Oak walls partition offices in Montreal law firm by Naturehumaine

A lawyer’s office occupies a contemporary extension to a commercial building in Montreal, which local studio Naturehumaine designed with a monochrome palette and wooden accents. The Montreal firm designed the renovation for a two-storey commercial structure in residential neighbourhood Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. In addition to renovating the existing building, which contains leasable commercial space on the lower […]

10 diverse designs made from machine-cut aluminium

Salt and pepper shakers and an ice-cube tray are among the objects that Canadian designers have made from machined aluminium for an exhibition at this year’s Toronto design week. Designer Jamie Wolfond and local studio MSDS Studio curated the Aluminum Group, which brings together work by 15 homegrown designers. “Designers from across Canada have come […]

Ancerl Studio transforms Toronto house into “modern yet warm” Euclid Residence

Canadian firm Ancerl Studio has teamed stark white-painted brickwork walls, weathered wooden beams and black steel windows in this renovated house in Toronto. The Euclid Residence renovation was designed to modernise the early 20th-century property while keeping elements that allude to its history, and also provide ample space for entertaining guests. “The client’s brief was […]

Eight Montreal homes updated with greyscale interiors

US reporter Bridget Cogley has rounded up eight homes in Montreal with interiors that make the most of a monochrome palette – highlighted by Michelle Ogundehin as a key trend for 2020. Maison du Parc by La Shed Architecture A white staircase leads down to a wine cellar, which is concealed behind frosted glass walls, […]

Ste Marie decorates Vancouver bakery and flour mill in “malty hues”

Vancouver interiors studio Ste Marie has designed an artisanal flour shop and bakery in the city that has furniture influenced by the American Shaker movement. Ste Marie was enlisted by bakery and flour mill Flourist to design their first location in the city. In addition to the mill, the shop includes baking facilities, a cafeteria, […]

Campos Studio arranges Vancouver home around three-storey “toy chest”

Canadian practice Campos Studio has designed this home in Vancouver for a family with four children, featuring walls of reclaimed brick and an open stairwell filled with nooks, storage spaces and hangout spots. The property called The Brick House is located in the Canadian city’s Point Grey neighbourhood and takes its name from the main […]

Michael Godmer designs “perfectly balanced” Montreal townhouse Elmwood Residence

Montreal interior designer Michael Godmer has expanded and revitalised a local townhouse by preserving original woodwork and adding contemporary details. Elmwood Residence is a two-storey Victorian townhouse in Montreal‘s Outremont neighbourhood. Having previously redesigned the client’s chalet about an hour drive outside of the city, interior designers Godmer and Manon d’Alençon were tasked to transform […]

Pharrell Williams’ Untitled Residences in Toronto revealed in new images

New renderings and details have been released about the two-tower residential development for Toronto that musician and fashion designer Pharrell Williams is working on with local studios IBI Group and U31. Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties released updated images of the exterior and interiors of Untitled Residences to follow the announcement last month that Williams […]

World’s first commercial electric plane takes off near Vancouver

The world’s first commercial all-electric plane, the six-seater Harbour Air ePlane with an engine designed by Australian engineering firm MagniX, has taken flight in Canada. Operated by Harbour Air the six-seater, all-electric commercial seaplane completed a test flight in Canada, marking a “world-first milestone”. The Harbour Air ePlane performed a 15-minute trial flight in the city of […]

Atelier l’Abri draws from mid-century A-frame chalets for “sculptural” guest house in Canada

Visitors to Canada’s Poisson Blanc regional park can rent this wooden cabin designed and built by Montreal architecture studio Atelier l’Abri, which has a triangular profile that takes cues from A-frame cottages. Called The Point, the shelter is located in the Poisson Blanc regional park, a wildlife reserve roughly 120 kilometres North of Ottawa. The […]

Top 10 Canadian houses on Dezeen in 2019

From a snow-covered gabled home to clifftop residences, Canada’s residential architecture continued to boom this year. Bridget Cogley selects 10 highlights to continue our review of 2019. Hatley House Residence by Pelletier de Fontenay Three different volumes are topped with gabled roofs and clad in slender wood boards to form this house in rural Quebec. […]

Partisans to turn Canadian town into “city of the future” The Orbit

Architecture studio Partisans has unveiled plans to transform a Canadian town into a smart community, combining fibre optics, autonomous vehicles and drone ports within a rural setting. The Toronto firm has developed the proposal for Innisfil, Canada, a primarily agrarian and residential town 60 kilometres north of Toronto. Called The Orbit, the proposal aims to […]

Perforated panels conceal apartments above Montreal dental clinic by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian firm Paul Bernier Architecte has extended a dental practice in Montreal with two floors of apartments covered in aluminium panels. Local firm Paul Bernier Architecte created the three-storey Van Horne building in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood. It is slotted in between two brick structures on Van Horne Avenue, and contains a dental clinic on […]

Vancouver home by D’Arcy Jones Architects designed to mesh with neighbouring buildings

Dark grey cladding, snowy white interiors and ample natural light feature in this home with a basement apartment, designed by Canadian studio D’Arcy Jones Architects for an extended family. The House With Two Bay Windows is located in Riley Park, an historic neighbourhood in central Vancouver. Once situated on the city’s edge, the area has […]

Our Lady of the Snows church combines Moravian and Innu influences

Woodford Sheppard Architecture has completed a minimal wooden church in a remote town in Labrador, Canada. Our Lady of the Snows is located in Sheshatshiu, a small isolated village with 1,300 residents located in Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. The area is a settlement of indigenous people of Eastern Quebec and Labrador, known as the […]

TBA adds cedar-clad extension to white farmhouse in Quebec

Montreal studio Thomas Balaban Architect has turned a gabled farmhouse in Quebec’s Eastern Townships completely white, and then contrasted it with an extension covered in weathered cedar cladding. The Knowlton Residence is located in rural Canada, a few hours outside of Montreal, in a popular ski destination. The clients enlisted the architects to turn their […]

La Firme turns abandoned shed into Quebec home The Barn

Montreal architect Louis Beliveau of La Firme studio has overhauled a decrepit barn in Quebec by turning its hollow core into a holiday home for two city dwellers. La Firme‘s Louis Beliveau worked with architect Michel Lemieux on the project, which involved disassembling an old shed and moving it to a new location on a […]

Angular black frames form studios in Toronto visual effects office

A black-painted wood structure separates spaces inside an old industrial building in Toronto that local firm StudioAC designed as office space for a visual effects company. Located inside a former factory, Artjail is an open-plan office for a high-end VFX company that required ample space for its screening and computer equipment. Studio AC redesigned the […]

Metal grates form walls and railings inside Montreal apartment Aluminum Scarf

The covers of subway ventilation ducts have been used as walls, railings and storage closets in this renovated Montreal apartment designed by Canadian architect Jean-Maxime Labrecque. The local designer’s renovation encompasses a kitchen and living space on the ground floor, and two mezzanine levels above. White grates provide a link throughout the three levels forming […]

RDHA turns riverfront building into “Canada’s first bookless library”

Canadian architecture firm RDHA has added glazed volumes to an old limestone post office in Cambridge, Ontario as part of its transformation into a community centre with makerspaces. RDH Architects Inc (RDHA) renovated and expanded the landmarked masonry structure – completed by Canadian architect Thomas Fuller in 1885 as a government building, and then later […]

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