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Posts tagged as 'Canada'

Wed 20.8.

Au Pain Doré Bakery by Naturehumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Au Pain Doré Bakery by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams

Au Pain Doré Bakery by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams

A bakery in Montreal, Canada inspired by the European concept of ‘bakery/café’, has made some major renovations to give the chain a contemporary look with help from local architects Naturehumaine.

 

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Résidence Roy-Lawrence by Chevalier Morales Architectes, photo: Chevalier Morales Architectes

Résidence Roy-Lawrence by Chevalier Morales Architectes, photo: Chevalier Morales Architectes

The iconic Swiss chalet, representing a lost ideal of country living, was the starting point for the conceptual development of the Roy-Lawrence residence located outside the village of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern townships.

 

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'Landsdowne House' by Affleck de la Riva architects, photo: Drew Hadley

‘Landsdowne House’ by Affleck de la Riva architects, photo: Drew Hadley

‘Landsdowne House’, a semi-detached house on a hill side in Westmount, a privileged inner-city suburb of Montreal, Quebec, is “an essay in asymmetry”.

 

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Fri 23.8.

The Bord-du-lac Project by Henri Cleinge (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.08.2013 - Tagged as: ,

The Bord-du-lac Project by Henri Cleinge, photo: Marc Cramer

The Bord-du-lac Project by Henri Cleinge, photo: Marc Cramer

Montreal-based architect Henri Cleinge was approached to renovate a 200 year old Quebec stone house and design a significant addition, a challenge says the architect “to define a clear conceptual approach which would reconcile a contemporary architectural language to the ancestral home.”

 

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‘Heavy Stock’ shelving system by D Calen Knauf

Young Canadian designer Calen Knauf has recently realised this simple, sturdy yet visually light shelving system called ‘Heavy Stock’. Assembled from paper-thin, white steel sheets and low, untreated maple legs, the modular system allows for multiple configurations and is entirely flat-packable. (more…)

'38' by Omer Arbel for Bocci; photo by Spencer Hung

Following his ’28′ series of pendant lamps, the Vancouver- based architect and designer Omer Arbel has realised this series of striking lighting elements for the Canadian lighting specialists Bocci. Employing a similar technique to that originally developed by Arbel for the ’28′ collection, in this series ‘large glass spheres are blown, and then a multitude of white cavities are introduced into them haphazardly,intentionally intersecting and colliding with each other .’ ’38′ was showcased in a special large-scale lighting installation during this year’s Salone del Mobile at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Watch ’38′ being produced in the video below.

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'Spotlight Volumes' pendant lamp by Lukas Peet

The young Canadian designer and Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lukas Peet has created this series of steel pendant lamps inspired by spotlights. Presented earlier last month during imm cologne’s [D³] Contest, the ‘Spotlight Volumes’ collection encompasses three glossy lampshades, each fitted with an energy efficient lightbulb at either end which simultaneously illuminate the ceiling and the floor of an interior. The design is suspended with a simple, braided electrical cord and a 1mm steel wire looped around the lamp. (more…)

Mon 29.8.

‘L5′ Bench by Collaboration (CA)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 29.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'L5' Bench by Collaboration

Collaboration, a Canadian practice established by a Louvre-trained sculptor Marie Khouri and a landscape designer Dave Demers, is exactly what is says on the tin – a ‘fertile if unlikely mélange that results in original and charismatic products marrying seamlessly matters of form and function’ and the ‘L5′ Bench captures the very essence of this creative fusion. (more…)

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