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ACDF Architecture turns historic Montreal railway station into offices

March 7, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
A white corridor in Lightspeed's offices

Canadian studio ACDF Architecture has transformed the arches of Montreal’s Gare Viger into contemporary offices for software company Lightspeed. The local studio undertook the project as the third stage of a five-phase plan to turn the grand hotel and railway building, which was built in 1989, into offices. ACDF Architecture aimed to keep the character

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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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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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Jean Verville Architecte creates “luminous” white triplex in Montreal

January 5, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
NMBDH triplex by Jean Verville in Montreal

Canadian architect Jean Verville Architecte has completed NMBHD, a white triplex in Montreal adorned with gold windows that incorporates apartments as well as a ceramic workshop. NMBHD was built on the site of an old garage, which was torn down and replaced with the four-storey building designed by Jean Verville Architecte. The studio clad the

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Warm beige hues update Résidence Esplanade in Montreal

November 21, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Guest bedroom inside Résidence Esplanade in Montreal

Design pair Michael Godmer and Catherine Lavallée created a sequence of meditative, beige-tone spaces in the partial renovation of this home in Montreal. Résidence Esplanade is situated in Mile End, a trendy area of Montreal host to various eateries, coffee bars and vintage stores. The property was originally built as two separate apartments, but five

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Black dominates moody ELMNT spinning studio in Montreal

November 15, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
ELMNT by Ivy Studio

Cycling shoes are tucked into all-black shelving in this boutique spinning studio in Montreal, Canada, designed by locally based Ivy Studio. Ivy Studio chose the material palette for the indoor cycling facility to reflect the monochrome branding of ELMNT, a boutique gym providing spaces for yoga, spin, barre and high intensity interval training (HIIT). Black

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Weathering steel highlights thresholds within King Edward Residence in Canada

November 3, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Staircase inside King Edward Residence by Atelier Schwimmer in Montreal, Canada

Weathering steel encloses the entrance area and open-tread staircase inside the split-level King Edward Residence that Atelier Schwimmer has built in Montreal, Canada. Located in the town of Côte Saint-Luc, the 260-square-metre dwelling is a replacement of a young couple’s existing 1950s house that was destroyed by a fire. Montreal studio Atelier Schwimmer’s design was

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ACDF outfits Montreal FlightHub office with vibrant colours

August 13, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Flighthub Offices by ACDF Architecture

Curving glass walls and brightly coloured curtains for partitioning workspaces are among the details Canadian studio ACDF Architecture has used in an office renovation for a Montreal travel agency. FlightHub, an online travel agency, asked the local studio to design a workspace to accommodate the expanding operations in its Montreal headquarters. The office occupies 12,800

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Renovated Montreal house by Atelier Barda contrasts black and white

July 10, 2020 Kristine Klein 0

Black furniture provides a stark contrast to the white interior of this Montreal residence, which has been overhauled by local architecture studio Atelier Barda. Atelier Barda’s Portland Residence project involved adding an extension to the rear of a historic stone house located in Montreal suburb Mount-Royal, and reconfiguring the floor plan to improve the flow

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Philip Johnson’s Glass House informs pool pavilion in Canada

May 24, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Pavilion A by Maurice Martel architecte

The modernist Ben Rose House in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Philip Johnson’s Glass House informed this pool house designed by Canadian studio Maurice Martel Architecte. Maurice Martel Architecte completed Pavilion A to accompany an existing house in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, an off-island suburb of Montreal. It was designed to draw on two examples of

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