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LA Maison DU Boise in Montréal, Canada by Gestion Rene Desjardins

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Gestion Rene Desjardins 

Once they had chosen a wooded site, the mandate was to create a house that would specifically address the children’s well-being. From there, the mother was interested in colour and the father wanted a design that would last “indefinitely”. As for the style, they agreed it would be modern but “not minimalist”.

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Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc. in collaboration with Douglas Coupland

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The Canadian Firefighters Memorial officially opened on September 9, in Ottawa. Located at the site of the capital’s devastating fire of 1900, this urban-planning memorial ensemble was collaboratively designed by PLANT Architect Inc. and Canadian visual artist and novelist Douglas Coupland. The team won the national competition hosted by the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) in 2010.

Image Courtesy © PLANT Architect Inc.

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc. in collaboration with Douglas Coupland
  • Project:Canadian Firefighters Memorial
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Client: Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) in collaboration with National Capital Commission (NCC)
  • Photographer: Steven Evans | Linda Matta | © PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project manager: Mary Tremain, Partner, PLANT Architect Inc., GB Associates
  • Design team: PLANT Architect Inc. — Mary Tremain, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer (Partners; Architects) | Vanessa Eickhoff (Associate; Landscape Architect; OALA) | Suzanne Ernst | Jeremy McGregor
  • Collaborators: Douglas Coupland (Artist)
  • Engineers:
    • Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd. (Structural Engineering)
    • Novatech Engineering Consultants Ltd. (Civil Engineering)
    • Goodkey Weedmark and Associates Ltd. (Electrical Engineering)
    • A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. (Quantity Surveyor)
  • Contractor: Prestige Design & Construction Ltd.
  • Lighting design: Suzanne Powadiuk Design Inc.
  • Surface: 3,000 m2
  • Project end date: September 2012
  • Software used: For the main design, used Vectorworks, Sketch-Up, and Photoshop softwares. The overall wall design was done in Vectorworks. Detailed type design was done in Indesign and Adobe Illustrator.

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Design Of Blue Communications’ Office Space in Montreal, Canada

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Anne Sophie Goneau

The task was to create a new office space for BLUE Communications, an interactive agency based in Montreal. Founded in 1998, the company specializes in web development, branding, content creation, ecommerce, social media, mobile apps and databases. Their 2750 sq.ft. corporate space is located in Montreal, on the 8th floor of the Carrefour d’Innovation INGO, previously serving as the brewing tower of the famous Dow Brewery.

Image Courtesy Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau
  • Project: Design Of Blue Communications’ Office Space
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Software used: plans using Autocad but the design was first made by hand sketching and drawings.

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Design The Installation Of The Lounge and the space dressing of La Cinémathèque québécoise for RIDM in Montreal, Canada by La firme, Baillat Bardell & Fils and XYZ technologie culturelle

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: XYZ Technologie Culturelle

LA FIRME, in collaboration with Baillat Cardell & Fils and XYZ Technologie Culturelle, was handed the mandate to design the installation of the lounge and the space dressing of La Cinémathèque québécoise, which will host from November 7 to 18, 2012 the Montreal International Documentary Festival.

Image Courtesy Emily Gan

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Boffi Studio Montreal in Canada by Boffi

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Boffi

Boffi, a world leader in high-end kitchens and bathrooms, as well as its most recent addition, storage systems, in 2010, announces the Montreal opening of Boffi Studio Montreal, its first mono-brand showroom in Canada.“It is the only space of this type devoted exclusively to showcasing the products of the internationally distributed company,” notes Giancarlo Bonaldi, co-owner of Boffi Studio Montreal.. “Boffi is renowned for its aesthetic research, quality manufacturing, and technical innovation, resulting in a unique design philosophy and trademark products.

