“It’s a very discreet intervention, but filled with complex technical design features and transformations that are only revealed inside the envelope.”
Miantiao Pairs Unapologetic Cuisine With Enchanting Design
Being a restaurant in a hotel is notoriously difficult, having to manage the expectations of local and travelling guests, especially during COVID. Miantiao has an additional challenge: the cuisine fuses Italian and Chinese culinary philosophies.
Home of the Week: Surf House by Feldman Architecture
With generous use of reclaimed wood, this Santa Cruz home is a relaxed modern build that channels the beachy vibes of the area and owners.
Sculptor Umberto Bellardi Ricci Summons Steel and Dreams for New Domestic Designs
Dawn is a series of minimalist light fixtures and furniture that take cues from the material palette of New York City itself, Bellardi Ricci’s current home.
Tofino Beach House by Olson Kundig
Two chimneys on each side support cantilevered living areas and the roof as if the home has two legs that it is standing on in the woods.
10 Most Scenic Roads in Canada
Since other forms of travel have been all but eliminated for the time being, Canadian scenic drives might be the salve that the wanderlust-stricken soul is yearning for.
Dr. Martens and JJJJound Collaborate on the Ultimate Artist’s Shoe
While so many collaborations often just feel like the mixing of prints and brand imagery, this one’s subtly actually makes it stand out.
Kohala Coast Residence by de Reus Architects
Reflecting pools dot the property, drawing lines of sight between pavilions and complementing the aesthetic, which the architects call “tropical minimalism.”
Beating the Heat at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
When I arrive, the hot winds of summer are blowing down the mountains, melting the ice caps and filling the Athabasca River as it runs through the small mountain town of Jasper, filling the lakes and marshes with glacial water that reflects the massive peaks in its deep blue water.
Kadenwood by Openspace Architecture
There is a humbleness about this approach that seems to respect the topography, the grandness of the mountains, that seems to have inspired the home itself with the Café Canal stone walls and the multiplane roof.
Casa-P by Tigges Architekt
The structure’s simple frame contributes to the compactness of the passive house’s sustainable focus.
Drive All-New Favourites on Demand With the Porsche Drive Program
A veritable “Netflix for cars,” this program offers clients single or multicar subscriptions for one- or three-month periods.
A Chance to Look Inside Canada’s Great West Coast Homes
See the homes featured in this year’s West Coast Modern Home Tour.
The Art of Architectural Photography With Ema Peter
Ema Peter, a Vancouver-based photographer, captures some of the most beautiful works of architecture in Canada and around the world.
Comillas House by Garciagerman Arquitectos
Glazed tiles, used in 1884 at the nearby El Capricho Palace then being built by Gaudí, were placed in the original build and have since been restored by García-Germán, referencing the strong tradition of Spanish art nouveau in the area.
Psychedelics Have Positively Impacted Mental Health in Canada—What Else Will They Change?
Long stigmatized, these substances are coming into the mainstream. We talk with the experts about the future of their recreational, therapeutic, and business potentials.
Read an Excerpt from We, Jane by Aimee Wall
There was a knock at the door and Marthe went to open it and found a woman around her age, early thirties give or take, dirty blonde hair, soft denim maternity overalls that were sagging a little in the front, she was carrying a tiny baby.
North Vancouver Passive House Plus by Michael Green Architecture
A Craftsman Bungalow remodeled into a passive house while maintaining essential qualities of the original.
Men’s Grooming and Skin-Care Guide for Father’s Day
Some products and tips for healthy hair and skin.
Coastal Retreat by Walker Warner Architects
Walker Warner Architects has created a retreat on the California coast influenced by design elements typical of a home in Cape Cod.
Roberts Creek Residence by Burgers Architecture Redefines the West Coast Cabin
Set back from the water on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, Roberts Creek Residence combines characteristics of local wood cabin structures and contemporary dwellings into a compelling architecture made up of a series of three distinct areas, each with its own vaulted ceiling.
Shay Restaurant, a Desert-Inspired Space Designed by Ivy Studio
In person, one can see how the designers have interpreted these themes into the language of a modern restaurant in the historic Montreal neighbourhood.
Margot Robbie Is Selling Her Hancock Park Home—Take a Look Inside
At 3,300 square feet, with a coach house and pool, the house is a 2016 build that emulates the classic California colonial style.
These Timepieces Offer Stunning Detail to Accompany the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail Custom
Now, the British car maker has upped the ante, partnering with Swiss watchmakers BOVET 1822 to create a pair of custom timepieces for the couple that commissioned the Boat Tail.
