Sainte-Catherine – condo tower project in Montreal

SAINTE-CATHERINE – A CONDO TOWER PROJECT IN THE HEART OF MONTREAL

OVERVIEW:

Completion date: 2020
Completion time: 3 weeks
Scale: 1:87
Dimensions: 16” x 16” x 28”
Materials: Acrylic | MDF base

DESCRIPTION:

The condo tower project is located in Montreal, on Sainte-Catherine shopping street, in the heart of the city. The model produced in 2020 enriches a personal collection. His execution lasted 3 weeks. Its overall dimensions are approximately 16 “x 16″ for a height of 28”.
The model was completed at a scale of 1:87. This scale allows you to enter a precise and rich level of detail, while allowing the representation and understanding of the concept of the project as a whole. The major challenge was to transcribe the two architectural principles of the project, particularly the large glass curtain facades in the upper residential part, and the commercial base in the lower part. It was therefore necessary to think of the realization of the upper part with the fewest possible joints, to work the assembly of the floors with these continuous facades while considering the staggering of the floors in order to best represent the concept.
The whole model is monochrome and was made in acrylic, white for the opaque elements, and sandblasted transparent to create the translucent aspect of the tower’s glazing. All the elements were first drawn digitally then engraved and cut by laser cutter before being manually assembled.
The tower is placed on a base representing, the immediate urban context. Everything is protected by a transparent acrylic cover. The model is built on a base of MDF on which the urban context is expressed through styrene and the integration of characters. The lighting is centrally positioned throughout the height of the tower so that it is evenly illuminated.

1500 Maisonneuve – a condo tower project in Montreal

1500 MAISONNEUVE – A CONDO TOWER PROJECT IN THE HEART OF MONTREAL

OVERVIEW:

Completion date: 2020
Completion time: 3 weeks
Scale: 1:87
Dimensions: 32 ″ x 36 ″ x 41 ″
Materials: Acrylic | MDF base | Styrene

DESCRIPTION:

The condo tower project is located on Maisonneuve Street, in the heart of the city of Montreal. The model produced in 2020 enriches a personal collection.  Execution time for the model was 3 weeks. Its overall dimensions are approximately 32 “x 36″ for a height of 41”.The model, was produced at a scale of 1:87. This scale allows a refined level of detail, while allowing the representation and understanding the concept of the project as a whole. The upper part of the project is intended for housing while the first floors are dedicated to accommodating a commercial program. One of the challenges of the representation of the project the realization of the guardrails surrounding all the residential floors. It was necessary to ensure the regularity of the facade despite the great diversity of floor levels in the project.
The whole model is monochromatic and was made in acrylic, white for the opaque elements, and sandblasted transparent to create the translucent aspect of the tower’s glazing. All the elements were first drawn digitally then engraved and cut by laser cutter before being manually assembled.
The tower is placed on a monolithic base representing, in the form of simple volumes, the immediate urban context. Everything is protected by a transparent museum grade acrylic cover. The model is built on a base of painted MDF and the urban context is expressed through styrene and the integration of characters. The lighting is centrally positioned throughout the height of the tower so that it is evenly illuminated evenly as a whole.

Corby House – individual property owner project

CORBY HOUSE – INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNER PROJECT

OVERVIEW:

Completion date: 2017
Completion time: 4 weeks
Scale: 1:87
Dimensions: 24” x 18” x 15”
Materials: Russian plywood | Acrylic | Linden tree | Birch veneer

DESCRIPTION:

The Corby house project was carried out for an individual property owner in 2017. The realization of this completely handmade model took 4 weeks.
The model, all of which is fixed, is at a scale of 1:87. This scale made it possible to achieve a rich and precise level of detail, both in terms of the representation of textures in facade and the surroundings. One of the major challenges of this model was the integration of the elements into the slope of the surrounding streets.
Particular attention was given to the representation of the moldings, as well as to the wrought iron elements, and to the integration of the characters.
The entire model was made of basswood on a Russian plywood base on which the landscaping and urban context are expressed through birch veneer. Only the windows were represented by transparent acrylic, to allow the integration of a lighting.

Sainte-Thérèse – individual property owner projet by Atelier-S

SAINTE-THÉRÈSE  – INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNER PROJECT BY ATELIER-S

 

OVERVIEW:

Completion date: 2018
Completion time: 3 weeks
Scale: 1/87
Dimensions: 17” x 17” x 12”
Materials: Russian plywood | Acrylic | Linden tree | Birch veneer

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Sainte-Thérèse project was carried out for an individual property owner in 2018. The realization of this completely handmade model took 4 weeks.
The model, all of which is fixed, is at a scale of 1:87. This scale made it possible to achieve a rich and precise level of detail, both in terms of the representation of textures in facade and the surroundings. One of the major challenges of this model was the integration of the elements into the slope of the surrounding streets.
Particular attention was given to the representation of the moldings, as well as to the street lights, and to the integration of the characters.
The entire model was made of basswood on a Russian plywood base on which the landscaping and urban context are expressed through birch veneer. Only the windows were represented by transparent acrylic, in order to allow the integration of a lighting.

