Archinect - News 2016-05-29T02:03:52-04:00 A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:09:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Described in a press release as a "spacious and distinctively contemporary gateway to the institution's existing complex of buildings," the new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musee National des Beaux Arts du Quebec</a> by OMA appears to have an exceedingly functional quality. Admittedly, the building won't open to the public until June 24th, so these initial photos by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a> feature a higher than average amount of protective tarps and plywood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The concept behind the three gallery stacked structure, according to OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, is meant to continue the topography of the nearby park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The activity of the city extends below, providing a new point of interface between the city and the park," Shigematsu&nbsp;continued. "Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets&mdash;park, city, and museum&mdash;at the same time."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More on the latest projects from OMA:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA releases render...</a></li></ul> Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-29T12:52:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:16:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, unless noted. Listed below are upcoming lectures only.</p><p><em>Feb 17</em><br><strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> / Tatiana Bilbao S.C.</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br><strong>Manon Asselin, Randy Cohen, Dan Hanganu</strong>: The New Architecture of Montreal Libraries<br>Moderated by Guy Berthiaume</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Sylvia Smith </strong>/ FXFOWLE Architects</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br><strong>Bruce Kuwabara </strong>/ KPMB Architects</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br><strong>David Newton</strong> / McGill University School of Architecture</p><p>For furthe...</p> More photos from the Reford Gardens 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec Justine Testado 2014-07-28T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T12:38:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you couldn't get enough photos of the 22 installations at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec's Reford Gardens, you're in for a little treat. Established in 2000, the International Garden Festival is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it continues to gain recognition...The Gardens will remain open until September 28, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-30T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixty-five international designers created 22 garden installations at the 15th International Garden Festival, which opened this past weekend at the iconic Reford Gardens (aka les Jardins de M&eacute;tis) in Quebec, Canada. Established in 2000, the event is one of the biggest garden festivals in the world. Located along the edge of the St. Lawrence River, the various installations are a playful reminder about the value of landscape architecture and nature in everyday living.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-23T17:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>It's time to change things up a little here in GL. For starters, our first <strong>international school </strong>is McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.<br><br>Since 2001, the McGill School of Architecture has featured several notable names--and a colorful collection of posters -- in their seasonal lecture series. A few recent lecturers include Bjarke Ingels of BIG; ARUP Principal David Scott;&nbsp; Shigeru Ban; Jeanne Gang; Luc Courchesne of METALAB, and UPenn Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski. Another regular feature to take note of is their lunchtime Brown Bag ASA-sponsored lecture series.</p><p>Select lectures are also available as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">podcasts</a>.<br><br><em>Wa...</em></p> Cahier d'Exercices by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Archinect 2013-01-10T14:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cahier d&rsquo;Exercices is located at the entrance level of the historic Ross warehouse-store.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The stone fa&ccedil;ade, its cast iron columns, and an expansive brick wall (punctuated with pieces of wood and metal) that runs the length of the store recall the 19th Century building&rsquo;s industrial past as a retailer of large tissues, leathers and furs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Crossing the threshold, the visitor is invited to explore the boutique by the clever use of a &ldquo;degrad&eacute;&rdquo; &mdash; or gradient effect &mdash; on the ceiling.&nbsp; The colour changes gradually from a reflective, latex-like black to a pure diaphanous white, drawing visitors toward a reflective, opalescent mirror that extends the perspective of the space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Placed at distinct intervals and delicately suspended from the ceiling, the racking system was custom designed by the architect to permit the clothing displayed to be perceived as a changing and evolving building material.&nbsp; Slightly reminiscent of the sculptural work of artist Fred Sandback, the straight, c...</p> Rebuilding Haiti: Houses for Haiti's homeless Archinect 2011-07-13T12:36:27-04:00 >2011-07-15T03:51:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Quebec tent designer Maurice Monette thinks he has the solution to Haiti's housing crisis in his prototype home of foam and aluminum dubbed The Human</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"I want something that will work in the culture of my country," he said. "I don't like foreigners bringing ideas that are not right for my country." Haitians who viewed the house loved it. Boulos calls his development "The Dignity Project" &mdash; bringing jobs and proper homes to his people, as opposed to the squat, 200-square-foot transitional homes rapidly erected in some neighbourhoods often referred to as "doghouses."</em></p> City of Trois-Rivières picks Paul Laurendeau's amphitheatre proposal J. James R. 2011-04-14T15:43:10-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 14,000 square-meter, 10,000-seat open-air amphitheater will sit at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. The C$34,000,000 amphitheater is part of a major former industrial site redevelopment project.<br><br> Laurendeau, a Qu&eacute;b&eacute;cois architect and LEED AP, established his firm in Montr&eacute;al in 1995 after only 4 years of working London and Paris. He is an alumni of both McGill University and Coll&egrave;ge Jean-de-Br&eacute;beuf.<br><br> For more images, floor plans and details, check out his website <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Laurendeau Architecte</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArchDaily.</a><br> &nbsp;</p>