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Le St-Jude / Thomas Balaban Architect

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

Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect

Alexandra Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Location: Avenue Alexandra, Montreal, QC H2S, Canada
  • Area: 3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

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Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine

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"Pierrefonds Library" Winning Entry / Chevalier Morales Architectes

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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SoupeSoup / Henri Cleinge

  • Architects: Henri Cleinge
  • Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Area: 3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Henri Cleinge

Courtesy of Henri Cleinge Courtesy of Henri Cleinge Courtesy of Henri Cleinge Courtesy of Henri Cleinge

Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

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'Archaeology of the Digital' Exhibition

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

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 Montreal 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 Montreal art lovers. Their proposal was recently announced as a finalist in the competition

'Archaeology of the Digital' Exhibition

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.

Curatorial Opportunities' Program at the CCA

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 Canada: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. More information after the break.

Iceberg / ATOMIC3

Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
  • Architects: ATOMIC3
  • Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture
  • Lighting Design: ATOMIC3
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

2013 Mellon Lecture

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

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

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Cahier d'Exercices / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

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Georges-Emile-Lapalme Cultural Center / MSDL Architectes

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