Category Archives: Front section

“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

Landscape Design without Grass

N8: Claude Cormier. Claude Cormier is Canada’s landscape starchitect. A playful contrarian, he has brought Warholesque change to his field, a seismic shift. He has a penchant for props, rather than potted plants, in his whimsical, entertaining designs, like blue sticks, pink balls or an 11-meter

Landscape Design without Grass

N8: Claude Cormier. Claude Cormier is Canada’s landscape starchitect. A playful contrarian, he has brought Warholesque change to his field, a seismic shift. He has a penchant for props, rather than potted plants, in his whimsical, entertaining designs, like blue sticks, pink balls or an 11-meter

Small wonders

Edible structures on plates are at the forefront of Quebec City architecture, namely the four-course Menu d’Architecture at Restaurant L’Utopie. Recently hailed by enRoute magazine as one of Canada’s best new restaurants, the upscale dining room features a themed menu

Small wonders

Edible structures on plates are at the forefront of Quebec City architecture, namely the four-course Menu d’Architecture at Restaurant L’Utopie. Recently hailed by enRoute magazine as one of Canada’s best new restaurants, the upscale dining room features a themed menu

Poutine craving

Poutine’s popularity has reached grotesque proportions all across Canada. Last fall, Maisonneuve magazine staged “The Biggest Poutine Party” at an outlet of Quebec’s popular snack  bar chain, La Belle Province. It was an idea whose time had come: 180 kilograms

Poutine craving

Poutine’s popularity has reached grotesque proportions all across Canada. Last fall, Maisonneuve magazine staged “The Biggest Poutine Party” at an outlet of Quebec’s popular snack  bar chain, La Belle Province. It was an idea whose time had come: 180 kilograms

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

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

Niagara

A Biker’s Paradise. The Niagara region is an idyllic setting for big-city folk to unwind, reconnect with the earth and set-out by bike to discover the various treasures along the narrow swath of land between the Niagara Escarpment and the

Niagara

A Biker’s Paradise. The Niagara region is an idyllic setting for big-city folk to unwind, reconnect with the earth and set-out by bike to discover the various treasures along the narrow swath of land between the Niagara Escarpment and the

Shinny on thin ice in Montreal

Climate change endangers pastime. Canada’s new five-dollar bill, introduced last March, features an excerpt from The Hockey Sweater, Roch Carrier’s classic pean to the sport, and an image of several youngsters playing hockey on an evergreen-ringed pond. The bill is

Shinny on thin ice in Montreal

Climate change endangers pastime. Canada’s new five-dollar bill, introduced last March, features an excerpt from The Hockey Sweater, Roch Carrier’s classic pean to the sport, and an image of several youngsters playing hockey on an evergreen-ringed pond. The bill is

Île d’Orléans

Gallic Getaway. Just 10 kilometres northeast of Quebec City’s fortifications and cliffs where the river narrows dramatically, long (34 km) and thin (8 km) Île d’Orléans is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America– the place where early

Île d’Orléans

Gallic Getaway. Just 10 kilometres northeast of Quebec City’s fortifications and cliffs where the river narrows dramatically, long (34 km) and thin (8 km) Île d’Orléans is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America– the place where early

Graphic Design is Our Access to The New World

 N7: Roderick Grant. “I am not sure how many of you can actually read or see this,” Roderick Grant, Co-Chair of the Graphic Design Program at OCAD, wondered of his slides on the 50″ screen as he began his presentation–

Graphic Design is Our Access to The New World

 N7: Roderick Grant. “I am not sure how many of you can actually read or see this,” Roderick Grant, Co-Chair of the Graphic Design Program at OCAD, wondered of his slides on the 50″ screen as he began his presentation–