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“A Glamorous Montreal Home Reno”

Montreal’s Jean-Maxime Labrecque adds volume to an ordinary duplex by excavating the crawl space. When most post-war duplexes in Montreal undergo renovation, they rarely survive demolition; their boxy shapes and flat roofs are so utilitarian that little nostalgia is attached

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“A Glamorous Montreal Home Reno”

Montreal’s Jean-Maxime Labrecque adds volume to an ordinary duplex by excavating the crawl space. When most post-war duplexes in Montreal undergo renovation, they rarely survive demolition; their boxy shapes and flat roofs are so utilitarian that little nostalgia is attached

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Rough and ready

A new tavern in Montreal’s Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie– Quai No. 4 designed by La Firme– pays tribute to the neighbourhood’s industrial heyday. Over the last century, Rosemont developed as a bedroom community for CPR Shop Angus, a locomotive manufacturing plant and expansive

Rough and ready

A new tavern in Montreal’s Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie– Quai No. 4 designed by La Firme– pays tribute to the neighbourhood’s industrial heyday. Over the last century, Rosemont developed as a bedroom community for CPR Shop Angus, a locomotive manufacturing plant and expansive

Rojkind and the chocolate factory

“Clients who go for the most daring designs are usually in the biggest rush,” says Michel Rojkind. His firm, Rojkind Arquitectos, recently completed the first phase of a Kubrikian chocolate museum. Located southwest of Mexico City, the futuristic building fronts

Rojkind and the chocolate factory

“Clients who go for the most daring designs are usually in the biggest rush,” says Michel Rojkind. His firm, Rojkind Arquitectos, recently completed the first phase of a Kubrikian chocolate museum. Located southwest of Mexico City, the futuristic building fronts

High Rise Design Goes Low

With Trinity Bellwoods Town+Homes, Urban Capital along with partners Shram Homes introduced a new typology to downtown Toronto’s residential real estate market. This 45-unit housing development, designed by Richard Wengle Architects and Cecconi Simone Interior Design and made up of

High Rise Design Goes Low

With Trinity Bellwoods Town+Homes, Urban Capital along with partners Shram Homes introduced a new typology to downtown Toronto’s residential real estate market. This 45-unit housing development, designed by Richard Wengle Architects and Cecconi Simone Interior Design and made up of

Story of. . . Mamma Rocking Chair

With the imminent arrival of his first child, Patrick Messier proved himself to be a responsive husband and a capable designer. A few months before his wife gave birth, she expressed the need for a rocking chair. But Messier was

Story of. . . Mamma Rocking Chair

With the imminent arrival of his first child, Patrick Messier proved himself to be a responsive husband and a capable designer. A few months before his wife gave birth, she expressed the need for a rocking chair. But Messier was

The little red cool house

Challenged to create living quarters for a ballet dancer– atop her father’s late-’60s house in Mexico City– architect Michel Rojkind designed a space-age structure whose curving forms represent two bodies in motion. The Mexico City neighbourhood of Tecamachalco sits on one

The little red cool house

Challenged to create living quarters for a ballet dancer– atop her father’s late-’60s house in Mexico City– architect Michel Rojkind designed a space-age structure whose curving forms represent two bodies in motion. The Mexico City neighbourhood of Tecamachalco sits on one

Simply rouge

Contrary to its evocative name, Rouge, a new restaurant in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, is an airy and subtle space. “A fresh twist on French bistro,” explains Sasha Jospioivicz, the head designer of the $400,000 project and one of three principals

Simply rouge

Contrary to its evocative name, Rouge, a new restaurant in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, is an airy and subtle space. “A fresh twist on French bistro,” explains Sasha Jospioivicz, the head designer of the $400,000 project and one of three principals