Project: Nordstrom in Ottawa, Canada

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In 2012, architects took on the challenge of transforming an old warehouse in Ottawa, Canada with Tile of Spain products and turning it into the upscale department store, Nordstrom. The Nordstrom building is located between two buildings in the Canadian capital, and has been turned into a popular shopping destination for both tourists and locals alike.

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Home Remodel in Canada Maintains Prairie Style Architecture Details

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The Du Tour Residence in Montréal, Canada is the result of a renovation project completed by Open Form Architecture in collaboration with interior design firm FX Studio. What do you think of the way this Canada residence fuses old and new? The post Home Remodel in Canada Maintains Prairie Style Architecture Details appeared first on Freshome.com. Architecture home remodel home renovation in Canada

Modern “Blanche Chalet” in Canada With Sweeping River Views

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The Blanche Chalet , whose name evokes the spirit of the vernacular houses of the region, is situated in La Malbaie’s area of the “Terrasses Cap à l’Aigle”, Canada. Information provided via e-mail by ACDF Architecture; photography by Adrien Williams] The post Modern “Blanche Chalet” in Canada With Sweeping River Views appeared first on Freshome.com. Architecture modern architecture Canada modern chalet

“Nook Residence” in Canada Blends with the Winter Landscape

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The Nook Residence by MU Architecture is located in a quiet area of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, Canada. Information provided by MU Architecture; Photography: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard- YUL Photo] The post “Nook Residence” in Canada Blends with the Winter Landscape appeared first on Freshome.com. Architecture House in Canada Modern ResidenceTurning its back to the street, it offers a virtually blind facade that encourages discovery and piques curiosity.

Canada Fetes Stone Carvers

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Natural Stone Institute Partners with STONEX Canada

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Industry group works with Toronto hard-surfaces show slated for late November. Featured Association Beat News

Inspiring Design Scheme Showcased by 285 Chaplin Crescent Residence in Canada

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in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, looks like a cozy refuge. The post Inspiring Design Scheme Showcased by 285 Chaplin Crescent Residence in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. On a snowy backdrop, 285 Chaplin Crescent residence developed by Zeca Homes Inc. A mix of materials (stone, wood, glass and zinc) and an irregular geometry make the building visually stand out. A few terraces and balconies, as well as generously-sized windows ensure an optimum indoor-outdoor relationship.

Chalet Lac Gate in Canada Follows the Slope of the Forest

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Information provided by BOOM TOWN architecture; photographer: Angus McRitchie] The post Chalet Lac Gate in Canada Follows the Slope of the Forest appeared first on Freshome.com. Located on the shores of a lake in Harrington, Quebec, Chalet Lac Gate sits on the edge of a cedar forest, surrounded by majestic tree trunks.

Saskatchewan Canada Demo Nights: A Success!

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More than 81 tile installers and customers were trained on ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems in Regina and Saskatoon this week. ARDEX Sales Professional Kelly Jacques and ARDEX Technical Field Representative Bertram Tasch presented the full system of products! Thanks to all who attended. Keep a lookout for a demo day coming in your area! Community Did You Know

Ski Chalet in Canada Features Elegant Detailing

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Located in the city of Blue Mountains, Canada, the two-level ski chalet resides in a private ski club development. The post Ski Chalet in Canada Features Elegant Detailing appeared first on Freshome.com. Atelier Kastelic Buffey completed the design and development of Alta Chalet, a weekend retreat for a family of five. The design additionally integrates the chalet with its natural surroundings.

Six-Bedroom Residence in Canada Opens Up to Gorgeous Views

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Located in Mauricie, Québec region, Canada, the project opens up to the neighboring valley. ” Information and photography courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Take a look at the six-bedroom residence’s breathtaking views The post Six-Bedroom Residence in Canada Opens Up to Gorgeous Views appeared first on Freshome.com. The Vallée du Parc Residence is a reinterpretation of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Hidden Illustrations Revealed Under UV Lighting by Canada’s Newest Passport Designs

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Canada’s newest passport designs may look common at a first glance ( with the information and photo area, along with the typical numbered pages), but if you place one under UV lighting, everything changes. The post Hidden Illustrations Revealed Under UV Lighting by Canada’s Newest Passport Designs appeared first on Freshome.com. Ideas Canada''s Newest Passport Designs graphic design

Twin Dwelling in Canada Playfully Adapted to Family Lifestyle

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Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, architect Jean Verville developed Fahouse , a modern twin dwelling located in Eastern Townships, Canada. Photos and information provided by Jean Verville] The post Twin Dwelling in Canada Playfully Adapted to Family Lifestyle appeared first on Freshome.com. Architecture family residence Canada

Happy Canada Day with a Favorite Canadian Author: Jane Rule

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Wordless Wednesday CanadaBooks by Jane Rule, Canadian Author. Interview with Jane Rule from Wellesley Centers for Women.

