// arthitectural / Canada
  • Located in Westmount, a privileged inner-city suburb of Montreal, Lansdowne Avenue is remarkable for both its heritage architecture and its particular topography. The street negotiates a series of steep inclines and plateaus at the base of Westmount Mountain. As a semi-detached house on a hill side, the project is an essay in asymmetry. Westmount’s past […]


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  • Located outside the village of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern townships, the Roy-Lawrence Residence is set in a vast estate very much impregnated with the legacy of a Swiss immigrant family that came to Canada in the 1930’s. To this date, the surroundings of the residence are still defined by bucolic landscapes, iconic Swiss chalets and […]


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Since 1971, the Old Main building has been at the heart of campus life at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC, housing classrooms, offices, art galleries and workshops. In 2011, the school brought in Diamond Schmitt Architects to oversee an expansion of the building, adding over 40,000 square feet of learning space, and providing […]


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The site is located in a well established residential area. The existing house built in the 60’s, with its straight lines, honest distribution, communication with the exterior, and usage of materials, represented the architecture of its time. All these hints help the author decipher the project and set in motion the arduous work of intervention […]


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This Project springs up after some previous conversations with the owner of the site, who shares our concern about the exhaustion of the sources of fossil energies, and also the need of being more respectful with our immediate environment. Location This house is located in the chain of Collserola mountains , which is the Natural […]


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