s driving range and golf course. It thus serves as the golf’s and one of the park’s entry points.

General view, Image Courtesy ©  Vincent Audy

General view, Image Courtesy © Vincent Audy

  • Architects: Cardin Ramirez Julien Inc.
  • Project: Golf Welcome Pavilion
  • Location: Maisonneuve Park, Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Vincent Audy
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, Photoshop

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Woven Metal Mesh Proves Ideal Material for Rooftop Stairway Enclosure at New Delta Toronto Hotel in Ontario, Canada by Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

Situated in the heart of the city and overlooking Lake Ontario, the new Delta Toronto Hotel is a contemporary and convenient hub for out-of-town guests – not to mention, a new city landmark. Its 46-story glass tower adds a sleek accent to the Toronto skyline. To complement the hotel’s tower, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects specified Banker Wire mesh for the hotel’s adjoining rooftop parking garage stairway enclosure.

Image Courtesy © Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects

Image Courtesy © Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects

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