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Mount Stephen Complex in Montreal, Canada by Lemay associés

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: Lemay associés

Lemay designs a new luxury hotel on the Mount Stephen Club site located on 1440 Drummond Street in Montreal. In fact, Tidan Group, owner of this impressive heritage building, has started the construction of an 80-room hotel at the heart of downtown. In addition to some luxurious accommodations, this 12-storey building will offer high-quality service with banquet rooms for 500 guests, flexible meeting rooms, a spa, a fitness center and an underground parking lot of 96 places. Meanwhile, the interior space of the iconic Mount Stephen Club, closed since December 2011, will be expanded from 2,400 m2 to 6,500 m2.

Image courtesy LEMAY

  • Architects: Lemay associés
  • Project: lemay participates in the architectural and interior design of the Mount Stephen complex
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa by KPMB Architects

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: KPMB Architects

The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) was the first purpose built museum in the country. It is now recognized for the interdependence of its learning and research components and a collection that includes 10 million specimens gathered over 150 years. The original building – known as the Victoria Memorial Museum Building (VMMB) – was designed in the Beaux-Arts Style by David Ewart. Shortly after its completion in 1912, the stone tower began to sink into the ground. In 1915, the upper part of the tower was removed to de-load the structure, leaving the base as the main entrance vestibule but consequently diminishing the building’s original composition, and impacting the original clarity of the Beaux Arts plan.

Image Courtesy KPMB Architects 

  • Architects: KPMB Architects
  • Project: Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Size: 250,000 s.f. total area: 220, 000 s.f. existing; 30,000 s.f. new construction
  • Completion: 2010

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal, Canada by Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica

A new flagship institution in Montréal, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium follows on an international architecture competition won by architecture and design consortium Cardin Ramirez Julien + Ædifica. Their winning proposal stood out from those of some 60 candidates for the quality and imagination of its concept.

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerisse

Image Courtesy © Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica

  • Architects: Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica
  • Project: Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Location: 4801 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montréal, Québec H1V 3V4
  • Client: Espace pour la vie
  • Landscape architects: Fauteux et Associés Architectes Paysagistes
  • Building code consultant: Sylvie Destroismaisons
  • Consultant en enveloppe du bâtiment: Patenaude Trempe
  • Universal accessibility: Société Logique
  • LEED consultant: EXP

Annie Aime in Toronto, Canada by +tongtong

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: +tongtong

Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a bold, layered interior for Annie Aime, the latest Toronto retail space from Parisienne fashion retailer Annie Mesenge. Designed to be a flexible, open-concept environment that can easily be transformed into a space for art openings and other events, the interior is one of the first to implement +tongtong’s recently launched Les Ailes Noires series of freestanding clothing racks.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc. 

  • Architects: +tongtong
  • Project: +tongtong designs fashion retail boutique Annie Aime
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Lansdowne Park in Canada by Cannon Design

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Article source: Cannon Design

Lansdowne Park is an historic sports, exhibition and entertainment facility in Ottawa’s urban center. An integral part of the city’s history, it features the aging 24,000-seat Frank Clair Stadium and other entertainment venues. The City of Ottawa embarked upon a major redevelopment, renovating the stadium and the heritage buildings on the site and adding 300,000 sf of new retail space. The renovated stadium can expand to 45,000 seats, enabling it to host national and international events. The stadium’s porous, accessible design encourages the intersection of people and built form.

