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Kariouk Architects completes cantilevered chalet overlooking a lake in Canada

June 21, 2022 James Brillon 0
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Kariouk Architects has completed M.O.R.E Cabin, a dramatic cantilevered structure overlooking a lake in Québec meant to stand out from its natural surroundings. Ottawa-based firm Kariouk Architects was commissioned to build a secondary residence overlooking Lac du Brochet, a remote lake roughly 100 kilometres north of the Canadian capital. Its design for an angular, cantilevered

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Naturehumaine places sculptural outdoor stairs on Montreal apartment addition

June 15, 2022 James Brillon 0
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Naturehumaine has completed six new apartments in a historic Montreal neighbourhood, renovating an existing volume and adding a similar building to an adjacent, vacant lot. The Louis-Hébert building was completed in 2021 as an extension of an existing apartment building from the 1920s. It is located in the historic Rosemont La-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood. To respect the

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Frank Architecture recalls 1960s glamour at Major Tom bar in Calgary

June 11, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Major Tom restaurant interior

Rich colours and leather upholstery feature in this Calgary bar and restaurant that Canadian studio Frank Architecture based on author Truman Capote. Major Tom is located on the 40th floor of Stephen Avenue Place in Downtown Calgary, affording it panoramic views of the city, the Canadian prairies and the Rocky Mountains beyond. Local firm Frank

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Hariri Pontarini Architects creates glass-wrapped theatre for Stratford Festival in Ontario

June 10, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Tom Patterson Theatre exterior

The Tom Patterson Theatre in Stratford, Ontario, designed by Canadian studio Hariri Pontarini Architects has opened following two years of Covid delays. Dedicated to the performing arts, the 7,150-square-metre theatre stands on the banks of the Avon River. It was completed in the summer of 2020, though the official ribbon only took place last month due

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WilkinsonEyre wraps Toronto skyscraper in “three-dimensional diamonds”

June 9, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
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London architecture studio WilkinsonEyre has completed the CIBC Square skyscraper in Toronto, Canada, which is surrounded in undulating glass facades. Created as the headquarters for bank Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the 250-meters-tall skyscraper stands in Toronto’s central business district. Named CIBC Square, the building has a glass facade that covers the distinct volumes that make

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D’Arcy Jones creates sculptural residential complex for changing Victoria neighbourhood

June 7, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Pearl Block residential

Canadian studio D’Arcy Jones Architects has completed a family-focused, residential development in British Columbia that consists of staggered rowhouses clad in textured stucco. Pearl Block is located in Oaklands, a residential district near Victoria’s city centre that is evolving from single-family homes to low-rise townhouses. Vancouver-based D’Arcy Jones Architects was tasked by local firm Aryze

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Nivek Remas renovates founder’s home to serve as its office space

June 6, 2022 James Brillon 0
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Toronto studio Nivek Remas has renovated its founder’s home to create an office for the studio based on changes in working conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Early in 2020, the Canadian interior design studio led by Kevin Chan and Samer Shaath was poised to lease new office space for its expanding business. However, these

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GH3 outfits Alberta bus garage with stainless steel and sculptural details

June 3, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
gh3 transit facility exterior with sculptural cladding

Canadian architecture studio GH3 has created an expansive bus maintenance and storage facility in Edmonton, Alberta that has sculptural finishes while preserving an existing smokestack on the site. Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage (KATG) – named after Edmonton’s first female bus driver – occupies 50,000 square metres on a 1o-acre (4-hectare) site right off a major

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Frank Gehry unveils new visuals of his tallest-ever residential skyscrapers

June 1, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Canadian architect Frank Gehry has revealed additional visuals of his Forma skyscrapers, which are set to be built in Toronto, Canada, and feature interiors by Paolo Ferrari. The Forma project will comprise two towers, a 298-metre-tall western and a 262-metre-tall eastern tower, which will be the tallest residential towers ever designed by Gehry. The tallest

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Omar Gandhi designs a “light-filled wood cathedral” for Toronto restaurant

May 26, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has created a vaulted-wood interior inside a non-descript brick building for chef Matty Matheson’s restaurant in Toronto. Prime Seafood Palace is located in West Queen West and was a collaborative effort between Omar Gandhi Architect (OGA) and the restaurant’s chef, Matheson, who has developed an internet following. The space was

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