Category Archives: Design review

Jean Verville’s Golden Dance Floor in Montreal

How architect Jean Verville turned Montreal’s Museum Avenue into a shimmering outdoor installation made for dancing. At first glance, the dense pitter-patter of golden footprints stencilled on the asphalt of a side street in downtown Montreal is irresistible eye candy for

Jean Verville’s Golden Dance Floor in Montreal

How architect Jean Verville turned Montreal’s Museum Avenue into a shimmering outdoor installation made for dancing. At first glance, the dense pitter-patter of golden footprints stencilled on the asphalt of a side street in downtown Montreal is irresistible eye candy for

A Habitat 67 Apartment Gets a Fresh Makeover

In its first interior project, Studio Practice – a Montreal-Toronto start-up –celebrates the raw power of Moshe Safdie’s iconic Habitat 67. For hard-core minimalists, a renovation can entail more demolition than construction. And for the most officious heritage hawks, changing the interior of an iconic building – in

A Habitat 67 Apartment Gets a Fresh Makeover

In its first interior project, Studio Practice – a Montreal-Toronto start-up –celebrates the raw power of Moshe Safdie’s iconic Habitat 67. For hard-core minimalists, a renovation can entail more demolition than construction. And for the most officious heritage hawks, changing the interior of an iconic building – in

La Shed Turns a Corner Store Into Its Hip HQ

A young architecture firm brings vibrancy to a Montreal neighbourhood in flux by setting up shop in an old dépanneur.  La Shed is known for subverting convention. The Montreal architecture firm’s street-level office, in a former general store (circa 1890), is typical of the cheek that

La Shed Turns a Corner Store Into Its Hip HQ

A young architecture firm brings vibrancy to a Montreal neighbourhood in flux by setting up shop in an old dépanneur.  La Shed is known for subverting convention. The Montreal architecture firm’s street-level office, in a former general store (circa 1890), is typical of the cheek that

A Raw Cedar Bath Tub for Relaxing In

A suite at Amsterdam’s Volkshotel puts the bathroom front and centre with a Japanese tub made of raw cedar. Hanna Maring’s Bathing Bikou suite at Amsterdam’s Volkshotel is one of nine rooms in the trendy hotel that have been created by different designers, architects –

A Raw Cedar Bath Tub for Relaxing In

A suite at Amsterdam’s Volkshotel puts the bathroom front and centre with a Japanese tub made of raw cedar. Hanna Maring’s Bathing Bikou suite at Amsterdam’s Volkshotel is one of nine rooms in the trendy hotel that have been created by different designers, architects –

LittleBits Electronics Gets a New York Pop-Up

Designed by Montreal studios SSSVLL and Daily tours les jours, the LittleBits pop-up shop in New York lets imaginations run wild. “Inventions to stay and inventions to go” is the concept for LittleBits Store, the first retail venture for the wildly popular

LittleBits Electronics Gets a New York Pop-Up

Designed by Montreal studios SSSVLL and Daily tours les jours, the LittleBits pop-up shop in New York lets imaginations run wild. “Inventions to stay and inventions to go” is the concept for LittleBits Store, the first retail venture for the wildly popular

“Transformer”

Montreal architect Jean-Maxime Labrecque has a way with the monolith Like an ascetic monk, Jean-Maxime Labrecque, the principal of Montreal-based INPHO Architecture Physique et d’Information, speaks in hushed, solemn tones about his architecture. His firm’s oblique, sculptural minimalism – reminiscent

“Transformer”

Montreal architect Jean-Maxime Labrecque has a way with the monolith Like an ascetic monk, Jean-Maxime Labrecque, the principal of Montreal-based INPHO Architecture Physique et d’Information, speaks in hushed, solemn tones about his architecture. His firm’s oblique, sculptural minimalism – reminiscent

ALT’s different

A component along with Urban Capital’s Glasshouse in Winnipeg’s Centrepoint development, Groupe Germain’s ALT Hotel is a total rethink of the hotel experience. ALT is different. That’s exactly what the creators of this new hotel brand intended. ALT Hotels take aim at a new type

ALT’s different

A component along with Urban Capital’s Glasshouse in Winnipeg’s Centrepoint development, Groupe Germain’s ALT Hotel is a total rethink of the hotel experience. ALT is different. That’s exactly what the creators of this new hotel brand intended. ALT Hotels take aim at a new type