Courtyard House / Studio JCI

© Tom Arban

Architects: Studio JCI
Location: , ON, Canada
Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering
Area: 392.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tom Arban

Photographer Chris Forsyth on the Montreal Metro, Going Underground, and Overlooked Architecture

Jean-Drapeau Station. Image © Chris Forsyth

Montreal-based photographer Chris Forsyth doesn’t see his city the way others do — that much is evident from his body of work, which includes rooftop photos of the skyline, nocturnal shots taken from the arm of a crane and now, images from the underground. The Montreal Metro Project is Forsyth’s latest series, documenting the often overlooked architecture of the urban subway since October 2014.

Composed of 68 stations, each designed by a different architect between the 60s and 70s, the Montreal Metro system is as diverse and idiosyncratic as the city it underpins. Forsyth captures the stations empty of passengers, highlighting their architecture and reframing them in a manner rarely experienced.  ArchDaily spoke to Forsyth about the series and the creative process behind it. Read his responses and view selected images from The Montreal Metro project after the break.

Val-Jalbert Belvedere / Atelier Pierre Thibault

© Alain Laforest

Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
Location: Val-Jalbert Historical Village, , QC G0W 1G0, Canada
Team: Pierre Thibault, Jérôme Lapierre, Mathieu Leclerc
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alain Laforest

Fort McMurray International Airport / office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers

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Architects: office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers
Location: , AB, Canada
Architect In Charge: Steve McFarlane
Project Architect: Rob Grant
Area: 86500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ema Peter

5 Proposals Reimagine Toronto Ferry Terminal and Waterfront Park

Harbour Landing / KBMP Architects, West 8, Greenburg Consultants. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto

Waterfront Toronto has unveiled five proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park competition. The finalists were tasked with transforming Toronto’s waterfront by revitalizing the existing ferry terminal and park through an extensive gradually-implemented masterplan. See all five proposals, including designs by nARCHITECTS and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, after the break.

UTM Innovation Centre / Moriyama & Teshima Architects

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Architects: Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Location: , ON,
Area: 65300.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shai Gil

Upcoming Montreal Lecture: Brendan MacFarlane

The Orange Cube / . Image © Roland Halbe

This year’s second installment of Index Design’s Master Classe series will feature architect Brendan MacFarlane on March 24, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00PM in Montreal. MacFarlane, co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed design firm Jakob + MacFarlane, will discuss his iconic and award-winning work, and his pursuit of creating architecture that “leaves nobody indifferent.” To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

Hadaway House / Patkau Architects

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Architects: Patkau Architects
Location: Whistler, BC V0N,
Design Team: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau with Lawrence Grigg, Stephanie Coleridge, Marc Holland, Peter Suter, Shane O’Neil, and Mike Green
Area: 5000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: James Dow / Patkau Architects, Peter Buchanan

University College of the North / Architecture49

© Tom Arban Photography

Architects: Architecture49
Location: Thompson, MB,
Interiors & Furniture, Landscape Architect:
Area: 8155.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tom Arban Photography

Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio

© Andrew Snow

Architects: Roundabout Studio
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Area: 5480.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andrew Snow, Courtesy of


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Architects: DIALOG
Location: TELUS Spark, 220 Saint Georges Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2,
Area: 13500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of DIALOG

Foster + Partners Reveal Plans for Toronto’s Second Tallest Tower


Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for an 80-story mixed-use tower that will rise 318-meters on a prominent site in downtown Toronto at One Bloor West. The city’s second tallest building, “The One” skyscraper aims to “pioneer a new model of vertical retail” with an expansive, 60-meter commercial base that will anchor dense housing.

AD Classics: Robarts Library / Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde

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If the architectural volte face of the late 1960s heralded the genesis of postmodernism, deconstruction, and a golden age of theory, it came at an equally destructive cost. Escaping the totalizing regime of modernism demanded from architects more than the promise of new ideas; it required the falsification of modernist axioms and the wholesale annihilation of its spiritual eidos. In this critical moment of death and rebirth, some pieces of the modern project survived only by hiding under the cloak of the technological progress, while others—like modern city planning—persisted only because there was no way to turn back the clock.

Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

© Bob Gundu

Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Area: 1450.0 ft2
Photographs: Bob Gundu

“Winter Stations” Bring Warmth to Toronto’s Frozen Beaches

Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro

Five finalists have emerged from the 196 submissions of Toronto’s first international competition. Drawing proposals from 36 countries around the world, the competition challenged entrants to transform the lifeguard stations on Toronto’s east beaches into public art pieces for the winter. The finalists’ designs were constructed in mid-February and will be displayed until March 20, 2015.

Take a look at the completed installations, after the break. 

Offices Broccolini Construction / Rubin et Rotman architectes

© Stéphane Brügger

Architects: Rubin et Rotman architectes
Location: , QC,
Architect In Charge: Rick Rubin
Project Architect: Bruno Morin
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Brügger

Winona House / 25:8 Research + Design

© Lorne Shawn Blythe

Architects: 25:8 Research + Design
Location: , ON, Canada
Project Lead: Jay S. Lim, OAA, AIA, LEED AP
Area: 1400.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lorne Shawn Blythe

Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes

© Stéphane Groleau

Http://Www.Groupea.Qc.Ca/: CCM2 Architectes, Groupe A,
Location: Montmagny, QC, Canada
Area: 4360.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau