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The Nordelec penthouses in Montreal, Canada by Lemay + CHA and Huma Design

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: v2com-newswire.com (or Condos Nordelec)

Nordelec Developments (Phase I) unveils its three-level penthouses that will be turned over to their owners in November 2014. Designed by the Cardinal Hardy architectural firm and whose model penthouse is decorated by HUMA Design, these residences that vary between approximately 953 and 1,951 sq. ft. are Nordelec’s jewel, a dazzling reminder of the industrial legacy of Pointe St-Charles in southwest Montreal. Starting Oct. 25th, 2014, interested buyers will be able to visit a fully furnished model penthouse.

Image Courtesy © HUMÀ Design

Image Courtesy © Nordelec

  • Architects: Lemay + CHA
  • Interior Design: HUMA Design
  • Project: The Nordelec Penthouses
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Year of construction of the building: 1913.
  • Year of construction of the penthouses: 2014.
  • Number of penthouses: 36.
  • Surface area: up to 1,951 sq. ft. for three bedroom units.
  • Ceilings: up to 17 feet in certain areas.
  • Starting price of two bedrooms units: $442,000.
  • Starting price of three bedroom units: $904,000.
  • Available: November 2014.
  • Promoter: Nordelec Developments (Phase I) Inc.

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Official opening of the new Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Canada by Schmidt hammer lassen architects

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: Schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects´ first built library in Canada, the Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Alberta, has officially opened. The 1,500 square metre library, which was won in 2010 with local Marshall Tittemore Architects, provides the Highlands’ community with a distinctive landmark which underlines that this new creative centre for learning is open and accessible.

Image Courtesy © Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.

  • Architects: Schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Project: Official opening of the new Highlands Branch Library
  • Location: Edmonton, Canada
  • Photography: Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.
  • Architect team: Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Client: Edmonton Public Library City of Edmonton
  • Area: 1,500 m2
  • Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen, Smith + Andersen, Hemisphere Engineering, ISL Engineering Ltd
  • Landscape architect: Dialog
  • Sustainability: Targeting a LEED Silver certification

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Banker Wire Mesh Brings Tropical Aesthetic to Manitoba’s Club Regent

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Number Ten Architecture

MUKWONAGO, WI…For more than two decades, Club Regent has brought the essence of Las Vegas to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Featuring Banker Wire woven wire mesh, the new state-of-the-art Club Regent Event Centre continues in that tradition with its ability to seemingly magically transform to suit almost any entertainment or conference event.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Number Ten Architecture

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Izakaya Kinoya in Montréal, Canada by Jean de Lessard

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: Jean de Lessard

For its latest Kinoya, interior designer Jean de Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[1], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer and sake. The transformation is particularly unusual that it explores through extreme design  intimacy in relationships between people, making of Kinoya a true representation of the unique approach the designer has developed about the different ways of occupying a space.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Jean de Lessard
  • Project: Izakaya Kinoya
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Software used: Autocad and 3D max
  • Client: Kinoya
  • General contractor: Pure Renovation
  • Woodworking: Dominic Samson, Solution durable
  • Overall surface area: 1,500 square feet (23 feet x 75 feet)
  • Dining area surface: around 800 square feet
  • Capacity: 60 places

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Lasalle Waterworks Building in Montreal, Canada by Affleck de la Riva architects

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Article source: Affleck de la Riva architects

The history of civilisations and cities are intrinsically tied to the presence of water.  Ancient civilisations grew up in fertile river valleys and the development of cities depended on the ready availability of water for both potable use and public sanitation.  The infrastructure used to control and distribute water in the urban environment has a long and distinguished architectural history.

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer

  • Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
  • Project: Lasalle Waterworks Building
  • Location: Corner of LaSalle Blvd. and 75th Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Marc Cramer, Affleck de la Riva,  Alexandre Chabot
  • Project manager: Gavin Affleck
  • Project team: Steven Leather, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Federico Carbajal, Serge Gascon and Melanie Morris
  • Landscape architect: CIMA + (Alain Bourassa), Civil, structural, mechanical (more…)

Ottawa Convention Centre in Canada by Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

The Ottawa Convention Centre in downtown Ottawa, ON, Canada has been outfitted with a 100-ft. rounded façade, featuring Viracon glass. The facility offers patrons the ability to experience a modern, environmentally friendly setting.

Image Courtesy © Viracon

Image Courtesy © Viracon

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Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant in Québec, Canada by Smith Vigeant architectes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: Smith Vigeant architectes 

Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park – Showcasing the Splendour of Wood

Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the Discovery Centre offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger

  • Architects: Smith Vigeant architectes
  • Project: Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant
  • Location: Mont-Tremblant National Park, (QC) Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Brugger
  • Name of client: SÉPAQ
  • Architect in charge: Daniel Smith, architect, OAQ, LEED®PA
  • Design Team: Daniel Smith, Anik Malderis, Julien Gouin-Charbonneau, Karine Renaud, Cindy Neveu, Stéphan Vigeant
  • Engineers: CLA experts-conseils & Martin Roy et associates
  • Landscape Architects: VLAN
  • Contractor: CRT Construction Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Smith Vigeant architects, Martin Roy et associates, EDP inc
  • Project size: 600M2 (6 450pi2)
  • Cost: 2.8M$
  • Date of completion: 08/2014

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Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court in Ontario, Canada by SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

The Sky-o-swale is a shade-water structure that filters rainwater through a green roof, into an underground cistern. The water is used to irrigate the Community Garden. More than that, the Sky-o-swale is a shaded community gathering space—a stage for performances and seating for the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) /Jumpstart sports pad. It’s a wondrous structure, with a truly amazing history.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects
  • Project: Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup

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L’ÉCRAN (THE SCREEN) in Québec, Canada by Alain Carle

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Article source: Alain Carle

The contextual constraint of this project, located on a lakeshore, enabled us to pursue the exploration of the possibilities of work geared to perceptual considerations. Narrow in depth, the site presented several setback constraints (next to a lake, stream, street, etc.). The buildable area was therefore somewhat narrow and irregular, which nonetheless offered the opportunity to design a project outside the typical precepts of “stylish” residences. The difficulty with respect to layout also facilitated discussions with the owners during the presentation of the concept, because there could be no question here of an idealized form. On the contrary, the site imposed a non-premeditated conceptual approach, anchored in the possible rather than what was there.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Alain Carle
  • Project: L’ÉCRAN (THE SCREEN)
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Year of completion: 2013
  • Type of construction: wood and steel
  • Cladding: masonry painted black and red cedar
  • Area: 5,405 pi 2

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LINE GARDEN in Quebec, Canada by Kempster Jamrozik Studio

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Article source: Kempster Jamrozik Studio

“Line Garden” by Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik was installed as part of the 15th International Garden Festival, which runs until September 28th, 2014 at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada. Drawing on the formal language of historical garden design, and the contemporary means of mass-produced safety and construction materials, the project is a strong graphic intervention that aims to produce an abstract field.

Image Courtesy © Kempster Jamrozik Studio

Image Courtesy © Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik

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