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

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

Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine

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

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.

Exhibition: The Mound of Vendôme

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On view at the CCA from 19 June to 14 September 2014 and curated by architectural historian David Gissen, The Mound of Vendôme revisits one key episode of French history when the Commune de Paris in 1871 voted to demolish the Vendôme Column, abolishing all allusions to the Napoleonic era. To protect the surrounding architecture during , a radical landscape was erected on Place Vendôme. Informed by the methods of experimental history, Gissen’s ongoing research project and installation at the CCA traces the provocative history of the column and mound, while arguing for its historicisation and reconstruction.

Montreal’s Mirabel Airport Terminal to be Demolished

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The owners of the Montréal-Mirabel International Airport have confirmed that, after a decade lying vacant, it will finally demolish the ’s sleek black terminal building. When it was completed in 1975, Mirabel was the world’s largest , but it quickly became unpopular with airlines as it was simply too far from Montréal, and was re-purposed as a testing site and cargo . Now, with the terminal building requiring $15 million in emergency repairs, owner Aéroports de Montréal have announced that it is “irreparably obsolete” and are seeking tenders for its demolition. You can read the full story at CBC News.

Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard

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Interior Designers: Jean De Lessard
Location: 3000 Boulevard René Lévesque, Verdun,
General Contractor: Castle Reno (Paul Cantwell)
Area: 1,229 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Coleraine St, , QC H3K, Canada
Area: 3135.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Revival of the Casino of Montréal / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux + Provencher Roy Architectes

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Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux, Provencher Roy Architectes
Location: Casino de Montréal, , QC H3C,
Architects In Charge: Yves Dagenais, Jean-Pierre Le Tourneux, Claude Provencher
Area: 45000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau, Marc Cramer

8th Ave / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: 8 Ave, Montreal, QC H8Y,
Area: 1630.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Bicom Communications / Jean De Lessard

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Architects: Jean De Lessard
Location: , QC, Canada
Area: 4500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Allez UP Rock Climbing Gym / Smith Vigeant Architectes

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Architects: Smith Vigeant Architectes
Location: Rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC,
Architect In Charge: Daniel Smith
Design Team: Daniel Smith, Karine Renaud, Anik Malderis, Étienne Penault, Cindy Neveu, Mélanie Quesnel, Stéphan Vigeant
Area: 1,220 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

Le St-Jude / Thomas Balaban Architect

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Architects: Thomas Balaban Architect
Location: Saint Denis Street, , QC, Canada
Architect In Charge: Thomas Balaban, Justin Boulanger, Naomi Frangos, Maxime Lefebvre, Julia Manaças, Elliott Sturtevant, Jennifer Thorogood
Area: 1570.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect

Alexandra Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Avenue Alexandra, , QC H2S, Canada
Area: 3,300 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: , , Canada
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

“Pierrefonds Library” Winning Entry / Chevalier Morales Architectes

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Chevalier Morales Architectes, in collaboration with DMA Architectes, has won the competition for the design of the Pierrefonds Library in Quebec. The project called for a complete renovation of the existing building to achieve LEED Gold certification and a 2,316 square meter extension that would include new document management technologies. The team’s building design was inspired by Pierrefonds’ old master plans as well as the economic pragmatism of shopping malls.

Espace St-Denis / Anne Sophie Goneau

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Architects: Anne Sophie Goneau
Location: , QC, Canada
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

SoupeSoup / Henri Cleinge

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Architects: Henri Cleinge
Location: Montreal, QC,
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Henri Cleinge

Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: , Canada
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams, Courtesy of NatureHumaine