Posts tagged as 'Canada'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2015 - Tagged as: Canada, sauna
Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans
The blue waters of Lake Huron, located north of Toronto, complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When Partisans team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context.
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as: Canada, Naturehumaine
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.
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.
‘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”.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.08.2013 - Tagged as: Canada, Henri Cleinge
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.”
‘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.
'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…)