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Jardin de Ville for ENO
LA PLANCHA®


ENO, a French company, is launching LA PLANCHA® in North America: A true revolution in outdoor cooking. LA PLANCHA® is a cooking appliance composed of a smooth enamelled cast-iron surface for searing foods – a cooking method that preserves their flavour through caramelization of juices. This “cooking by contact” style has been growing in popularity […]


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Lumenpulse Lighting Inc
Thompson Rivers University


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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Chambord Residence


The client wanted to utilize the second storey of her 1920s duplex by converting her former rental unit into 3 bedrooms and an office space. While the grey-stone front facade only required minor restorations, the back of the house was transformed completely. An emphasis on transparency creates constant visual and physical connections with the backyard. […]


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Kasian Architecture Interior Design And Planning Ltd
Edmonton Federal Building and Centennial Plaza Redevelopment


The Edmonton Federal Building (EFB) is a 10-storey, Art Deco-style facility located on the northeast corner of the Alberta Legislature Grounds in Canada’s most northerly provincial capital city. Designed in 1939 by prominent local architect George Heath MacDonald and built in the late 1950’s, this building has sat vacant since 1989. Now, the EFB is […]


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Sorel Residence


We were faced with the challenge of designing a contemporary single-family home in the middle of suburbia, amidst a sea of Victorian-inspired houses. The client purchased a vacant lot in Sorel, a suburb of Montreal, to be close to her family. She imagined a house that would stand out from its surroundings. The form of […]


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FGMDA
St. Thomas Courthouse Rehabilitation


The inauguration of the Elgin County Courthouse, consolidating the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, occurred on March 18, 2014 in St. Thomas Ontario. The ceremony marked the opening of the new judicial complex, incorporating a substantial new construction, by the project architect NORR Ltd, and the integration of the original […]


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8th Ave.


This intervention transformed a residential two storey duplex in Rosemount into a single dwelling unit by completely reorganizing the interior and constructing a 430 sqft extension in the rear. The extension includes a master bedroom on the second floor and a family room that gives onto an intimate garden at ground level. Standing proud on […]


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Jardin de Ville
Wood U pour Jardin de Ville


Wood U, a company newly-founded by young entrepreneurs, enters the world of decking with an unparalleled product in America. The wood species of red oak and white ash benefit from a patented German technology, enabling the wooden slats to be locked-in and giving it a high level of stability. Several years have been dedicated to […]


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Smith Vigeant Architectes
“Allez-Up” – Montreal’s Premier Rock Climbing Gym


The prize “Project of the year 2013” of the 7th edition of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN is awarded to Smith Vigeant Architects for Allez-Up which also won the Prize in the category “Training Center” and the Special Prize “Color”. The rock climbing gym Allez-Up is at the heart of the revitalization project for Montreal’s […]


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Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux & Provencher Roy Architectes
Modernisation of the Casino of Montreal


The consortium of MENKÈS SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX Architectes / PROVENCHER_ROY Architectes have signed an important retrofit project of the Casino de Montréal. This project, which spread over four years, responded to the challenge of simplifying the building’s indoor and outdoor circulations, improving the quality of the gambling, recreational and dining areas as well as providing […]


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Anik Péloquin Architecte
Vacation Home in Messines (24X36)


This small home located in the middle of the woods was designed for 2 outdoor enthusiasts. This lakefront house is situated on a steep terrain in Gatineau. To reduce construction costs and minimise impact on the ecosystem, it sits on the foundations of an old 24′-0″x36′-0″ chalet. A large partly-covered deck runs along 3 sides […]


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Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects
Monique Corriveau-Library


Enlargement and conversion of the St-Denys-du-Plateau Church The Monique-Corriveau Library, housed in the Saint-Denys-du-Plateau church, is an exception, and in a rather unusual way. It is a tribute to the career—exceptional for her time—of the Quebec writer whose name it honours. This mother of 10 children, to each of whom she dedicated a book, was […]


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Yellowtail Office


Yellowtail Office is an intervention project rather than a cosmetic renovation. Situated in Thornhill, Ontario, the small 10’ x 30’ retail space was converted to a chic suite to be used as a mortgage broker office. The space is divided into three equal zones, which similar to a yellowtail fish, connects the head, body and […]


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La Sentinelle


After selling their previous country house because of the lack of natural light, a couple and their 3 kids decided to buy an empty lot and build a custom home to better suit their needs. They found a parcel of land with southern exposure at vast views of the lake ‘Lac-de-la-Cabane’.   The constraints of […]


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Moment Factory
Megaphone


At a time when cities are looking for new ways to bring life to their streets and public spaces, the interactive Megaphone installation invites Montrealers and visitors to gather downtown to explore the festive side of public speaking. Selected in April 2012, after a call for applications by the National Film Board of Canada and […]


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Sturgess Architecture
Glacier Discovery Walk


The Glacier Discovery Walk is envisioned as an extension of the fractal landscape that defines the Columbia Icefields in Canada’s Jasper National Park. Located along the edge of this dramatic escarpment, the project weaves a continuous thread of experience through united geometric and material forms. This sinuous experience defines the Discovery Walk not only as […]


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Lady Peel House


The Birthplace of the world celebrated star of English Musical Comedy, Beatrice Lillie known as Lady Peel, is over a century old, located in downtown Toronto, is now rejuvenated and playing a new character. With respect for the actress who once lived there, the house inherits a talent: playing a new role while living in […]


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Blue Hills House


Perched on a steeply inclined surface over swamps, the single story residence slides gracefully between the trees and is only hardly visible from the street. As per the occupants’ and architect’s wishes, the house has a dual relationship with its environment; from the outside, it is camouflaged in its setting and is as discreet as […]


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Alexandra Residence


The client’s priority was to maximize the natural light in their new live/work house in Montreal’s Mile-Ex district. This was made challenging by the east-west orientation of the infill lot. However, our design fills even the core of the house with light through the implementation of a 2 storey light-well which runs the length of […]


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Omer Arbel Office
18 Kiosk


The particular political and economic context of this project introduced a number of challenges. Our client secured a last minute, long term lease of a large, generic two storey commercial space, but was able to negotiate the change of use and appendage of what would have been the parking garage underneath as additional retail space. […]


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