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Launch of the McLaren Artura !

New in every way, the McLaren Artura marks the start of a new era for this pioneering British company.

Building on electrification skills first showcased on the McLaren P1TM hybrid hypercar unveiled in 2012 and most recently the Speedtail Hyper-GT, which entered production this year as the fastest car ever Produced by McLaren with a top speed of 403km / h, the McLaren Artura is McLaren’s first production supercar in the High Performance Hybrid ( HPH ) category.

The new McLaren Artura marks the debut of an all-new compact twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, designed to be combined with an electric motor in a new ultralight high performance hybrid system that delivers the same performance as McLaren V8 engines and delivers the added bonus of improved low-end torque response to deliver impressive acceleration. The McLaren Artura can also be driven in 100% electric mode on daily urban journeys without producing emissions.

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First car to be built on an all-new platform architecture optimized for electrification and designed and manufactured in the UK within McLaren Composites Technology Center, the McLaren Artura reinforces McLaren’s commitment to ultralight engineering solutions which originate in motorsport. McLaren’s Ultralight Carbon Architecture (MCLA), which is at the heart of the McLaren Artura, not only gives it the best weight gain in the class, but also a basis for the dynamic excellence inherent in every McLaren.

For further inquiries contact McLaren Montréal’s Sales Manager: Mr. Charles St-Roch at

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Tone-on-tone palette

With lots of off-white, warm textiles and flowing shapes, as seen in the sheers, the silk lamp, and the round rug in the living room area.

Giorgetti sofas and armchairs, Minotti armchairs near the fireplace, Minotti and Poliform end tables, and ceiling light, Latitude Nord; custom rug, Labelle Marketing; wood floors, Barwood-Pilon; fireplace mantel, AC Cuisines Montréal

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Dekton, quartz, lacquer and brushed brass

The kitchen features a combination of flat, satin, and glossy finishes that are set off by the opalescent lighting of the globe pendants.

Kitchen, SieMatic Montréal; pendants, Au Courant; faucets, Batimat; Poliform stools, Latitude Nord; appliances, JC Perreault.

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The International Garden Festival unveils the names of the new designers and their gardens chosen for the 22nd edition of the Festival. Five new projects from Canada, the United States, France and Sweden have been selected to be featured at the 2021 edition of the International Garden Festival.

The theme for the 2021 edition is Magic Lies Outside. This year’s festival strives to bring us hope, to inspire creativity, and to brighten up the world as we struggle to make it through the global pandemic and get back on our feet after many difficult months of lockdown. The five projects selected this year will be integrated around the existing gardens to create an open-air museum for visitors to explore.

The new gardens will be on exhibit at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, October 3, 2021. For its 22nd edition, visitors will enjoy more than 25 gardens, each one pushing the frontiers of contemporary design and offering a unique mix of curated environments, natural experiences, horticultural staging and human creativity.

A total of 160 projects by designers from 17 countries were submitted.

The five new gardens selected for the 2021 edition are:

Choose your Own Adventure

Balmori Associates [Noémie Lafaurie-Debany, Javier Gonzalez-Campana, Simon Escabi, Chris Liao, Cristina Preciado, landscape and urban designers]
New York, United States

In the middle of a global pandemic brought upon us in part by global warming and its undeniable effects on all living things, fighting climate change by modifying our current toxic relationship with other living things and elements of nature: soil, water, air, plants and animals is now critical. Rethinking our connection to nature, after living in lockdown, can start with appreciating natural phenomena: the gusty wind, the wet bark, the musky shade, the dry air, the sweet smell, the hot stone, the crunchy gravels…

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The garden challenges the still frame images posted on the world wide web reminiscent of the eighteenth century picturesque. Malcolm Andrews described tourists seeking the ideal landscapes as “‘fixing’ them as pictorial trophies in order to sell them or hang them up in frames on their drawing room walls” (aka Instagram of the twenty-first century!). But a landscape never happens twice, and its lack of fixity and hyper sensorial experiences are heightened through this simple matrix that forms the garden. Running East/West bands of planting intercepts North/South bands of different hard materials. CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE, smell, touch, listen, taste and see.


Emil Bäckström, architect
Stockholm, Sweden

You can see them from afar, unknown, yet familiar creatures standing in the field – seemingly waiting. They catch sunlight and emit a warm golden glow. The wind makes them move slightly. You see them in a constellation, grouped together, but never too close to each other. They are the same kind, but each and every one of them have their unique shape and expression. A piece of nature that has been transformed into something living. When you get close enough, you can see that the creatures are made up of millions of individual objects, stalks of hay. Moving closer, you can feel the distinct smell and you can touch the both sharp and soft flesh of the structures.

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And then you crawl inside. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us a lot. It has exposed a disconnection from nature, agriculture and the importance of biodiversity. All around the globe, a regained interest in traditional, sustainable ways of inhabiting the earth is emerging. Hässja is an installation based on one of these nearly lost arts of working the soil – hay-drying structures. The three structures, made out of the very plants surrounding them, are not only educational, they are formed and arranged in a way that enhances their inherited visceral qualities. Unlike normal hay-drying structures, these have an interior room. The small space inside each provides a refuge from the world of today, and provides for reflection on man’s relation to nature, to past and future ways of inhabiting our land.

Miroirs acoustiques

Emmanuelle Loslier, landscape architect, Camille Zaroubi, landscape architect
Montreal (Quebec) Canada

Sound mirrors are passive devices used to reflect and focus sound waves. Historically, they were implemented across the coast of Great Britain during World War I to detect incoming enemy aircraft. Sound waves bounce off the parabolic reflector and meet at the focal point where they are amplified, creating the illusion that whatever is making the sound is right next to you. Miroirs acoustiques consists of two parabolic reflectors (recycled aluminum antennas) planted in the ground.

