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ATRIUM - Groupe Dynamite / Ædifica

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
ATRIUM - Groupe Dynamite / Ædifica, © François Descôteaux
© François Descôteaux

© François Descôteaux © François Descôteaux © François Descôteaux © François Descôteaux +8

Prince Philip Residence / Thellend Fortin Architectes

01:00 - 12 December, 2014
Prince Philip Residence / Thellend Fortin Architectes, © Charles Lanteigne photo
© Charles Lanteigne photo

© Charles Lanteigne photo © Charles Lanteigne photo © Charles Lanteigne photo © Charles Lanteigne photo +15

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

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
The Bibliothèque du Boisé / Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy, Eric Pelletier architectes, © Yien Chao
© Yien Chao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Architects

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

    Lemay
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Yien Chao © Yien Chao © Yien Chao © Yien Chao +25

SSENSE / Humà Design

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
SSENSE / Humà Design, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

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

Competition Entry: Saucier + Perrotte Designs Glass Pavilion for Montreal Botanical Garden

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
Competition Entry: Saucier + Perrotte Designs Glass Pavilion for Montreal Botanical Garden, © 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
Le 205 / Atelier Moderno, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +22

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

00:00 - 28 November, 2014
"Insectarium Metamorphosis" Takes First Place in Montréal's Space for Life Competition, © 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.

© Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay © Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay © Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay © Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay +5

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

Exterior View. Image Courtesy of AZMPL Interior View. Image Courtesy of AZMPL Lobby View. Image Courtesy of AZMPL Wall Projection. Image Courtesy of AZMPL +10

AD Classics: Montreal Biosphere / Buckminster Fuller

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
AD Classics: Montreal Biosphere / Buckminster Fuller, © Flickr user abdallahh
© Flickr user abdallahh

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
AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For, 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.

LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de l'Esplanade, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Project manager

    Gavin Affleck
  • Design architect

    Gavin Affleck
  • Project team

    Steven Leather, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Federico Carbajal, Serge Gascon and Melanie Morris
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Alexandre Chabot © Affleck de la Riva +16

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

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
See The Most Over Budget Projects of All Time Ranked in this Infographic , 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.

Kinoya Restaurant / Jean de Lessard

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
Kinoya Restaurant  / Jean de Lessard, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +13

Collège Saint-Louis / Marosi Troy Architectes + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes

01:00 - 3 September, 2014
Collège Saint-Louis / Marosi Troy Architectes + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, © Stephane Groleau
© Stephane Groleau

© Stephane Groleau © Stephane Groleau © Stephane Groleau © Stephane Groleau +30

Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

Folklore Meets Design, Architecture and Light Deep in the Canadian Forest

00:00 - 9 August, 2014

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

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Exhibition: The Mound of Vendôme, Courtesy of CCA
Courtesy of CCA

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 demolition, 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.