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Fine Print: Canadian Contemporary

Canadian Contemporary: The Northern Home (Images Publishing Group, 2018) is one of my favorite design books of 2018.

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Canadian Contemporary features 33 projects by top residential architects in Canada. Locations include Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Victoria Beach, Nova Scotia, and others. Styles would look equally at home here in the U.S., as well as Australia, Japan, and Scandinavia. There’s a townhouse, farmhouse, beach house, and even a treehouse.

There are many gorgeous exterior and interior photographs, as well as floor plans. Here is a sampling (admittedly, not the highlights), approved by the publisher. It’s worth picking up a copy for the full presentation.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture Compass House By Superkul

Compass House by architecture firm Superkul is sited on the Niagara Escarpment in Mulmur, Ontario. It was built as a weekend home for a family of six.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture Compass House By Superkul Modern Dining Room

The interior walls are lined with horizontal slats of knotty white cedar, a warm and earthy contrast to the home’s minimal form. The floor is white oak and the ceiling white, to give a sense of infinite space and light.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture Fahouse With Black Exterior SIding

Fahouse by Jean Verville Architecte is located in a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, Quebec.

Contemporary House With Black Exterior In Canada

I wasn’t able to identify which house this is, but I think it’s also Fahouse. Given its black exterior and dramatic A-frame roofline, I didn’t want to leave it out.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture House With Black Exterior SIding

This home,called The Rock, sits on the side of Mount Shefford in Quebec. It was designed by Atelier Général Architecture. The concept was to merge the house with the mountain. Parts of the deck are actually built around rock outcroppings.

Contemporary Home In Canada With Glass Walls Modern Dining Room

Bécassinnes Cottage (not quite our definition of cottage), was designed by Atelier Boom-Town. It’s in Potton, Quebec, on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. In addition to four bedrooms, it’s got a dormitory that sleeps ten.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture With Vertical Cedar Siding

This is a less formal house with vertical cedar siding and cedar shingles, left to weather naturally. We could easily find such a home here in New England.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture Modern Farmhouse Near Montreal

This modern farmhouse, located an hour-and-a-half east of Montreal is called Townships Farmhouse. It was designed by LAMAS (Lee and Macgillivray Architecture Studio). The farmer/artist couple who live here are conscious of preserving the area’s agricultural buildings and conserving the land. This is an image of the central courtyard.

Canadian Contemporary Architecture Modern Farmhouse Near MontrealCanadian Contemporary Architecture Bedshed With White Curtain And Archway

This is a view of what the architect calls a “bed box” in a downtown Toronto loft. The white curtains, archway, adn glossy white farmhouse chairs is channeling an early Delano Hotel vibe. The space, named Broadview Loft, was designed by StudioAC for a young professional couple. The back wall of the kitchen is painted black to recede, and a long built-in bench under the window provides a place to display items or act as seating when entertaining.

Canadian Contemporary: The Northern Home

 

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Get the Look: 36 Modern Trivets

It’s true that most of us have stone countertops that can withstand heat, but I think (preferably) modern trivets still have a place in the kitchen.

Not long ago I put a Pyrex baking dish straight from the oven onto our granite countertop. It was wet. The entire dish, salmon included, exploded. Seriously. Exploded.

Many kitchens, including mine, mix countertops, using a different material for the island than for the rest of the workspaces. The ship-like cherry wood countertops on either side of our stove are scorched from the tea kettle. (Not my doing.) I leave a cork trivet nearby now.

And unless you have have a marble-topped Saarinen tulip table you don’t want to be putting hot dishes on your dining table.

Modern trivets. Marble trivets, brass trivets, bamboo trivets, silicone trivets, copper trivets, teak trivets, cork trivets. Yes, please.

Bamboo Trivets Silicone Trivets Cork Trivets Brass Trivets

Teak Trivets Alessi Trivet Modern Trivet Japanese Trivet

Agate Trivet Silicone Trivet Marble Trivet Chrome Trivet Brass Trivet

Cork Trivet Copper Trivet Modern Trivet Scandinavian Trivet

Colorful Trivet Wood Trivet Modern Trivet Finnish Trivet

1 SeaTeak Square Trivet 

2 Blomus Flex Flexible Trivet 

3 Futagami Brass Trivet  

4 Thirstystone Cork Utensils-Shaped Trivet 

5 Majamoo Trivet Set 

6 Joseph Joseph Stretch 100 Expandable Trivet 

7 Spectrum Euro Square Copper Trivet 

8 French Home Olive Fish Trivet 

9 French Home Olive Fish Trivet 

10 Hopeful Enterprise Metal Triangle Trivet 

11 Artek Siena Trivet  

12 Souda Aluminum Fin Trivet 

13 Thirstystone Rope Trivet

14 Alessi Tripod Trivet 

15 Jonathan Adler Agate Trivet 

16 Myria Expandable Trivet 

17 Menu Propeller Trivet 

18 White Marble Trivet Set  

19 Freshware ‘Living Tree’ Silicone Trivet Set 

20 Tom Dixon Brass Bone Trivet 

21 Bower Walnut Duo Server/Trivet 

22 Normann Copenhagen Rainbow Trivet 

23 Japanese Brass X Trivet  

24 Koziol Flame Trivet  

25 Nervous System Bamboo Radiolaria Trivet

26 Skagerak Folding Teak Dish Mat Trivet

27 Alessi Pescher Extensible Trivet 

28 Range Metal Trivet Set 

29 Muuto Groove Trivets 

30 Fermob Oiseaux Trivets

31 Skagerak Folding Teak Dish Mat Trivet 

32 Umbra Pulse Copper Trivet 

33 Hay Rhom Trivet

34 Ferm Living Outline Square Trivet 

35 Areaware Little Big Trivet

36 Fermob Ring Trivet 

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