Full expansion and complete renovation of a residence in the heritage sector of #Westmount, the addition of a solarium upstairs, and a double garage during the renovation of the house. The solarium and the new garage blend perfectly into this universe of another era, renovated to the taste of the day, with a few nods to the past...
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Renovation and expansion of a cottage on the shores of Lake Ouareau in St-Donat.
Made of noble and contemporary materials, this modest cottage is all about contrasts: empty and full, black and white... The existing and the addition are joined by a generous glazed window opening onto the stairs and offering a magnificent view of the lake. The glued laminated wood frame adds a natural and warm touch to the whole.
Project realized in collaboration with Salem Architecture !
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The Bois-Ellen housing cooperative, near the Concorde metro station in Laval, is a 166-unit project (Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ) SHQ’s Accès-logis program) for families and single individuals and seniors with a slight loss of independence.
This mix of clientele encourages closer ties and exchanges between seniors and younger families. Seniors 65 and over have access to meals prepared on-site and served in the dining room. The landscaped interior courtyard, the multi-purpose room, and the community vegetable gardens are a source of sharing and a step towards food autonomy.
The building was designed according to the novoclimat 2.0 standards besides serving as a testbed for energy savings: triple glazing, sun shades, reduction of thermal bridges… Everything is in place to promote “better aging,” “better living together” and help the planet!
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The feasibility study of a project is a service offered by #GFMarchitectes.
When planning a construction or renovation project, it’s recommended that you call on the services of an architect, as this will allow you to maximize the potential of a construction or renovation project. The feasibility study considers several aspects: zoning, municipal siting norms, desired or possible density, the number of parking spaces required, traffic, integration on the site, project philosophy, etc. All this allows the development of the full potential of the site while remaining sensitive to the natural and built environment.
Sometimes, this study leads to a zoning change request and it can help establish an initial construction budget and quickly verify the viability of a development project, whether small or large. Before concluding the purchase of a piece of land-based only on the words of a seller, contact an architect because the feasibility study is a small investment that can pay off big!
Lors d’un projet de construction ou de rénovation, il est recommandé de faire appel à un architecte, puisque celui-ci vous permettra de maximiser le potentiel d’une construction ou d’une rénovation. L’étude de faisabilité prend en considération plusieurs aspects : le zonage, des normes d’implantation municipale, de la densité souhaitée ou possible, du nombre de stationnements requis, de la circulation, de l’intégration sur son site, de la philosophie du projet,… Tout cela permet de développer le plein potentiel du site, tout en restant sensible à l’environnement naturel et bâti.
Parfois, cette étude mène à une demande de changement de zonage et elle peut permettre d’établir un premier budget de construction et vérifier rapidement la viabilité d’un projet de développement, petit ou plus grand. Avant de conclure l’achat d’un terrain uniquement sur les dires d’un vendeur, contactez un architecte car l’étude de faisabilité est un petit investissement qui peut vous rapporter gros !
The profession of an #architect goes far beyond the design of plans… His work is three-dimensional and even more!
The architect is a designer and an advisor who accompanies his client throughout the process of realization of a project, from the definition of the needs until the occupation of the building. He develops a project considering the constraints of the site (topography of the site, sunlight, views to be privileged, …), the needs, the program of the customer, the municipal requirements, the standards relating to the safety of the occupants and the budgetary limit while coordinating all the speakers: consultants, engineers and specialists required by the project. Depending on the client’s desired involvement, the architect may also provide site supervision to ensure that the building is conform to the contract documents and that it will provide the expected performance and durability. He is, in a way, a conductor of the orchestra. It's due to the architect’s participation that the building will be able to meet the ideal of durability, efficiency, comfort and aesthetics that one hope for, while always ensuring that the collective interest is respected.
In Quebec, the architect must be a member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) to be able to use the title and practise his profession. The OAQ ensures the maintenance of a high level of competence of its members by using various control and supervision mechanisms, specifically by the obligation of continuous training.
Retaining the services of an architect for your project is far from being a necessary evil, it's certainly an extraordinary added value!
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