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Lausanne House in Québec, Canada by Hatem+D

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: v2com

The project consisted in the renovation of a bungalow in Québec City, Canada. The owners wished to adapt their residence to their new lifestyle and the building needed a face-lift. Besides the addition of a complete floor and garage, the layout of the facade was carefully thought.

Image Courtesy © Hatem+D

Image Courtesy © Hatem+D

  • Architects: Hatem+D  
  • Project: Lausanne House
  • Location: Québec, Canada

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Boutique Penelope in Québec, Canada by Hatem+D

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

To celebrate the company’s 45 years of existence, the owners of Boutique Penelope wanted to not only expand their Place Ste-Foy business in Quebec City but also refresh its brand image through a new store design. The goal was to create a flow between the various spaces while preserving the existing display cases. Hatem+D Architecture used a logical and harmonious design concept to devise three distinct and well-defined zones. The “watches” section, in elegant black located in the back of the boutique, features a sales counter and a screen wall. In the middle, the white “jewelery” area illuminates the space with its counters and a repair workshop that’s cleverly delineated with frosted glass partitions. The balance between this opposition of black and white is smoothly interrupted by the champagne coloured gemstone station, a display overhung by a sculptural structure that resembles the facets of cut diamonds. The space is topped with a white acoustic module with recessed light fixtures, which brings an elegant contrast to the black ceiling. The large volumes and visual oppositions of this layout all blend together elegantly. Customers are offered an experience that’s both sophisticated and functional, and whose beauty is only matched by the refreshing and refined design.

Image Courtesy © Hatem + D

Image Courtesy © Hatem + D

  • Architects: Hatem+D  
  • Project: Boutique Penelope
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Software used: 3ds Max studio (more…)

New STGM Architects head office in Québec, Canada

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

STGM’s new head office is located in the Beauport borough of Quebec City, adjacent to the Estimauville eco-neighbourhood. It is a 1,000 square metre two-storied structure that puts the focus on eco-friendly, architectural innovation. The building succeeds in offering an exceptional level of comfort to its occupants through the mindful integration of a longitudinal form, orientation to the sun, light wood structure, meticulously selected materials and efficient systems, while producing a low ecological footprint. High performance concrete siding combined with Eastern Cedar creates an impression that is both simple and dynamic, with attention given to the relationship between solids and voids that lend the building an air of elegance that belies both time and fashion. From the first sketches, the designers sought to attain a high level of sustainability – a principle already at the heart of the firm’s priorities, using creativity to implement the strategies necessary to reach LEED-NC Platinum level. With this objective in mind, comfort, simplicity and coherence were selected as founding principles.

Image Courtesy © STGM Architetcts

Image Courtesy © STGM Architetcts

  • Architects: STGM Architetcts
  • Project: New STGM Architects head office
  • Location: Québec, Canada

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LEBOURGNEUF COMMUNITY CENTER in Quebec, Canada by CCM2 architectes

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes

Located in Quebec City, the Lebourgneuf Community Center is a central element for the community because of the activities offered and its proximity to Les Prés-Verts Elementary School. The Center is directly connected to the school and is a major partner for recreational, educative and sociocultural activities. The extension project consisted in adding a double gymnasium, two locker rooms with sanitary facilities, a divisible workout gym and a classroom. The extension has two steel structure levels and was designed according to a future extension of Les Prés-Verts Elementary School and a new local library.

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: LEBOURGNEUF COMMUNITY CENTER
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau, Dave Tremblay
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Quebec City
  • Structural / Civil: EMS
  • Awards: Quebec City’s Architecture award | Category ” Universal Accessibility ” 2014
  • Project area: 25 080 pi2 | 2330 m2
  • Budget: 5,6 M$ | CAN
  • Completion: 2013 | 2014

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HARFANG-DES-NEIGES PRIMARY SCHOOL in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Located in the center of the town Stoneham, surrounded by a mountainous and wooden environment, the new pavilion of the elementary school of Stoneham-Tewkesbury is built near the existing one. The new school can accommodate an extra of 240 students in order to fill the growing needs of the municipality. The Municipality’s expansion is caused by the arrival of young families in the new residential developments. The pavilion regroups fourteen classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, a computer laboratory, a daycare and all the services related to maximize the development and the global learning of the children.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture
  • Project: HARFANG-DES-NEIGES PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • Location: Stoneham, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau + Dave Tremblay
  • Software used: FormZ and AutoCad
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
  • Structural / Civil: WSP Group
  • Mechanical /Electrical: Genecor inc.
  • Contractor: Constructions Béland-Lapointe inc.
  • Project Area: 30 730 pi2 | 12 855 m2
  • Budget: 6,5 M$ | CAN

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Montreal Metro Project in Québec, Canada by Chris Forsyth

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: Chris Forsyth 

The Montreal Metro Project is an ongoing photo archive of Montreal’s internationally renowned metro system. The series captures the often overlooked architecture, design, and motion of each the many stations of the system.

Image Courtesy © Chris Forsyth

Image Courtesy © Chris Forsyth

stgm head office in Québec, Canada by stgm architectes

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: stgm architectes

STGM’s new head office is located in the Beauport borough of Quebec City, adjacent to the Estimauville eco-neighbourhood. It is a 1,000 square metre two-storied structure that puts the focus on eco-friendly, architectural innovation. The building succeeds in offering an exceptional level of comfort to its occupants through the mindful integration of a longitudinal form, orientation to the sun, light wood structure, meticulously selected materials and efficient systems, while producing a low ecological footprint. High performance concrete siding combined with Eastern Cedar creates an impression that is both simple and dynamic, with attention given to the relationship between solids and voids that lend the building an air of elegance that belies both time and fashion. From the first sketches, the designers sought to attain a high level of sustainability – a principle already at the heart of the firm’s priorities, using creativity to implement the strategies necessary to reach LEED-NC Platinum level. With this objective in mind, comfort, simplicity and coherence were selected as founding principles.