Lambert & Fils Debuts Atelier
Atelier by Lambert & Fils utilizes a delicate suspension with forms that sit variously between industrial and organic.
Revery Architecture Represents Canada at the 2021 London Design Biennale
The Vancouver-based architecture firm uses an elegant metaphor to represent the over-reliance on climate control and its negative effects on the planet.
Craven Road Micro House by Anya Moryoussef Architect
Constructed on what once was a decaying “worker’s cottage”—one of the small, narrow structures made usually of wood that housed many in the rapidly expanding Great Lakes cities during the Industrial Revolution—this home was built as a “ethereal sanctuary” for a retired elementary school teacher.
Muir Hotel in Nova Scotia Brings Together Exciting Designers
Muir, set to open later this year in the Halifax waterfront community of Queen’s Marque, is the region’s first luxury property and an anticipated hospitality experience.
13 Vancouver Patios Open Now for Dine-In
It’s no surprise that many are searching for Vancouver restaurants with patios open for dine-in.
Oyster Island Retreat on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast
The beauty of Oyster Island and the Sunshine Coast in general is a sensitive one, where rare trees grow resiliently and art thrives.
Brome Lake Residence by Atelier Pierre Thibault
The two wings come together in a glass connection. Noble materials are used throughout to provide a natural colour palette accentuated by the vistas of water and greenery through the many windows.
Omer Arbel’s Molecular Aesthetic
The Vancouver-based multidisciplinary creative heads a practice that cultivates a fluid position between the fields of design, invention, sculpture, and architecture.
Lakeside Residence by Graham Baba Architects
Originally closed off from the expansive water views, the structure has been rethought to open the living space to the sea.
These New York Skyscrapers Are Getting Away From Glass Box Architecture
These new towers going up in the City That Never Sleeps recall many familiar forms and some that are new, building on the rich patina of styles that paint the multifaceted neighbourhoods they are springing up in.
Vancouver House Penthouse by Leckie Studio
The pièce de résistance of the design: a glass-walled atrium in the centre of the space serves as a terrarium with red cedar stretching from the first floor to the second.
Inside Arcana, a Mysterious and Immersive Retreat That Seeks to Soothe Digital Burnout
It’s about rediscovering things obscured from our view by the grind of the city and the social media algorithm.
Mark Letain on 20 Years of EQ3 and Canada-centric Design
Mark Letain, current president of EQ3, believes that in the 20 years since its inception, the company has allowed for a watershed of Canadian design and for Canadian firms to compete on the world stage
Island Residence by Chevalier Morales
Playing with the tension between privacy and openness, the architects designed a square floor plan partitioned to create two interior courtyards.
62M by 5468796 Architecture
A postindustrial circular structure based on rational, geometric forms that utilizes a neglected piece of land in the city.
IDS Toronto 2021 Remains Online, Here Are the Events to See
Under the theme Spring Resiliency, the show gathers the best of the best from design in Canada and around the world.
6 Breezy Canadian Menswear Collections for Late Spring/Early Summer
While the styles and price range vary, the common theme is a nod toward the sustainable and organic.
Blyth House by Hudson Architecture
Inspired by the great halls of medieval times, the new two-storey atrium is meant to bring the lines of sight within the house up toward the sky and the treetops.
FICTIONS Tarries With Lost Futures and Mysterious Savoir Faire
The exhibition combines video, photography, and music to create a multisensorial experience.
British Columbia Gets Serious About Mass Timber Architecture
In the last few years, the environmental consequences of cement and plastic have become dire. With this in mind, the government of British Columbia has undertaken a new initiative to fund and explore the building of massive wooden structures.
Forest House 1 by Natalie Dionne Architecture
Blending into the forest while maintaining a modern silhouette, the exterior features an exposed roof of engineered wood produced from Northern Quebec black spruce.
How a Turkish DJ Brings People Together With Vinyl
Helping people discover new music and culture internationally or reconnect with music from the past is profoundly cathartic.
Clayton Korte Completes a Massive, Bunker-like Wine Cave in Texas
In a secluded bend of the Blanco River, this shotcrete-lined wine cave is built directly into the side of a solid limestone hill.
Boundary Bay Residence
A stunning restoration of a house built in the 1990s by Daniel Evan White, who was an acolyte of Arthur Erickson and translated the West Coast Modern idiom into a slick contemporary style.
