LEED-targeted condos bring Scandinavian design to a Quebec forest

September 19, 2018 by  
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Montreal-based real estate developer KnightsBridge has recently unveiled Arborescence, an eco-friendly condominium project on Quebec’s Bromont Mountain that will likely be the latest addition to its line of LEED-certified properties. Quebec design practice ABCP Architecture designed the residential development, which will comprise approximately 260 units, all for four-season use. The gabled structures are inspired heavily by Scandinavian design both inside and out and will embrace the outdoors with a natural materials palette and full-height glazing. Located just an hour from Montreal and a mere 40 minutes from the U.S. border, Arborescence will be sited in an area of natural beauty that’s also close to local services and attractions. The development was conceived as a “retreat in the heart of the forest.” Residents will have easy access to year-round outdoor activities, from ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming at the nearby water park. Even at home, the residents will take in nature through expansive glass windows that offer unobstructed views of the Eastern Townships. In addition to ample glazing, each unit will be built using natural materials and outfitted with a gas fireplace. Tall ceilings from nine to 15 feet in height give the homes an airy feel, while superior soundproofing and insulation ensure peace and comfort. Residents will also have access to a heated outdoor pool, pond with a dock, tennis and beach volleyball courts and an outdoor fireplace. Related: Twisting tree-like sculptures redefine a public space in Montreal “If Quebec and Scandinavia were neighbors, Arborescence would be located right at the border,” said Simon Boyer, co-founder of KnightsBridge. “The development offers the best of both worlds, with sleek, modern architecture that integrates the warm feel of wood. The development is renewed with every season and is sure to please any epicurean!” The first phase of the $100 million project is slated to launch September 19 with 48 units to be delivered toward the end of 2019. + ABCP Architecture Images via KnightsBridge

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Rem Koolhaas Selected to Build Residential Skyscraper in San Francisco

March 18, 2014 by  
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Starchitect Rem Koolhaas is teaming up with developer Related California to design a 550-foot residential tower in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Located on a city-owned plot on Folsom Street between First and Folsom, the OMA-designed building will offer a mix of condominiums and rental apartments. 27% of the units will be set aside as affordable housing. The development is one of 11 properties the city plans to sell to raise funds for the $4.2 billion Transbay Transit Center that’s currently under construction a few blocks away. + Rem Koolhaas Via Dezeen Images via SFGate/Koolhaas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A++ , affordable housing , condominiums , oma , related california , rem koolhaas , San Francisco , skyscraper , soma , transbay district , Transbay Transit Center        

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BIG Unveils Plans For Luxurious LEED GOLD Coconut Grove Condominiums With a (Literal) Twist

December 7, 2012 by  
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Fallen Industry Transforms Fallen Trees and Driftwood Into Beautiful New Pieces of Furniture

December 7, 2012 by  
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Fallen Industry ‘s beautifully crafted furniture is built from 100% reclaimed fallen trees and salvaged NYC man-made industrial driftwood. The bases are forged from American-made or recycled steel parts whenever possible, then hand-brushed into a beautiful finish. The reclaimed wood gives the pieces a natural, organic feel, while the steel contrasts this with a robust modern, industrial look. This is reflected in the natural curves of the fallen trees and the urban driftwood, that still shows signs of holes and bolts from their former lives. + Fallen Industry  The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco furniture , eco wood furniture , fallen industry , fallen tree furniture , fallen trees , recycled tree furniture

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Barcode Room is a Space-saving Apartment That Can be Configured in Multiple Combinations

December 7, 2012 by  
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Condo Owners Fight Homeowner Associations For Their Right to Install Solar Power

April 27, 2012 by  
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Do you think homeowners should have the right to install solar panels on their own condos? Many homeowner associations (HOAs) in the United States don’t think so. Even as solar energy becomes increasingly cheaper with  tax incentives bringing the costs down even more, the vast majority of homeowner associations in the United States ban the practice for aesthetic reasons. Now homeowners are fighting back, taking their cause to state legislatures and the courts. Read the rest of Condo Owners Fight Homeowner Associations For Their Right to Install Solar Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , condo , condominiums , David Dobs , georgia , hoas , homeowner associations , solar , solar panels , Solar Power , virginia

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Sander Architects’ Double-Skinned Glass Townhouse Glows From Within

September 6, 2011 by  
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Hertz Launches Electric Bicycle Rental Scheme In London

September 6, 2011 by  
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When you’re in an unfamiliar city, renting a car is always useful for getting around – but what if you’re more environmentally conscious? Never fear, for car rental company Hertz has begun renting out electric bicycles at their Marble Arch branch. The company now boasts a fleet of  twelve  Ultra Motor e-bikes for both tourists and residents. The company’s initiative is sure to make London mayor (and avid cyclist) Boris Johnson very happy. Johnson recently said he aims to turn London into the electric vehicle capital of Europe, and the Hertz plan will certainly help his green efforts. Read the rest of Hertz Launches Electric Bicycle Rental Scheme In London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boris johnson e-bicycles , hertz e-bicycles , hertz e-bikes , hertz electric bicycles , hertz ultra motor , hertz ultra motor e-bikes

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A.M.A. Headquarters in Madrid is a Big Steely Building with a Tiny Footprint

September 6, 2011 by  
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Stunning Singapore Home Wards Off the Sweltering Heat with Cool Water Ponds

September 6, 2011 by  
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