Outremont Campus Model - Side view

Outremont Campus – University of Montreal

PRESENTATION MODEL OF A NEW CAMPUS FOR UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL IN OUTREMONT, MONTREAL.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2012-2013
Time for completion : 16-20 weeks
Scale 1 :500
Dimensions : 48″ x 96″x 6″
Materials : Linden Wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Outremont Campus project construction site is former railway yard. It is located on the north side of Outremont neighborhood in Montreal. Provencher Roy commissioned this model in order to present the development of the project during consultations. The model was designed between 2012 and 2013 and its execution lasted between 16 to 20 weeks. Its overall dimension are around 48 x 96 inches for an approximate height of 6 inches.

The model, all elements of which are fixed, is at a scale of 1:500. This scale makes if possible to represent all the phases of development planned by the University of Montreal in a coherent whole in addition to situating it in the city. However 1:500th scale does not allow much detail on buildings whose volume only was reproduced. First of all, the strategy was to build the base of the model out of Russian birch plywood with the project’s insertion context, ie part of Outremont and Parc-Extension neighborhoods. Then, the buildings surrounding the project are represented with linden wood in a simplified way to emphasize the project itself while offering a realistic contextualization in the city.

Conversely, the new buildings were made of sanded acrylic blocks surmounted by linden wood roofs. For those to be illuminated, we have incorporated strips of LED bulbs into openings made through the base. Whan the new buildings are lighten up from under this gives them an appearance that contrasts with the rest of the model. Finally, the entire new development is bustling with vegetation  that help provide insight into the character of the institutional development and large-scale landscaping efforts in the area. The model was delivered with a transparent acrylic protective box and installed on a rolling table 36 inch high made with plywood.

To see the project currently under construction: http://campusmil.umontreal.ca/le-projet/

 

Dominion Bridge Model - Central plaza aerial view

Dominion Bridge Community Development – VillaNova

MODEL OF ENTIRE VILLANOVA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN LACHINE-EAST IN MONTREAL – DOMINION BRIDGE AREA.

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2015-2016
Time for completion : 16 à 20 weeks
Scale 1 :500
Dimensions : 60″ x 120″ x 4″
Materials : Linden Wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants | Liquid Resin | LED Lighting

DESCRIPTION:

This model represents a 52-acre community development in the Dominion Bridge area of Lachine, Montreal. Development Lachine-East commissioned this model to provide a sales tool at the main office of the new development VillaNova. The model was designed between 2015 and 2016 and its execution took approximately 16 to 20 weeks. It’s overall dimension are approximately 60 x 120 inches for a height of 4 inches.

The model is at a scale of 1:500. This large scale makes it possible to represent all the planned development phases in a coherent way. It also allows to locate it within the city. First, the strategy was to build the base of the model with the context of insertion of the project which included the surrounding neighborhoods and a part of the Lachine Canal. Then, the buildings surrounding the project were represented in linden wood in a simplified way to emphasize the project itself while offering a realistic integration in the city.

Conversely, the new buildings were made of sanded acrylic blocks surmounted by linden wood roofs. This made it possible to illuminate them with strips of LED bulbs through openings made in the Russian birch plywood base. In addition, their illumination gives them an appearance that contrasts with the rest of the model.

The entire new development is bustling with the addition of vegetation that helps to give clients insight into the character of real estate development as well as extensive landscaping in the area. Finally, the Lachine Canal and Lac Saint-Louis were painted and highlighted with the use of liquid resin to give depth and some reflections similar to water as well as distinguish them from other surfaces (see: https://villanovacanal.com/).

Jenkins Neighborhood Model - Facade details

Jenkins Neighborhood – Model for VillaNova

NEW NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGNED BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VILLANOVA IN LACHINE-EAST IN MONTREAL – SALES OFFICE MODEL

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2015-2016
Time for completion: 16 à 20 weeks

Scale 1 :200
Dimensions : 48″ x 72″ x 6″
Materials : Styrene | Linden Wood | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants

DESCRIPTION:

The Jenkins neighborhood presents the first implementation phase of a vast community development in the Lachine sector of Montreal. Development Lachine-East commissioned this model in order to use it as an exhibit and sale tool at the new VillaNova development sales office. The model was designed between 2015 and 2016 and its execution lasted approximately 16 to 20 weeks. Its overall dimensions are roughly 48 x 72 inches for a height of approximately 6 inches.

