Les Terrasses Cap-á-l’aigle: Where Architecture and Nature Connect / MU Architecture

© Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Architects: MU Architecture
Location: Charlevoix Region, , Canada
Client’s Name: Florent Moser
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

The residential development project Les Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle was born from a passion for the great open spaces and natural beauty of the Charlevoix region in 2009. Florent Moser and Alain Rajotte, both entrepreneurs as well as ardent lovers of the region, have created a unique residential development project that unites nature and architecture to provide a haven of peace and rejuvenation for its future owners and tenants.

La Face Cachée de La Pomme / Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes

Courtesy of Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes

Architects: Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes
Location: Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada
Structural Engineer: Roberto Filippi
Architect: Michael Hodges paysagiste
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 2,400 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes

Arctic Food Network / Lateral Office


Recent recipient of the 2011 Holcim Gold Award for the North American region, Lateral Office’s Arctic Food Network is a series of strategically distributed shelters addressing food security, biological and wildlife species management, and provides a safe navigation system across Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada.

Architect: Lateral Office
Location: Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
Collaborators: InfraNet Lab, Dr. Claudio Aporta
Advisor: Nunavut Department of Culture, Language, Elders, and Youth
Project Team: Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Nikole Bouchard, Fionn Byrne
Start of Construction: May 2012
Images: Lateral Office

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Redeveloper Apartment / Kariouk Associates

© Photolux Studio (Christian Lalonde)

Architects: Kariouk Associates / Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal) with Frederic Carrier
Location: , , Canada
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Photolux Studio (Christian Lalonde)

‘Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture’ Exhibition


The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal presents Imperfect Health: the Medicalization of Architecture, on view in the main galleries which started on October 15th and is up until April 1, 2012. Photographs, publications, art and design projects and architectural models and drawings reveal some of the uncertainties and contradictions surrounding health issues and considers how architecture acknowledges, incorporates and affects them. The exhibition questions common understandings of “positive” and “negative” outcomes within the flux of research on and cultural conceptions of health. It continues the CCA’s ongoing investigations into how the design and use of urban spaces shapes human well being. More information on the exhibition after the break.

PLANT Receives Honorable Mention for NPS Roof Garden

© Steven Evans

PLANT Architecture has recently been recognized with an Honorable Mention in the City of Toronto’s Urban Design Awards. Held every other year, the awards acknowledge the contributions design has on the local milieu. PLANT’s revitalization of the Nathan Phillips Podium Square (part of Toronto’s iconic City Hall by Viljo Revell) introduces a greenscape to the podium previously occupied solely with a vast hardscaped plaza.

Front to Back Infill / Colizza Bruni Architecture

© Peter Fritz

Architect: Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc. / James Colizza & Anthony Bruni
Location: , , Canada
Project Area: 111 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Peter Fritz

New Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Concert Hall / Provencher Roy + Associés Architects

© Tom Arban

Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 59,000 sqf
Photographs: Tom Arban

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010, is pleased to announce that its new 59,000-gsf. Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Bourgie Concert Hall will open to the public on October 14, 2011. Increasing the MMFA’s total exhibition space by 20%, the new Pavilion features 18,953 nsf. of gallery space, which doubles the previous display area dedicated for the presentation of the Museum’s collection of historical and contemporary Quebec and Canadian art.

Station BLÜ / Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

© Stéphane Groleau

Architect: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
Location: St-Tite-des-Caps, ,
Client name: Station BLÜ
Project Manager: Alexandre Blouin
Project Team: Isabelle Beauchamp, Pascal Mailloux, Sophie Marquet, Guillaume Martel-Trudel, Jonathan Trottier, Alexandre Blouin
Structural/Mech./Elect. Engineer: Genivar
Contractor: Construction Marc Drolet
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

