Publications

Bibliographie sélective
2000–2013

Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)
DAVID Theodore, Monographie MAQ 02: « Dialogues avec la ville en transformation, Lapointe Magne et associés » , vus par Marie-Paule Macdonald, Maison de l’architecture du Québec, Montréal, 2012, p.7

Before LMA got their hands on it, ITHQ was popularly known as the ugliest building in Montreal (…) LMA celebrated the Institute in a lively ‘second skin’, an intelligently composed array of ordinary lightweight materials, including expanses of perforated metal and chartreuse-coloured glass, emboldened by giant graphics. The overhauled building finally provides a welcoming edge to Square Saint-Louis, one of downtown’s few green spaces, and fulfills its role as a neighbourhood beacon.

 

Résidence Jean-Placide-Desrosiers
DUBOIS, Martin, « Architecture et habitat collectif au Québec: 65 immeubles résidentiels », École d’architecture de l’Université Laval, 2010, p.106-111
Des moyens simples, comme l’utilisation de briques orangées semblables à celles de la coopérative d’habitation voisine et la conservation de plusieurs arbres matures, contribuent à la qualité du tissu résidentiel environnant, tandis que la tôle à baguettes s’inspire directement du patrimoine religieux de l’ancienne église.

 

École nationale de cirque
‘Phaidon Atlas of the 21st Century World Architecture’, Phaidon Press, London, UK, 2008, p. 622
The eight-storey building experiments with massing and materials to capture the dynamism of circus art. It is a deliberate landmark, marking the entrance to the TOHU site.

 

Résidence Jean-Placide-Desrosiers
HÉNAULT, Odile, ‘Design with cause’, Canadian Architect, vol.52, no. 02, February 2007, p.32-35

 

Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)
CHODIKOFF, Ian, 'Beauty from the beast', Canadian Architect, vol.50, no. 11 November 2005, pp 42-45

 

Annexe de la Bibliothèque du Parlement
PHILLIPS, Rhys, 'Past and Presents', Canadian Architect, vol.48, no 3, March 2003, p.20-23
(…) the great room’s true focus and finest accomplishment are the five splendid levels of stacks that the architects have inserted along the west wall. The verticality of the pilaster-like maple stack-ends, emphasized by floor lighting, is counterpointed by the horizontality of the five steel mezzanine decks and their cable balustrades. The Library of Parliament’s ‘’swing space’’, as it is called, is a particularly accomplished piece of public space-making in a national capital that has seen too few such achievements in recent years.

 

Théâtre Espace Libre
CARUSO Adam, Canadian architect Awards of Excellence 2001, vol.46, no. 12, December 2001, p. 20-21
The organization of the theatre is straightforward and impressive considering the density of program that needs to be accommodated within a tight volume. The curtain-like additions, necessary to enclose the enlarged volume of the new theatre, are carefully judged in relation to the existing facades, preserving the ruin-like spirit of the existing building but also making a convincing new whole which is celebratory, but not overblown. Perfect for a small public building.

 

Centrale de Beauharnois
GIRONNAY, Sophie, « Mégarallonge pour gigacentrale », La Presse, Montréal, 6 Février 2001, cahier B, p.7
À Beauharnois, tout est gigantesque, mastoc, incommensurable. Tout sauf le travail des rénovateurs et notamment de Robert Magne, empreint de subtilité. Y est remarquable l’équilibre qu’il atteint partout entre son expression,(….) et le soin porté à la finition.