Not every office building or workplace really reflects the work being done by all of the employees, unless you're working at Google or something. KANVA Montreal managed to make the working space of landscaping firm Aménagement Côté Jardin mirror their work entirely, recreating their industrial warehouse-headquarters into a macrocosm of a potted plant.
Located on Hogan street in Pointe-Saint-Charles, the original building was a simple warehouse functioning as both the workshop and office of the landscaping firm. Inspired by the Aménagement Côté Jardin day-to-day duties, KANVA reimagined the warehouse into a new space that stands as a giant psuedo-greenhouse.
Using a potted plant as the basis of their inspiration, KANVA installed three different section: the plant's container, the flower itself, and the plant's bulb, the latter being the seemingly random green box at the centre of the building. Transparant and opaque windows and surfaces were installed to compliment the plant-structuring and is meant to embody the atmosphere of a greenhouse.
See inside the Aménagement Côté Jardin building by KANVA Montreal in the photos below, all courtesy of KANVA.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.