Thomas Balaban Architecte
Holy Cross House


Located in the city’s up and coming Southwest neighbourhood this 300 m2 detached house hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough working class façade. Turning to the neighbourhood’s post-war veteran’s home as its formal point of departure, the architects set out to make a house that simultaneously fits in and stands out from its […]


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Saucier + Perrotte & Philippe Dubuc
CLOSE UP


As part of a creative partnership with the architectural firm B3, DUBUC introduces CLOSE UP, an installation by Sébastien Breton that integrates seamlessly into the Saint-Pierre Street boutique and beautifully complements the collections. Philippe Dubuc’s passion for contemporary art is nothing new. In many ways, the great freedom of contemporary artists and the designer’s profound […]


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Jardin de Ville & Manutti bring a breath of fresh air for Spring 2015


The Air collection by Manutti unveils its new colours. Available in Jardin de Ville’s showrooms from Montreal to Quebec City and passing through Toronto, Air is a modular system of high-end outdoor sofas. Young Belgian creator, Koen Van Extergem, who recently joined the Manutti Designer Studio, alongside the CEO of Manutti, Stephane De Winter, are […]


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L. McComber ltée
Juliette aux combles


Transforming an attic into a bookcase – “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.” Subtraction In approaching this project, we studied the composition of the existing building and identified multiple layers added to one another over time. These additions had compressed the living space since the original construction dating back to 1880. Inside […]


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Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR
Grandhotel The Fontenay in Hamburg


The large shape gently integrating into the park landscape is created with three circles, which are ‘interlaced’ in the centre. The building figure has no rear side. The basic concept gives the solitary building a special power and prominence in the urban planning context and simultaneously subtle modesty. The spatial concept also defines the interior […]


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Les Ateliers Guyon
Machines travelling between the past and the future for the Art Directors Club of New York


Three time-bending conceptual machines designed by Montreal’s Les Ateliers Guyon ans Sidlee make up a new traveling exhibit from the Art Directors Club of New York and Shutterstock. In an industry where digital reigns supreme, The Art Directors Club of New York (ADC) set out to reinforce their artisanal approach – emphasizing their unique identity […]


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Ângelo Fernandes
Writer’s home


“Writer’s home is my latest personal project. The idea was to create a minimalist house for a successful writer who had given up dealing with people. He passes his days writing and reading. He’s into minimal architecture and not too keen on big fancy interior design. As a starting point I felt inspired from the […]


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Ateliers O-S Architectes
Cultural Center, Media Library, Music and Dance School in France


Ateliers O-S Architectes are managed by three partners with complementary characters, which often collaborate with personalities from other fields like plastic art or landscape design. Before they develop their own common projects, Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc and Gaël Le Nouëne have worked with stimulating architects like Rem Koolhaas or Adriaan Geuze in Nederland. Partners since […]


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KPM Berlin re-launches Trude Petri’s modern classic MANTILLE vase


With the re-edition of the organically shaped MANTILLE vase, KPM Berlin revives one of the most beautiful works of the manufactory’s famous designer Trude Petri. Trude Petri’s vase MANTILLE, first launched in 1957, resembles an elegant sculpture. The sweeping lines refer to the experimental designs of the 1950s. The waist-like shape conveys the impression of […]


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Explorations Architecture
Schuman Bridge on the Saône


Inaugurated by Explorations Architecture in November 2014, the Schuman bridge is the 17th bridge built on the Saône in Lyon. The international competition for the Schuman bridge, held in 2009 by the Urban community of Lyon (Grand Lyon), brought together designers such as Renzo Piano, Marc Mimram and Dietmar Feichtinger. Location Constructed along the narrows […]


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Aukett Swanke
New Council in Hemel Hempstead


Dacorum Borough Council has taken the first step towards its new headquarters as planning permission was granted for the first phase of a development that will see a major regeneration of the town centre of Hemel Hempstead. The new 70,000 sq ft office building, to be called ’The Forum’ is a physical manifestation of the […]


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Lightemotion
Giant Lampshades Create Spectacular Urban Lighting in Quebec


Currently on Cartier Avenue in Quebec City, 34 giant backlit lampshades, decorated with selected works by Alfred Pellan and Fernand Leduc from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, are hanging over the street. The installation is an original concept by Lightemotion, the lighting design firm that illuminates building façades and interiors in Europe, North […]


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Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape


Located on one of the many islands dotting The Archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario, this private boathouse and docking facility designed by Kevin Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited exemplifies a quiet and precise modernism. Through careful form-making and the use of rustic materials, the project responds gently both to the natural and cultural […]


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Bisca
What a difference a new staircase can make


Harrogate – Before and After Bisca was asked to re-design this awkward, angular concrete builder’s staircase for a prestigious new build. The staircase not only looked too mean and small for the space but had been cast so that it clipped the door entry. The going was too short, rendering it uncomfortable in use and […]


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E-STRAORDINARIO wins the 1st 2014 CULTURA+IMPRESA Award


The project conceived by the Ermanno Casoli Foundation and Elica wins in the category of cultural sponsorships and partnerships. The E-STRAORDINARIO PROJECT, a training program that brings contemporary art to the world of business, was conceived by the Ermanno Casoli Foundation (FEC) and Elica, developed in collaboration with ACRAF and Gruppo 240RE, and has been […]


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Ippolito Fleitz Group
Walter Knoll exhibition stand – Orgatec


Communication and identity are key themes of our new working worlds and provide the motto for Walter Knoll presence at the Orgatec 2014. The design of the exhibition stand supports the market presence and brand identity of Walter Knoll in the high-quality office segment. At the same time the stand is designed as a response […]


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Dom Arquitectura
Mountain Guest House in Barcelona


The existing volume could not be changed, so we adapt the guest house program to it. First of all, we covered with insulation and waterproofing the roof and then we did the same with the facades and interior space. The idea is to open the inside space to outside, so the users could be available to […]


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Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset Réaumur
Beau Fixe


Ligne Roset Réamur showroom in Paris will soon show “Beau Fixe” by Inga Sempé well known for her impertinent independence and practical rigour: “As a child, we had two armchairs at the seaside, massive like elephants sitting on their hindquarters, the front legs of which formed the armrests and ‘ears’. These ‘ears’, I loved them […]


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Ryusuke Nanki
CrowdWorks Office Design


A “station” in the office which sends out news providing “new styles to work”. This is an office designed for CrowdWorks – one of the largest crowd sourcing company in Japan – fulfilling their goal which is “to provide a new style to work in 21st century”. This is a working space for “crowd workers” […]


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Christoph Kaiser
Silo House


Silo House brings entrepreneurial ambition to historic downtown. 1955 grain-solo rehab redefines standards of ‘home’ at an affordable cost. Nestled in the Garfield Historic District of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, this contemporary rehabilitation of a dismantled 1955 grain silo is challenging conventions of what ‘home’ is. Not only did design architect Christoph Kaiser of Christoph Kaiser […]


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