Architectural projects

Le Germain Residences and Hôtel Le Germain, Calgary, Canada

This trend-setting building, Le Germain Calgary, combines a residential complex, a boutique-hotel and an office tower.

The office tower, a sparkling glass curtain-wall design, is connected to the hotel, which is panelled entirely in a natural wood-grain compound. Both buildings are bridged by 40 Penthouse Residences dramatically staggered with large terraces offering breath-taking views of the Calgary skyline.

The interiors of the Penthouse Residences are designed with an unprecedented fusion of style and substance. Floor-to-ceiling thermal windows create a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. Each Penthouse Residence features oversized entry-doors in black solid caruba wood fitted with high-end hardware finished in brushed stainless steel, oversized sliding terrace doors with featherweight sliding system, stone flooring throughout the living, dining, kitchen and bathroom areas and in-floor radiant heating. ILBAGNOALESSI One washbasins in the bathrooms perfectly fit into these elegant surroundings.

The entrance of Hôtel Le Germain reveals a dramatic 25-foot glass wall that fills the lounge and front desk in radiant natural light. This exposure to the urban environment adds a modern vitality to the spacious, inviting lobby area. Throughout the multi-functional concept, the space remains intimate thanks to the limited number of guestrooms: 143. The elegant design is based around natural materials such as volcanic stone floors, wood panelling, soft leather and solid granite. LAUFEN’s bowls of the PALOMBA COLLECTION lend a luxurious touch to the bathrooms.

Architects                                                     LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture and Design

Completed                                                   2010

Location                                                       Calgary, Canada

LAUFEN products                                     PALOMBA COLLECTION washbasins;  ILBAGNOALESSI One washbasins