GranQuartz Canada Hosts Industry Safety Meeting in Toronto

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MIA member firm Granquartz Canada hosted a MIA meeting of over 20 stone distributors to talk about safety initiatives for Canadian firms

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GranQuartz Canada Hosts Industry Safety Meeting in Toronto

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MIA member firm Granquartz Canada hosted a MIA meeting of over 20 stone distributors to talk about safety initiatives for Canadian firms

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Built Green Canada Announces its Sixth Annual Challenge to Municipalities

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Coinciding with the National Environment Week, Built Green Canada has announced its sixth annual challenge to municipalities throughout the country to summon municipalities to promote green building

Civic Library in Canada Takes Research into the 21st Century

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ZAS Architects + Interiors completed the design of the Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library , a contemporary project in Ontario, Canada. Information provided by ZAS Architects + Interiors ; photos by doublespace photography ] The post Civic Library in Canada Takes Research into the 21st Century appeared first on Freshome.com. Inspired by the evolving role of the library in the digital age, the imposing gathering venue is dedicated to community learning and creativity.

Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada

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Scott & Scott Architects completed North Vancouver House , a rustic renovation of a 1950s post-and-beam house in Canada. Photos and information courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects] The post Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. The project is the result of a collaboration between the architect and the client, two history professors, and their shared interest in traditional buildings and materials.

‘The Sisters’ Architecture Project in Canada Combines Old and New

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Canada-based Anik Péloquin architecte took the challenge of upgrading a small house on a secluded lakeside lot in La Malbaie, in the province of Quebec. How do you appreciate this architecture intervention in Canada? The post ‘The Sisters’ Architecture Project in Canada Combines Old and New appeared first on Freshome.com.

Triangular Cabin Opens Up to Lake Views in Canada

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This captivating A-frame cabin located in the woodlands of St Adolfe d’Howard, in Canada, was rehabilitated by Jean Verville Architecte to meet the living needs of their clients, a family with a passion for the outdoors. The post Triangular Cabin Opens Up to Lake Views in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com.

You Wouldn’t Expect to Find This in Remote Canada

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More info: partisanprojects.com The post You Wouldn’t Expect to Find This in Remote Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. When we think of a sauna, the first image that probably comes to mind is a rectangular, wooden room with high and low bench seating. However, Canadian architecture firm Partisans has created something entirely different than the dark and boxy norm. On a private island north of Toronto, the firm created a sauna that mimics the look of a grotto.

Modern Tiny Library Glows in Canada

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Photography by Shai Gil and Bob Gundu ] The post Modern Tiny Library Glows in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. Promoting literacy and a lifelong love of reading, The Story Pod , a lending library and community gathering space, is a small structure with star power. The pro bono project by architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB) is the realization of one community’s goal to create a central, modern landmark at which residents can engage with one another.

Luxury Mountain Chalet Offering Striking Panoramic Views in Whistler, Canada

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Lakecrest Residence is an imposing mountain chalet in Whistler, Canada perched atop a rocky cliff in a lakeside neighborhood of Whistler, Canada. The post Luxury Mountain Chalet Offering Striking Panoramic Views in Whistler, Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. As you probably guessed, this is one of those homes that takes in its vibrant natural landscape.

Fresh Canadian Home Renovation Inviting Light Inside

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Canada’s season changes are better enjoyed from a home that carries an old charm while flaunting spirited modern upgrades. Architecture Closse Residence home renovation in Canada NatureHumaine sculptural stair Springtime brings about not only seasonal changes, but opportunities for home renovation projects.

Complex Music Studio in Canada Triggers Artistic Inspiration

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Newsam Construction and MXMA Architecture & Design recently announced the rebirth of “La Hacienda Creative,” a music studio in Montreal, Canada. On the other side of the entrance is the Satellite Room, named for its historic role as the birthplace of Canada’s first satellite. The post Complex Music Studio in Canada Triggers Artistic Inspiration appeared first on Freshome.com.

Refined Interpretation of a Traditional Cottage: Panorama House in Canada

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Located at the edge of a forest, in Sainte-Adèle, Canada, the residence consists of a rectangular volume pierced by many windows and livened up by an orange front door. Photos and information provided via e-mail by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement] The post Refined Interpretation of a Traditional Cottage: Panorama House in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com.

Modern City Oasis in Montreal, Canada: Prince Philip Residence

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Prince Philip Residence is an original renovation and expansion project for a mid-century residence in Montreal, Canada. The post Modern City Oasis in Montreal, Canada: Prince Philip Residence appeared first on Freshome.com. Situated on a site with a steep incline and majestic views, the two-floor expansion was designed by Thellend Fortin Architectes to offer a generous window on the horizon.