The model is at a scale of 1:200, which allows to enter a precise level of detail while presenting the entire development. We built the individual buildings by carefully depicting the facade details as well as the outdoor spaces adjacent to the houses. We represented the desired atmosphere inside the neighborhood in addition to the relationship of the buildings to the street and the surrounding context. The base was made of Russian birch plywood finished with a linden wood plating to define the city blocks. In addition, these are underlined by the landscaping.  Moreover, to emphasize the project itself, the buildings surrounding the project are represented in a simplified way. Their volume offers a realistic context of insertion in the city and positions the project in all projected developments.

The two main materials chosen for this model are white styrene type plastic for its materialistic qualities as well as linden wood for its malleability. The assembly of these materials, at times dyed, has allowed to create different textures of facades while maintaining an esthetic harmony despite the different townhouses, duplex and condominiums included. Furthermore,  the whole model is animated by the addition of plants, cars and characters that help give a real insight to the customers of the character of the planned real estate development (see: https://villanovacanal.com/).

Presentation model for Medicity- Front view

Medicity – Medical Institute in Gurgaon, India

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR MEDICITY, A NEW INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND INTEGRATED HOLISTIC THERAPY IN GURGAON IN INDIA.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2007-2008
Time for completion : 12-16 weeks
Scale 1 :200
Dimensions : 40″ x 48″x 24″
Materials : Linden Wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants  | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Medicity model, commissioned by Provencher Roy and Arcop Architecture Inc., was to be on display during the project’s presentation. It was designed between 2007 and 2008 and its execution lasted between 12 to 16 weeks. The model’s overall dimensions are approximately 40 x 48 inches for an approximate height of 24 inches.

The model, of which all elements are fixed, is at a scale of 1:200. This scale allows to depict the entire real estate development with a certain amount of detail. First, the model was made in linden wood, because it is a light, strong and malleable wood essence. It was worked in thirty-second to one-quarter inch plates and assembled to represent the divisions between the pieces and to give an idea of the transparency of the building envelope.Then, clear acrylic was used to make the mainly glazed portions of the envelope.

The base of the model was made by staking linden slabs to represent the topographic work of the exterior layout which was also emphasized by the addition of plants and dried flowers representing the landscaping of the site. Finally, the buildings are illuminated from below thanks to a LED lighting system integrated at the base.

The monochromatic aspect of this project is consistent with the architect’s desire to design the building with a rhythm expressed both by the refined but complex form of the volumes and the use of pergolas and shutters not only to meet practical considerations such as sunlight and high temperatures which are important architectural considerations in India, but also punctuate and distinguish the various adjacent programs.

See project by http://provencherroy.ca/

Stanley Cup Model - Integrated lighting detail

Stanley Cup National Competition of Public Art Design

THE STANLEY CUP PROJECT IS THE WINNING PROPOSAL OF LSMMI‘S NATIONAL PUBLIC ART COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF A MONUMENT CELEBRATING THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STANLEY CUP.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : August 2016
Time for completion : 2-4 weeks
Scale 1:10
Dimensions : 12″ x 36″ x 12″
Materials : Styrene | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Steel | Linden Wood | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Stanley Cup model is a scaled-down representation of the team Covit/Nguyen/NORR proposal. It was manufactured in August 2016 to accompany the presentation documents at the jury. The design of this project was strongly regulated by the rules of the contest. The specified the size of the model base at 12 x 36 inch and the scale of representation at 1:10. Maquette.ca made the whole model in its workshop apart from the metal cup. The production of the cup in steel required a particular artisanal expertise and was done in collaboration with the Montreal sculptor Michel Bernier.

