// arthitectural / Canada

Smith Vigeant architects
Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park


The Prize-Winner Laureate of the 4th edition of the “Prix d’excellence CECOBOIS 2014” is awarded to SMITH VIGEANT ARCHITECTS for their project “Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant” in the category “Interior Design”. The project also won the “Sustainable Design Award” at the Grand Prix du Design and the “Jury Favourite” at the […]


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Affleck de la Riva architects
Slate House


Slate House was conceived as an in-situ installation that reveals a pre-existing landscape. Approached as a comprehensive reconfiguration of an entire site, the project considers the house as one component of a greater whole. Located in Laval, a suburb of Montreal, the site is a residual parcel in a new subdivision laid out over historic […]


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Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium


Winner, Museum and Use of Wood in Interior Design categories, 2013 Grands Prix du Design 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 […]


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BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement
Terre et Eau


The design of the residence had to meet three important challenges: architectural reconciliation of a Mexican inspiration in a Quebec context; exploration of a prototype house with predefined materials; and the objectives of LEED® Canada certification. The living spaces traverse, overlook, and gravitate around the patio, a large volume in which the effect of vegetation […]


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Jean de Lessard
Chez Carl Tapas & BBQ


Incredibly enveloping, sexy… These are the words that best describe Chez Carl Tapas & BBQ, a new Nun’s Island restaurant created by the interior designer Jean de Lessard. This time, the designer explores the hidden dimension of space with amazing results! Inspired by the fractal theory, the designer Jean de Lessard delivers an amazing interpretation […]


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L. McComber ltée
Crudessence chez Avril


Raw, organic and vegan, the Crudessence concession stand offers beneficial nourishment that requires no cooking whatsoever. The appliances that are used are therefore intended to preserve the freshness of the food, as well as to cut, grind, mix, assemble and serve it. Covering an area of 200 square feet, the concession stand includes a freezer, […]


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Jean Verville
paperwhite


blanc papier / paperwhite The residence, located in Greenfield Park, was designed for a young family settling to a suburb close to Montreal. The architect’s proposition is a sculptural composition that spreads in simple geometrical forms. The division of the volumes, the recess position of the main body just like its angle suggest a singular […]


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Dulwich Residence


The clients had outgrown their 1920’s house on a large lot on Montreal’s south shore. They wanted a contemporary extension that would harmonize with their existing house and highlight and expose the structural brick. The existing house and the extension were separated by a glazed volume where the vertical circulation of the house is located. […]


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LANG LOFT


For the last 20 years, since moving to her apartment, Heather Lang had been dreaming of turning her home from dated and dreary into an airy open-plan New York style loft. Her home, while not the perfect place, was known as Heather’s Hotel, welcoming visitors from far and wide to enjoy wonderfully hospitality and great […]


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Jean de Lessard
Izakaya Kinoya


The izakaya Kinoya swings to the raffish beat of extreme design and “nomunication”[1]. For its latest Kinoya, interior designer Jean de Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[2], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer and sake. […]


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Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
Siamoises Mentana-Boyer


Tucked away in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal, on the private lot of a former commercial building, are these Siamese residences. Each co-property occupies half of the lot; their entrances are, respectively, on Mentana and Boyer streets. The project’s constraints are those of the classic urban context: the envelopes of neighbouring buildings, joint use, and […]


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Affleck de la Riva architects
Landsdowne House


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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Chevalier Morales Architectes
Résidence Roy-Lawrence


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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Rubin & Rotman Architects
Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute


The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute has the mission of transmitting the traditional Cree culture it draws upon to future generations. The building’s concept turns to the classic architecture of the Cree people’s traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the village of Oujé-Bougoumou. In this village, built in 1992 and unique in […]


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Au Pain Doré


The bakery ‘Au Pain Doré’, located on the ground floor of a 3 storey building on Côte-des-Neiges, decided to do some important renovations. The challenge was to give this chain a contemporary look. ‘Au pain doré’ is inspired by the European concept of ‘bakery/café’ that combines the sale of baked good and high quality coffee […]


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Affleck + de la Riva architectes
Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall


Saint Roch de l’Achigan is a small farming community eighty kilometres north of Montreal. The community’s historic convent, built in 1881, is a landmark visible at great distances across the surrounding countryside. Located in the village center, the old convent is a building of important heritage value, a symbol of community and a source of […]


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KANVA
Edison Residence


A small vacant lot located at the epicenter of Montreal student life, just north of the McGill University’s Milton gates, was the basis of the latest design by KANVA. The site endured a fire in the early 20th century, which flattened the existing 19th century historic stone house; this tragedy represents only one of many […]


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10 Amazing Houses Buried in the Woods


10. Matali Crasset – The feral house In the heart of the Meuse (55), in Lorraine, tucked within the 5000-hectares forest of the villages Dompcevrin, Fresnes-au-mont, Lahaymeix, Nicey-sur-Aire, Pierrefitte-sur-Aire and Ville-devant-Belrain, along the Sentier du Vent pathway, the designer matali crasset has designed and built four feral-type houses, her “maisons sylvestres”. The cabins are centrally-positioned […]


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Lumenpulse Lighting Inc
High Level Bridge


Since 1912, the High Level Bridge has been a presence in daily Edmonton life, linking the city’s north and south sides. The 777-meter long bridge, however, had never been lit, which meant every night, the iconic structure vanished from the skyline. To give it the pride of place it deserved among the night sky, the […]


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Elav Nest


ELAV Nest is where Elaine and Avron live a humble yet inspiring life. Another Torontonian condo reinvented, promoting the need for accessibility of design for everyone. Shortly after Elaine and Avron get married in 1959 in South Africa, they hire an architect to design their first home together. 50 years, 5 children and 11 grandchildren […]


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