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Heatherwick Studio updates vision for 1700 Alberni towers in Vancouver

January 12, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior render of 1700 Alberni

British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has updated its design for a pair of residential skyscrapers in Vancouver, Canada, which will feature curved green balconies and a terraced podium.  Named 1700 Alberni, the project was first revealed by Heatherwick Studio in 2021 with an initial design composed of two irregularly-shaped towers that bottleneck at their base.

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GH3 creates sculptural Stormwater Facility for new Toronto neighbourhood

January 4, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Stormwater Facility by GH3

An angular concrete building and an underground reservoir form a stormwater treatment plant in Toronto by Canadian firm GH3 that is meant to “signal a new and distinctive city precinct”.  The Stormwater Facility treats runoff from Quayside and West Don Lands – former industrial zones that have undergone redevelopment in recent years. The facility sits

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OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect features cedar cladding and oak interiors

December 12, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Rear facade of OG House

The founder of Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has built a brick and cedar-clad home for himself and his family in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with interiors lined in white oak. The house for Omar Gandhi, his partner and their son is located in the historic North End of the city, and was built on a

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Ménard Dworkind fills Tiramisu restaurant in Montreal with plants and mirrors

December 11, 2021 James Brillon 0
Tiramisu restaurant interior in Montreal

Montreal studio Ménard Dworkind has completed a new restaurant within the city’s Hilton hotel, fronted by an operable glass wall and filled with a variety of plants and eclectic finishes. The restaurant, called Tiramisu, “recalls the Italian exuberance of the 1960s”, according to the local firm, which was commissioned to design the 3,900-square-foot (362-square-metre) interior

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Old meets new inside D’Arcy Jones Architects’ studio in Vancouver

December 6, 2021 Natasha Levy 0
Meeting room with long wooden table, exposed concrete ceiling and tiled entrance in D'Arcy Jones Architects' self-designed studio in Vancouver

Canadian practice D’Arcy Jones Architects has mixed modern additions with historical quirks inside its self-designed studio, which is housed within a century-old building in Vancouver. The seven-storey Lee building, where the architect’s office is located, was constructed between 1911 and 1912 as an early example of a mixed-use development, combining apartments, offices and commercial shops.

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Ste Marie spotlights the art of flower arranging inside Cadine store in Vancouver

December 1, 2021 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Cadine store in Vancouver designed by Ste Marie

A floristry counter brimming over with flowers and foliage sits at the centre of this Vancouver lifestyle shop, which has been designed by studio Ste Marie. Nestled along a parade of shops in Vancouver’s South Cambie neighbourhood, Cadine sells a selection of high-end homeware, books, clothing and fine jewellery, as well as fresh floral bouquets.

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It’s time to forge a “pan-Canadian” design identity based on indigenous values says Andrew King

November 23, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
David Fortin's Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa

Architects, designers and policymakers should join forces to write a manifesto for Canadian design that platforms indigenous communities, according to Andrew King of architecture studio Lemay. A cohesive and inclusive Canadian design identity would help unify the country around shared values, promote local traditions, skills and materials and distinguish the country from its southern neighbour

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Boat-shaped bedroom tops Quebec chalet for sailors by Paul Bernier Architecte

November 21, 2021 James Brillon 0
Chalet in Oka by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian studio Paul Bernier Architecte has completed a cottage for a couple of sailing enthusiasts, shaping their upstairs bedroom with a rounded silhouette evocative of a boat. The project is located on the shores of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, a popular area for sailing and water sports near Montreal. Although it’s called a lake, this body

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Omar Gandhi creates accessible viewpoint at Peggy’s Cove lighthouse

November 20, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Peggy's Cove viewpoint seen from below

Visitors to a lighthouse in Nova Scotia can appreciate the historic structure from a new vantage point designed by Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect to be fully accessible. The firm was asked to improve the infrastructure for tourists that visit Peggy’s Cove, a small coastal community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay near Halifax.

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Naturehumaine revives 1920s apartment in Montreal with contemporary finishes

November 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Quesnel Apartment

Traditional details were kept throughout this ground-floor apartment in Montreal that local studio Naturehumaine renovated to bring in more natural light and create an improved connection to the rear yard. Originally built in the 1920s, the apartment was filled with classical details such as ornamental columns and a stained-glass doorway at the entrance of the

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