Dreamy Waterfront Home Overlooking Canada’s Coastal Landscape

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Sitting atop a bluff in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, this waterfront home flaunts limestone flooring within a dramatic open floor plan that you might dream about tonight. The post Dreamy Waterfront Home Overlooking Canada’s Coastal Landscape appeared first on Freshome.com. Have you ever imagined living in a waterfront home? This spectacular Canadian home overlooking endless waters has some features that will leave you breathless.

3 Cascading Houses in Canada Offer Both Privacy and Transparency

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The post 3 Cascading Houses in Canada Offer Both Privacy and Transparency appeared first on Freshome.com. This collection of three cascading houses known as Houses at 1340 was designed by Office of McFarlane Biggar for Harbourview Projects. Located in North Vancouver, B.C., the homes share panoramic city views to the south and lush ravines to the north. Privacy and transparency meet in these houses, built with a passion for custom design.

Barn-Like House Overlooking Canada’s Wild Landscape

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An inverted floor plan spreading over 3,500 square feet makes this barn-like house is located in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. The post Barn-Like House Overlooking Canada’s Wild Landscape appeared first on Freshome.com. A barn-like house can help connect you to the rural dimension of life, especially when living in a secluded area. If you love modern Canadian home design, you will definitely love the Malbaie VIII Residence.

Exemplary H-Shaped Contemporary Family Home in Canada

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Located in West Vancouver, Canada, this modern family house was designed to display two separate courtyards that give the structure its H-shaped floor-plan. The post Exemplary H-Shaped Contemporary Family Home in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. Architect Randy Bens imagined a home comprising natural elements that make it not only visually appealing, but also cozy and seamlessly connected to the outdoors.

Contemporary Detached Dwelling Hiding Spatial Complexity in Montreal, Canada

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Photos and information provided via e-mail by TBA] The post Contemporary Detached Dwelling Hiding Spatial Complexity in Montreal, Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. Located in the Montreal’s Southwest neighborhood, this detached dwelling entitled “Holy Cross House” hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough working class façade.

‘The Rock’ House in Canada Hides Behind Maple Trees

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ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture completed the design of The Rock House , a minimalist residence located in Shefford, Canada. The post ‘The Rock’ House in Canada Hides Behind Maple Trees appeared first on Freshome.com. Built on the slope of Quebec’s Mount Shefford, the retreat bridges an aerial view on one side and an ascending, rugged topography, populated by rocks and maples, on the other.

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

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These three oddly shaped buildings are meant to spice up urban family escapes in Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Canada. The post Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement appeared first on Freshome.com. Atelier Urban Face completed the design and development of the “Mount-Royal Kiosks” project. “The new kiosks take on the shape of the hamlet,” the architects explained.

Construction Commences on New Affordable Housing Project in Regina, Canada

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The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with community partners, today celebrated the groundbreaking for a new affordable housing project for families with complex needs. The six-unit

Modern Family Retreat in Canada Features Extensive Glazing

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The Rosenberry Residence located on a large wooded lot near Sutton in the Eastern Townships region, Canada, is conceived as a bi-generational family retreat. The post Modern Family Retreat in Canada Features Extensive Glazing appeared first on Freshome.com. The owners, a finance professional now based in Asia and his parents still living in Montreal, come here to relax during summer and winter.

Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

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The team at Atelier RZLBD renovated an existing brick bungalow in Ontario, Canada, and added a second level to the structure. The post Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’ appeared first on Freshome.com. Flipped House is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture.

Indiana Limestone Heads for Canada

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Post-War House Converted Into Modern Residence in Canada

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Altius Architecture converted a post-war house into a modern family dwelling in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The post Post-War House Converted Into Modern Residence in Canada appeared first on Freshome.com. According to the project developers, the main challenge was “to take an awkward existing street-facing facade, and without major renovation work, strengthen the relationship aesthetically to the addition. Preservation of the existing building structure was key.

ACMS™ by ARDEX in Canada…

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ACMS™ by ARDEX in Canada… Mike Tracy ARDEX business development manager and Kelly Jacques local ARDEX sales professional, were in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan providing an ARDEX Concrete Management Systems™ (ACMS) training session for a group from Graham Construction that included Operations Managers, Superintendents, Project Managers and Estimators.

Preston Meadows Community in Canada Receives LEED Neighbourhood Development Certification

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After working with the US and Canada Green Building Councils for eight years, helping them refine and launch their LEED for Neighbourhood Developments (LEED-ND) program, Reid's Heritage Homes is