A Portrait of Cadence Weapon, Imagining a Better World
“I feel like, as an artist, I have a certain facility for taking what happens in the world, taking what I see, and then absorbing it and translating it for the rest of the world.”
Studio North on Reinventing Multigenerational Architecture in Canada
Laneway houses offer a way to keep families together despite the astronomically high rents in urban areas.
Volvo Canada and IDS Team Up to Rethink an Often-Ignored Aspect of Homes: The Garage
An often-overlooked element of the house, the garage is steeped in function without considerations of how these functions have to change with evolving cityscapes, the introduction of more electric vehicles, and the need for sustainable design.
Weird and Wonderful Decor Designers
Maximalism is coming back in style, and the design trends for 2021 are all about emphasizing the baroque and the loud.
Lookout House by Faulkner Architects
It was built with minute attention to the climate and geology of the region, both conceptually and practically.
Connie Stacey Is Leading the Charge in Canadian Battery Technology
What if you were told that a Canadian business was leading the charge in smart battery technology capable of powering entire refugee camps or remote villages?
Podere Navigliano by Ciclostile Architettura
Crete Senesi—Italian for “Sienese clays”—is the region in Tuscany where Ciclostile Architettura, a Bologna-based firm, completed this award-winning project.
9 Design-Forward Cannabis Accessory Brands
Cannabis accessories that complement interior design and become a part of a room.
The Staggering Vernacular of Architect Ken Tate
Vernacular comes not from trends or from easy classification but with reference to the practical ways that people built in relation to the landscape.
Bézier Curve House by Bortolotto
“A lot of people affiliate contemporary architecture with the boxy shape, but I don’t think that shape has to define the style,” Bortolotto says.
With Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors, Iconic Cars Never Get Old
Today, Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors, located in the former Baden-Württemberg airport in Böblingen outside Stuttgart, the historical seat of Mercedes-Benz, specializes in the trade, restoration, and service of a wide selection of vehicles.
Flos Coordinates by Michael Anastassiades
These lights draw attention to themselves while accenting the surroundings, the hallmark function of great design.
Sangre de Cristo House by Specht Architects
Scott Specht says that his greatest influence for Sangre de Cristo House was the Land art movement, which has always worked well with the expansive natural canvas that is the desert.
Point William by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
A sense of process animates this home as one moves between the floors and through the outside spaces.
Lune 1860 Is an Estate of Lifestyle and Leisure in Ontario’s Countryside
Alongside the interior design expertise of Studio Author, Mok built her vision of a perfect dinner party sojourn under the thematic banner of the moon, which for her represents the relaxing calm of night and dinner as well as a feminine connotation of change and connection.
8 Amazing Canadian Skyscrapers Being Built in the Near Future
There are tons of tall Canadian skyscrapers going up, especially in Toronto, so we chose this list based not on size but on innovation and impact.
India Mahdavi on Cosmopolitanism, the Media, and Her Legacy
India Mahdavi is one of few people who have a forthright answer when asked to concisely define her style. But her answer, like her work, contains multitudes.
Floating House by Arno Matis Architecture
A facade of mahogany slats is inspired by the way branches provide shade yet allow sunlight to enter, creating the inside-outside blurring that both West Coast Modern homes and many East Asian styles are famous for.
For Shawn Hunt, Tradition Is the Edge that Carves the Future
Hunt’s process involves moving between mediums, and speaking with him, one can tell he lives in motion, with thoughts and words carefully chosen with a fluid precision.
The Rock by Gort Scott Architects
A staid brutalism flirts with airy woods, with the percentage of both varying from room to room, as if a dualism is playing out in the materials.
Is Roma the Most Accessible Ferrari?
Anything that bears the prancing horse logo is going to be much, much more powerful than most other things on the road at any given time.
House of the Nuns by Mário Martins Atelier
A beautiful sculptural home in Lagos, Portugal that blends seamlessly with the old city, concealing a modern oasis inside.
The Most Stunning Masks of 2020 Channel Afrofuturism
It comes with a glimpse of a future completely in context of a tradition and of the singular artistic visions of its creators, Tosin Oshinowo and Chrissa Amuah
NCaved by Mold Architects
NCaved can only be described as a minimalist’s bunker.
TAG Heuer and Porsche Announce Official Partnership With Special Chronograph
“TAG Heuer and Porsche have common history and values, of course, but more importantly, we share an attitude,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.