First, the base of the project was made in Russian birch plywood with integrated colored LED lamps. Then, the ground designed to resemble an ice rink was made with a painted and perforated styrene plate to allow recessed spotlights to illuminate the metal structure of the cup. Blue lighting has also been incorporated under the hockey puck shaped bench. Finally, given the large scale of the model, two white acrylic characters were handcrafted to give the jury a better appreciation of the project’s size. In conclusion, the execution lasted four weeks and the final height of the model was 12 inches.

The mandate was completed with a plywood transport crate and sample box that were custom designed to ensure the safe transport of the model. The jury was taking place in Ottawa so model had to be moved for the presentation. The winners were announced in November 2016 and the construction of the monument began in March 2017.

See the article for the competition here: Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument Public Art Competition Winner Annonced

Maquette Concessionnaire Porsche Prestige - Vue rapprochée de l'entrée

Porsche Prestige Car Dealership South Shore

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR A NEW PORSCHE PRESTIGE CAR DEALERSHIP ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF MONTREAL ISLAND

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion: 2014
Time for completion : 8-10 weeks
Scale 1:87
Dimensions : 36″ x 42″ x 7″
Materials : Styrene | Acrylic | Russian Birch | Plants

 

DESCRIPTION:

The project for Porsche Prestige Car Dealership is located on Montreal’s south shore. This model was designed so it could be presented to Porsche Canada as a new car dealership project in Montreal. It was made in 2014 and its fabrication took 10 weeks. The overall dimensions of the finished model are approximately 36 x 42 inches and around seven inches high.

The model is at a 1:87 scale. This scale is an industry standard (ho) which allows access to numerous high quality and very detailed to scale accessories (cars, people, etc.). Overall the model is mostly opaque with a very large horizontal window for the showroom. The cars, furniture and other main elements are expressed in order to faithfully represent the project. All the parts that make up the model are fixed except for the roof that is removable to reveal the showroom, garage, offices and service spaces.

First, 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 retransmit the colors true to that of the construction. Thus, the building envelope is textured and painted to faithfully represent metal panels. On the other hand, clear transparent acrylic for glazing.

The model is built on a 1,5 inch Russian birch plywood base on which the landscaping is expressed using a mixture of moss and dried flowers. Overall, the model is a monochrome composition with a contemporary character. Finally, the Porsche sign was made in bright red acrylic that asserts itself strongly on the facade.

The model is also protected by a transparent acrylic case and a museum grade transportation crate. These are made to measure by Maquette.ca.

To see photos of the completed project go to: Porsche Prestige.

Bishop Court – Transformation of a patrimonial building by Atelier-S

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR A TRANSFORMATION OF THE PATRIMONIAL BUILDING BISHOP COURT IN MONTREAL BY ATELIER-S.

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2015
Time for completion : 4 to 6 weeks
Scale 1 :87
Dimensions : 24″ x 24″ x 8″
Materials : Linden wood | Styrene | Acrylic | Russian Birch plywood | Plants | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

Bishop Court is a transformation project of a patrimonial building in downtown Montreal. It is located in the area of the Old Port, at the corner of Saint-Paul West and Richard. The model was ordered by architecture firm Atelier-S to present the integration of the new lateral facade on Richard street with the overall building. The model was made in 2015 and its conception lasted for 4 to 6 weeks. Its approximate dimensions are 24 x 24 inches for a general height of 8 inches.

First, the model, of which all elements are fixed, is at a scale of 1 :87. This scale allows a good level of detail like the texture of the brick siding that make up most of the building’s facades as well as the moldings in masonry. Two materials have primarily been used to make this model. Wood is present in two forms: the base was made with Russian birch plywood topped with maple veneering to represent sidewalks.

Furthermore, linden wood was used to make the buildings. For the brick facades, the wood was then worked to imitate the chiseled aspect of the bricks and masonry ornaments. Two types of plastic were also used: the styrene, painted black made the new window frames for the facade on Richard street, where as acrylic was used to represent the glazing of all the windows.

The landscaping and the urban context are expressed on the base thanks to the addition of furniture, characters and plants. It also includes an integrated LED lighting system that illuminates the building from below. Finally the model is protected by an acrylic case.