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Morphosis unveils 13-storey Lululemon headquarters for Vancouver

March 19, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Lululemon Headquarters by Morphosis

Architecture firm Morphosis has designed a building with slanted walls for the headquarters of athletic clothing brand Lululemon in Vancouver, Canada. The project, known as the Store Support Centre, will serve as the corporate home for Lululemon, which was founded in the city in 1998 by Chip Wilson. Morphosis designed the project with local studio

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Natalie Dionne Architecture creates Brick House from Montreal apartment building

March 7, 2020 James Brillon 0
Brick House by Natalie Dionne Architecture

Montreal firm Natalie Dionne Architecture added a new brick facade to an apartment building in the city to transform it into a light-filled and contemporary home. Natalie Dionne Architecture overhauled a three-unit apartment in residential neighbourhood Villeray to create the residence called Brick House. “Montreal is known for its lively neighbourhoods and its traditional streets,

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Provencher Roy spirals ramp underneath Quebec parliament building

March 6, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
National Assembly of Quebec by Provencher Roy

Provencher Roy and GLCRM Architectes have added a subterranean pavilion to the parliamentary home of the Canadian province Quebec. Local practice GLCRM Architectes and Montreal studio Provencher Roy created the addition to form a new entrance underneath the National Assembly of Quebec. It marks the first time the government building has been changed in over

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StudioAC designs Toronto house “disguised as a gallery”

February 15, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0

Canadian architectural practice StudioAC has taken cues from the work of late American designer Donald Judd for fittings inside this Toronto home. Called Shallmar Residence, the two-storey home was renovated by the local studio for a family of five with an impressive collection of Canadian art. It dates back to the 1950s and is located

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Diamond Schmitt Architects designs Ottawa public library and archive centre with wavy roof

January 29, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Ottawa Public Library by Diamond Schmitt Architects

Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects has revealed a new building for Ottawa’s public library system, featuring a curvilinear roof and glass walls that offer expansive views of the city. Diamond Schmitt Architects are working with local studio KWC Architects to design the project comprising a five-storey joint facility for Ottawa Public Library and Library and

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Room-sized shower “big enough for two” features inside Montreal apartment McGill 120

January 26, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
McGill 120 by La Firme

Canadian studio La Firme has turned a former industrial space in a Montreal heritage building into a contemporary home. The local design practice stripped-back a property in a 1820s building, located in the Old Montreal area, to create a loft-like apartment. Brick walls, pipes and wooden ceiling beams overhead are left exposed as a reflection

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Semi Semi by COMN Architects comprises two matching homes on a lot in Toronto

January 25, 2020 James Brillon 0
SemiSemi House by Peter McNeil and Clarissa Nam COMN Architects

Architects Peter McNeil and Clarissa Nam have built two detached houses on a corner lot in Toronto to live in and use as a rental property. Semi Semi is the first home of McNeil and Nam, the co-founders of COMN Architects, which stands for Collaboration between Peter McNeil and Clarissa Nam. The project came about

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Oak walls partition offices in Montreal law firm by Naturehumaine

January 19, 2020 James Brillon 0
Le Soufflet by Naturehumaine

A lawyer’s office occupies a contemporary extension to a commercial building in Montreal, which local studio Naturehumaine designed with a monochrome palette and wooden accents. The Montreal firm designed the renovation for a two-storey commercial structure in residential neighbourhood Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. In addition to renovating the existing building, which contains leasable commercial space on the lower

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Ancerl Studio transforms Toronto house into “modern yet warm” Euclid Residence

January 11, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Euclid Residence by Ancerl Studio

Canadian firm Ancerl Studio has teamed stark white-painted brickwork walls, weathered wooden beams and black steel windows in this renovated house in Toronto. The Euclid Residence renovation was designed to modernise the early 20th-century property while keeping elements that allude to its history, and also provide ample space for entertaining guests. “The client’s brief was

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