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Site of the week: JOVA Construction


JOVA Construction are all about taking something old and making it stylish and contemporary. A property renovation specialist with offices in Montreal and Toronto, JOVA has built bespoke retail spaces, art galleries and condo apartments, all with a keen eye on interior design.


This promotional online home neatly tells their story of a family business dating back to 1986, theming the content around building industry blueprints. Core sections are kept sparse, favouring dialog-like floating text boxes that roll down parallax-laden pages.

“For JOVA Construction we wanted a clean and functional design that could still surprise the user”

“For the website of JOVA Construction, we wanted to create something different,” explains Louis Paquet who is Phoenix’s director of creation. “We wanted a clean and functional design that could still surprise the user. The concept behind the website was to work with a very geometrical grid and integrate the title blocks that can be found on architectural plans.”

Designers Phoenix, a playfully creative studio who are also from Montreal, placed a big emphasis on connecting how the site would function with the way it looked. A tight integration of the two aspects ensured a seamless experience true to JOVA’s identity. “The artistic director worked closely with the front-end developer to animate the content, bringing life to the website in an unusual and interactive way. This relationship between the designers and the developers is very important at Phoenix. Both departments work hand in hand on every web related projects.”