LA CATHERINE CONDOMINIUMS, REAL ESTATE PROJECT BY GROUPE GABRIEL DESIGNED BY FADI COUSSA ARCHITECT.
Date of completion : 2014
Time for completion : 6 to 8 weeks
Scale 1 :100
Dimensions : 24″ x 30″ x 26″
Materials : Styrene | Acrylic | Linden wood | Russian birch plywood | Plants | LED lighting
The Catherine Condominiums project is located in downtown Montreal on Sainte-Catherine street between Fort and Lambert Closse streets. The architect Fadi Coussa commissioned this model to serve as a promotional tool in the sales office of the new development. It was made in 2014 and its execution lasted between 6 to 8 weeks. The models approximate dimensions were 24 x 30 inches for an overall height of 26 inches.
First, the scale of 1:100 allows you to see the details of the treatment of the facades and the layout of the site in its context. The model presents the immediate context treated in an abstract way in order to maintain the focus on the new building. Two types of materials were chosen for this model. On the one hand, the styrene-type plastic, which constitutes the entire envelope, for its plastic qualities and its ability to transmit colors faithful to those of the construction. On the other hand, the acrylic was used in a translucent sanded version for glasing. Then, to give the model the most realistic appearance possible, the envelope is textured and painted to imitate the look of the materials constituting the facades. Linden wood and solid acrylic were also used to represent the context.
The model was built on a 1,5-inch-thick Russian birch plywood base on which the landscaping and urban context are expressed through painted styrene sheets and dried plants. It’s base also includes a bottom LED lighting system that lights the tower. The model is hollow to allow complete illumination from below.
The model is also protected by a transparent acrylic case. See the realized project at: La Catherine – Project.