First look at the 2017 International Garden Festival landscape installations
In response to the all-too-familiar “nature-deficit disorder” in society these days, participants in this year's competition had to create inventive “Playsages” that would inspire, if not remind, today's tech-savvy kids — and adults — to spend more time outdoors. Out of 162 proposals from 30 countries, six lucky designers had the winning schemes that will be exhibited during the 2017 International Garden Festival starting June 23.
Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:↓ LA CHRYSALIDE by landscape architects Gabriel Lacombe & Virginie Roy-Mazoyer↓ PAYSAGE EUPHONIQUE by MANI↓ L'ESCALE by Collectif EscargoHAIKU by architects Francisco A. Garcia Pérez & Alessandra VignottoSOUNDCLOUD by Johanna Ballhaus... View full entry
OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow
After winning the competition way back in July 2009, OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion is ready to make its public debut tomorrow. Nestled within Quebec City's 17th-century architecture and located at the historic National Battlefields Park, the Pavilion is the shiny new kid on the block with its... View full entry
A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion
Described in a press release as a "spacious and distinctively contemporary gateway to the institution's existing complex of buildings," the new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musee National des Beaux Arts du Quebec by OMA appears to have an exceedingly functional quality. Admittedly, the building... View full entry
Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '15
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session! Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming... View full entry
More photos from the Reford Gardens 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec
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.
22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens
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 Métis) 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.
Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013Here 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... View full entry
Cahier d'Exercices by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
Cahier d’Exercices is located at the entrance level of the historic Ross warehouse-store. The stone façade, 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... View full entry
Rebuilding Haiti: Houses for Haiti's homeless
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
"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" — bringing jobs and proper homes to his people, as... View full entry
City of Trois-Rivières picks Paul Laurendeau's amphitheatre proposal
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. Laurendeau, a Québécois architect and LEED AP... View full entry