780 Brewster / Lemay associés

© Claude-Simon Langlois

Architects: Lemay associés
Location: Montréal,
Client: Groupe Mach
Project Team: Louis T. Lemay (Partner in Charge), André Cardinal (Architect, Senior Partner, Project Manager), Pierre E. Leclerc (Senior Architect, LEED AP), Sandra Neill (Associate Designer), Chantal Ladrie (Designer), Marie-Élaine Globensky (Graphic Design And Signage)
General Contractor: Construction TEQ inc.
Engineers: Bouthillette Parizeau & Associés (electro-mechanical engineering) and les Consultants Gemec inc. (civil/structural engineering)
Sustainable Development: Lyse M. Tremblay, architect, LEED AP
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Claude-Simon Langlois

Centre Communautaire Scientifique / FGMDA

© Isabelle Laurier

Architect: Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et associés architectes (FGMDA)
Location: Whapmagoostui/Kuujjuaraapik, ,
Project Team:  Alain Fournier, architect, Project Manager; Carolyne Fontaine, architect; Felix-Antoine Thibault, Mathieu Fournier
Engineer: Genivar et Cima+
General Contractor: Verreault
Project Area: 395 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Claude Tremblay, Carolyne Fontaine et Isabelle Laurier

Okanagan College Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation / CEI

© Ed White Photographics

Architect: CEI Architecture Planning Interiors
Location: Penticton, British Columbia,
Landscape Architect: Site 360 Consulting Ltd.
Text: Architecture Planning Interiors
Project Cost: $27,600,000
Project Area: 6,780 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Ed White Photographics

re:CONNECT Open Ideas Competition

Courtesy of City of

re:CONNECT open ideas competition invites the citizens of Vancouver, to join with local and international designers to ignite discussion and dream new possibilities for the future of the Viaducts and the City’s broader Eastern Core. The utility and necessity of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts has been an issue of polarized debate since they were reconstructed in their present form in the late 1960s. As the first piece of a larger freeway system that was planned but never realized, they stand as a symbol of an era of city-building that thankfully never more-fully materialized.

The future of the viaducts should be contemplated in the context of the broader Eastern Core of our city, which includes the strategically important industrial lands of the False Creek Flats. How we connect the downtown and Eastern Core is crucial to how our city functions and its economic future. More information on the competition after the break.

Refurbishment and Extension of the CRÉVHSL Head Quarters / Briére, Gilbert + Associés

© Guy Tessier et Christian Perreault

Architects: Briére, Gilbert + Associés
Location: Québec,
Project Team: Émile Gilbert (Architect), Martin Brière (Architect), Melinda Hart (Architect)
Associates in Charge: Émile Gilbert, Architect, Martin Brière, Architect
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 550 sqm
Photographs: Guy Tessier & Christian Perreault

House on the Bluffs / Taylor Smyth Architects

© Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Architects: Taylor Smyth Architects
Location: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,300 sqf
Photographs: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Modernism in Miniature: Points of View

Project for the Centrosoyus Palace, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret

On view at the CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture) from 22 September to 8 January 2012, Modernism in Miniature: Points of View explores the encounter between photography and architectural model-making between c.1920 -1960.

Curated by Davide Deriu, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Westminster, London, the exhibition focuses on model photography as a distinctive genre. It proposes an inextricable link with the so-called ‘model boom’ and the explosion of mass media, where miniatures reached out to a wide public and, in some cases, acquired a cult status that has endured to this day. More information on the event after the break.

Flashback: Sunset Cabin / Taylor Smyth Architects

© Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Flashback: One of Archdaily’s goals is to bring you up to date information about projects that are being designed and constructed around the world. We’ve created a new category to cover inspiring projects that were constructed between the 1990′s and the early 2000′s.

Architects: Taylor Smyth Architects
Location: , Canada
Partner in Charge: Michael Taylor
Project Team: Mike Lafreniere
Project Year: 2004
Project Area: 275 sqf
Photographs: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Sanctuaire Mont Cathedrale / Pierre Cabana

© Richard Poissant, Pierre Léveillé

Location: , Canada
Project Year: 2010
Project Manager: Pierre Léveillé
Engineer: Comtois, Blouin & associate
Designers: Pauline Tremblay & Pierre Léveillé
Photographs: Richard Poissant, Pierre Léveillé