Image Courtesy © stgm architectes

Image Courtesy © stgm architectes

  • Architects: stgm architectes
  • Project: stgm head office
  • Location: Québec, Canada

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Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage in Ladysmith, Quebec by Kariouk Associates

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Kariouk Associates

The site for this project is a remote, private lake beside which for more than seventy years existed a family’s cottage.  When the land passed from mother to son, the decision was made to reinvigorate the home; ultimately, because the home had already reached such an advanced state of decay, it was decided to have it removed and to build a new cottage. For sentimental reasons, the new home was to be the exact dimensions of the former and it was to sit in the exact same location.  Aside from those requirements though, a far more open spatial arrangement was desired.  The cottage was only intended for three-season use (the Manhattan couple for whom this was being built intended to spend winters in warmer climates).  The house design was simplified because significant insulation was not required, however, construction intentions were complicated by the fact that the remote location meant that the cost of labor “commuting” from the city would be extremely costly.

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage
  • Location: Ladysmith, Quebec
  • Photography: Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde
  • Software used:Auto CAD and Photoshop
  • DESIGNER: Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), David King, Sarah McMurtry, Adam Paquette (Design Associates)
  • CLT CONSULTANT: Timmerman Timberworks
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Moses Structural Engineers

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Val-Jalbert Belvedere in Québec, Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Pierre Thibault

The revitalization of the historic village of Val-Jalbert aims to enhance the architectural integration between yesterday and today. Invaded by an impressive natural strength, the fall of the Ouiatchouan river reveals a striking story in the heart of the experiential trail of Val-Jalbert.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

  • Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
  • Project: Val-Jalbert Belvedere
  • Location: Historical village of Val-Jalbert, Québec, Canada
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Design Team: Pierre Thibault, Jérôme Lapierre, Mathieu Leclerc
  • Year: 2014

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The International Garden Festival announces the designers for its 16th edition

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 16th edition of the Festival presented at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens from June 26 to September 27, 2015.

Grand-Métis, Canada, 2015-01-07 –The competition attracted 309 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 700 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 34 countries.

“Buzz” is the operative word guiding the 2015 Festival with new creations by designers from Canada, France and Israel. The installations selected by the jury have a special energy and connection to the natural world. The temporary gardens have a degree of interactivity that encourages visitors to enter with enthusiasm. The goal is to intrigue visitors with the unusual or to impress by new ways of presenting what is common.

The new gardens selected for the 2015 edition are:

Around-About by Talmon Biran architecture studio [Roy Talmon, architect & Noa Biran, architect], Tel Aviv, Israel. http://www.talmonbiran.com.

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Carré bleu sur fond blanc by o.k. [Kihan Kim, landscape architect & Ophélie Bouvet, landscape architect], Paris, France. http://www.kihankim.com.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

I like to move it by DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture [Mathilde Gaudemet, architect & Arthur Ozenne, architect], Paris, France. http://www.19-86.fr.

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Popple by Meaghan Hunter, landscape architect & Suzy Melo, landscape architect, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Canada.

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Se mouiller (la belle échappée) by Groupe A / Annexe U [Jean-François Laroche, architect, Rémi Morency, architect and urbanist, Erick Rivard, architect & Maxime Rousseau, architect], Québec (Québec) Canada. http://www.groupea.qc.ca.

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

The Archipelago (An Atlas of Biomes) by Pedro Pitarch Alonso, architect, Madrid, Spain, received a special mention from the jury.

All of the 309 entries are exhibited on-line on the website of the Festival as part of the annual exhibition of competition entries:

.http://www.refordgardens.com

The jury was composed of Paula Meijerink, landscape architect, co-designer of Asphalt Garden, IGF 2003 et Shushu, IGF 2004; François Leblanc, architect, co-designer of Méristème, IGF 2014;Rosetta Sarah Elkin, landscape architect and assistant professor of landscape architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, designer of Tiny Taxonomy, IGF 2010-2014; Edith Normandeau, acting executive director, Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec and Alexander Reford, director of Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens and the International Garden Festival.

About the International Garden Festival

The International Garden Festival is the leading contemporary garden festival in North America. Since its inception in 2000, more than 150 gardens have been exhibited at Grand-Métis and as extra-mural projects in Canada and around the world.

Presented at Les Jardins de Métis, at the gateway to the Gaspé Peninsula, the Festival is held on a site adjacent to the historic gardens created by Elsie Reford, thereby establishing a bridge between history and modernity, and a dialogue between conservation, tradition and innovation. Each year the Festival exhibits conceptual gardens created by more than seventy architects, landscape architects and designers from various disciplines in a pristine environment on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

The International Garden Festival is presented with the financial assistance of many public and private partners: Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Canada Summer Jobs, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Tourisme Québec and Emploi-Québec. Economic Development Canada is the major partner in the development of the Landscape Laboratory project.

About the Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis

A National Historic Site and Québec heritage site, the Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis are an obligatory stop for all those visiting eastern Québec. Cultural space and tourist destination for over 50 years, the Reford Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in the Gaspésie region, providing visitors with experiences for every sense. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence and Mitis rivers, they were created between 1926 and 1958 by avid gardener and plant collector, Elsie Reford. Hydro-Québec has been the lead sponsor of the Reford Gardens since 1999.

The gardens will be open every day from May 30 to September 27, 2015. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge.

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