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ANNEX COACH HOUSE | Taylor Smyth Architects
Tucked discretely down a quiet urban laneway, the original building was part of Moore’s Hearse Livery and used as a vehicle depot. Altered and added to overtime, it was converted into a residence in the 1980s. The only thing left from the livery is the brick walls in the courtyards.
Taylor Smyth Architects, working with William Fulghum Design Associates, gutted the two-storey structure down to the bare studs and enhanced the key features of the residence with a contemporary light-filled interior that incorporates a rich material palette of wood, stone, bronze, and leather. New furniture was selected for all spaces to complement the design. Distinctive wall and ceiling light fixtures throughout the house combine vintage 1960’s pieces with modern ones.
10th AVENUE | Paul Bernier Architecte
In this detached duplex of the Rosemont district, the owners wanted to transform the ground floor and the semi-basement to make it their home. The second floor was preserved for their tenant. A garden was also to be laid out all around the building as well as a terrace in the back, connected to the living area.
PATRICIA RESIDENCE | Dupont Blouin architects
The Patricia Residence is a renovation and an extension a semi-detached house in Greenfield Park, on the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec. In addition to renovating certain existing rooms, the client wanted to integrate a 3-level extension into the building, allowing for the emergence of a large dining room and a multifunctional space on the second floor. Simple, luminous, and timeless spaces.
COLLÈGE TRINITÉ / LIBRARY | Taktik design
Located at the foot of Mont Saint-Bruno, Collège Trinité wanted to modify its library with the ambition of going beyond the known institutional framework. Today, the library has taken on the appearance of a large unifying room with space flexibility giving students several usage possibilities by the combination of different areas and varied furnishing.
CASA COLORADA | Once Once Arquitectura
Casa Colorada (CC) owes its name to the clay red soil color of the mountain where it is built. CC is a country house in the colonial and tourist town of Valle de Bravo, 140 km away from Mexico City. Valle de Bravo is located 1600 meters above sea level and has a privileged microclimate since temperatures slightly vary throughout the year, setting the average at 22 degrees centigrade.
GOLDEN MILE | Maxim Kashin Architects
Golden Mile. Inspired by the Russian avant-garde. White colour, the colour of endless space in the suprematist paintings, has evolved in the interior, creating a geometric volume of the whole space. It is self-sufficient and also a background for the interior’s main elements – geometric dominating sculptures.
HOUSE WITH SLIDING DOORS | MASAKI SUZUKI ARCHITECTS
This is a project to renovate a dwelling unit in an 18-year-old apartment. Sliding doors have long been used in Japanese architecture. Japanese people have lived by using them such as shutters and Shoji screens to control how they connect with nature and people. Isn't it possible to utilize the device that controls the connection with the external environment even in a dwelling unit of an apartment? With that in mind, this renovation plan was considered.
COURTYARD XIAOYA | daxiang design studio
The transition of the city is a complicated process. Along with the old memories gradually gone, new emotions are constantly being generated. When production breaks through itself and has more connections with life, the vision of the garden will continue.
The project is located in the Xucun Industrial Zone, Haining, Jiaxing, in which the architect built an elegant courtyard on the roof of a factory and named it Xiaoya. In this courtyard, the functions of reception, catering, and office are combined. And it has broken through the single working mode and expanded the breadth and depth of life.
How to deal with the relationship between architecture and environment has to be the first research focus of the design. The place is adjacent to the main road of the city, and there are many self-built houses in the surrounding countryside. So the designer uses green plants as walls to shield from the noise on the road and disorder of vision, which has embodied the concept of oriental gardens by modern garden methods and created an atmosphere of being in the city but like a wild place.
SHUCK SHUCK | Batay-Csorba Architects
Shuck Shuck is an interior fit-out for a new food concept in Vancouver’s Chinatown, on East Pender Street. This new concept uses oysters as a vessel, combining them with the novel, worldly ingredients, sustainable practices, and a highly social environment. Labeled as a non-traditional restaurant, the urban grazing stop strives to be the place to connect people and shellfish in transition times - after work, before dinner, and post-dinner. ShuckShuck is focused on being a draw for the oyster-lover and convert those that are oyster-adverse.
