// arthitectural / Canada

Patkau Architects Inc.
Grande Bibliothèque


The Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, the winning entry in an international design competition, consolidates a number of collections dispersed throughout the province to create a resource library for the region as well as a central public library for the city of Montreal. Four hundred thousand square feet in size, the building contains four major components: […]


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Patkau Architects Inc
AERL Biodiversity


The Beaty Biodiversity Centre and the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory are located on Main Mall, the central north/south spine of the University of British Columbia. Together they form a complex of related environmental science functions; a new campus precinct organized around a generous exterior courtyard space which is bisected by new cross-campus pedestrian and bicycle […]


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IBI/HB Architects
Hotel Georgia


Standing at 50 storeys and 158 meters, this new residential tower next to the historic Hotel Georgia (recently refurbished) cuts a striking profile in the downtown skyline, and is now the second tallest tower in the city. This new mixed-use tower has hotel and commercial office space in the first 11 storeys, with residential units […]


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Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica
The Salon Urbain at Montreal’s Place des Arts


Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica turned the parking area at Place des Arts into a Salon Urbain, a versatile new space ideal for meeting up before or after a musical performance, a gallery visit or a conference. The Salon Urbain fully captures the artistic appeal of the site, located at the St. Urbain entrance of the Place des Arts […]


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Jean Verville Architecte
Prismatic Colours


In downtown Montreal, a loft for an artist who collects contemporary art and design objects is intended to be a tribute to creativity. Architect Jean Verville designed this unusual interior, which is both playfully colourful and sometimes a calm, peaceful white. To satisfy a client who wants his home life to stimulate creativity and lead […]


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Sid Lee Architecture
Stylexchange Faubourg


Stylexchange Faubourg is a retail outlet located in one of the entrances of a Ste. Catherine Street historic food mall. Located right next to Concordia University’s campus in downtown Montreal—a young and vibrant student neighborhood—the boutique blends seamlessly into the urban landscape of this diverse, multicultural part of town. The simple and flexible design showcases […]


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Kohn Shnier Architects
The Umbra Concept Store


  The Umbra Concept Store is a new retail venue to feature the company’s contemporary home accessories, to engage the public in the process of design and to host notable design events. The store features the main Umbra line as well as a number of limited edition pieces. By renovating an existing building the aim was […]


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Natalie Dionne Architecte
Maison E3


The E3 House offers an interior environment that is almost monastic in its uncluttered serenity. The delineation of the volume through the multi-level concept accentuates the luxuriousness of light and space. This urban house is at once a living, creative, and gathering place designed for an inspiring family. « The E3 House gets its name because […]


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Jean de Lessard
The Lounge


The Art of Line and Colour With its new project situated in Complexe Ste-Julie, The Lounge, designer Jean de Lessard’s firm energizes and clarifies the dim, chaotic space of a bar that has been in existence for more than 20 years. Very economically, the designer successfully weds exuberance and intimacy, clean lines and friendliness. Re-energizing […]


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Sid Lee Architecture
Tripode


Contextualization The purpose of this architecture contest is to “equip the city of Trois-Rivières with an open-air amphitheatre capable of seating 10,000.” Trois-Rivières is a small Canadian city (population 130,407) once known as the pulp and paper industry capital of the world. Located halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, Trois-Rivières was looking to build its […]


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Sid Lee Architecture
Rachel-Préfontain


Located in the Rosement-Petite Patrie borough in the Eastern part of Montreal, this 120-unit low income housing project aims to redefine the typical Montreal low-income housing development project by introducing the potential for tenant personalization within a bold architectural statement.  The project draws its principal design elements from the surroundings’ low-density conventional housing but transforms […]


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Beïque Legault Thuot
La Tour Icône


Urban living in downtown Montreal is about to get smarter. Metropolitan Parking Inc., the esteemed developer behind the city’s award-winning Le Crystal de la Montagne, 1445 Stanley St. luxury apartments and Loft Condominiums in Old Montréal, today announces developing the city’s first smart affordable luxury condos. Situated at the corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. and de […]


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Sid Lee Architecture
SAQ Signature


SAQ Signature is the high-end banner of the Société des alcools du Québec. With two locations, one in Montreal and the other in Quebec City, it offers an environment for marketing and allowing for the discovery of exclusive, rare and prestigious wines. Nonetheless, the museum-like store design was getting outdated and hindering new possibilities.  Sid […]


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Couper Croiser
Commercial carpeting


For the 2012 edition of the Montreal International Design Show, François Palmer and Jean-François Rousseau, Montreal industrial designers specializing in carpeting, feature a retrospective of the work that they have done over the past year. Their business began with the making of Ajusté carpeting addressing the issue of eco-design, and today Couper Croiser has established […]


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WZMH Architects
Centennial Place


WZMH’s new ideal in tower design for Calgary The Canadian architect creates a dynamic city landmark that majors in sustainability, connectivity, and a playful informality. Centennial Place is a new landmark for the city of Calgary, Alberta. Located at the northwest of the downtown city core, the development’s two striking towers offer a new architectural […]


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Danilo Cvjetkovic
Flip Flop Dinning/Lounge


Versatile Dining/Lounge furniture set for small spaces.Flipped chair and table frames enable quick change of a high Dining set into low Lounge set. See details on  Furnituredesignmarket.com. Location: Toronto, Canada Designer: Danilo Cvjetkovic Manufacturer: FDM Inspired by: Versatility Price: Awaiting FOB price


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Parkin Architects
McMaster Children’s Hospital (“MCH”)


McMaster Children’s Hospital (“MCH”) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centers in Canada and serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children using a family-centred model of care. Each year, MCH has approximately 180,000 visits to subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient units and operating rooms. McMaster Children’s Hospital recognizes […]


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BIG
Beach and Howe Tower


The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline. BIG’s proposal, named after […]


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Danilo Cvjetkovic
Flip-Flop Dining/Lounge Set


Versatile seat. By flipping of the seat a Dining chair is transformed into Lounge and vice versa. Designed for FDM-Furnituredesignmarket.com portfolio. Designer: Danilo Cvjetkovic Manufacturer: FDM-Furnituredesignmarket.com Inspired by: Versatile furniture Material: Upholstered cold cure foam body on chromed steel frame Dimension: Chair:58x58x90cm. Lounge:58x64x72cm. Price: FOB price by manufacturer FDM


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Lightemotion
Church of St. John the Evangelist


One of Montreal’s leading architectural lighting designer creates a new landmark for the city’s Quartier des Spectacles Church of St. John the Evangelist is an important part of life in Montreal for a tripartite of reasons and Lightemotion has exemplified this with a stunning design for the external illumination of the building that changes with […]


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