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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A Cramped Montreal Quadruplex Becomes One Timeless Home
This family opens up an old structure and imagines a long-term house.
May 4, 2016
A Montreal Renovation Uncovers Rich, Century-Old Architecture
A renovation opened up a property built in 1910.
December 4, 2015
A Montreal Duplex Is Transformed Into An Elegantly Simple Light-Filled Home
A home’s historic façade gives way to a uniformed design.
October 11, 2015
An Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Colorful Modern Upgrade
Warm, repurposed building materials are favored in this savvy renovation by MARK + VIVI.
July 15, 2015
A Minimal, Metal-Clad Montreal House With A Hidden Courtyard
Architect Thomas Balaban creates a secret outdoor oasis within a Montreal house.
February 10, 2015
Copenhagen Expat Crafts Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment (with Sauna!) in Montreal
A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.
January 29, 2015
A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.
December 11, 2014
A Sophisticated Renovation in Montreal
A simple space becomes sophisticated with a single ornate gesture.
November 1, 2013
A Look Back at Habitat '67 with Moshe Safdie
The architect looks back at Habitat ’67 and shares his thoughts on the future of prefabrication.
December 30, 2012
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.
December 30, 2012
Split the Difference
When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever multilevel…
February 22, 2012
Separate Boîte Equal
From the leafy sidewalk outside Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault’s home in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, there’s no clue that their brick home is all that…
March 19, 2011
Dispassionate about his city's de rigueur "City of Design" designation, architect Gilles Saucier shows us there's more to Montreal than Expo 67.
February 26, 2009
Looolo—When we think about products and their life cycles, textiles aren’t the first things that come to mind. But what went into your shirt?
January 1, 2009