BETTER PLACE FORESTS – Visitor’s Center | OpenScope Studio
Better Places Forests offers a sustainable alternative to cemeteries. Within these protected forests, families choose trees to mark the place where they’ll spread their loved ones’ ashes over generations. The concept has simple poetry—merging ritual, memorial, and forest conservation—yet its realization involved a large team of design and technical specialists, led by Fletcher Studio, landscape architects. Located on a 40-acre stretch of the Mendocino Coast, Better Place Forests’ Point Arena location establishes a framework for future sites, each with its own unique qualities.
ARTOPEX GRANBY - HEAD OFFICE | Luc Plante architecture + design
Artopex's decision to transform its production using robotic, intelligent, and avant-garde methods required modernizing its installations and upgrading its workspace. With exponential growth, the company was short on office space, had inadequate common areas, and found that traffic could be optimized for the building’s occupants. In short, the site needed to undergo a major transformation to better meet the requirements of its occupants.
LAZY EYE | Wick Architecture and Design
Wick Architecture & Design, in partnership with LAND Design Studio, is proud to unveil Phase 1 of the Lazy Eye production studio project in the Frogtown district of Los Angeles. Built within the shell of an existing 4,957 sq. ft., single-story CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) block building, Phase 1 of the two-phase project focused on a creative office build-out of the front portion of the former warehouse. Completion of Phase 1 delivers 1,325 sq. ft. of newly-designed space comprised of a common work area, a conference room, two offices, two editing bays, and a kitchenette.
NATURE DISCOVERY PARK | LAAB Architects
In the middle of Nature Discovery Park are a glasshouse and an urban farm. Steel structure and aluminium cladding were used to frame the glasshouse, which features large sliding glass doors that open its interior to the outdoor farm. To save energy, IGU glass facade was used to reduce heat gain. The sliding doors are always open to draw in sunlight and to enhance natural ventilation to minimize energy consumption. The steel structure, aluminium cladding, and glasses were all prefabricated and installed on-site to reduce construction waste. The roof is slightly pitched forward so that the architecture catches the prevailing wind from the harbour while visually embracing the farm. The reflection of the farm on the glasshouse against the surrounding skyscrapers produces a visual reminder of the co-existence of nature and urbanism. The door handles, pendant lamps, and dining tables were crafted by LAAB using sustainable wood.
DUCASSE SCHOOL - PARIS CAMPUS | Arte Charpentier Architectes
The major new training center of 5 000 m², dedicated to the transmission and promotion of French gastronomic expertise, is located in the outlying district of Meudon-la-Fôret, 10km to the south-west of Paris, in an area of huge potential for the Greater Paris region.
Situated on the edge of Meudon forest, the building is inspired by the presence of nature.
The building mass is subdivided into 4 separate entities representing the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air, with a strong physical and metaphorical link to the act of eating, and which are reunited around a central space, the fifth element or "void".
KENSINGTON TOWNHOUSE | KNOF design
KNOF Design, an international design practice founded by Susan Knof, has just completed a major London commission – the unification of two separate townhouses near Hyde Park to create a single 7,500sf family home. Retaining only the façade and demolishing and rebuilding the rest of the property from scratch, the new super-luxe residence has retained all its original external period elements, including both original entrances, preserved to maintain the properties’ historic wedding cake frontage, whilst a brand new, spacious and modern home now sits just inside. The new interior boasts two grand staircase lobbies; a full-service lift; formal open living, lounge, and dining rooms with built-in onyx bar; a wine cellar; a black-out cinema room; five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing areas; a children’s playroom; kitchen, family dining room and study area; a newly-excavated utility basement and an increased sunken outdoor area.
PARK OF THE FUTURE | MIT Senseable City Lab & The City of laval
The city of Laval and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Senseable City Lab (SCL) announce the publication of the Senseable City Guide to Laval, a compendium of six bold preliminary concepts from graduate-level students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring novel experiences with regard to the “park of the future”. The publication is an initial step of a 3-year research collaboration between the SCL and the city of Laval as part of the latter’s ongoing work to develop a human-centered, innovative, and resilient downtown area.