 

Marché Saint-Charles - Parvis église

Saint-Charles Market – by LineBox Studio in Ottawa

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR LUXURY CONDO PROJECT SAINT-CHARLES MARKET IN OTTAWA.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2017
Time for completion : 10 weeks
Scale 1:100
Dimensions : 36″ x 24″ x 12″
Materials : Linden wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch plywood | Plants | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Saint-Charles Market Project is located in Ottawa’s Beechwood Village neighborhood. This project is situated on city block occupied by a historic church between Beechwood Avenue, St-Charles Street and Barrette Street. The model was commissioned by LineBox Studio to present the project to citizens and authorities. It was carried out in 2017 and its execution lasted about 10 weeks. The overall dimensions of the model are 36 x 24 inches for a height of 12 inches.

First, the model is at a scale of 1: 100. This scale allows to represent the church that occupies the center of the site with its architectural details such as the steeples. The base of the model was made of Russian birch plywood covered with a maple plating to identify the city block on which the project is implemented. For the building, linden wood was used to designate all cladding materials. Its texture has been worked to demonstrate the variations in the facade of the new projected building. This made it possible to standardize the aesthetics of the two buildings present on the site: the existing church and the new building with condos and thus support the architectural concept of a unified development where the new and the old occupy an equal place.

The glazing of the model was made of acrylic, because an LED lighting system was incorporated into the base of the model to illuminate it from below. Then trees, furniture and people add life throughout the project and help to communicate the project scale. Finally, the model is covered with an acrylic protection case and was delivered directly in Ottawa by Maquette.ca.

Visit the project website: Saint-Charles Market

Point Zéro – Real Estate Project in Downtown Montreal

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR THE PROJECT OF A NEW POINT-ZÉRO TOWER IN MONTREAL’S DOWNTOWN AREA.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2012
Time for completion : 3 to 4 weeks
Scale 1 :100
Dimensions : 24″ x 10″ x 38″
Materials : Linden wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch plywood

 

DESCRIPTION:

This model present the first iteration of the Point-Zéro tower project in Montreal. It is located in the downtown area at the corner of Bleury and René-Lévesque streets. This building dedicated to luxury condos and hotel was composed of an existing hotel on top of which was added an almond shaped tower. Karl Fischer Architect ordered this model in order to present the project’s development to Point-Zéro. The model was made in 2012 and its fabrication lasted between 8 to 10 weeks. Its overall dimensions are 20 x 10 inches for an overall height of 38 inches.

First, the model, all elements of which are fixed, is at a scale of 1:100. This scale makes it possible to precisely visualize how the the tower will establish it sell over the existing building. Despite the possibility of having a significant amount of detail at the chosen scale, this model is fairly basic and rather presents the essence of the project in its work of volumetry and composition of facades.

The main materials chosen for this model are molded acrylic which represents the glazed portions of the project and wood. Also, the acrylic was sandblasted to obstruct the view of the inside of the model that was not made in detail. The wood is presented gross and illustrates in a simplified way the structure and the envelope of the project as well as the neighboring building. In addition, the base has been made of a massive linden wood block and illustrates the topographic context in which the project is implemented.

Finally, the model is protected by a transparent acrylic case.

La Catherine Condominium - Maquette exposée au bureau de vente

La Catherine Condominiums by Groupe Gabriel

LA CATHERINE CONDOMINIUMS, REAL ESTATE PROJECT BY GROUPE GABRIEL DESIGNED BY FADI COUSSA ARCHITECT.

 

OVERVIEW:

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

 

DESCRIPTION:

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.

Chalet à Sutton - Proposition A

Chalet in Sutton – Exploratory Models

EXPLORATORY MODELS FOR A CHALET PROJECT IN SUTTON BY ATELIER-S.

 

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2015
Time for completion : 1 week
Scale 1 :200
Dimensions : 18″ x 10″ x 4″
Materials : Styrene | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Cherry wood | Linden Wood | White Cardboard

 

DESCRIPTION:

Chalet in Sutton is a project for a cottage in the Sutton region in the Eastern Townships. This model was developed for the architectural firm Atelier-S. It has been used for the development and demonstration of volumetric options available to the customer. It was manufactured in 2015 and its execution lasted about a week. Its approximate dimensions are 18 by 10 inches for an overall height of 4 inches.