Image Courtesy Cannon Design 

  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Project: Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Lansdowne Park
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada

Résidence Nguyen in Montreal, Canada by Atelier Moderno

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Moderno

Under the guidance of director and president Jean-Guy Chabauty (APDIQ, ADIQ), Atelier Moderno is a full-service design firm, delivering a finished product that incarnates a synthesis of architecture, interior design, and industrial design. The mandate of this project was simple and honest – to create a residence for a young couple who were ready to grow their family. The response led to the development of a reticent and spacious environment, refined at every scale of planning, architecture, and detail. A topography of volumes and materials affirms itself throughout, changing its presence and effect as one circulates within the home.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau 

  • Architects: Atelier Moderno
  • Project: Résidence Nguyen
  • Location: Nouveau Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau
  • Project end date: February 2013

The Mississauga Public Library Project in Ontario, Canada by RDH Architects

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Article source: RDH Architects

The Mississauga Library Project is an adaptive re-use strategy for the major renovation and addition to the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park branch libraries, all dating from between 1956 and 1967. The three renovations have been structured as one project, a strategy put forth by the client as a means to use public infrastructure stimulus funds in an efficient manner. Each of the three libraries are situated in park settings; Lakeview and Lorne Park are embedded within established 1950’s suburban neighborhoods and Port Credit is situated adjacent to the Credit River along Lakeshore Road, the commercial ‘high’ street of the old town of Port Credit.

Exterior of Lakeview Library : Image Courtesy © TOM ARBAN 

  • Architects: RDH Architects
  • Project: The Mississauga Public Library Project
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: TOM ARBAN
  • Date of Occupancy: Jan. 2011
  • Construction Budget: $ 8,900 000.00
  • Client: Mississauga Public Library
  • Architect team: Tyler Sharp (design partner, RDH Architects Inc.),  Bob Goyeche (managing partner, RDH Architects Inc.), Graham Gavine (project manager, RDH Architects Inc.), Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew.

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CFB Valcartier Corten Steel Sentry Box in Canada by STGM Architectes

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: STGM Architectes

The command, an almost indestructible and maintenance free sentry box, controlling the entrance to a military base north of Quebec city, Canada. The architects have developed a custom made corten steel pan cladding ensuring the sustainability of the project. A very long overhang protect the glazed part of the building from the east low winter sun. This tiny building have a strong personality and require compliance by its formal simplicity, the nature of the materials used and the strength of its anchoring to the ground.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Guérin

  • Architects: STGM Architectes
  • Project: CFB Valcartier Corten Steel Sentry Box
  • Location: Cathcart Road, Valcartier, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Alexandre Guérin
  • Type: Transportation
  • Area: 40 m2
  • Client: Defense Construction Canada
  • Completion: januanry2013
  • Cost: 800 000 USD

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SieMatic comes to Quebec in Canada by SieMatic Montreal

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: SieMatic Montreal 

SieMatic, the German gold standard in high-end kitchens, is setting up shop in Quebec with the inauguration of new showroom icts in the Montreal region. “Visitors to our showroom will find out about the brand philosophy,” Explains Jean-Martin Lapointe, Sales Manager, Montreal Siematic, “in terms of quality finishes, technical innovation, ergonomics, and the modularity of parts and accessories on display.”

Image Courtesy SieMatic 

Three Harbour Green in Vancouver, Canada By IBI/HB Architects

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: IBI/HB Architects

Three Harbour Green represents the last tower to be developed in this corner of Coal Harbour, an area of the city that houses numerous residential towers of architectural excellence in the last decade. This crown jewel completes a three-tower scheme, overlooking Stanley Park, the north shore mountains, and fronting 7 acres of waterfront park space.

Image Courtesy © Bob Matheson 

  • Architects: IBI/HB Architects
  • Project: Three Harbour Green
  • Location:  1105 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T1
  • Photography: Bob Matheson, Chiharu Matsunaga
  • Client: ASPAC Developments
  • Project Manager: Ledcor Construction
  • Design Team: James Hancock
  • Structural Engineers: Jones Kwong Kishi
  • Mechanical Engineers: Yoneda & Associates
  • Electrical Engineers: Nemetz and Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg
  • Contractor: Ledcor Construction
  • Project End Date: March 2012
  • Area: 23,730 sq. m
  • Height (to tip): 125.95 m
  • Number of Floors: 33
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