Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
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© Adrien Williams

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Drolet Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
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Maison De Gaspé / la SHED architecture

01:00 - 15 January, 2015

Patisserie À La Folie / Atelier Moderno + Anne Sophie Goneau

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
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ATRIUM - Groupe Dynamite / Ædifica

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
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© François Descôteaux

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Prince Philip Residence / Thellend Fortin Architectes

01:00 - 12 December, 2014

The Bibliothèque du Boisé / Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy, Eric Pelletier architectes

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
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© Yien Chao
  • Architects

    Lemay
  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Architects

    Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy, Eric Pelletier architectes
  • Presented by

    Lemay
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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SSENSE / Humà Design

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
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Competition Entry: Saucier + Perrotte Designs Glass Pavilion for Montreal Botanical Garden

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
© Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Luxigon / Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
© Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Luxigon / Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

Conceived as a natural extension of the existing pathways at Montreal’s Botanical Garden, Saucier + Perrotte architectes’ proposal for the “Espace Pour la Vie Glass Pavilion” competition was envisioned as an immersive glass shelter “eroded” within a lush landscape. The architects, who were also responsible for designing the garden’s 2001 First Nation Garden Pavilion, were among the competition finalists. You can learn more about their proposal, after the break. 

Le 205 / Atelier Moderno

01:00 - 2 December, 2014

"Insectarium Metamorphosis" Takes First Place in Montréal's Space for Life Competition

00:00 - 28 November, 2014
© Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay
© Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay

Kuehn MalvezziPelletier De FontenayJodoin Lamarre PratteDupras Ledoux, and Nicholet Chartrand Knoll (NCK) have won one of three first place positions in Montréal’s Space for Life International Architectural Competition, which seeks to reinvent mankind’s relationship with the natural world for the city’s 375th birthday, with their proposal for the redesign of the Montréal Insectarium. Titled Insectarium Metamorphosis, the project provides new spaces for visitors to get up close and personal with the multitude of insects housed in the museum.

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Lacaton & Vassal's Glass Pavilion Earns Top Spot in Montréal's Space for Life Competition

00:00 - 27 November, 2014
© Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot, FABG
© Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot, FABG

The Space for Life International Architectural Competition of Montréal has recently announced its three winners. The competition prompted designers to rekindle an interest in the natural world through an architectural intervention at a pre-appointed venue. Located in the city’s Botanical Gardens, this winning proposal by Lacaton & VassalFrédéric DruotFABG, and SNC Lavalin does so in a simple, elegant way, with a glass pavilion for the Gardens that serves a variety of purposes. Learn more, after the break.

AZPML and KANVA Reimagine Montréal's Biodome in Winning Competition Design

00:00 - 26 November, 2014
Wall Projection. Image Courtesy of AZMPL
Wall Projection. Image Courtesy of AZMPL

Montréal’s Space for Life competition has recently announced its winners, with design firms AZPML and KANVA named as one of three first winners with their joint design. The competition demanded that entrants reinvigorate the relationship between humanity and the natural world through an intervention at Montréal’s Biodome. The two firms’ winning proposal, Migration du Biodome, does that with the installation of a series of undulating walls.

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AD Classics: Montreal Biosphere / Buckminster Fuller

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
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Architects have never enjoyed a position of such supreme prominence as they did in the worldview of Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller. To him, architects alone were capable of understanding and navigating the complex interrelationships of society, technology, and environment as viewed through the comprehensive paradigm of systems theory. Architecture, in this model, was intended to exist in close contact with both mankind and nature, playing civilization’s most critical role in elevating the state of humanity and promoting its responsible stewardship of the environment. Emerging from the ethical positivity of postwar modernism, this melioristic perspective marks perhaps the zenith of optimism’s ascent in mid-twentieth century thought, and gave Fuller a uniquely moral blueprint for his revolutionary designs.

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AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For

00:00 - 13 October, 2014
The Crystal, extension to the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Image © Andrew Rowat
The Crystal, extension to the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Image © Andrew Rowat

Today marks Canadian Thanksgiving, and to celebrate the occasion we've rounded up some of Canada's best architecture. Our five selections represent five Canadian cities, each with a unique architectural sensibility. We begin in Toronto with the Royal Ontario Museum addition by Studio Daniel Libeskind, a striking intervention using prisms of glass and steel fused to a 102-year-old museum structure; next we go to Montréal for Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie, an interlocking modular housing project designed for the World Exposition of 1967; to Calgary for Santiago Calatrava's understated Peace Bridge, a stunning glass-encased red lightning bolt spanning the city's widest waterway; then to Winnipeg's Old Market Square Stage by emerging firm 5468796 Architecture, a chameleonic performance space wrapped by a mesh curtain of steel cubes; and finally to the outskirts of Vancouver for the Richmond Olympic Oval, a masterpiece of engineering and the centre of attention during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Enjoy, eh.

See The Most Over Budget Projects of All Time Ranked in this Infographic

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
Courtesy of Podio
Courtesy of Podio

One thousand nine hundred and ninety: the percentage by which the $3 billion Montreal Olympic Stadium - a project designated only $148 million in 1973 - exceeded its original budgetTen: the number of years that the Sydney Opera House was over its deadline. Twenty-four: the number of projects included in Monumental Budget Busters, an interactive infographic ranking an array of works - ranging from the International Space Station to the Sochi Olympics - from smallest to largest in cost and time overruns. The list includes infrastructure, architecture, and governmental projects with budget overruns ranging from $210 million to $68 billion. These costs beg the question - does the end justify the means? Find out with the interactive infographic after the break.

LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
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© Marc Cramer

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Kinoya Restaurant / Jean de Lessard

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
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