Jaycow Millinery Is Bringing Back Classic Hat Styles
Now, however, the more structured hats of yesteryear are having a comeback; and the success of Jaycow is evidence of that.
Lagoon House by Measured Architecture
Like the surrounding mountains, the structure towers and juts in a sculptural way, marking itself as more than just a dwelling.
The Serene Silence of Northern Scotland
It is an emotional landscape that presents a vision of our own turmoil, but also the effects of light, of walking in the world and observing.
LLU House by Cazú Zegers
Her firm’s philosophy counters the monumentalism of Europe with the expansive territory of the Americas so that the architecture is “confused” with the environment.
This Toronto Company Requires Applications to Wear Its Mink-Lined Parkas
True Outliers functions like a members-only club: it approves whether or not applicants can buy one of its parkas.
Fold House by Partisans
Partisans has been making waves in the Canadian architecture scene with a unique combinations of futuristic wave forms and wood. In this stunning house, the waves are literal.
Lambert & Fils Opens NYC Flagship Store
More characteristic of an artist studio or an installation, the showroom allows clients to see the pieces in situ, inspiring onlookers to appreciate the creative prowess of the company and the city from which it comes.
5 Interior Design Trends for 2021
Brightness and functionality are on the menu for 2021.
Buckhorn Cabin by Burgers Architecture Inc.
Made with prefabricated materials from BC Passive House in Pemberton, Buckhorn represents the lineage of passive housing in British Columbia, which began in in the province during the 2010 Olympics with the Lost Lake PassivHaus.
Arthur Erickson’s Vision for a Victoria Hotel Brought to Completion
The 30 year design odyssey in Victoria was completed by a former associate of Erickson’s, John Graham.
Renata Kaveh’s Surrealist Fashion Photography Disrupts Expectations
What happens when you mix the paintings of famed surrealist René Margritte with the campy splendor of 1984’s Splash starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah?
The story behind this home sounds like that of an intrepid pioneer, which gives the evident contemporaneousness of the building an extra layer of charm.
Brooklyn Coachworks’ Rugged Elegance: Land Rover Restoration in the Heart of Brookyln
In Daniel Marcello’s world, these vehicles are built for the toughest situations while still being aesthetically pleasing, allowing for a seamless transition between city and backcountry.
Vancouver-based Designer Emily Danylchuk Creates Dreamlike Interiors
Originally from Ontario, Danylchuk has worked in a variety of roles, from fashion to set design, that have exposed her to the full breadth of the creative process.
Smith House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple
A future encampment where all the technics of modernity are applied to the minimal comforts of life tucked within the harsh fold of nature.
Cabin A by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes
The 2,100-square-foot chalet is located in the village of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François on the St. Lawrence River, an hour’s drive from Quebec City.
Ocean Drive Apartment by mwworks
Lounging seems to be the raison d’être of this build.
Viberg, Made to Last
Viberg works with small, old-world manufacturers, including family-run tanneries across Europe.
2 Recipes Using This Stunning Black Vodka Distilled in Canada
Hounds Vodka, a Canadian company, infuses its vodka with fulvic minerals and humic acid to turn it a deep, velvety black
Bowen Island House by omb
Knowledge of a place generally helps shape structure, and the only way to achieve such knowledge is through being with the environment.
6 Best Canadian Men’s Puffer Jackets to Wear Into 2021
Not all puffers are made equal, but all of these puffers are made by Canadian companies.
Cottage on the Point by Paul Bernier Architecte
Remarkably, when deciding how to expand the property, the architects decided to go up instead of out.
A Stunning Zaha Hadid Chess Set
Interestingly, Hadid got her start in object design and interiors, so in many ways this chess set represents a coming-full-circle of her work.
Trail’s Edge Residence by Openspace Architecture
With massive columns propping up an overhanging roof at the edge of the forest, this house, from certain angles, looks more like a temple to sport than a chalet.
Michelle Nussbaumer’s Turkish Writer’s Lair Combines Historical Imagination and Interior Delight
The work was inspired by a fictitious traveler from England who “lived many moons in Turkey and Morocco.”
Makani’ Eka by Walker Warner Architects
Hawaii is a popular vacation spot among Canadians, but its architectural scene is often overlooked. However, the latest project by Walker Warner Architects, a compound of sorts that incorporates modern and Indigenous design, is hard to miss and even harder to disregard.
2020 Architecture MasterPrize Winners Announced
Overall winners and the “Best of the Best” in Canada.