Take a peak at our feature this month in Designlines! Opening the massive attic to add an airy mezzanine, incorporating dramatically geometric moments, and designing for the couple's impressive Inuit Art collection, Russell Hill home now serves as the gallery-living space envisioned by the clients.
This week, we hear from three superstar architects: Vanessa Fong, whose own home Little Portugal is a beautiful union of the old and the new, Robert Kastelic – one half of the celebrated firm AKB – whose restyling of a Bennington Heights bungalow made it flat-out modern, and Luc Bouliane, who transformed a brownstone in Leslieville from boring to impressive from every angle. Here are their top tips on keeping cool during one of life’s most trying of times: the dreaded home renovation.
Wish us luck as a finalist for this year's Best of Year - Mid-sized Creative Office in Interior Design Magazine, for the design of Bensimon Byrne and One Method's new offices. Winners to be announced Dec 1.
Fostering a common theme for the public space of the William Doo Auditorium and adjacent student spaces, L&B's proposed redesign of the communal spaces in Saucier + Perotte's iconic New College Residence building at the University of Toronto will create an enlivened community hub to anchor the building and give it greater meaning within the New College network.
Currently in Design Development.
We transformed the offices of Canada's largest independent ad agency for a new world of work. Check out the full feature on the spaces for Bensimon Byrne and One Method in this month's issue of Canadian Architect.
In honour of Canada Day, Azure Magazine went searching for 30 architecture and landscape architecture firms that express the power and vision of the nation... and we made the cut! Check out the full article on Azure's website: here.
Holding a significant piece of Dufferin County’s history and culture, the Dufferin County Museum & Archives has commissioned ArchLB to redevelop their Mezzanine Gallery to permanently feature the Museum’s Corn Flower Company glassware collection - including over 2,000 pieces. The new architectural language will express the beauty of the artifacts while serving as a backdrop to highlight the treasured pieces. A tremendous opportunity to inject new life into the collection, the project inspires architectural opportunities full of meaning and excitement.
Currently in Design Development.
Architects Luc Bouliane Recently completed a functional usage study with Lord Cultural Consulting for the Spadina Museum, one of Toronto's most unique heritage landmarks. The Museum spans several acres atop the Davenport escarpment, and its interior has been carefully restored to the lavish and creative interior design of the 20's and 30's. Focusing on the operational and long-term vision for the Spadina Museum facilities, including greenhouse, stables and garage building, the study carefully balances function, vision and the conservation of this world class estate. Get more information here.
Recently completed Euclid House looks majestic after a facade restoration and complete interior make-over.
We were proud to be recognized for our excellence in stone design for Relmar House last week at the Tucker Design Awards in New Orleans, LA!
Sponsored by the Building Stone Institute and the Marble Institute of America, the Tucker Design Awards celebrates excellence and innovation in the use of natural stone, through concept, design and construction.
The Relmar House(s), and other winning projects, will be featured in the Fall issue of Building Stone Magazine, hitting newsstands soon.
Construction is well underway at the CBC Building as Bensimon Byrne's new space begins to take shape!
Check out the huge hole we cut in the floor to make way for the new feature stair. Leading up to the second floor from the main reception area, the stair will ease circulation between the two levels, and make a bold statement as clients walk in.
More renderings of the stair, and the rest of the 50,000 sq ft project, can be found in our portfolio, here.
After getting more than 20,000 nominations for the best personalities, groups and businesses across the city, NOW Magazine has posted the final contenders to be named "Toronto's best" - and we've made the shortlist for Best Design Firm!
Think we're the best? You can cast your vote for Architects Luc Bouliane on the Reader's Choice website.
Be sure to check out the other 180 categories while you're there, and share your love for "Toronto's best"!