LE LITTORAL | Architecture49
A couple passionate about gastronomy and great lovers of Charlevoix dreamed of designing a contemporary residence in this exceptional natural setting, both to enjoy a pied-à-terre in this region, but also to create a high-end tourist home where families, friends, or colleagues could gather. Inspired by the breathtaking view of the river and the picturesque rural setting, and guided by the firm Architecture49 through all stages of design and construction, the owners succeeded in creating a home with a minimalist, sustainable and honest design, which honors the experience of the place in all its simplicity and beauty.
LSB REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS | Domaine Public Architects
As an existential financial crisis threatens Lebanon, the opening of the LSB regional headquarters, located in the city of Tyre on the southern coast of Lebanon, examines the untapped potential in challenging established code. Tyre witnessed uncontrolled urban development during the Lebanese civil war that spanned from 1975 to 1991. Post-war, newly adopted building codes favored an increase in the densification of existing neighborhoods and a disregard for public space that enabled the continued sprawl.
Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl | destilat design studio
destilat completely reorganized and redesigned Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl in 2019, as the centerpiece of a historical 4,000-m2 ensemble that includes business premises and a manor house in Kirchberg am Wagram (Lower Austria).
CALGARY 9 BLOCK PROJECT | School of Architecture. University of Calgary
Official Project Name: 9 Block Project
Location: 616 Macleod Trail SE. Calgary
Client: The City of Calgary
Project Manager: Mauricio Soto-Rubio
Design team: Guy Gardner, Jonathan Monfries, Shelby Christensen, Yuxin Liu, Ji Sun.
Collaborators: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Mercedes-Singh
Suppliers: Upper Canada Forest Products
Lighting Designer: Guy Gardner
Project sector: Student Project
Budget: 75,000 CAN
Project completion date: Nov 2020
Photographer: Neil Zeller, Riley Brant
OAK PASS RESIDENCE
Gerhard Heusch, founder of Heusch Inc. has unveiled a 1,500 sq. ft underground office addition to his innovative Oak Pass residence in Beverly Hills, California. The office space continues to advance the innovative design solutions employed by the architect in building his 3,500 sq. ft. home, completed in 2006 on an empty parcel of abundantly natural land overlooking Benedict Canyon.
REVIVING THE HILL- One of Pittsburgh's oldest residential neighborhoods | Udday Shankur Datta
As part of the City of Pittsburgh's urban renewal efforts of the late 1950s, the historic African American neighborhood of Lower Hill declared blighted, and 95 acres of the Hill District neighborhood cleared, including 1300 buildings, 413 businesses, and 1600 families (over 8000 people). A new Cultural Center planned which was to include an opera house, playhouse, art gallery, upscale hotel, and apartment buildings. By 1966 the area contained only a new public auditorium (that became known as the Civic Arena), an apartment building, and an apartment/ hotel complex. Significant portions of the land never developed and remained surface parking.
SkiDeal Office | OK Design by Offner Keren
Inspiration for the 350 square meter office design is derived entirely from the world of skiing, including materials, colors, ambiance, and experiential elements. The objective was to design a ski environment within the office space that sits in complete contrast to the dry desert climate of its Israeli surroundings, presenting an alternative reality to the outside world.
BATA SHOE FACTORY | Dubbeldam Architecture + Design & Quadrangle Architects
The late Sonja Bata pursued her passion for architecture and the built environment through the revitalization of the town of Batawa, located 175 km east of Toronto on the Trent river. As a sustainable community and satellite town adapted to 21st-century living, where residents could live close to nature but maintain a connection to work through high-speed broadband, she envisioned Batawa as a model community for social and environmental sustainability. Central to Bata’s vision for the town was the conversion of the manufacturing facility built by her family’s shoe empire, who relocated to Canada at the beginning of World War II.
