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Shape Architecture tops non-denominational centre for remembrance with angular tower

September 28, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
South Haven Centre for Remembrance by Shape Architecture

Vancouver-based Shape Architecture has unveiled the charred-wood South Haven Centre for Remembrance within a municipal cemetery on the outskirts of the city of Edmonton, Canada. Built to serve a non-denominational cemetery, Shape Architecture aimed to create a building that was sensitive to its site and conveyed a sense of remembrance without making strong references to religion. “Given

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Blue slide is centrepiece of Walker house renovation by Reflect Architecture

September 21, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Walker house in Toronto, Canada, by Reflect Architecture

Reflect Architecture has renovated a house for a young family living in Toronto, Canada, by brightening its truncated interiors and twisting a blue slide through its centre. The update to the house, which is named Walker, was focused on reconfiguring the existing layout to create lighter, open spaces that better serve the family’s lifestyle and

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Alice D’Andrea creates industrial coffee roastery in Vancouver steel foundry

September 19, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Coffee roasting and tasting takes place in this industrial-style coffee shop in Vancouver, which local studio Alice D’Andrea has designed inside a historic factory building. Located in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood, the space was built in 1923 as the Settlement Building, a steel foundry for manufacturing machinery parts, and then later used as a warehouse for

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Alice D’Andrea creates industrial coffee roastery in Vancouver steel foundry

September 19, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Coffee roasting and tasting takes place in this industrial-style coffee shop in Vancouver, which local studio Alice D’Andrea has designed inside a historic factory building. Located in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood, the space was built in 1923 as the Settlement Building, a steel foundry for manufacturing machinery parts, and then later used as a warehouse for

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Long wooden cabinet runs through slender Borden house by StudioAC

August 20, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Borden residence by StudioAC

Pale woodwork wrapping white-painted walls forms storage to make more space in this 14-foot-wide house in Toronto, which has been overhauled by local firm StudioAC. The Borden project is the renovation of a Victorian-era, three-storey residence in Annex, a neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto. Like many other properties in the area the house has a “very

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La Shed Architecture creates translucent barn to give cows “a better quality of life”

August 16, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Au Gré des Champs by La Shed Architecture

Architecture studio La Shed Architecture has built a large agricultural barn with polycarbonate sheeting walls for a farm in Montérégie, Québec. The Montréal studio designed the barn to improve the quality of life for both the animals and the workers at organic cheese farm Au Gré des Champs. To create a building that would blend

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ACDF outfits Montreal FlightHub office with vibrant colours

August 13, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Flighthub Offices by ACDF Architecture

Curving glass walls and brightly coloured curtains for partitioning workspaces are among the details Canadian studio ACDF Architecture has used in an office renovation for a Montreal travel agency. FlightHub, an online travel agency, asked the local studio to design a workspace to accommodate the expanding operations in its Montreal headquarters. The office occupies 12,800

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Motiv Architects experiments with cross-laminated timber for Vancouver garage

August 1, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Eton Accessory building by Motiv Architects

Vancouver practice Motiv Architects has built a garage from cross-laminated timber as an experiment of working with the material on a small scale. Called Eton Accessory Building, the garage is a 330-square-foot (30-square-metre) gabled structure on an alleyway in Vancouver. It is connected via a garden to the main residence that is on a separate

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Canadian surf town informs design for taco restaurant by September

July 21, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Tacofino by September

Natural colours and beach textures from a Canadian surf town informed the design of this Vancouver restaurant by local studio September. Kit’s Burrito Bar is located on West 4th Street in the city’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. It is the latest outpost of Tacofino, a Mexican restaurant that serves tacos and burritos in a Californian style. September

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Omer Arbel Office films concrete tree-like forms that will become House 75.9

July 21, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
House 75.9 near Surrey in British Columbia, Canada, by Omer Arbel Office

Designer Omer Arbel’s Vancouver studio has made a film documenting the concrete forms of House 75.9, which is being built on a hay farm near Surrey in British Columbia, Canada. The video shows the partially complete home that is being used as a testbed to continue Arbel’s experiments into the properties of concrete on the scale of

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