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La Loge / Nathalie Thibodeau Architecte

15:00 - 24 February, 2017
La Loge / Nathalie Thibodeau Architecte, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet           © Maxime Brouillet           © Maxime Brouillet           © Maxime Brouillet           +17

Introducing GSAPP Conversations' Inaugural Episode: "Exhibition Models"

09:30 - 24 February, 2017
Introducing GSAPP Conversations' Inaugural Episode: "Exhibition Models"

We are pleased to announce a new content partnership between ArchDaily and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York City.

GSAPP Conversations is a podcast series designed to offer a window onto the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice. Each episode pivots around discussions on current projects, research, and obsessions of a diverse group of invited guests at Columbia, from both emerging and well-established practices. Usually hosted by the Dean of the GSAPP, Amale Andraos, the conversations also feature the school’s influential faculty and alumni and give students the opportunity to engage architects on issues of concern to the next generation.

As Phyllis Lambert Turns 90, Exhibition Examining Her Impact and Influence Opens in Montréal

10:00 - 25 January, 2017
As Phyllis Lambert Turns 90, Exhibition Examining Her Impact and Influence Opens in Montréal, Phyllis Lambert, David Sharpe, Myron Goldsmith, Jin Hwan Kim, and an unidentified student at a Master Class Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology (1961). Image © Fonds Phyllis Lambert (CCA)
Phyllis Lambert, David Sharpe, Myron Goldsmith, Jin Hwan Kim, and an unidentified student at a Master Class Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology (1961). Image © Fonds Phyllis Lambert (CCA)

This week Phyllis Lambert, widely considered to be among the most influential figures in architecture, turned 90. Known primarily for founding the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in her hometown of Montrèal in 1979, she also acted as Director of Planning for the world-renowned Seagram Building in Manhattan (a tower commissioned by her family). The project is often cited as one of Mies van der Rohe's most important built works. As a practising architect, Lambert designed the Saidye Bronfman Centre (1967) – a performing arts center named after her mother.

Exterior of Saidye Bronfman Centre at night (1968). Courtesy of the Richard Nickel Committee, Chicago, Illinois. Image © Richard Nickel Composite photograph of Phyllis Lambert and David Fix in their Chicago studio (1970). Courtesy of the CCA. . Image © Pier Associates Seagram Building: view from northwest at dusk. Courtesy of the CCA. . Image © Ezra Stoller / Esto Phyllis Lambert and Gene Summers (1976). Courtesy of the CCA. . Image © Pier Associates +7

Dandurand Residences / NatureHumaine

13:00 - 17 January, 2017
Dandurand Residences / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +20

La Casa of Paul & Sigi / MXMA Architecture & Design

09:00 - 4 December, 2016
La Casa of Paul & Sigi / MXMA Architecture & Design, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams               © Adrien Williams               © Adrien Williams               © Adrien Williams               +11

Moshe Safdie: Architects "Have a Deep Social Responsibility"

04:00 - 30 November, 2016

In the latest edition of Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the team speak to Moshe Safdie – the Israeli-Canadian architect whose "signature geometric style of lavish curves and green space has made the self-styled Modernist an influential voice" in the profession. The conversation, broadcast from Safdie's Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore, reflects on his life and work – including Montréal's Habitat 67.

Aesop Mile End / NatureHumaine

15:00 - 25 November, 2016
Aesop Mile End /  NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    23 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T, Canada
  • Area

    50.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Canari House / NatureHumaine

11:00 - 25 October, 2016
Canari House / NatureHumaine , © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +23

  • Architects

    NatureHumaine
  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Montreal's Oldest and Most Important Square to be Redesigned by Nippaysage

14:00 - 22 October, 2016
Montreal's Oldest and Most Important Square to be Redesigned by Nippaysage , Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE
Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE

Viger Square, Montreal's first large square, is getting a makeover. The redevelopment project is being led by landscape architects NIPPAYSAGE, which will begin the first phase of redesign in 2017. 

Historically, the 30,000 square foot center has always contributed to the liveliness of the city, and it was the largest square in Canada in the 19th century. Now coinciding with the adjacent redevelopment of retail and office spaces at the Viger Hotel, the city hopes for a major revitalization of the area. 

Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE Courtesy of NIPPAYSAGE +33

Inflatable Arches Chosen to Reimagine St. Catherine Street Construction Site

06:00 - 10 October, 2016
Inflatable Arches Chosen to Reimagine St. Catherine Street Construction Site, Courtesy of KANVA
Courtesy of KANVA

The City of Montreal has selected KANVA's IMAGO as the winner of Vivre le Chantier Sainte-Cath, a competition seeking to maintain access to and usage of St. Catherine Street, downtown Montreal's primary commercial artery, as it undergoes a four-year construction period. The construction includes infrastructure developments—enhancements to underground infrastructure, new public transit systems, and increased pedestrian access—and while segments of the street will be closed to car traffic, pedestrian paths and all businesses will remain open during construction. 

Courtesy of KANVA Courtesy of KANVA Courtesy of KANVA Courtesy of KANVA +12

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

09:50 - 26 September, 2016
White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Montreal's Three-Million-Square-Foot Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America

08:00 - 15 September, 2016
Montreal's Three-Million-Square-Foot Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America, Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s have unveiled the design for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the largest healthcare construction project in North America and one of the largest current healthcare projects in the world, which has been in the works for almost a decade. 

Spanning over 3 million square feet, the 22-story complex will merge three aging hospitals into one, creating a space with 772 single-bed patient rooms, 39 operating theaters, and more than 400 clinics and examination rooms.

Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s +20

Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis

11:00 - 15 August, 2016
Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis, © RobitailleCurtis
© RobitailleCurtis

© RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Design Architect

    Andrew Curtis AIA, MRAIC, LEED BD+C
  • Designer

    Marie-Eve Lamarre Brodsky
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Cinephile Offices / APPAREIL architecture

15:00 - 11 August, 2016
Cinephile Offices  / APPAREIL architecture , © Francois Bodlet
© Francois Bodlet

© Francois Bodlet © Francois Bodlet © Francois Bodlet © Francois Bodlet +12

Maison des Étudiants de l'ÉTS / Menkès Shooner Letourneaux Architectes

13:00 - 7 July, 2016
Maison des Étudiants de l'ÉTS / Menkès Shooner Letourneaux Architectes, © Stephane Brugger
© Stephane Brugger

© Stephane Brugger © Stephane Brugger © Stephane Brugger © Stephane Brugger +21

Provencher_Roy Unveil Plans for Montreal Port Terminal

12:00 - 21 June, 2016
Provencher_Roy Unveil Plans for Montreal Port Terminal, Courtesy of Provencher_Roy
Courtesy of Provencher_Roy

Montreal-based Provencher_Roy have released images of their designs for the restoration of Alexandra Pier and the Iberville International Passenger Terminal, currently under construction in Montreal's Old Port. The new terminal will accommodate the operational needs of the modern cruise ship, offering tourists a new entrance into the historic heart of the city, and will provide residents with a new promenade and public space integrated smoothly into the existing urban fabric.

Courtesy of Provencher_Roy Courtesy of Provencher_Roy Courtesy of Provencher_Roy Courtesy of Provencher_Roy +8

Expanded Audiences and the “Second Building” – an Interview with CCA Director Mirko Zardini

04:00 - 9 June, 2016
Expanded Audiences and the “Second Building” – an Interview with CCA Director Mirko Zardini, © CCA
© CCA

Montréal’s CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture), the international museum and research center which was founded by Phyllis Lambert in 1979 and is currently directed by Mirko Zardini, has launched a new iteration of its website. The organisation’s new online presence has been conceived as an active editorial project which aims for more than dissemination of information alone; rather, it will take positions and—being organised around several themes such as “The Planet is the Client,” “Origins of the Digital” and “Technology Sometimes Falls Short”—will reflect the CCA’s ongoing research interests.

This interview with Zardini has been conducted by Steffen Boddeker (currently Director of Communications at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation – GSAPP), who has worked with the CCA as a communications and online consultant overseeing its web presence since 2006.

Marquette Residence / NatureHumaine

09:00 - 22 May, 2016
Marquette Residence  / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +22