Watch this beautiful video demonstrating digital agency Teehan+Lax‘s new experiment for creating interactive Google Street View hyperlapse animations. And go to their hyperlapse site to create your own video between any two points on a Google map.
Let’s do great things together again. Join AudaCité Montréal and sign their petition asking that the federal government rebuild the Champlain Bridge according to the best design chosen from an international architectural competition. A well-designed new Bridge could become a global architectural icon, an engine of economic activity, an exemplar of sustainable energy and public [...]
An article I wrote is featured on today’s Opinion page of The Gazette.
I saw this entrancing video presenting Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2012 at the recently inaugurated PHI Centre‘s party last Wednesday as part of the C2-MTL Commerce + Creativity conference. The video was created by the PHI group’s production unit, PHI Create. Renata Morales, who was part of the team that produced [...]
You feel a chilling breeze as you look at the darkening line where sea and sky meet, and your view is framed by two glowing piers of opalescent glass with a concrete mass suspended atop. The grey slab appears to be one solid block, but as you walk between the piers you realize that what [...]
This is the “Nuage de givre” (Frost Cloud) display at the Place des Festivals, which is part of the Luminothérapie installations around the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal. This initiative to light up the city’s entertainment district during our dark winter is being promoted with the slogan of “Outdoor Installations To Boost Your Spirits.” I think [...]
Note: This article about Montreal’s cultural and civic health as gauged by its architecture was translated and modified to create the memorandum I presented before the Montreal Metropolitan Community’s Planning Commission at a public consultation regarding the metropolitan region’s proposed urban development plan, known as the PMAD: Plan métropolitain d’aménagement et de développement. The French [...]
The bleak views from the pothole-ridden highway linking Trudeau Airport to downtown Montreal don’t inspire admiration, nor confidence in the city’s road maintenance. The Quebec Transport Ministry has decided to remedy the situation by asking designers from around the world to submit ideas for the improvement of this 17-km stretch of Autoroute 20 and its [...]
I was introduced to FlyKly electric bicycles on Monday. Think moped, subtract greenhouse gases and noise, add modern design and you’re on your way. Their website just went up and on Friday, June 24th, the company will open a pop-up shop at 19 Kenmare Street in Nolita in New York to introduce their product to [...]