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“Design of a pastry shop, storefront” in Montréal, Canada by Atelier Moderno & Anne Sophie Goneau

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Moderno & Anne Sophie Goneau

The design of the new address of the patisserie À La Folie aims to defy all typecasts of the conventional pastry shop by giving full prominence to the superior presentation and quality of its unique products. The execution of the design begins with the storefront. The shop’s 650 sq.ft. ground floor location on the colorful street of Mont-Royal impelled the creation of a space that is distinguished by its neutrality, acting as a monochromatic backdrop to the vibrancy of both the street and the pastries within. The neutral gray interior elevates the wonderful shapes, textures, and hues of the products on display. This voluntary restraint isolates the senses, and the focus becomes only the pastries themselves; the customer almost begins to taste with their eyes!

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

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Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower in Alberta, Canada by DIALOG

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: DIALOG

The Combined Office/Control Tower project was an integral part of the Edmonton International Airport’s expansion 2012 program, responding to increasing ridership and the pressure it had placed on the existing infrastructure and buildings. As Canada’s fastest growing major airport, the expansion ensures that the airport keeps pace with the Alberta Capital Region’s economic development.

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: DIALOG
  • Project: Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Photography: Tom Arban
  • Software used: Rhino and Revit
  • Principal-in-Charge: Tom Sutherland
  • Project Architect: Stephen Boyd
  • Project Engineer: Jim Montgomery, Tim McGinn, Ed Pon
  • Client: Edmonton Airports

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Le 205 in Montreal, Canada by Atelier Moderno

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Moderno

A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jewel conversion within.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Moderno

Image Courtesy © Atelier Moderno

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CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY in Alberta, Canada by REX

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: REX Architect

As part of its architect selection process for the New Central Library (NCL), CMLC requested the finalist firms create a conceptual model revealing their design approach. The model was to be amalleable strategy, not a fixed proposal, that exhibited each proponent’s vision for the library of the future. Essential mandates were to make the building as adaptable as possible and to integrate it into the neighborhood as an urban catalyst. The ideas incorporated into REX’s malleable strategy stem from our analysis of the NCL’s organizational DNA.

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

  • Architects: REX
  • Project: CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Photography: Luxigon
  • CLIENT: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
  • PROGRAM: New central library for the city of Calgary, including (A-Z) administration space, auditoria, book collections, Children’s Library, concourse, Learning Commons, offices, operations, and Teens’ Center; plus a strategy for a mixed-use site partner and outdoor recreational space
  • AREA: 26,600 m² (286,000 sf)
  • PROJECT COST: $250 million CAD
  • STATUS: Limited competition 2013, one of the four finalists
  • KEY PERSONNEL: Adam Chizmar, Stacy Christensen, Alysen Hiller, Tomas Janka, Roberto Otero, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Aude Soffer, Elina Spruza, Matthew Uselman, Matthew Zych
  • CONSULTANTS: Magnusson Klemencic, Scatliff + Miller + Murray

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New Halifax Central Library in Canada by schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/

As the new Halifax Central Library opens to the public on 13 December 2014, the citizens of Halifax, Canada,have been given a civic landmark which has already received international recognition. The contract to design the 15,000 m2library was won in an international competition in 2010 by the Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects and local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell. Sited on a prominent location in the heart of Halifax, the library stands as a cultural hub accessible to everyone and as a result of what can be achieved through co-creation.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

Image Courtesy © Adam Mør

  • Architects: schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/
  • Project: New Halifax Central Library
  • Location: Canada
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Architect team: Fowler Bauld& Mitchell (prime consultant architect)
  • Engineers: Structural:SNC Lavalin Inc., Ove Arup (Concept Design), Mechanical:CBCL Limited, Ove Arup (Concept Design), Electrical: CBCL Limited, Ove Arup (Concept Design)
  • Landscape architect: GordonRatcliffe Landscape Architect
  • Project Manager: Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Client: Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Public Libraries
  • Status: Construction period 2011-2014
  • Competition: 2010, 1st prize in international competition
  • Construction budget: € 33 million excl. VAT
  • Area: 15,000 m2

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Grotto in Georgian Bay, Canada by PARTISANS

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: PARTISANS

The blue waters of Lake Huron—located north of Toronto—complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When PARTISANS team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context. Located within the Georgian Bay, the site is a prehistoric large-scale rock formation. Contemplated research was conducted, and through the process a Grotto was set as an inspiration that would inform the design. Grottos, historically, have been known as natural or artificial caves that are embedded deep behind the curvature of streams, and thus discovered by those who would take the time to explore.

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

  • Architects: PARTISANS
  • Project: Grotto
  • Location: Georgian Bay, Canada
  • Partisans Team: Alexander Josephson, Pooya Baktash, Jonathan Friedman, Shamir Panchal, Ivan Vasyliv, Betty Vuong, Nathan Bishop
  • Client: withheld
  • Contractor: Jordan Construction, Chantler Barging
  • Wood Installation: MCM Inc
  • Engineering: MOSES Inc
  • Glass Systems: AGNORA
  • Sauna Systems: Energy Misers
  • Lighting Consulting: G2J Design Inc

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Prince Philip Residence in Montréal,Canada by Thellend Fortin Architectes

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: v2com

This project involved the expansion of a spacious single-story Outremont residence built in the 1960s. Situated on a site with a steep incline and majestic view, the two-floor expansion was designed to offer a generous window on the horizon.

The architectural concept involved the addition of living spaces in the form of a long ribbon situated laterally to and in line with the contours of the existing structure. This ribbon folds and unfolds, thus offering multiple views of the surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy © Thellend Fortin Architectes

Image Courtesy © Thellend Fortin Architectes

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ATRIUM in Montréal, Canada by Ædifica

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: v2com

Groupe Dynamite is a women’s clothing retailer operating 315 stores worldwide under two brands, Dynamite and Garage. Located in Town of Mount Royal’s industrial sector, the head office occupies two large industrial buildings with more than 500 employees. Within their walls, the group creates, designs, markets and distributes a constantly evolving collection to a large network of retail stores.

Image Courtesy © Ædifica

Image Courtesy © Ædifica

  • Architects: Ædifica 
  • Project: ATRIUM
  • Location: Montréal, Canada

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Ssense office in Montreal, Canada by Humà Design

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Article source: Humà Design

Situated at the top of 333 Chabanel in Montreal, the new Ssense office takes an entire floor of a former textile factory and transforms the space into a modern office space, studio and warehouse. Both creative and avant-garde in their use of digital retail, Ssense was looking for something that could be edgy, contemporary, and luxurious.

Image Courtesy © Humà Design

Image Courtesy © Humà Design

  • Architects: Humà Design
  • Project: Ssense office
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

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Stratus Bar & Restaurant in Ontario, Canada by B+H Architects

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: B+H Architects

Stratus Bar & Restaurant has won the Society of British and International Design’s (SBID) Award for Best Bar & Restaurant—the first international award for B+H Architects’ interiors group.

Located in the Toronto Athletic Club, in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, Stratus was ready for a reinvention. B+H’s design team transformed Stratus into an elegant yet relaxed space, suitable for comfortable dining and hosting multiple concurrent events. A warm space with sweeping views, Stratus has established itself as the premier destination for Toronto’s Bay street elite, with revenues doubling since the renovation.

Image Courtesy © B+H Architects

Image Courtesy © B+H Architects

  • Architects: B+H Architects
  • Project: Stratus Bar & Restaurant
  • Location: Ontario, Canada

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