// arthitectural / Canada

Jean de Lessard
Indian restaurant Rasoï


Warm and eclectic Rasoï A sumptuous and exuberant India, such as imagined by the firm of designer Jean de Lessard The lingering aroma of spices, a profusion of colours and captivating shapes… Inscrutable and harmoniously chaotic, this is India. Created by the interior designer Jean de Lessard, the new Indian fusion restaurant Rasoï, located in Saint-Henri, […]


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Humà Design
La Fabrique 125 inaugurates


Designed by Humà Design, La Fabrique 125 inaugurates the transformation of Montreal’s former textile and clothing manufacturing area into a neighbourhood for living and creativity. This bold conversion of an old garment industry building into 192 residential lofts capitalizes on the existing spectacular volumes and a remarkable industrial heritage. “We reinterpreted the spirit of the […]


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Éclairage public
The Carmelite Chapel of Montreal


Montreal’s Carmelite Chapel made its home somewhat out of the way of the city’s core in 1875. Its solemn architecture reflects the medieval roots of the Carmel tradition, save for some of the chapel’s neo-gothic details. Our work revolved around the renovation of the plastered walls and the ceiling’s marouflage panels. Because Carmelites devote so […]


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MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Clear Lake Cottage


Overview A Toronto family of five required a new four-season cottage to replace their existing 1950’s structure. The goal was to blend with the rural character of the quiet lake community and provide a clean modern environment that engages the landscape and captures a ‘cottage’ feel. Context The site is located on Clear Lake in […]


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MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre


Overview The project is a joint-use partnership between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club; combining football operations, stadium programming, and a recreation centre. The facility adaptively reuses the 1978 stadium fitness centre and connects these usergroups over 4 stories through a cascading promenade and an innovative approach to materials and transparency. […]


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MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Polar Securities Office Renovation


This office renovation involves tenant fit-up to the 19th floor of a downtown Toronto high-rise, home to the new corporate headquarters of Polar Securities, a successful Bay Street Hedge Fund and Investment firm. The project focuses on strengthening corporate identity, and creating the most desirable and functional work space to attract and retain the industry’s top […]


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MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment


Overview The Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment project is comprised of a new Ski Chalet / Clubhouse for the ski hill, outdoor volleyball complex, skateboard park, and bmx park; the renovation and addition to the Tennis / Curling Club, and a new Boat Pavilion, integrated into the water course within the park. The new facilities are all […]


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Arno Matis Architecture
Vertical Forest


Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, this project seeks to set a new standard of design sophistication in the area. Already recognized as one of Vancouver’s most desirable districts, this project is perched on one of the most coveted view sites in the City. Once a dense coastal rainforest, the site’s urban context is now bustling with […]


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Foster + Partners
The Bow, EnCana and Cenovus Headquarters


Official opening of The Bow, Calgary’s tallest tower Special events have been held in Calgary this week to mark the official opening of The Bow, a 237-metre-high headquarters tower – the city’s tallest building and Canada’s tallest tower outside Toronto. A bold new landmark on the skyline, the project is equally significant in urban, social and […]


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+tongtong
Fashion retail boutique Annie Aime


Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a bold, layered interior for Annie Aime, the latest Toronto retail space from Parisienne fashion retailer Annie Mesenge. Designed to be a flexible, open-concept environment that can easily be transformed into a space for art openings and other events, the interior is one of the first to implement +tongtong’s […]


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RDH Architects
The Mississauga Library Project


The Mississauga Library Project is an adaptive re-use strategy for the major renovation and addition to the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park branch libraries, all dating from between 1956 and 1967. The three renovations have been structured as one project, a strategy put forth by the client as a means to use public infrastructure […]


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Guido Costantino
Belvedere Residence


  A 2-storey modern residence on a wooded lot in Oakville, Ontario, this modern residence is comprised of a monochromatic palate of stucco, concrete, brick, anodized siding and a mix of opaque and transparent glass. The street-facing front of the residence limits views into the residence, providing privacy through the use of frosted glass and an interior large […]


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Atelier Moderno
Residence Nguyen


Under the guidance of director and president Jean-Guy Chabauty (APDIQ, ADIQ), Atelier Moderno is a full-service design firm, delivering a finished product that incarnates a synthesis of architecture, interior design, and industrial design. The mandate of this project was simple and honest – to create a residence for a young couple who were ready to […]


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WZMH Architects
NSPI – Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters


First Building in Atlantic Canada to Receive LEED Platinum Certification The project is located on a 5-acre site at the southern end of the Halifax downtown waterfront with access from Lower Water Street. The site steps down approximately 7.5m from Lower Water Street to the harbour, east of the site. To the south there has […]


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SieMatic
SieMatic comes to Quebec!


SieMatic, the German gold standard in high-end kitchens, is setting up shop in Quebec with the inauguration of its new showroom in the Montreal region. “Visitors to our showroom will find out about the brand philosophy,” explains Jean-Martin Lapointe, Sales Manager, Siematic Montreal, “in terms of quality finishes, technical innovations, ergonomics, and the modularity of […]


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IBI/HB Architects
THREE HARBOUR GREEN


Three Harbour Green represents the last tower to be developed in this corner of Coal Harbour, an area of the city that houses numerous residential towers of architectural excellence in the last decade. This crown jewel completes a three-tower scheme, overlooking Stanley Park, the north shore mountains, and fronting 7 acres of waterfront park space. […]


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Henri Cleinge
The Beaumont House


Inspired to create a home to be experienced by all five senses, the Beaumont concrete house evolved as an exploration project. The design, understated, is situated in a mixed use neighborhood where residential duplexes coexist with small to midsize industrial buildings. Despite the project’s integration, a number of features distinguish the project from other buildings […]


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KANVA
IRÈNE


The urban housing project, Irène, located in Montreal’s borough, St-Henri, exemplifies innovation as a valuable design tool to individualize a building within the City. Perforated aluminium panels were customized into a novel exterior building envelope that screens the upper three storeys of an addition above an existing industrial building. Drawing an analogy with a theatrical […]


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Martine Brisson
White canvas on a green roof


Martine Brisson designed the landscaping of the roof terrace of the former residence and studio of painter Betty Goodwin, for which she has just won one of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN 2012 in the “Terrace” category. Always keeping in mind a feeling of warmth, functionality, and simplicity, Brisson created an outdoor environment that is […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Pine Lake Cottage


The Pine Lake Cottage emphasizes affordability with an eye for efficiency. Emerging from the tear down of the previous residence, this cottage was built entirely on the preexisting foundation. In addition to being a cost effective solution this strategy also minimized the buildings impact on the surrounding natural environment. Investing in energy saving solutions for […]


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