Tag Quebec, Canada

Ephemeral architecture for the theatre, Déracinements in Québec

20-09-2022

Ephemeral architecture for the theatre, Déracinements in Québec

The installation Déracinements, designed by creator Lorraine Côté and architect Étienne Bernier from the Agence Spatiale studio captured visitors of the Carrefour international de théâtre event in Québec, Canada. Inserted in the ruins of an old greenhouse, the work was made from wire mesh and uses light as a material.

PASSAGES INSOLITES, public art in Québec City

16-08-2022

PASSAGES INSOLITES, public art in Québec City

PASSAGE INSOLITES, organised for the ninth time by the association EXMURO arts publics and the city of Quebec, is one of Canada's significant public art events that return with the summer. This year it presents reflections on the environment, decolonisation and geopolitics. Among the works featured is the first installation in North America by the renowned artist Ai Weiwei.

ADHOC Architectes & Prisme Architecture Nautical Centre of Baie-de-Valois Quebec

13-06-2022

ADHOC Architectes & Prisme Architecture Nautical Centre of Baie-de-Valois Quebec

ADHOC Architectes & Prisme Architecture have designed the new Nautical Centre in Baie-de-Valois, which completes the city of Pointe-Claire's urban park redevelopment program. Inspired by the geological layering of the surrounding landscape and clad in wood, to echo the rhythm of the trunks of the nearby forest, the new building also offers services to citizens that also support the water sports activities available in Lake Saint-Louis.

La Brèche, a private refuge designed by Canadian architects _naturhumaine

25-02-2022

La Brèche, a private refuge designed by Canadian architects _naturhumaine

La Brèche is a private refuge designed by _naturehumaine in front of Mount Orford, in Montréal’s Eastern Townships. The building features contemporary details and takes the form of a classic house with a gabled roof, but made up of two similar volumes separated by a breach: a gap a couple of metres wide determining the shape and the name, and therefore the identity, of the project as a whole.

22nd International Garden Festival in Canada

20-08-2021

22nd International Garden Festival in Canada

The International Garden Festival is celebrating its 22nd edition with the theme Magic lies outside. A message of hope to enhance creativity and add colour to this world.

Naturehumaine’s Memphremagog Lake House

20-08-2021

Naturehumaine’s Memphremagog Lake House

At the end of 2020 Canadian architectural studio Naturehumaine completed a big private home in Cantons de l'Est on the shore of Lake Mamphremagog in Québec. The home is inspired by the nearby abbey of St. Benoit-du-Lac in various ways, including the grey colour of the external cladding and the natural lighting, most of which comes from above. Three different volumes contain the living room, bedroom area, and garage/workshop. The big home is covered and decorated with quality materials and furnishings in a contemporary style that ensures energy efficiency.

Winners of the 2021 Prix d’excellence en architecture

12-04-2021

Winners of the 2021 Prix d’excellence en architecture

Eleven Canadian projects have been awarded the Prix d’excellence en architecture 2021, announced by the Ordre des architectes du Québec during an online gala held on April 1. The Grand Prix d’excellence en architecture 2021 and the ‘Prix du public’ (People’s Choice) were presented to the renovation of the Grand Théâtre de Québec, by architectural studio Lemay and Atelier 21, who brought new life to a theatre designed by architect Victor Prus and opened in 1971.

A look at the 21st edition of the International Garden Festival

05-10-2020

A look at the 21st edition of the International Garden Festival

This year’s International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens in Canada entitled Métissages - blending or crossbreeding - was somewhat out of the ordinary. The five design teams selected from among 200 submissions following an international call for applications were unable to travel to Grand-Métis in June. Still, the Festival team built their installations to make sure the event could go ahead as planned.

Lemay designs an all-round view for the Bromont Summit Chalet

22-05-2020

Lemay designs an all-round view for the Bromont Summit Chalet

Bromont – Montagne d’expériences is North America’s biggest illuminated ski resort. Last year the company that operates it appointed prominent Canadian architectural studio Lemay to build a new chalet at the top of the slopes on Mt. Brome, designed to blend in with its surroundings and offer visitors all-round views. Wood is the key to this sober contemporary architecture discretely embracing the shape of the mountain.

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