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Tutu lights populate Montreal’s Cafe Constance by Atelier Zébulon Perron

July 2, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Tutu lights at Cafe Constance in Montreal

Pink pendant lights resembling dancers’ skirts hang from the ceiling of this cafe by Atelier Zébulon Perron at a Montreal ballet school. Cafe Constance is located in the downtown Wilder Building, home to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and named in tribute one of the organisation’s former leaders, Constance Pathy. The 1,400-square-foot (130-square-metre) space occupies the

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MC Escher works inform Montreal home by Naturehumaine

April 20, 2022 James Brillon 0
Escher House

An angular steel staircase crosses through this Montreal residence by Naturehumaine, which was inspired by the fantastical paintings of Dutch artist MC Escher. The Escher House, located in the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, used to be a duplex. Local studio Naturehumaine converted it into a single-family home. The project included a complete overhaul of the interiors, new

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Jean Verville lines Montreal row house with sculptural plywood interiors

April 17, 2022 James Brillon 0

Jean Verville Architectes has completed a residence in Montreal where nearly every surface is made of plywood for a “minimalist, functional, artistic experiment”. The MB House is a two-storey property in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, a residential area that was initially made up of industrial and working-class residential buildings. Jean Verville Architectes has completed a

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La Firme reorganises centuries-old Montreal loft with contemporary finishes

March 22, 2022 James Brillon 0
Renovated Montreal apartment

Montreal architecture studio La Firme has reorganised an apartment in a 1800s textile mill, using cabinetry to shape the new interior configuration. The Elmire Condo was completed for a young couple in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal area. “This project took a space in a mid-19th century building that’s been a textile mill, a Campbell’s soup factory,

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TBA creates elevated extension for Berri House in Montreal

February 19, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Berri House

A residential extension wrapped in galvanised metal is positioned over a garden and attached to an old carriage house in this project by Montreal studio Thomas Balaban Architecte. The Berri House is located on a short and narrow street in the city’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood – a sought-after area with architectural preservation rules and height restrictions.

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Vives St-Laurent creates tactile Montreal home

January 20, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
A rocking chair in front of an original fireplace in Montreal home

Interior design studio Vives St-Laurent has remodelled a family house in Montreal, Canada, using a grey colour palette, quartzite stone and white-oak furniture to create an interior that highlights the building’s architectural elements. Vives St-Laurent aimed to retain many of the existing early 20th-century features, including the staircase, original plaster mouldings and fireplace, while making

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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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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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Saia Barbarese Topouzanov adds spiral staircases during Montreal housing renovation

October 27, 2021 James Brillon 0
Les Habitations Saint Michel Nord

Colourful spiral staircases now give direct access to units in the Saint-Michel Nord housing complex in Montreal, which was renovated by Saia Barbarese Topouzanov to update the ageing buildings and include a new pedestrian-friendly street. Located in the underprivileged Saint-Michel neighbourhood, the housing complex was built in the 1970s in the brutalist style. Its 185

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Talo Studios introduces Japandi elements to historic Montreal house

July 19, 2021 James Brillon 0

Talo Studios has renovated a house in Montreal that’s almost 100 years old, drawing on Scandinavian and Japanese influences for the interiors. Located on Grey Avenue, in a residential area on the southern side of Mount Royal, the project embodies Japandi – the trend for interiors that are a hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian style.

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