La Presse Building – Power Corporation




Completion date: 2018
Completion time: 8 weeks
Scale: 1:75
Dimensions: 28” x 20” x 22”
Materials: Russian Plywood | basswood | Birch veneer | Acrylic



The La Presse building project was mandated by Power Corporation in 2018. The realization of this entirely hand- made model took 8 weeks.
The model, all of which is fixed, is at a scale of 1:75. 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.
Particular attention was given to the representation of the moldings and facade details, as well as to the layout of the public space and the integration of the characters. One of the major challenges of this model was the integration of the elements into the sloped urban setting .
The entire model was made of basswood on a Russian plywood base on which the landscaping and urban context were expressed through birch veneer. Only the windows were represented by opalescent acrylic , in order to allow the integration of a central lighting.

BNC competition model – Sid Lee Architecture




Completion date: 2018
Completion time: 2 weeks
Scale: 1:500
Dimensions: 90cm X 90 cm
Materials: Russian plywood | Acrylic | Linden tree | Birch veneer



This model is part of a set of pieces presented in the architectural competition for the National Bank building in Montreal near Bonaventure station. The model manufactured in 2018 required 2 weeks of execution.
The project is represented on a scale of 1/500 in a large urban context. It was above all to highlight the reflection of the project in its context. The building presented to the competition is thus represented in acrylic, and those surrounding in basswood, simplified and in a schematic manner.
The facades of the main building were made by laser cutting the pattern from acrylic sheets. It was important for this second skin to let light pass through since the model is equipped with a lighting device to showcase the project.

Marriott Hotel Model - Overall view

Marriott Hotel at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport in Dorval




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



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

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



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



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.