Montreal articles

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'I am an activist, but that’s part of being an architect': legacy and preservation in Phyllis Lambert's eyes

For our 2018 publication Legacy: Generations of Creatives in Dialogue, curator and writer Carson Chan spoke with the influential Canadian architect shortly after her 90th birthday.

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Want a workplace that feels like home? Hire an architect with residential expertise

Montreal – Underwhelmed by the proposals of commercial workplace designers, video game studio Eidos approached a residential architect to design its new Montreal office.

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A retirement residence in Quebec helps senior citizens live better, by empathetic design

Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec – Montreal-based firm ADCF Architecture develops a humane residence to aid Québécois senior citizens in retaining their independence and autonomy.

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If dry-cleaning shops become attractive, will it help revive the market for the service?

Montreal – A Montreal dry-cleaning shop designed by Ivy Studio upends all expectations of the spatial typology to create a desirable destination in the dipping market.

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Welcome to VRing Station: Ssense’s new Valentino pop-up is all about shared space

Montreal – Ssense and Maison Valentino's pop-up installation is a branded subway station designed to highlight urban connection.

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This veterinary clinic in Canada looks like an Aesop for pets

Montreal – In Montreal, T B A designed a space that proves that the health and wellness of our furry friends is a bigger priority than ever.

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Shareable moments? Trust this Frame Lab speaker – they aren’t all on Instagram

Amsterdam – Sakchin Bessette, co-founder of the globally renowned entertainment studio Moment Factory, gives insight into creating shared experiences in the digital age. 

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Fashion retailer Ssense designs with data to go from digital to physical

Montreal – Ssense’s flagship store, designed by David Chipperfield, applies over a decade’s worth of lessons learned both online and off.

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Why grey concrete is David Chipperfield’s contribution to physical retail

Montreal – In today’s fast-paced world of flexible design, David Chipperfield makes online retailer Ssense commit to concrete and stainless steel.

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Do Hotel Monville guests care about the local design?

Montreal – ACDF Architecture delivers a space saturated with context and culture, but is the hyper-local hospitality trend actually important to the visitor experience?

Village au Pied du Courant organised by La Pépinière. Photo Lorenzo Saroli-Palumbo
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An ephemeral village organised by La Pépinière animated disused urban spaces

MONTREAL – As summer came to a bittersweet end, so did the summer pavilions and festivals. We look back on one of Montreal’s yearly architectural villages.

CHUM by Neuf Architectes and Cannon Design. Photo Adrien Williams
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A new Montreal super-hospital saves the day

MONTREAL – After nearly a decade of work on the project, Montreal hosts a new super-hospital designed by Cannon Design and NEUF architectes.

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