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“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

“The guides of March”

Worried you’ll run out of things to do this spring break? Prepare yourself against the inevitable whine of “I’m bored” with these easy, last-minute ideas– many of which are adaptable to cities across the country.

“The guides of March”

Worried you’ll run out of things to do this spring break? Prepare yourself against the inevitable whine of “I’m bored” with these easy, last-minute ideas– many of which are adaptable to cities across the country.

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

Container Architecture

A peek at three iconic examples of the various forms of container architecure from leading European designers. Freight containers are the jetsam of full throttle globalization. To wit, there are approximately 30,000 of them floating just under the surface of

Container Architecture

A peek at three iconic examples of the various forms of container architecure from leading European designers. Freight containers are the jetsam of full throttle globalization. To wit, there are approximately 30,000 of them floating just under the surface of

“Montreal and Quebec City for Dummies”

With tips and recommendations from the experts at Frommer’s. Your insider’s guide to the best places and prices. Explore two of North America’s most distinctive cities! Combining old-world charm with modern convenience and culture, Montréal and Quebec City offer a

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“Montreal and Quebec City for Dummies”

With tips and recommendations from the experts at Frommer’s. Your insider’s guide to the best places and prices. Explore two of North America’s most distinctive cities! Combining old-world charm with modern convenience and culture, Montréal and Quebec City offer a

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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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Lambert and the light

Mid-century Modern nostalgia emanates from Lambert & Fils, a storefront on rapidly gentrifying rue Beaubien, once a no man’s land between Montreal’s Mile End and Little Italy neighbourhoods. Inside the decorative lighting store, the twitching filaments of Edison bulbs, the

Lambert and the light

Mid-century Modern nostalgia emanates from Lambert & Fils, a storefront on rapidly gentrifying rue Beaubien, once a no man’s land between Montreal’s Mile End and Little Italy neighbourhoods. Inside the decorative lighting store, the twitching filaments of Edison bulbs, the