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Jean Verville Architecte inserts gridded steel lightwell into Montreal home

March 1, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Shadows from steel structure in Montreal kitchen

Canadian studio Jean Verville Architecte has created a theatrical interior inside a Montreal house by adding a large steel structure capped by a skylight that casts dramatic shadows. For the project, called MSO; Play/Pause, the studio completely reorganised the interior of the building and built a 12-metre-high steel lightwell in the centre of the three-storey

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Ali Budd Interiors transforms Muskoka log cabin into art-filled cottage

February 28, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Ali Budd Interiors sunroom

Toronto studio Ali Budd Interiors has transformed a dated wooden log cabin into a comfortable Canadian holiday home, with a wood-lined sunroom, vintage rugs and art by Andy Warhol. The studio was asked to renovate the cottage in Muskoka, Ontario and turn it into a neutral but comfortable backdrop for its owners’ extensive art collection.

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Populous designs esports stadium for Toronto

February 26, 2021 India Block 0
Populous esports stadium for Toronto

Architecture studio Populous has unveiled visuals of a multi-purpose arena in Toronto, Canada, designed to be able to host music concerts, plays and esports competitions. Due to complete in 2025, the 7,000-seat stadium will be located in the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Grounds. The as-yet-unnamed Toronto venue will be specially designed to facilitate esports events, short for

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Frank Gehry reveals latest design for supertall skyscraper in Toronto

February 15, 2021 India Block 0
Gehry Project by Frank Gehry in Toronto

Frank Gehry has released visuals of a pair of twisting shiny skyscrapers, one of which will be over 300 metres, for King Street West in Toronto. Currently named the Gehry Project, the plan is to build a 302-metre-high supertall and a 266-metre-high skyscraper at the intersection King Street West and Ed Mirvish Way. These mixed-use

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Paul Bernier adds upper level to rustic log cabin in Quebec

February 13, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Cottage on the Point in Quebec

Canadian studio Paul Bernier Architecte has designed a contemporary extension for a lakeside dwelling in Quebec made of timber and stone. The project, called Cottage on the Point, entailed the renovation and enlargement of a log cabin that has been in one family for 40 years. The dwelling is located in Lanaudière, a scenic region

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Socially distanced Winter Stations 2021 beach pavilion designs revealed

February 3, 2021 India Block 0
Winter Stations 2021 winners

A bright pink arch and a giant seashell are among the winning designs for Toronto’s annual Winter Stations programme of temporary beach pavilions. For this year’s competition designers were asked to include social distancing measures, while the construction timetable has been pushed back due to the pandemic. Other winning designs for Winter Stations 2021 include

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Partisans tops rebuilt pool house in Ontario with undulating timber roof

January 28, 2021 India Block 0
Fold House by Partisans

Fold House is a guest and pool house in Hamilton, Canada, topped with a curving roof of compression-bent oak designed by architecture studio Partisans. The Toronto-based practice designed the new building to replace the old guesthouse in Southern Ontario, which burned down. Fold House is so named because its roof is designed to fold into

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Heatherwick Studio reveals visuals of skyscrapers for Vancouver

January 25, 2021 India Block 0
Skyscrapers in Vancouver by Heatherwick Studio

British architecture and design firm Heatherwick Studio has unveiled visuals of a pair of residential skyscrapers planned for Vancouver, Canada. The high-rise buildings will be located on Alberni Street in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. Renderings show two irregular-shaped towers studded with angled balconies that form a bottleneck towards the base and then open up to

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Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers creates off-grid contemporary cabin

January 21, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
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Vancouver studio Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers has clad an off-grid house in the woods of British Columbia’s Bowen Island in black-stained cedar. Bowen Island House is tucked away on a secluded site along the northern coast of the island, which is characterised by lush forest and a bountiful undergrowth of ferns. Office

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Ménard Dworkind creates retro coffee bar in downtown Montreal

January 14, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Caffettiera Caffé Bar

Canadian studio Ménard Dworkind has unveiled a retro-themed coffee bar featuring Rubik’s Cube mirrors and a floor tiled to look like checkerboard shoes. Situated in downtown Montreal, Caffettiera Caffé Bar features a monolithic black terrazzo bar that welcomes people into the open space. Combining refreshments and a retail display, this main bar emphasises Caffettiera Caffé

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