The model is at a scale of 1:200, which allows a volumetric representation with a minimum of detail. First, the base was made with a piece of Russian birch plywood. Then, the ground was made by stacking sheets of white cardboard of thirty-second of an inch each representing a line of topographic level. The pile thus formed faithfully presents the slope of the site. Several iterations of the chalet were made with solid clear acrylic, linden and cherry wood and styrene. Thus, each iteration presents a different play on volumes with arrangements of colors and varied materials. It’s all about representing the essence of the concept that guided the design of each of the options in an efficient and quick way to appreciate their differences at first glance.

The various chalets have not been fixed to the base, allowing the use of the model to try different compositions of development and make it a tool for discussion with the client. The materiality of the small volumes was a game of orientation on the site in relation with the public and private spaces and with the topography of the site as well as the surrounding landscape.

Article published in Les idées de ma maison available here: Maison secondaire au style nordique.

Marriott Hotel Model - Overall view

Marriott Hotel at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport in Dorval

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR THE MARRIOTT HOTEL AT PIERRE-ELLIOTT-TRUDEAU AIRPORT IN DORVAL.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2006-2007
Time for completion : 6 weeks
Scale 1:150
Dimensions : 24″ x 30″ x 8″
Materials :  Styrene | Acrylic | Linden Wood | Russian Birch Plywood | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Marrott Dorval project is located in Montreal, near YUL International Airport. Its design was entrusted to the Montreal firm Provencher Roy Architects. First, the model was commissioned by the architects to present the new project to the Marriott group. Subsequently, the model, which had been displayed in the US arrival area during construction, was relocated to the entrance hall of the hotel. It was designed between 2006 and 2007 and its execution lasted for about 6 weeks. The overall dimensions of the base are approximately 24 x 30 inches.

The model, all elements of which are fixed, is at a scale of 1:150. This scale allows to visualize the implantation of the project in the new United States terminal. The model also allows to convey the integration of the project with the large-scale work undertaken at the Canada-United States customs and border crossings following the reinforcement of security measures after the events of September 11, 2001. Moreover, the interior treatment of the model expresses as much as possible the great transparency of the lobby which is open over the entire height of three floors.

The main materials chosen for this model are styrene, because it has great plastic qualities and the ability to transmit colors faithful to those of the construction, molded acrylic and wood that was used in two ways. On the one hand, it is applied on the model to express its own texture, more than for its structural qualities. On the other hand, it is used for the construction of the context and the site to give a neutral aspect to the environment and bring out the model of the building. Then, all glazed part are made of transparent acrylic and a central LED lighting system is installed in the model.

Finally, the model is protected by a transparent acrylic box. To see the presentation of the project by Provencher-Roy http://provencherroy.ca/

YOO Montreal Model - Lateral view

YOO Montreal – Inspired by Philippe Starck

PRESENTATION MODEL FOR YOO, A NEW CONDO PROJECT IN GRIFFINTOWN, MONTREAL INSPIRED BY PHILIPPE STARCK.

 

OVERVIEW:

Date of completion : 2014
Time for completion : 8 weeks
Scale 1:100

Dimensions : 22″ x 30″ x 40″
Materials :  Styrene | Acrylic | Linden Wood | Russian Birch Plywood | LED Lighting

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Yoo condo project is located in Montreal’s Griffintown neighborhood. Philippe Starck/Construction Chapam Inc. commissioned this model to be used as a promotional tool at the group’s sales office. First, the model is at a scale of 1:100. This scale allows to enter into a precise and rich level of detail.

The strategy was therefore to build the tower as a whole with a simple and translucent treatment for floors and with a very high level of detail for the ground floor. Indeed, it is in this part of the project that we find all the public spaces, the pool and terraces. The model also allows to visualize the link that will maintain the future building with the street. The shutters found on the periphery of the ground level required particular attention to detail and a specific building strategy.

The two main materials chosen for this model are white styrene for its plastic qualities and transparent acrylic which was sanded to created a translucent effect for the windows of the tower.  All other glass parts are made of regular transparent acrylic. Thus, the model is entirely monochromatic, but bustling with added vegetation, furniture and characters. The tower is placed on a base representing the immediate urban context in the form of simple volumes. Finally, the completed model is protected by a clear acrylic box.

Unlike our standard lighting strategy by the base, for this model the lighting is positioned in the upper part of the model to allow down-lighting. This design allows the visible interior space to lit in a realistic way.

See built project: http://plans.yoomontreal.com/