// arthitectural / Montreal

Chevalier Morales Architectes
Strom Nordic Spa


Nowadays, exterior spas seem to be taking a more important place in our life compared to traditional theme parks like the emblematic Coney Island one the one here on Île Ste-Hélene. Instead of being toppled around or facing sensational thrills, the body is massaged and taken care of for its own well being. Some thrills […]


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Jean de Lessard
Offices of the Upperkut Agency


It was a major challenge: to transform the basement of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, situated in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood in Montreal, into offices for Upperkut, a growing communications agency. The company’s owners wanted a space that fit their image: bright and dynamic, with a sense of unity, and easy to expand. They […]


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Les architectes FABG
Théâtre de Quat’sous


FABG architects rebuild Théâtre de Quat’sous: Serious problems related to the security and comfort of the users combined with the need for production spaces led to the decision to demolish and rebuild Théâtre de Quat’sous on it’s actual site after many feasibility studies demonstrated the impossibility to renovate the crumbling wood and brick structure built […]


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Yechel Gagnon
Entre ciel et terre, Entre brume et nuage


Entre brume et nuage, Entre ciel et terre, two very distinct works in appearance which consist of a rich dialogue where the points of reference are subtle yet substantial. Entre brume et nuage, 2010 Graphite and graphite powder on Mylar Ink on Stonehenge paper mounted on aluminum 113.5” x 583.5” / 288 x 1482 cm […]


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Cardinal Hardy
Peel Entrance – Mount Royal Park


Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874, Mount-Royal Park has over five million visitors per year. Prior to its restoration, the Peel sector was desolate; a crumbling wall, a stairway in ruins, and muddy pathways; the link into the park was tenuous. Nonetheless, its natural and picturesque character were still informed by the poetics of […]


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Cardinal Hardy
The Redpath Lofts


  The Redpath Lofts: consolidating the cultural and industrial landscape of the Lachine canal. Phases 2 and 3 : buildings E, F, G, I and J In continuity with Phase 1, the Groupe Cardinal Hardy just completed the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Redpath Lofts on the banks of the Lachine canal in Montreal. […]


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Saïa Barbarese Topouzanov Architectes
Conservatoire De Musique Et D’art Dramatique De Montréal


Built in 1968, the original secondary school depicts a typical expression of the modern architecture of that time: a six-story curtain wall structure sitting on a one story concrete base. Both in terms of height and material language, the building stands out within its residential surrounding of three story brick-clad row houses. L’architecte Vladimir Topouzanov […]


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Cardinal Hardy and Le Groupe Arcop architectes
Head office of Quebecor


At the crossroads of Old Montreal, the Cité du multimédia, and the Quartier international de Montréal, Quebecor’s new head office is set in an architectural context punctuated by different eras. Formed of a four- and five-storey limestone-clad base that blends with the horizontality and materiality of Rue Notre-Dame, topped by a glass-wall tower that dialogues […]


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Daoust Lestage inc.
Cartierville Y Centre


Placemaking: The Y Centre is a pavilion glowing through a screen of vegetation. Located in an economically depressed neighborhood, the building becomes a beacon in the urban landscape. At night, the signature lighting and large glazed openings invite the community to take part in civic and athletic activities. By day, the white concrete block facade […]


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Paul Bernier Architecte
Bernier-Thibault Residence


  The house is in Montréal, on a densely built block in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood. An extension and a transformation of the house had to be made to allow for a family of four. Two rooms had to be added, one for the kids and one for the adults. The house also had to […]


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Zébulon Perron
Buvette chez Simone


A convivial gathering place: In accordance with the owner’s intents, Zébulon Perron aimed at making Buvette Chez Simone an unpretentious and convivial gathering place therefore avoiding the prevalent minimalist and sometimes impersonal contemporary style. The inspiration was the European “buvettes”; unassuming and occasionally makeshift places where people gather for a drink. At the center of […]


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Jean de Lessard
Kazumi Sushi Lounge


“What I imagined at the outset,” explains Jean de Lessard, “was a giant origami covering the main part of the kitchen, which gives onto the dining room. This origami was the inspiration for the creative process.” The designer’s intuition was perfect: the angular shape, pierced with sushi-pink translucent glass, on its own creates the ambience […]


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René Desjardins
Penthouse Downtown Montreal


“The client, after spending many years in a large home on Ile-des-Sœurs, had taken an apartment with a panoramic view of downtown Montreal, Mount Royal and the St. Lawrence River. From the start, it seemed to me that this magnificent view – one of the best in Montreal – should become the focus of the […]


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Linda Covit and Marie-Claude Seguin – Groupe Cardinal Hardy
Give Peace a Chance


The work “Give Peace a Chance” commemorates the famous John Lennon song written during his 1969 Montréal bed-in with Yoko Ono. Conceived by artist Linda Covit and Groupe Cardinal Hardy’s landscape architect Marie-Claude Séguin, the work is made of approximately 180 limestone slabs laid side by side on flat ground, on which the phrase Give […]


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Jean-Pierre Viau
Restaurant Les Chèvres


When Jean-Pierre Viau was asked to design the interior of the new Restaurant Les Chèvres location, his client set him the challenge of preserving and “recycling” as many interior elements as possible from the previous tenant. New synthetic fur slipcovers for the original chairs, tinted acrylic panels for the windows and a colourful new cloakroom […]


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Natalie Dionne Architecte
The Cartet Restaurant


Situated in Old Montreal on the edge of the Multimedia City, Le Cartet is a restaurant, catering service and grocery store all in one. It is located in a majestic commercial space on the ground floor of a 19th century building on McGill Street, similar in style and scale to the commercial spaces of Soho […]


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Aedifica (Tétreault Parent Languedoc) + Saia Barbarese Topouzanov Architectes
UQAM’s Campus


UQÀM’s commitment to Science and Society is embodied in the architecture and urban design of the new science campus, renamed after Pierre Dansereau, a scientist internationally renowned for his work bringing together the “two solitudes” of human and natural sciences by applying natural ecological laws to man-made rural and urban environments. The last few years […]


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Cardinal Hardy
Mount-Royal Park’s Playground


With over three million visitors a year, Mont-Royal Park in Montréal was designed by Frederic Law Olmstead starting in 1874. Despite the evolution of the park, the essentials of the original plan remain. In order to recognise its unique character, the Government of Quebec recently granted it the status of a natural and historical borough. […]


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Groupe Chagall Design
New Jean Coutu Pharmacy


Groupe Chagall is proud to present its original design concept created in collaboration with his established partner, the Jean Coutu Group, for their branch located at 980 Sainte-Catherine. Water—source of well-being, health, and beauty—is the core design concept of this pharmacy. Walls covered in waves; sparkling light flowing down from the ceiling like rain falling […]


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Think Glass
Tribe Hyperclub


Looking for a rocking decor concept for Tribe Hyperclub, a new night spot with “everything hype in Montreal”, the designer Paolo Viera chose Think Glass to design and build not one, not two, but four bars made of illuminated glass! Made entirely of glass, including counters and aprons, the Tribe’s four bars were built using […]


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