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Stinson Transport Center in Montréal Transit Society (Stm), Canada by Lemay Associés

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Article source: Lemay Associés

“The project’s thematic orientation is based on an analogy. A succession of ideas which nourish intersect and form a pattern, a framework of action. It is based on the concept of building ties… ” In anticipation of an increase in its services planned over the next few years, the STM will expand its fleet of busses and must build a new transport centre. The proposed Stinson Transport Center will accommodate 300 vehicles and 800 employees and will aim an ambitious LEED Gold certification.

Images Courtesy Lemay associés

  • Architect: Lemay Associés
  • Name of Project: Stinson Transport Center
  • Location: Montréal Transit Society (Stm), Canada
  • Credit / image: Lemay associés [architecture design]


Warming Huts v.2012 in Manitoba, Canada by Mjölk Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Mjölk Architects

Our winning entry to an international arts & architecture competition in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Warming Huts v.2012 was an open competition, endorsed by the Manitoba Association of Architects.

Image Courtesy Polar Hen


  • Architects: Mjölk Architects
  • Project: Warming Huts v.2012
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhinoceros


Canada Post Corporation in Ontario, Canada by Kingsland + Architects (designed with ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Kingsland + Architects

We were given the task to design a single storey building, the ubiquitous factory / warehouse building with front office. A dissection of the program provided us with a simple theme. By nature of its program, the building consists of two independent spaces. The heart and soul of the building is the letter carriers sortation facility, a function likely defined as ‘blue collar’ and not far from functioning and appearing just like that of a “factory”.

Canada Post Corporation

  • Architects: Kingsland + Architects
  • Project: Canada Post Corporation – Port Credit
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Architect Design: Colin Kingsland
  • Software used: Archicad


Gourmet Burger meets “Haute Couture” in Ontario, Canada by Jump Branding & Design

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Article source: Jump Branding & Design

On February 29th in Las Vegas, Jump Branding & Design Inc. captured two Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) Sustainability Awards for their design of the South St. Burger Co. at Bayview Village in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). The seven year old branding and design agency won the coveted 2012 Sustainable Project of the Year and the 2012 Grand Prize Tenant Improvement awards for the restaurant design.

Image Courtesy David Whittaker

  • Architects: Jump Branding & Design Inc.
  • Project: Gourmet Burger meets “Haute Couture”
  • Location: Bayview Village – Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Client: South St. Burger Co.
  • Project Manager: Eric Boulden
  • Design Team: Eric Boulden, Melissa Zurfluh, Emily Strub, Richard Patmore, Jason Hemsworth, Jerry Alfieri
  • Engineers: Nova Trend, Seawood Consulting
  • Contractor: Unitedwell Interior Contracting
  • Project opening date: November 17 2011
  • Photographer: David Whittaker
  • Software used: Architectural Desktop 2011, SketchUp, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5


Artist Studio / Laneway House in Vancouver, Canada by Campos Leckie Studio

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: campos leckie studio

This project is a lane way structure that was designed prior to the City of Vancouver’s Laneway Housing Initiative.  It was conceived with two specific programmatic scenarios in mind – and immediate requirement for an 800sf working artist’s studio, storage space, and covered parking space; as well as a future agenda to be able to easily occupy the structure into a one-bedroom lane way dwelling.


Exterior View

  • Architect: Campos Leckie Studio
  • Name of Project: Artist Studio / Laneway House
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada


LE 2-22 in Montréal, Canada by Ædifica

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Ædifica

Montreal, March 7, 2012 – On February 6 came the long-anticipated inauguration of the 2-22, the new flagship building of the Quartier des Spectacles designed by Ædifica and Gilles Huot Architectes. Designed to meet LEED-NC environmental standards, this six-storey building promises to become a Montréal cultural landmark, being located at the intersection of St. Catherine St. and St. Laurent Blvd., the nerve centre of the St. Laurent Blvd. revitalization project.

Night View (Images Courtesy Stéphane Brugger)

  • Architect: Ædifica
  • Name of Project: LE 2-22
  • Location: Quartier Des Spectacles, Montréal, Canada
  • Photos: Stéphane Brugger


De Farine & D’eau Fraîche in QC, Canada by Surface3

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Surface3

De Farine & D’eau Fraîche is a pastry boutique, whose concept is founded on love, naiveté, and escapism. In designing the space, Surface3 sought to capture the essence of pastries and the way we enjoy them in a way that is simple, magical and lasting; from the exchange of pastries as a ritual signifying love and friendship, to the pleasure inherent in simple indulgence.

Image Courtesy Vladamir Antaki

  • Architects: Surface3
  • Project: De Farine & D’eau Fraîche
  • Location: 1701 rue Amherst, Montreal, QC, H2L 3L4, Canada
  • Client: De Farine et d’eau fraîche
  • Designers: SURFACE3
  • Design team: Jason Shatilla and Carla El-Samra
  • Surface: +/- 1700 square feet
  • Project end date: Janvier 2011
  • Photographer: Vladamir Antaki
  • Software used: Google SketchUp for the ideation process. Drawings were produced using Autocad.


Condo Canal Lachine in Quebec, Canada by C3 Studio

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Article source: C3 Studio

c3studio’s interior architecture design for Condo Canal Lachine in Montréal (Québec, Canada) won top honors in the residential/kitchen category in the annual Quebec competition Grands Prix du Design in 2011. Beyond its apparent simplicity, the interior space of the residence reveals a visual personality that evokes a monolithic sculpture rather than simply a living space.

Image Courtesy Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: C3 Studio
  • Project: Condo Canal Lachine
  • Location: Montréal / (Petite-Bourgogne), Quebec, Canada
  • Project manager: MARIO PAINCHAUD
  • Surface: 700 PI² / 65 m²
  • Project end date: Août 2011
  • Carpenter / kitchen designer: ESPACE CUISINE
  • Concrete : M3BÉTON
  • Photographer : STEVE MONTPETIT
  • Software used: AUTOCAD for the plan, elevations, details and 3D STUDIO MAX for presentation, study model.


Cliff House in Ontario, Canada by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture Inc.

Set on the Cliff-side of a much-cherished lake, this cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. This dwelling emerges form the rock formation of the cliff using the same local granite to form its base. A central core acts as an anchor that circulates movement, light and air into the living spaces that pinwheel and cantilever off into the landscape. In spite of its modest scale, the residence easily accommodates the family of four by providing amenity for dinning, cooking, living, reading and sleeping which are each carefully tuned to the unique view, light and breezes of the cliff. To balance the heavy mass derived from the fireplaces; cantilevered volumes, flying roofs and floor to ceiling glass are used to achieve a lightness of form as it works to bring the lake into the living spaces.


Exterior view

  • Architects: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Occupancy: August 2009
  • Area: 3,200 sf
  • Lead Design Architect: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
  • Architecture: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Engineer: Christopher Cucco: CUCCO engineering + design
  • Mechanical Consultants: Paul Shrigley: Sunburn Mechanical; Chip Loughead: Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating & Electric
  • Construction Management: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Construction Consultants: Doug Orchard: Orchard Contracting
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Hewitt Ave House in Toronto, Canada by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture

Located in Torontoʼs Bloor West Village neighbourhood the Hewitt Avenue House was conceived as an urban home that places a bold emphasis on natural materials, sustainable design and contemporary living. The home was constructed on the site of an existing home typical of Torontoʼs older neighborhoods and just steps from Bloor Street. While renovation was considered, rebuilding was the most cost effective way to achieve the project goals to create free flowing open plan spaces with natural day lighting, ventilation and a high performance envelope.

Image Courtesy Altius Architecture Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Hewitt Ave House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


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