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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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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.

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Ivy Studio adds pops of colour to Spacial co-working office in Montreal

May 23, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Spacial co-working office by Ivy Studio

Mint green and burgundy are among the hues incorporated into a Montreal co-working space that Canadian firm Ivy Studio designed to “stand out from its competitors.” The office is located on the second floor of a 743-square-metre building in Verdun, one of city’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The space formerly housed a Jiu Jitsu gym and a

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Future Simple Studio creates family apartment within historic Montreal building

May 9, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Future Simple Studio loft renovation

Bedrooms are enclosed within a pair of wood and glass boxes in this renovated apartment in Montreal designed by Canadian architecture office Future Simple Studio. The unit is located in a 100-year-old heritage building near the city’s Old Port district. Designed by Montreal-based  Future Simple Studio, the project is named after the street upon which

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Kanva revamps former Olympic venue the Montreal Biodome

April 30, 2021 India Block 0

Architecture studio Kanva has redesigned the Montreal Biodome, a science museum in Canada, to reveal its original concrete arches and create new homes for its animal occupants. The museum, which was originally an Olympic sports venue, contains four miniature ecosystems filled with plants and animals that visitors can walk through and explore. Designed by French

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Park Ex House in Montreal has voids that flood its basement with light

April 28, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Park Ex House by Nicholas Francoeur and Joel Fontaine Lortie

Architecture graduates Nicholas Francoeur and Joel Fontaine Lortie have renovated a steel-clad house in Montreal to include two cut-outs in its floors that fill the basement with sunlight. Called Park Ex House, the dwelling is positioned on a corner in the Park Extension neighbourhood of Montreal, known by locals as Park Ex. Current architecture interns

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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 1898, into offices. ACDF Architecture aimed to keep the character

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