“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: , QC, Canada
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Henri Cleinge

Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

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

Stacked House / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: , QC, Canada
Area: 2,518 sq ft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

‘Archaeology of the Digital’ Exhibition

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Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the ’Archaeology of the Digital‘ exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture is currently on display until October 13. Conceived as an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, the exhibit features four seminal projects that established bold new directions for architectural research by experimenting with novel digital tools: The Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985–1995), Peter Eisenman’s unrealized Biocentrum (1987), Chuck Hoberman’s Expanding Sphere (1992) and Shoei Yoh’s roof structures for Odawara (1991) and Galaxy Toyama (1992) Gymnasiums. Videos of conversations with the architects can be viewed after the break.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Pavilion 5 Finalist Proposal / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

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Just as layers of history accumulate through time to offer varying perspectives on culture and environment, Saucier + Perrotte’s design for the Fifth Pavilion of the Museum of Fine Arts is composed of a series of mineral strata that form a home for the Hornstein collection of art. Floating gently above street level, each marble stratum is superimposed to produce a sculpted volume containing the collection and defining a space dedicated to the next generation of art lovers. Their proposal was recently announced as a finalist in the competition

‘Archaeology of the Digital’ Exhibition

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Opening May 7 at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), the ‘Archaeology of the Digital’ exhibition will feature the work of Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Shoei Yoh and Chuck Hoberman while examining the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the exhibition along with the related publication are conceived as object-based investigations of four pivotal projects by the featured architects that established distinct directions in architecture’s use of digital tools. The event delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization and production. The exhibit runs until October 13. For more information, please visit here.

Résidence Nguyen / Atelier Moderno

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Architects: Atelier Moderno
Location: Montréal,
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Curatorial Opportunities’ Program at the CCA

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Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator’s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture. For the third year,  the CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) offers two curatorial opportunities with the generous support of the Power Corporation of : the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. More information after the break.

Iceberg / ATOMIC3

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Architects: ATOMIC3
Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture
Lighting Design:
Sound Design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive Systems Design: Philippe Jean/Les Ateliers Numériques
Technical Coordinator Set: Guillaume Simard
Technical Coordinator Sound/Light/Interactive System: Alexis Rivest
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

2013 Mellon Lecture

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Taking place this Thursday, March 7th, at 6:00pm, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) will present the first 2013 Mellon Lecture, a free event, featuring Japanese architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, founding partner of Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo with Momoyo Kaijima. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will present his concept of Architectural Behavior, which investigates the physical responses to natural elements such as light, air, heat, wind, water, human behavior related to custom, and the way in which buildings relate to the city and their surroundings. For more information, please visit here.

The Beaumont House / Henri Cleinge

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Architects: Henri Cleinge
Location: ,
Design Team: Henri Cleinge, Michel Lefebvre
Structural Engineer : César Zelaya
General Contractor: Bâtitu
Area: 3200.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Cahier d’Exercices / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

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Architects: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
Location: Old Montreal, Montreal, QC,
Client: Cahier d’Exercices
Area: 1,600 sq ft
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Gilles Saucier

Bibliothèque Raymond-Lévesque / Manon Asselin + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte

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Architects: Jodoin Lamarre Pratte + 
Location: Montréal, Canada
Client: Ville de
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Georges-Emile-Lapalme Cultural Center / MSDL Architectes

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Architects: MSDL Architectes
Location: , Quebec,
Area: 7,840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stephane Groleau

Canadian Museum in a Church / Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

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Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
Location: , Quebec,
Design Team: Claude Provencher , Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder – Matthieu Geoffrion, Architect, Partner – Eugenio Carelli, Architect, Partner – Jean-Luc Rémy, Architect – Denis Gamache, 3D Designer
Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Area: 5,483 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Tom Arban

Cartierville Y Centre / Daoust Lestage

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Architects: Daoust Lestage
Architect In Charge:
Projects Manager: Coprim inc.
Design Team : Renée Daoust, Benoît Décarie, Hala Mehio, Carl Pineau, Jean-François Bilodeau, Marie-Josée Gagnon, Stéphane Savoie
Area: 88,000 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marc Carmer, Marie-Josée Gagnon