Lectures and media
THE RED BOARDWALK PROJECT ON SAINT-DENIS
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal.
A evolving temporary public space that will mutate during the construction work surroundings. The first phase is the 1KM long red boardwalk.
Light Tremors in the Art Canal
The temporary artwork aims to create visibility for the preservation and reprogramming of this industrial area as a creative district.
1000 floating lights hover to different levels of white light pending on their respective GSP altitude positioning.
A reminder of the perpetual tremors of japanese land. Echoing fishing traditions, the 1000 are spread onto the canal from a ''line'' uninting two bamboo poles on each bank. Visitors will be able to transform the lightscape by introducing vibrations in water as well as play with other visitors on the other site of the canal. A playfull reminder of vintage phone-lines that were, in someways, a more direct and humanized way to interact then our hightech social networks and phones.
New signage and urban visibility for Concordia University
The project aims to consolidate the urban visibility of this major institution in Montreal. The concept is based on 3 key areas : establish Concordia underground network as an important part of ''Montreal souterrain'', create a strong expression of the gates onto street level and create a unique Concordia skyline, a luminous light line jumping from building to building in the district.
go Big : St-Michel soccer center
Scaled appropriately in relation to the quarry's park, this giant structure is designed to cover two soccer fields and faces the Cirque du Soleil's vast Arts complex.
Granite museum at Bussière quarry
Drolet lake, Québec
An exhibition describing the granite industry's history. Large engravings are set into large plates of recycled granite. The interpretation center and permanent exhibit are located at the heart of 17 quarries that surround this particular quarry, one of which was used for the construction of Saint-Joseph's Oratory. The programme includes a cultural park and interpretation center. The project was realized in collaboration with Humà.
Joliette arts museum
This design proposal enabled the Joliette arts museum to obtain a $10 million grant for its refurbishment and expansion. We are currently working on completing the construction programme.
40 paths, a tribute to Flight 93
40 paths that converge towards a memorial, each path representing a life story.
1 kilometer long bamboo wall
A one kilometer long wall opens up in summer to unveil the natural surroundings of the park, then closes up in winter to create a space around a skating area on the lake.
Submersible theater in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
Comme à Montréal, le grand pont d'accès à la ville de Séoul prend assise sur une île au centre du fleuve. Par scarification, il est proposé d'inondé celle-ci et d'y encaver les deux salles du projet de part et d'autres d'une place sous le niveau de l'eau.
Bridge museum, Silk Road park
A bridge that includes a gallery where a 120 meter video wall is fed by live broadcasts covering 120 meaningful places along the 12,000 kilometer long Silk Road that stretches from Xian to Rome.
Garden for new university campus
A large garden that celebrates Cameroon's botanical species links up the faculties of Pharmaceuticals and Industrial design. This study was done in collaboration with CIma+ engineering.
Infoscapes linking Montréal museums
The goal of this project was to link together 32 Montréal museums using a common visual identity. The design revolves around a series of paths that help discover museums located in various parts of the city. The project was realized in collaboration with Intégral Ruedi Baur.
Siboire pub in Sherbrooke
We produced the preliminary design for this craft brewery, located in a building that represents a significant part of the city's history. The work by Cimaise Architects and Sophie Goineau from Amen focused on reshaping and redesigning the interior space. This project was awarded recently a Mission Design grand prize.
Alfred design studio
Corporate design space for an ad agency owned by Jean-François Bernier. A living room setting with a large work table represents this design's focal point. A tall panel stretching over 40 m in length to integrate counter, storage and seating serves as an elegantly designed partition between the meeting room and offices.
Une lame de verre dans le loft industriel de Meteor Studios
Exploration du mouvement, de la transparence et des reflets pour l'aménagement de ce loft de 15000 p.c. hébergeant 90 employés. Une grande lame divise cette espace exceptionnel couvrant une aile complète de l'édifice Nordelec.
Lighting as identity for downtown
In collaboration with Rudi Baur, we created this Montreal area's visual identity and installation using a lighting design that reflects the city's changing activities. For the following eight years, up until 2012, we managed and developed the site's lighting choreography.
A large-scale temporary artwork that aims to reactivate public spaces in Northern cities. The project is the first in a series created for a new winter festival in Montreal that transforms the city's main plaza into a unique lighting experience.
In this installation, 10 cars are stacked to demonstrate the amount of public space that is freed up after removing just as many parking spaces from the street.
Designed as a street-level urban experience, this new restaurant contributes to the area's livelihood. Working with the owners and their friends on this project was truly an enriching experience.
ECHO : Tower and OSM Concert hall
An attempt to create a dialogue between the OSM concert hall (Montreal Symphonic Orchestra) and a government tower. At one end of the site the concert hall is suspended within a glass enclosure that resonates in tandem with the variations in sound. At the other, the government tower's structural core is transformed into a light wall that symbolizes the activity of government workers. Culture echoes social activities. Between the buildings exists a courtyard for hosting Montreal festivals. This project received an award in an international competition. The site is now called Place des festivals.
Chopin museum in Warsaw
A glass enclosure along one of Warsaw's typical street fronts that mirrors the garden at Ostrogski Palace.
First Nations museum
A ribbon set in the landscape symobolizes the museum's two main spaces. This project received an award in a national competition.
U2 tower, Dublin
Projet finaliste pour la réalisation d'une tour hébergeant des organismes de bienfaisance et le studio du groupe U2 en cîme. La tour est posée sur un parvis
définissant un amphithéâtre informel au niveau de la rue ainsi que deux niveaux d'interface sur ''rue'': le pub auquel se superpose la galerie.
A portal that highlights some writings by the former influential leader is designed as a landmark in the landscape that evolves to reflect the accelerated growth of China's cities, and becomes a significant place within dense surroundings. This design was realized in collaboration with Ming Cheng Fu, and was the only design by a foreigner to receive an award.
a million voices for democracy
A million blinking lights representing just as many points of views. This design was meant as a public place for democracy meant to preserve free speech and connect social media to urban life. 2nd prize in a national competition. Project done in collaboration with visual artist Christian Barré.
Theater as gateway to Cirque district
The site's interpretation centre and theater are linked with the use of a large sail. During the day the installation becomes a large wall, translucent and white, in sharp contrast with the elevated highway. Selected for the final round, this project was realized while working at Dupuis Letourneux / MSD Architects. The initial concept was designed and realized with André Préfontaine.
Evolving landscape at Montréal airport
We were invited to submit a design proposal for a large-scale installation at Montreal's airport. A total of 21 glass panels are used to display the letters YUL. This project was realized in collaboration with Erick Villeneuve and engineers at BRP and the Transportation Technology Centre.
Silk Road park in Xian
A project that took us 2 years and 14 trips across the world with the goal of creating a meaningful park dedicated to the history of Silk Road cultures.
Memorial to the Olympics
Elements in the landscape are laid out as a grid to represent each of the olympic sports, and produce stripes along the valley. There are 30,000 poles where symbols of olympic medal winners are installed. The landscape evolves with the hosting of each new Olympic Games. This project was awarded a silver medal in a two-phase international competition that included over 150 design proposals.
Theater for Centro Gallego
This design, which won an award in an international ideas competition, was for the expansion of the Centro Gallego, located alongside the Cuban capital's main government buildings. A temporary amphitheatre reveals itself through the use of a glass screen. My first professional project with Anik Labrie and Martin Leblanc.
New York City, USA
Two large expanses of water outline the footprint of the former towers, in a park where three thousand light poles pay tribute to those who lost their lives. The water reflects the sky while the light poles emit a changing light throughout the year.
la grande Bibliothèque – Québec’s national library
This project included the work of Nomade, DL / FABG Architects, signage designer Ruedi Baur and lighting designer Yann Kersalé. This design was selected in a prestigious competition that included Zaha Hadid, Portwamparc and Saucier+Perrotte Architects.
Concert hall for Franz Liszt
To maintain the existing scale of this area of the city – including a plaza, a park, a street and a museum – dedicated to Franz Liszt, this design places the 600-seat concert hall under a garden. A plane mirroring the roof of the hall hovers above a clearing in the landscape. This project was retained as being the most innovative in an open European competition.
Light Tower, South Korea
Busan, South Korea
Only project out of 194 proposals to integrate the historic tower within the programme. The height was doubled with the use of a glass structure that integrates lighting which mirrors the revolving human activity of the city. This project received an award in a UIA international competition.
2 buildings for LAMA district
With the integration of two separate programmes, a place between the city library and history museum is created. The Gaelic and English languages are given equal footing within a typographical landscape that unites the two buildings. 2nd prize, two-phase open European competition.
Giant bamboo veil in Anji
An 800 meter bamboo screen defines the edges of a park where the city's emblematic tree is grown, at the centre of China. A museum and a multimedia centre located at either side enable the integration of both a riverfront and cityscape at the edges of a large plaza.
Nuage de givre
The cloud of frost is made up of 100,000 water particles, 5,500 clusters of light suspended above the Place des Festivals. During daytime these reflect a translucent type of light, with shadows projecting themselves on a thin layer of ice or light snowfall. At nighttime a light show is projected above the plaza.