Passing Trains Provoke a Waterfall of Light in Artwork | Matthias Oostrik
The light installation Een Spoor van Water (A Trail of Water) by artist Matthias Oostrik was unveiled today in a new railway overpass in the Dutch city of Assen. Each passing train activates a unique light composition, incorporated into the paving and planting below. A waterfall of light that crashes down over its concrete and meanders through its overgrown slopes. Situated in a historic creek bedding, the artwork connects the natural flow of water to the site's contemporary, urban traffic flows. The light installation is the grand conclusion of a series of art projects connecting the city to its green and historic surroundings and the second work of Matthias Oostrik within this program
ETAT-DES-LIEUX, A NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM | Studio d'Armes
Etat-des-Lieux, a contemporary lighting system defined by its variable silhouette, pays homage to the scenic mountains and their majestic reflections in nearby waters. Thanks to its innovative design concept, Etat-des-Lieux gives you unlimited light and shape modulation options. Inspired by the beauty of the landscape surrounding our Studio, the Etat-des-Lieux lighting system is infused with precision and poetry. Etat-des-Lieux won the Archiproducts Design Awards 2020.
THE PIT | Pizá Golf
Pizá Golf, recognized internationally for its innovative approach to golf course architecture which blends traditional British fundamentals with contemporary designs from North America – is proud to announce that the company’s private collection continues to gain awareness and grow as the golf industry experiences a resurgence to the game.
MARCONI RESIDENCE | Pelletier de Fontenay
Situated in the eclectic Marconi-Alexandra neighbourhood, the project takes advantage of unusual urban conditions such as surrounding garages, train tracks, an adjacent laneway. Rather than being seen as negative, these elements are incorporated to the project beneficially.
BLUEARCK | Edit Studios Inc.
In a year where few companies have dared to undertake a major office expansion, Edit Studios is unveiling a space that eschews the conservative design aesthetic generally associated with wealth management firms in favor of a more modern and welcoming approach. Located in Vancouver’s iconic Marine Building and designed for BlueArck Private Equity, the space mixes the elegant comfort of French Country with the sophistication of a modern Parisian office. This innovative design move is a reflection of BlueArck’s corporate culture and its desire to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.
JOE FRESH FLAGSHIP STORE | Burdifilek
The newly opened Joe Fresh Flagship store offers an energizing environment experience. Designed by Burdifilek, the unique retail space embodies the essence of the Joe Fresh brand, resulting in a youthful, fashion-forward, and fresh atmosphere. In collaboration with the Joe Fresh team, Burdifilek envisioned an interior design concept that would be representative of the brand’s evolution.
MAISON KOYA | Alain Carle Architecte
The site is part of a real estate development on the approaches to the town of Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. This area is in Montréal’s second ring of outlying communities, where the occupants have chosen to settle to combine a lifestyle in a natural setting (in the mountains) with the conveniences of a small regional town.
EXCEPTIONAL SKIS CRAFTED IN FRANCE | Arro Studio
It took two years of research and development to achieve this feat. Titanal®, a material designed for competition, offers an engaging and extremely high-performance feel that is too rigid to be used by all skiers. The team, therefore, adapted its structure in order to preserve its performance qualities while creating skis that are accessible and safe to any skiers.
COTTAGE ON THE POINT | Paul Bernier Architecte
The proximity to the shore led the architects to plan the extension on top rather than on the sides. Only the screened porch was added at ground level so there was a challenge there. How to add a floor to this typical small log cabin with its sloping roof without denaturing it and losing its trace? The solution was not to pretend that this addition had always been there. The project had to allow the old and the new to be clearly visible.
BIG AND TINY SILVERLAKE | ZOOCO ESTUDIO
Out of the need for a cool spot for both kids and adults to enjoy. A place where families can grow in every aspect of their lives. This is how the idea of Big and Tiny was born. Big and Tiny opened the first space in Santa Monica. This project is the second local of the brand and it is situated in Silverlake (California).
QUIN | Iconico
Mexican architecture office ICONICO has completed the 8,750-square-meter industrial complex QUIN in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosí. ICONICO was commissioned for design & construction supervision by Joysonquin, an automobile supplier who is producing wood-made car interiors for the luxury section.
