// arthitectural / Canada

Altius Architecture Inc.
Bala Park Island


As with all our cottage work the site had a major influence on the design. The main level of the building nestles up against a distinct granite ridge. The ridge provides a perfect landing for the second level which anchors the building back on to the Canadian shield. The landing for the upper level walks […]


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Jean Guy Chabauty & Anne Sophie Goneau
Design of Blue Communications’ Office Space


The task was to create a new office space for BLUE Communications, an interactive agency based in Montreal. Founded in 1998, the company specializes in web development, branding, content creation, ecommerce, social media, mobile apps and databases. Their 2750 sq.ft. corporate space is located in Montreal, on the 8th floor of the Carrefour d’Innovation INGO, […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Hewitt Avenue House


Located in Torontoʼs Bloor West Village neighbourhood the Hewitt Avenue House was conceived as an urban home that places a bold emphasis on natural materials, sustainable design and contemporary living. The home was constructed on the site of an existing home typical of Torontoʼs older neighbourhoods and just steps from Bloor Street. While renovation was considered, rebuilding was the […]


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Omer Arbel Office
46 Water Street Heritage Building


The project consisted of a seismic upgrade and restoration of a heritage building in Vancouver’s historic gastown district, and a loft interior design project. The loft is organized around a new courtyard open to above, inserted into the heritage fabric of the building, allowing light into the centre of the very deep plan. All other […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Lake Muskoka Boathouse


In general, the project was mainly comprised of renovation work to the exterior body of the boathouse. This included re-framing a large majority of the existing structure both of the boathouse base as well as the upper level, which had deteriorated over time, and re-cladding what had become a very tired exterior envelope. Specifically, the […]


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Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
A canadian museum in a church


With construction of the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the architects at Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes have achieved a remarkable conversion of a heritage church. At a time when conservation of the religious patrimony is a challenge all over the world, […]


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Number TEN Architectural Group
The Qualico Family Centre


The towering elm trees and gentle meadows of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park have for generations formed an inspiring backdrop to the city’s collective memory. The Qualico Family Centre connects to the temporality of this landscape, evolving, growing and decaying in harmony with the natural rhythms of its surroundings. As time passes, materials that age and weather […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
360 Winnette House


This 3 Bedroom Single Family Residence brought new construction of an open concept to a challenging urban site. The 24′ centrally located double height home brings in natural light, casting dramatic shadows, marking the passage of time during the day whilst acting as a ‘lantern’ at night. When viewed from the street, the living room is […]


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PLUX.5
Tisse Métis Égal


As part of the event Métis-sur-Montréal, now in its fourth consecutive year, Château Ramezay and the Reford Gardens present the exhibit Tisse Métis Égal created by the collective PLUX.5. This imposing architectural structure, perched on the grassy pedestal at Place De La Dauversière, offers a surprising new perspective of the city’s urban landscape. A unique […]


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Foster + Partners
Jameson House


Jameson House is a new 35-storey mixed-use tower in the heart of Vancouver and includes the first residential development to be completed by the practice in North America – completed at the end of last year, already the building is now almost fully occupied. The project combines the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction: […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Six Mile Lake Cottage


Design The cottage replaces an old seasonal A-frame that was interesting but did not offer a  reasonable opportunity for expansion or upgrade for year round use. The structure was however, dismantled by hand in order to salvage the long Douglas Fir lumber. The site is very unique and represents a prime example of the exposed glacial formed […]


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Kariouk Associates
Chelsea Hill House


Design Challenge: The logistical challenge was to create within a small home a segregation of spaces for the very different habits (privacy, acoustical, tidiness, etc.) of teenagers and adults while avoiding choppy spaces. Design Solution: The house is conceived as a very simple masonry volume: “the foundation of the family” which overlooks a beautiful river […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Clearview Residence


Designed for a local artist to enjoy, this residence is located just south of Collingwood, in the heart of the Clearview area. A broad selection of sustainable technologies, including a geothermal lake loop and green house set this project apart from others in the area. The building itself draws inspiration from a number of intimate […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Lake Joseph Cottage


Design Features All key rooms take advantage of the lake view with services and washrooms being relegated to the road side of the home. The plan is anchored around a double height living space that is full of natural day-lighting and encourages natural ventilation of the home. The master suite maintains its privacy as well […]


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Sid Lee Architecture
The Bota Bota


In 2008 our team was hired to create the architectural designs for the Bota Bota floating spa, providing a third incarnation for the former ferry. Now moored in Montreal’s Old Port after two years of construction work, the spa immerses visitors in a multisensory world directly inspired by the aquatic environment and the rich history […]


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Taylor_Smyth Architects
House on the Bluffs


On a dramatic site perched near the edge of an escarpment along the Scarborough Bluffs and nestled amid towering oak trees, the clients set out to build their dream residence on the foundations of the wife’s former 1960’s childhood home – a light filled open residence that would celebrate the spectacular views encompassing trees, water […]


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Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc.
Sugar Beach


Sugar Beach is a whimsical park that transformed a surface parking lot in a former industrial area into Toronto’s second urban beach at the water’s edge. Located at the foot of Lower Jarvis Street adjacent to the Redpath Sugar Factory, the 8500 square metre park is the first public space visitors see as they travel along […]


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Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc. & Aedifica
Canadian Museum


The Canadian Museum of Civilization, designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and inaugurated in 1989, is comprised of two pavilions, their architecture a startling embodiment of the country’s distinguishing geographical features. The public display wing replicates the dramatic effect of the glaciers; the contours of the curatorial wing symbolize the majestic Canadian Shield; and the […]


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Kohn Shnier Architects
Claude Watson School for the Arts


A landmark, at once urbane, accessible and distinct Claude Watson School for the Arts provides specialized training in both Fine Arts and the Performing Arts and facilitates a conventional Toronto District School Board curriculum for grades 4 through 8. Students attend from all over Greater Toronto and must audition for the programme. The school is a symbol of […]


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Sid Lee Architecture & RCAA
Videotron


Today is the day Videotron opens its new flagship store, a unique, avant-garde business space in the heart of downtown Montreal. The in store environment is the collaborative work of Sid Lee Architecture, Sid Lee, the Videotron team, and a number of partner suppliers. They are pleased to invite the public to experience their original […]


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