Lausanne House / Hatem+D Architecture

© Alexandre Guilbeault

Architects: Hatem+D Architecture
Location: Quebec,
Architect In Charge: Étienne Bernier architecte
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexandre Guilbeault

Les Elfes / Alain Carle Architecte

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Architects: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: Morin-Heights, QC,
Area: 5165.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Les Marais / Alain Carle Architecte

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Architects: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: Wentworth-Nord, QC J0T,
Area: 6505.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Fichman Residence / regionalArchitects

© Terry Tourangeau

Architects: regionalArchitects
Location: 375 King Street West, , ON M5V 1K1, Canada
Principal: Drew Sinclair
Area: 1200.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Terry Tourangeau

Screen House / Alain Carle Architecte

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Architects: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: , QC J0T, Canada
Area: 5405.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

High School in Lachine / Marosi Troy Architectes + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes

© Stephane Groleau

Architects: Marosi Troy Architectes, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes
Location: Collège Saint-Louis, 50 34 Ave, Lachine, QC H8T, Canada
Design Lead: Martin Troy, Ali Torabi
Area: 13300.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stephane Groleau

Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault

© Alain Laforest

Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
Location: Mirond Lake, Division No. 18, Unorganized, SK S0P,
Design Team: Pierre Thibault & Jérôme Lapierre
Area: 1650.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alain Laforest

Dunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: Ottawa, ON,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Doublespace Photography

Move Over, Green Walls: Living Canopy Comes to West Vancouver

Courtesy of Matthew Soules Architecture

Imagine walking beneath an illuminated canopy of lush greenery, in the form of inverted pyramids sculpted to perfection. In early August 2014 visitors were welcomed by this succulent living roof to the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Guests were guided through the fairgrounds beneath the 90-foot long canopy, creating an immersive sensory experience befitting the interdisciplinary creative arts festival. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture and curated by the Museum of West VancouverVermilion Sands was created as a temporary for the ten day festival.

Submerge yourself in Vermilion Sands with photos and more info after the break.

Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall / Affleck de la Riva architects

© Marc Cramer

Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
Location: 7 Rue Doctor Wilfrid Locat North, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, , QC J0K 3H0,
Area: 1560.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Côte-des-Neiges Road, , QC,
Area: 1500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Tula House / Patkau Architects

© James Dow

Architects: Patkau Architects
Location: Quadra Island, British Columbia,
Design Team: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, and David Shone with Mike Green, Dimitri Koubatis, and Greg Boothroyd, James Eidse, Marc Holland, Tony Mah, Henry Murdock, Ben Raimes, Thomas Schroeder, Craig Simms, Tony Wai.
Area: 4350.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: James Dow, Courtesy of

Résidence Roy-Lawrence / Chevalier Morales Architectes

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Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes
Location: Quebec,
Architects In Charge: Stephan Chevalier, Sergio Morales
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes

Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties

© Kevin Pazik

Designed for a laneway inside the Little Portugal neighborhood of Toronto, Flipping Properties tests the boundaries between architecture and furniture. The exhibition, created by Jiminez Lai and his team, Bureau Spectacular, unravels the traditional pentagonal shape of a house to create ‘super-furniture.’ Super-furniture is defined by Lai as “too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.” The large pieces are meant to encourage dialogue on unused urban spaces in Toronto, while creating a novel way to interact with those spaces. Despite their size, the pieces can be rearranged within the laneway, allowing for a variety of assemblages to be created.  Flipping Properties opened July 11th, and will be in place until September 14th in the laneway between Sheridan Avenue and Gordon Street in Toronto. Admission is free to the public. See the full gallery of exhibition photos, after the break.

Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto’s Union Station

Looking Southeast toward the development. Image © for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca

Details have been leaked of a major new development on the Southern edge of downtown Toronto, just East of Union Station. The scheme, uncovered by UrbanToronto and its inquisitive users, involves the connection of sites on both sides of the railway tracks, and will include three towers and a pedestrian bridge featuring a park and retail space. It is understood that Wilkinson Eyre are the architects, after BD confirmed last week that they have recently won a major competition in .

Read on for more details of the project

Folklore Meets Design, Architecture and Light Deep in the Canadian Forest

Imagine yourself standing at a glowing threshold between reality and make believe, watching as mythical creatures dash across trees and into other dimensions. Imagine a world where the glimmer of fairies is reflected on a forest floor illuminated by trees of all colours; a world where a sea of stars transforms into an imaginary wolf, standing sentinel over its fairy tale universe. This enchanted world exists, thanks to the creatives at Moment Factory. In their Foresta Lumina video mapping project, they create a narrative installation set in the mysterious backwoods of Quebec, Canada. Find out how they add a little fantasy to ordinary reality after the break.

Inside “Arctic Adaptations” – Special Mention Winner at the Venice Biennale 2014

UPDATE: Our interview with is now up!

For this year’s Venice Biennale, the Canadian Pavilion explored the ways modernity was absorbed in the extreme environment of Nunavut, . As Nunavut is the newest, northernmost, and largest territory (with an area of over 2 million square kilometers) in , Lateral Office hoped to shed on light on what Mason White called “modernity at an edge.” Wowing the jury with their research and design, Arctic Adaptaptions: Nunavut at 15 garnered Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Matthew Spremulli, and their team a Special Mention during Saturday’s awards ceremony.

The geographic and cultural “edgeness” of Nunavut is examined over different parts of the exhibition in three mediums: a recent past, a current present and a near future. Matthew Spremulli explained that Arctic Adaptions sought to “look beyond standards” to see how the fundamentals of architecture are impacted in an area like Nunavut. Given the specific and acutely unique challenges to building and designing in an environment that, understandably, resists being colonized by southern models, the curators presented a case for adaptation.

Russet Residence / Splyce Design

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Architects: Splyce Design
Location: West , BC, Canada
Build: Powers Construction
Area: 4600.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Hunter