CHICKEN MAFIA | GRETAPROJECT
Gretaproject had an interesting task: to create a light, fashionable, cozy interior for a fast-food restaurant with high-quality food. The interior had to be light, provocative, fashionable, playful, and taking the customers to the homeland of fast food - the USA. Also, one of the tasks was to include unusual shapes and lighting that had not previously been used in any of Moscow's restaurants. At the same time, the realization of the interior should not have been expensive.
FOREST HOUSE I | Natalie Dionne Architecture
Forest House I is the latest work by Montréal-based studio, Natalie Dionne Architecture. The firm has earned widespread praise over the years for its contextual approach, its creativity, and its attention to detail. Forest House I adds to a rich portfolio of original, residential homes, equal parts urban and rural.
BIOSPHERE, A MODERN LUXURY GREEN WORK | Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute
The world is changing faster than any of us could expect, architects must transform or risk becoming obsolete along with their designs. This project continues the trend of trying to incorporate as many sustainable and eco-friendly principles as possible.
CIRCULA. TOMEK RYGALIK’S CIRCULAR DESIGN | Studio Rygalic
Originally commissioned to encourage social interaction among children in schools, Circula has become a design for the whole community and a profound statement of values: responsibility, ethics, sustainability, and human-centered approach in design.
ECO Solidarity, the program promoted by Studio Rygalik in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute of New York, is based on these values and it led to the development of the Circula project.
SHUIFA INFO TOWN PROPERTY EXHIBITION CENTRE | aoe
The project is located in the Changqing Economic Development Zone, 20 kilometers away from the city centre of Jinan. The area has not yet been developed on a large scale. The surrounding environment is a messy mix of high-voltage line towers dotting weed-strewn farmland. In order to give visitors the best viewing experience, the designer has isolated the area from the surrounding environment and has created a relatively enclosed space.
JOYA HOTEL HANGZHOU | Vermilion Zhou
Contemporary urban rhythm is rush and noisy, people always long for a quiet moment and leisure time. Staying away from the busy city is not easy. Just like the poet Mr. Su Shi said: The wild escape is the ultimate ideal. If people can keep the urban life but sometimes have an urban escape, the leisure time can be extended to become a part of daily life.
FRANK AND OAK WORKSHOP | Imperatori Design
The Frank and Oak clothing brand is inspired by life in the city and in nature, purposefully curated to be innovative and responsive to their clientele as well as the environment. When such lifestyle and eco-responsible choices are an integral part of the brand, they naturally become the driving force behind all decisions including, of course, those influencing the workplace.
MITOSIS BIOPHILIC REGENERATIVE ECOSYSTEM | GG-loop
GG-loop brings biophilic regenerative architecture to large-scale urban developments. The need for healthy homes has hardly ever been more apparent than during the current global condition. The current efforts to reduce the negative impacts of buildings are inadequate. Therefore the built environment must be designed in a different way. To bring regenerative collective habitation to all scales of development, Amsterdam architecture practice GG-loop, sharing the vision with Arup, is developing Mitosis: a modular building system created by a parametric design tool following biophilic and user-centric design principles.
QUARTZ CO.’S FIRST BOUTIQUE | Quartz Co., Blanchette Architectes et Rainville Sangaré
The 5,300 Square-Foot Space Located in Montreal Houses a Showroom, a Store, an Atelier, and an Area that will Eventually Host Events. Quartz Co., a company specializing in Canadian-made winter jackets, enlisted Blanchette Architectes, Rainville Sangaré, and A+ to develop its first retail space located at 5445 avenue De Gaspé, in Montréal. The furniture was designed and built by Rainville Sangaré, while Blanchette Architectes was responsible for space design. The two firms worked in conjunction with the marketing team at Quartz Co. as well as the project-management team at A+.
MOVING DUNES | NÓS
Moving Dunes is inspired by the early arts. It is an extension of the temporary exhibit From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). The plastic approach of cubist painters questions the role of perspective in visual representation. Anamorphosis, which is the distortion of the subject reconfiguring itself according to the position of the body in space, is one of the methods used. Through this process, Moving Dunes introduces the public to the essence of this approach in a playful way.