American architect Jeanne Gang’s first Canadian project, Toronto’s One Delisle, is a gesture toward a more human-centric skyscraper. NUVO spoke with Gang about the design of the tower, the relationship Toronto has to its natural surroundings, and the firm’s evolving approach to creating innovative high-rise buildings.
Architect Pierre Thibault on Sharing, Contemplative Retreats, and Giving Back
Although Atelier Pierre Thibault’s work has a distinctly residential focus, many of his recent projects have had a strong public tilt. His office has been investing time, energy, and resources in projects that benefit the public, even if they don’t directly contribute to his own firm’s growth.
The Fate of Coworking Spaces Post-Pandemic
Even in Canada, where the easing of restrictions is proceeding more carefully than elsewhere, we’re seeing new startups enter the coworking space.
A Monumental Shroud Brings Montreal’s Biodome Back to Life
After the 1976 Olympics, the building was transformed to house the Biodome, which has been open since 1992. It is part of a larger complex that includes the city’s botanical garden, insectarium, and planetarium.
Julien Rademaker of Bisou Gallery Shares Insights Into His Eccentric Interior Aesthetic
His ever-expanding repertoire is his strongest asset for these projects, where he can let his intuitive use of unlikely combinations create surreal scenes.
Superette Cannabis: A Recreational Store for Design-Minded Torontonians
Supermarket-inspired colours, vintage graphics, and minimalist display fixtures come together to create a more laid-back and friendly atmosphere for cannabis shoppers at Superette.
Lab-École: Quebec’s Bet on Education, Sustainability, and Design
The wide hallways shown in the project’s renderings aim to foster non-traditional learning environments and use intermediate spaces for a fuller range of educational and informal activities.
Building on Canada’s Historical Architecture with Adaptive Reuse
Adaptive reuse is the process of giving new life to an existing building, to highlight its history and past purpose rather than just building anew.
Montreal’s 2030 Design Initiative Brings Us Closer to the Future
The City of Montreal has announced an initiative to raise the bar for the design of new projects within its jurisdiction by 2030, a measure that will include sustainability and design excellence as a requirement to be integrated in all municipal schemes.
House of Wine
An eclectic insertion into a 19th century brewery gives a modern outlook to the wine-making traditions of the Czech Republic, and offers a playful take on the wine-tasting cellar experience.
5 Canadian Spas and Hot Springs with Stunning Design
Several designers have picked up on the contemporary need for rest, relaxation, and contemplation, designing spas that satisfy this desire.
Breakwater Installation: Social Infrastructure Made From Repurposed Physical Infrastructure
Canadian duo Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster have salvaged four massive concrete breakwaters from Lake Erie and relocated them to Jamestown, New York, creating a monumental play structure for the small town.
6 Concert Halls in Canada at the Forefront of Design
Discover these six venues across Canada that are as unique as the artists who perform in them.