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Montreallers love food a nd nothing has changed the way food is distributed
a nd consumed more tha n fast food and shipping containers. Grapes from
Chile, lamb fro m New Zealan d an d Alaskan salmon clock up mo re travel than
the mo st fleet-of-foot frequ ent flyer. It’s highly appro priate then that the t wo
have been combined in a pop-up restaurant designed by local firm Sid Lee
Architectu re. Muvbox re pu rposes the shipping co ntain er, tu rn ing it into an
easily tran spor table solar-powered resta urant ser ving up local specialties, su ch
as lobster rolls an d poutine (a heart-at tack-indu ci ng dish of chips smothered in
grav y and cheese curds). Visit sidleearchitecture.com.
Old becomes new
Inspired by sculpto rs as much as design ers, Jaso n S cott
Co nway’s fu rn itu re breathes n ew life i nto old materials.
The D oor chai r, created from an old wooden doo r, calls
to mind a whimsical interpretation of Gerrit Reitveld’s
Zig-Zag chair. Visit nookdesign.ca.
Designed for Expo 67 by architect Moshe Safdie, this radical public
housing design has become one of Montreal’s most sought-af ter
addresses and one of the few successful modernist utopias. Resembling
a stack of children’s building blocks, it has no common walls so all
apartments are whisper quiet and private. With its suspended balconies,
walkways, courtyards and skylights, it feels more like a Picasso landscape
than ho using designed for the d own -pat-heel. Visit habitat67.com.
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