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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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Ecologia in Montreal, Canada by Gervais Fortin

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Gervais Fortin

The owner, Sabine Karsenti, with the collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation and her designer Gervais Fortin, had the objective to reduce to a minimum her ecological footprint by using healthy, local and little polluting materials. The team demonstrated that it’s possible to build an ecological house without sacrificing the contemporary design. All the materials were hand-picked from the most ecoresponsible supplier’s of Quebec. A combination of exposed beams, big windows and an inner courtyard, signs the beauty of a cozy and modern living space.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Parent

  • Architects: Gervais Fortin
  • Project: Ecologia Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Alexandre Parent

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Gallery House in Markham, Canada by Reza Aliabadi [Rzlbd]

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Article source: Reza Aliabadi [Rzlbd]

The Gallery House is a contemporary residential structure that adapts an institutional/commercial typology in that all of the spaces have been aligned and arranged along a galleria. One can imagine that all of the served and servant areas of the house have been plugged in to this empty spine. They then have been stretched out to the north and south where they gain exposures, views and natural light.

Image Courtesy Reza Aliabadi

  • Architects: Reza Aliabadi [Rzlbd]
  • Project: Gallery House
  • Location: Markham, Canada
  • Client: Mr. & Mrs. Rassekh
  • Project Manager: Amin Sheivari
  • Construction: Maxamin Corp.
  • Structure: Hany Isshak & Alireza Saeed
  • Landscape: Morteza Behrooz
  • Architectural Photography: borXu Design
  • Building Type: Single family house
  • Basics: Two story steel & wood structure
  • Lot: 70’X140′
  • Living Area: 6000 sqft
  • Design: 2010
  • Completion: Spring 2012

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Pavillon Alexandre Vachon in Québec, Canada by STGM Architectes

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Article source: STGM Architectes

Laval University’s science building, the Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, was inaugurated in 1962. After fifty years of use without any significant work done to it, the 45,000 m2 building was in need of a major facelift and complete overhaul. Designed by architect Lucien Mainguy, an important figure in Quebec’s modernist movement, the pavilion is protected by the CAMEO, a university committee that among other things is mandated to protect and maintain Laval University’s architectural heritage. A $90 million phased renovation project was put forward by the university, starting with an initial $18 million investment.

Image Courtesy Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: STGM Architectes
  • Project: Pavillon Alexandre Vachon
  • Location: Québec City, Québec, Canada
  • Client: Laval University
  • Budget: 90M$
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

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La Luge in Quebec, Canada by Yh2 Architecture

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Article source: Yh2 Architecture

Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest. Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.

Image Courtesy Francis Pelletier

  • Architects: Yh2 Architecture
  • Project: La Luge
  • Location: La Conception, Laurentides, Québec, Canada
  • Area: 120 m²
  • Construction year: 2011
  • YH2 Conception team: François Bélanger, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis
  • Construction : Emmanuel Yiacouvakis and associates, Ébénisterie La Fabrik.
  • Photographer: Francis Pelletier

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Campus 54 in Montreal, Canada by Pelletier de Fontenay

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: HUBERT PELLETIER

DESCRIPTION

In a context where conceiving an office building too often means an obsessive pursuit of space optimization, the Campus 54 project is surprisingly rich in program and intentions. Typical office buildings, especially when located on the outskirts of the city, largely fail to generate life and activity outside of the office space per se. This obsession with efficiency leaves a large part of the office life unaddressed. The ambition of this project was to create a setting where spaces for leisure, stimulation, relaxation, health, nature and ad hoc encounters would seamlessly blend into the workspaces.

Image Courtesy Pelletier de Fontenay

  • Architects: Pelletier de Fontenay Architects
  • Project: Campus 54
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Architect: Hubert Pelletier, Yves de Fontenay
  • Image courtesy: Pelletier de Fontenay
  • Year: 2010
  • Area: 90,000 M2
  • Status: Ongoing

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A Sense Of Excess Bistro Japonais Kinoya in Canada by Ean De Lessard, Designer Créatif

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: Ean De Lessard, Designer Créatif

Since the recent opening of Japanese bistro Kinoya on Saint-Denis Street, the Irasshaïmase salutes have not stopped in this izakaya, the Japanese answer to the tapas bar. Modern yet imbued with tradition, this little gem of Japanese cuisine deserved for its jewel case nothing but an unusually inventive design. Created by the talented designer Jean de Lessard, who had carte blanche for this project, the volumes and shapes of great simplicity are making this space shine with a total casual chic.

Image Courtesy © M David Giral

  • Architects: Ean De Lessard, Designer Créatif
  • Project: A Sense Of Excess Bistro Japonais Kinoya
  • Location: Canada
  • photo credits: © M David Giral
  • Client: Kinoya
  • Concept: Jean de Lessard, Designer Créatif
  • Graphic renderings: Atelier Isabelle Leclerc
  • Tatami box: Constructech
  • Electrical: Fizzanno Électrique
  • Glass: HSGlass
  • Lighting: Au courant Lighting
  • Material: Paint, yellow birch, laminate, laquer
  • Total bistro surface: 1,500 square feet (23‘ x 75’)
  • Tatami box: 400 square feet
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Beachaus I in White Rock, Canada by InHaus Development Ltd.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: Dave deBruyn

Uniquely modern, yet simple in nature. High quality construction, with exclusive finishes and ultra-efficient energy saving technology. Beachaus I was inspired by homes in the ultra exclusive beachfront communities found up and down the Californian coast.

Designed for active living, and built to last – this ultra modern 2085 sqft 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separate office/studio space and stunning bright principle spaces. Located less that 200m from Semiahmoo Bay, Beachaus I is the ultimate home for active “smart” living in this vibrant White Rock East Beach community.

Image Courtesy InHaus Development Ltd.

  • Architects: InHaus Development Ltd.
  • Project: Beachaus I
  • Location: White Rock, BC, Canada
  • Software used: designed & modeled in Sketchup before being moved over to AutoCAD. Energy modelling was done via the “Hot2000” software which is standard practice in Canada in order to determine the home’s Energuide score pre-construction and assist in making changes to the efficiency of the planned dwelling pre-construction.

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Bernier-Thibault Residence in Canada by Paul Bernier Architecte

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Article source: Paul Bernier Architecte

The house is in Montréal, on a densely built block in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood. An extension and a transformation of the house had to be made to allow for a family of four. Two rooms had to be added, one for the kids and one for the adults. The house also had to be rethought to make it a coherent project in its spirit and materiality.

Image Courtesy Marc Cramer, Paul Bernier and Vittorio Viera

  • Architects : Paul Bernier Architecte
  • Project: Bernier-Thibault Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Name of architectural/design firm: Paul Bernier architecte
  • Design start date : January 2006
  • Design end date : August 2006
  • Construction start date : June 2006
  • Construction end date : January 2007
  • Site area : 1664 sq. ft. (152,7 sq. meters)

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