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Positioned back-to-back, one points to the festival, an anthropogenic environment, and the other points to a forested area and the St. Lawrence. Visitors are invited to experience the two contrasting soundscapes.
The focal point is marked on the ground showing visitors where to stand. A hole in the centre of the sound mirrors encourages visitors to observe the environment on the other side of the installation and, in doing so, places them in the optimal position to hear the focused sound waves.

Open Space

legaga [Gabriel Lemelin, Francis Gaignard, Sandrine Gaulin, interns in architecture]
Quebec (Quebec) Canada

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The title of this garden says it all — this installation is a figurative and literal open space. In Open Space, the walls of a typical house are opened out to create an open floor plan with endless possibilities. With a flick of a wand, everyday household objects—doors, staircases, windows and walls—take on new meaning. We can walk up and down the walls, dangle our feet through the door, stand and chat around the staircase, sit on the fireplace, the possibilities really are endless. In the past year, houses have become a symbol of lockdown. In Open Space, they go back to being a fun, safe and familiar place where you can let your imagination run wild. And when you let your imagination run wild, you can find magic anywhere.

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David Bonnard, architect DE-HMONP, Laura Giuliani, landscaper, Amélie Viale, visual artist
Lyon, Villefranche sur Saône et Lissieu, France

Doors have long been considered a departure point, a gateway to step through on our way to adventure. Yet in the past year, doors have taken on a different meaning. Rather than throwing the door open and heading to adventure, our doors have remained firmly shut, keeping us apart from the people we love.

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Porte Bonheur is a rite of passage between reality and potentiality. The installation invites visitors to dare to throw open the door, to cross thresholds, to go outside and to explore their surroundings with all the wonder of a small child. A reawakening through subtle distortion where a door—our daily symbol of lockdown—becomes something virtual and gradually disappears as the visitor wanders through the installation towards a new horizon. A natural, peaceful horizon, because there’s no doubt about it, the magic is outdoors.

Two projects received a special mention from the jury:

Bonheur plat

Céline Arnaudeau, multidisciplinary designer, Marc-Antoine Goyette, designer and traditional carpenter
Montreal (Quebec) Canada

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(in) between soils

ONE-AFTR [Joon Ma, architect, Ryu Ahn, architect]
Boston and New York, United States

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The jury was composed of:

  • Lydia Brown, producer and lawyer, secretary of the Board of Directors of the International Garden Festival
  • Marie-Claude Massicotte, Senior Landscape Architect, AAPQ AAPC, consultant and chargée de cours at the Université de Montréal
  • Kiel Moe, architect, Gerald Sheff Chair of Architecture, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
  • François Leblanc, Technical Coordinator, International Garden Festival
  • Alexander Reford, Director, Reford Gardens and International Garden Festival

The proposals submitted to the 2021 competition are exhibited online at:

Source : v2com newswire

Moonstone from Ciot


Inspired by Brazilian quartzite, the Moonstone collection by Ciot reproduces the irregular textures and unique attributes of this remarkable stone. The collection is available in a choice of two patterns, Stone and Vein, and five earth-tone hues.

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Designer Martine Brisson and landscape architect Roxanne Miller worked for more than a year to create a green rooftop with custom planters atop a home in Westmount. The sprawling 1965 square foot space is dedicated to relaxation. It boasts a spectacular view and seamless integration with the surrounding landscape.

After renovating the house in 2016, the owner of the luxury property wanted to make the most of the flat roof by turning it into a deck. He engaged MYTO design d’espaces vivants, whose specialties include green rooftops. The mandate was to create a space focused on wellness. It was to be suitable for entertaining and would showcase a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding areas.

True to their brand, the two women decided to create a contemporary, visually striking, and streamlined outdoor space bordered with colorful, somewhat unruly vegetation. The decking is made of ipe wood, a species known for its toughness, high density, and beautiful color. To ensure safe enjoyment of the view and vegetation, a transparent glass parapet encloses the entire perimeter.

One of the project’s challenges was to create elegant furnishings that would conceal ventilation equipment on the roof. Brisson and Miller designed a set of wood-clad planters to conceal the equipment. “We designed these planters from the ground up to meet this project’s requirements. The wooden elements are removed in winter to prevent swelling,” the designer notes. Once the design was complete, Atelier Papineau took charge of building the planters.


In the planters and on the green terrace, Miller opted for perennials and indigenous species, to minimize maintenance and replanting. The planters are insulated for overwintering. The horticulturist also took care to work with a harmonious color palette (pink, blue, violet) and chose plants with different flowering times (brief and long) so that there would be elegant flowers throughout the warm season.

Brisson and Miller also wanted subtle lighting for the plants, choosing minimalist fixtures from Jardin d’ombre et lumière. In the evening, the space has a warm, intimate, and thoroughly relaxing ambiance.

After more than a year of work, the result is a rooftop terrace that blends with the surrounding canopy. Shaded by large trees at almost every time of day, the space is surrounded by colorful wildflowers that frame a gorgeous view of downtown Montreal.

Photos : Pierre Béland
Source : V2Com


The 3 Femmes et 1 Coussin boutique presents Herbariae Parade, a magnificent porcelain set reminiscent of the 19th-century French Court.

Each piece of this refined collection designed by Christian Lacroix Maison for Vista Allegre is delicately adorned with poppy, narcissus, lotus, dahlia, and thistle flowers.

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