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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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Herzog & de Meuron reveals second Vancouver Art Gallery redesign with woven copper-effect facade

November 16, 2021 Nat Barker 0
Vancouver Art Gallery copper

Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its second redesign for a new building at the Vancouver Art Gallery after the project was pledged a nine-figure donation from a property developer. The architecture firm has revised the massing and facade of the proposed building, opting for a copper-coloured woven metal covering the wooden soffits

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AHEAD Americas 2021 awards winners announced in video ceremony on Dezeen

November 12, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

AHEAD will announce the best new hotel designs in the Americas in a video ceremony broadcast by Dezeen for the hospitality awards programme. Tune in from 12:30 pm New York time. The ceremony, which begins at 12:30 pm New York time (5:30 pm London time) will be broadcast in two parts, both of which can

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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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Bourgeois Lechasseur completes pair of prefabricated glamping cabins in Quebec

October 26, 2021 James Brillon 0
The cabin is surrounded by trees

Quebec architecture firm Bourgeois Lechasseur has included full-height mirrored walls in these secluded cabins to reflect the surrounding forest. The pair of rentable Forest Glamp cabins were completed as part of hospitality concept Réflexion, and are located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François – a popular ski destination roughly an hour outside Quebec City. The project follows Bourgeois Lechasseur’s

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