Image Courtesy Boffi

  • Architects: Boffi
  • Project: Boffi Studio Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

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Authentic Lofts, Urban Condos Le Nordelec in Montréal, Canada by HUMÀ design

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: HUMÀ design

As advertised through a marketing campaign that is the talk of the town, Elad Canada, partnered with Groupe IBI-CHBA architectes and HUMÀ design, has inaugurated the majestic conversion of the historic Nordelec building into a residential development of 1,000 urban condos. “With its new units alongside the existing 680,000 square feet of office and retail space that will occupy the ground floor, the Nordelec building will become a hub of exceptional commercial and residential activity, a true city within the city,” predicted Aurèle Cardinal, president of Groupe IBI-CHBA architectes.

Image Courtesy HUMÀ design

  • Architects: HUMÀ design
  • Project: Authentic Lofts, Urban Condos Le Nordelec
  • Location: Montréal,Canada

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Qualico Family Centre in Winnipeg, Canada by Number Ten Architectural Group

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: Number Ten Architectural Group

The towering elm trees and gentle meadows of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park have for generations formed an inspiring backdrop to the city’s collective memory. The Qualico Family Centre connects to the temporality of this landscape, evolving, growing and decaying in harmony with the natural rhythms of its surroundings.

Image Courtesy Brent Bellamy

  • Architects: Number Ten Architectural Group
  • Project: Qualico Family Centre
  • Location: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Photography: Brent Bellamy
  • Engineering Consultants: Crosier Kilgour & Partners, MCW/AGE Engineers
  • Landscape Architecture: Scatliff+Miller+Murray
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 1000 sq.m.
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

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A Canadian Museum in a Church in Quebec, Canada by Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

With construction of the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the architects at Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes have achieved a remarkable conversion of a heritage church. At a time when conservation of the religious patrimony is a challenge all over the world, this architectural intervention is an exemplary model of the genre. Its excellence has been acknowledged by the 2010 Canadian Architect Awards of Merit, the Grand Prix du design 2011, and the Prix d’excellence 2011 from the Institut de développement urbain du Québec, which, upon presentation of its award, congratulated Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes for “its thorough architectural reflection with regard to this project, its exceptional urban integration, and its design, which brings past and future together.” In 2012, the pavilion received the Award for Architectural Integration of Montreal Architectural Heritage Campains.

Image Courtesy Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert

  • Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
  • Project: A Canadian Museum in a Church
  • Location: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Name Of The Project: Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art
  • Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Project Leader: Claude Provencher, Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder
  • Photographers: Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert

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Sixty Colborne Presentation Centre in Toronto, Canada by Johnson Chou Inc.

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Article source: Johnson Chou Inc.

Sixty Colborne is a 3,300 SF condominium presentation centre comprised of a sales area and a model suite created for Freed Developments and located in the St. Lawrence historical district of downtown Toronto.

Design Concept:

To create a building of paradoxes much like it’s site: a building of simple form juxtaposed against a context of a cacophony of form, detail and colour; to create a building passive by day and active at night; direct access from exterior yet complex interior movement and parti.

Image Courtesy Johnson Chou Inc.

  • Architects: Johnson Chou Inc.
  • Project: Sixty Colborne Presentation Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Project Team: Silke Stadtmueller, Anne Ehlers, Shant Krichelian, Johnson Chou
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Started: November 2011
  • Completed: May 2012
  • Software used: AutoCad, Sketchup for renderings

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Whale House in Toronto, Canada by rzlbd

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]

The Whale house is another spatial experiment by rzlbd, a monochromic contemporary manifesto that evolves around a central detached box painted in red standing free inside a three storey height foyer. The building appears to have swallowed the box symbolizing the contemplation space inside the spacious jaw of the whale that swallowed Jonah.

Image Courtesy rzlbd (Reza Aliabadi)

  • Architects: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]
  • Project: Whale House
  • Location: Toronto
  • Design: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]
  • Project Team: Reza Aliabadi, Ladan Niknam, Lailee Soleimani
  • Structure: Ali Saeed
  • Project Manager: Amin Sheivari
  • Construction: Maxamin Corp.
  • Building Type: Single family house
  • Basics: Two & half story wood structure
  • Lot: 25’X100′
  • Living Area: 1800 sqft
  • Design: 2010
  • Completion: Spring 2012

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