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 […]

Chris Collaris builds House H in rural Ontario with local quarry stone

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has completed this property in Ontario, Canada using stone sourced from a nearby quarry, wood from the building site, and vegetation from surrounding fields for the green roof. The low-lying House H is located among the rolling fields of Mount Brydges, a small municipality in Southern Ontario. This rural area is […]

Pharrell Williams designs Untitled residences for Toronto

Musician and fashion designer Pharrell Williams has designed a two-tower residential development for Toronto, Canada. Williams was enlisted by Toronto developers Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties to work with architects IBI Group and interior designers U31 on the exterior, interiors and furnishings for the project called Untitled. Announced today, it marks the Grammy Award-winning artist’s […]

D’Arcy Jones defines Deep Cove House in Vancouver with slanted wood-clad walls

Canadian studio D’Arcy Jones Architects has designed this clifftop house in Vancouver to be “part look-out tower, part courtyard and part landform”. Slanted walls angled outwards define the top floor of the three-storey Deep Cove House, which then steps down a slope north of downtown Vancouver, across Burrard Inlet on the North Shore. Western red […]

Sidewalk Labs advances plans for Toronto smart city

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is moving forward with its ambition to create a smart neighbourhood in Toronto, after addressing a number of “critical issues” in its initial scheme. Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto, which enlisted the Alphabet subsidiary to oversee the development, released new details of the conditions for the scheme yesterday. The update follows […]

Cabins in Ontario by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple topped with massive hip roofs

Shiplap siding, glazed walls and large hip roofs form the exterior of holiday homes designed by Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects for an upscale resort island in Ontario‘s Muskoka region. The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are part of a planned community on a 210-hectare island in the Lake of Bays, located about 260 kilometres north […]

Angular black house by Campos Studio is designed around Canadian rainforest clearing

Black metal panels and angled wooden slats cover this pointed house Canadian practice Campos Studio has created for a woman and her dog living in Pacific Northwest rainforest. The property is set among forest in a small municipality called Sooke, which is located on Canada’s Vancouver Island. The area is known for its dense old-growth […]

Slatted stone encloses glass extension for Edmonton Symphony Orchestra by Andrew Bromberg

Architect Andrew Bromberg at Aedas has revealed the design for an extension to the home of Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in Canada, featuring rounded glass walls wrapped by a slatted stone, and an elevated garden. Andrew Bromberg at international architecture firm Aedas designed the renovation for the home of the orchestra called Winspear Centre for Music, […]

Building Arts Architects creates remote glass boathouse on Ontario lake

Toronto practice Building Arts Architects used a small watercraft and boats to transport prefabricated elements to build this boathouse on a site only accessible by water in Ontario. Building Arts Architects designed the boathouse on Kawagama Lake, which is about a three hours drive north of Canadian city Toronto. Because of this remote setting, the studio […]

Five woodland retreats in Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Quebec studio Atelier Pierre Thibault‘s portfolio is filled with remote getaways around Canada. Here are five houses the firm has designed that make the most of their wooded settings. Le Lupin Light filters through slatted white walls of this residence buried in the woods of rural Quebec with terraces enveloping both levels of the minimal […]

Blue trim and terracotta tiles enliven Vancouver tapas joint by Ste Marie

Vancouver studio Ste Marie has designed a cafe in the city wrapped in tiles as a riff on cosy, compact Spanish tapas bars. The local design studio modelled the eatery Como Taperia on Spain’s “standing-room-only” tapas bars in places like Barcelona’s lively Poble Sec neighbourhood and Madrid’s La Latina district. “At Como, our goal was […]

Closure of Canada’s only design museum shows “lack of support for design” says V&A curator

The closure of Design Exchange’s permanent collection demonstrates an absence of support for the design industry in the country, says Canadian writer and V&A senior curator Brendan Cormier. The Design Exchange (DX) in Toronto, Canada’s museum dedicated to design, has ended its only display – the Permanent Collection of Canadian Industrial Design – in order […]

Burgers Architecture designs holiday home on “the edge of the sea” in Vancouver

Canadian studio Burgers Architecture has built a vacation home on Vancouver‘s Bowen Island with gabled volumes that culminate in glass walls to overlook the region’s waterway. The house is built on a rocky promontory on Bowen Island, an island to the north of Downtown Vancouver. Burgers Architecture designed the holiday home to harness the ruggedness […]

ACDF builds Panorama retirement home for “sophisticated seniors” on outskirts of Montreal

Montreal firm ACDF Architecture has designed a 30-storey tower to accommodate elderly housing in Quebec featuring interiors that are more akin to a boutique hotel. The firm completed the project called Panorama in Laval, a city that is about a 40-minute drive from Montreal, Canada. It comprises a slender residential tower and a two-storey linear volume […]

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