No Image

L’Abri and Construction Rocket complete Saltbox Passive House in Quebec

August 29, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Saltbox Passive House

This family house in Quebec is modelled on the region’s vernacular architecture and was designed to Passive House standards of energy efficiency. Canadian architecture firm L’Abri and contractor Construction Rocket collaborated closely on the creation of the Saltbox Passive House, the primary residence for a family of four. Located on the southern flank of Mont

The post L’Abri and Construction Rocket complete Saltbox Passive House in Quebec appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Drew Mandel designs country home overlooking a woodland site in Canada

August 10, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
View from block-shaped country house

Contrasting finishes of concrete, brick, wood and aluminium fins form this country vacation home in Ballantrae in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada by Drew Mandel Architects. Located among the protected woodlands of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority, the different blocks that make up the Ballantrae Country House have been given full-height windows oriented towards different landscape views. “The

The post Drew Mandel designs country home overlooking a woodland site in Canada appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Concrete house by Gort Scott hugs rocky crag in Whistler

July 29, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Aerial view, The Rock house in Whistler by Gort Scott

British architecture studio Gort Scott has installed a house on a rocky outcrop in the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler, offering impressive views over Alta Lake. The Rock is a family home designed to reflect the drama of its setting. Predominantly built from concrete, it incorporates stepped levels intended to echo the experience of traversing

The post Concrete house by Gort Scott hugs rocky crag in Whistler appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Olson Kundig perches Canadian beach home on stilts among the forest

July 27, 2021 James Brillon 0

US firm Olson Kundig has raised this oceanfront home on Canada’s Vancouver Island on stilts, providing panoramic views of the surrounding forest and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The 2,500-square-foot (232-square-metre) home is located in Tofino, a remote town on the island’s west coast known for its breathtaking scenery, laid-back surfing culture, and harsh weather. A

The post Olson Kundig perches Canadian beach home on stilts among the forest appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Gensler designs Jenga-style residential high-rise for British Colombia

July 13, 2021 India Block 0
Central Park House by Gensler

Central Park House is a 41-storey high-rise in Burnaby, British Colombia, by global architecture firm Gensler that will feature a swimming pool with wraparound glass. The standout feature of the tower next to Central Park in Metro Vancouver, Canada, will be a double-height atrium midway up the building. Called the Horizon Pavilion, this communal section

The post Gensler designs Jenga-style residential high-rise for British Colombia appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Ravi Handa designs his own wine bar called Stem in Montreal

July 10, 2021 James Brillon 0

Reclaimed materials found during demolition work have been preserved and used as decoration in this Montreal wine bar called Stem that’s designed and co-owned by Ravi Handa Architect. Named Stem, the wine bar was completed earlier in 2020 near September, a cafe and surfboard workshop designed by the same architect in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood.

The post Ravi Handa designs his own wine bar called Stem in Montreal appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Giant seashell features in Toronto’s delayed Winter Stations 2021

June 29, 2021 India Block 0
WInter Stations 2021 in Toronto

Four pavilions including a giant seashell and a colourful archway have opened in Toronto as part of the coronavirus-delayed annual Winter Stations event. Opening late due to delays caused by a coronavirus lockdown, the Winter Stations have been built in the city rather than the usual spot of Woodbine Beach on Lake Ontario. Four competition-winning designs have been realised

The post Giant seashell features in Toronto’s delayed Winter Stations 2021 appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Leckie Studio designs penthouse inside BIG’s Vancouver skyscraper

June 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Penthouse by Leckie Studio

A rainforest-style atrium with a cedar tree lies within a two-storey unit designed by Leckie Studio, located inside the new Vancouver House tower. The penthouse is found within the sculptural, 59-storey tower that rises up from a triangular site in downtown Vancouver, near Granville Bridge. The building was designed by architecture firm BIG and was

The post Leckie Studio designs penthouse inside BIG’s Vancouver skyscraper appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

“Taking credit for trees planted elsewhere is a whole lot of embodied irony”

June 18, 2021 Fred A Bernstein 0
SoLo house by Perkins&Will

Architecture firm Perkins&Will has gone too far with claims that a luxury timber home on a Canadian mountain removes more atmospheric carbon than it emits, argues Fred A Bernstein. For much of last winter, Perkins&Will, an architecture firm with 25 offices from San Francisco to Singapore to Sao Paulo, used a photo of a wooden

The post “Taking credit for trees planted elsewhere is a whole lot of embodied irony” appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Safdie Architects designs interconnected housing blocks alongside park over train tracks

June 16, 2021 India Block 0
Orca by Safdie Architects

Orca is a mixed-use development in Toronto designed by Safdie Architects that will have nine interconnected residential towers alongside a park that will be built over a railway. Safdie Architects revealed plans to build decks over a 100-metre-wide and 800-metre-long stretch of the train line that leads to Union Station. The decks will form a 10.5-acre

The post Safdie Architects designs interconnected housing blocks alongside park over train tracks appeared first on Dezeen.