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Benchmark reveals 2021 installation

Benchmark reveals 2021 installation

Reflection Station by Sophia Tang and Hans-Christian Buhl (sophie & hans) of Berlin, Germany is a new addition to the Ironwood Trail in Pinawa, Manitoba. The project is the winner of Benchmark?s international design competition organized by...
Architecture - 2021-12-03 21:42:13
In Memoriam: Michael Miller

In Memoriam: Michael Miller

Photo Credit: Ryerson University Canadian architect Michael Miller has passed away on October 19, 2021 due to a battle with cancer complicated by an injury he suffered almost a year ago. Michael was a faculty member in X University (formerly...
Architecture - 2021-12-02 22:06:16
Winners of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction announced

Winners of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction announced

The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction announced the winners for its 6th competition cycle. Canadian projects ?Off the Wall? and the Indigenous Wellness Centre by the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation received awards in the North...
Architecture - 2021-12-02 22:06:16


Editorial: Remembering Andrew Levitt

Editorial: Remembering Andrew Levitt

Andrew Levitt This winter, the community at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, where I studied in the 1990s, is mourning influential Professor Emeritus Andrew Levitt, who passed away on November 7. Levitt was a beloved design...
Architecture - 2021-12-01 22:01:39
International architectural competition launches for new Montreal Holocaust Museum

International architectural competition launches for new Montreal Holocaust Museum

The Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM) has announced the launch of an international architectural competition for the design of its new building on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal. The Museum invites architects to submit their candidatures until...
Architecture - 2021-11-30 22:07:57
Affleck de la Riva and Coarchitecture win Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural Center competition

Affleck de la Riva and Coarchitecture win Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural Center competition

Affleck de la Riva Architects and Coarchitecture, in consortium, have won the competition for the Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural Center to be built by the City of Montreal in Montral-Nord. The design team is completed by the engineers ARUP and...
Architecture - 2021-11-30 22:07:57
UQAM launches exhibition on Pier Luigi Nervi

UQAM launches exhibition on Pier Luigi Nervi

Working toward the synthesis of art and construction science, art historian Nikolaus Pevsner described Nervi as “the most brilliant artist in reinforced concrete of our time.” Constructed around the globe, Nervi?s buildings belong to a...
Architecture - 2021-11-30 22:07:57
Book Review: Falconi’s Tractor

Book Review: Falconi’s Tractor

Falconi?s Tractor, by Dave LeBlanc (Guernica Editions, 2019) Canada has few architecture writers like Globe and Mail columnist Dave LeBlanc, whose accessible style and overflowing passion for architecture have made him an endearing presence. So...
Architecture - 2021-11-30 22:07:57


Low Hammond Rowe Architecture and Perkins&Will win 2021 International Passive House Awards

Low Hammond Rowe Architecture and Perkins&Will win 2021 International Passive House Awards

The 2021 International Passive House Awards has recognized projects by Canadian firm Low Hammond Rowe Architecture and Perkins+Will Architects as winners, among 14 awardees from nine countries. The ceremony was held online during the 25th...
Architecture - 2021-11-30 22:07:57
Bah’ Temple of South America wins AIA International Award

Bah’ Temple of South America wins AIA International Award

Hariri Pontarini Architects has won a prestigious international award for the Bah’ Temple of South America. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) bestowed the project with its highest tribute ? the Honor Award for International Architecture...
Architecture - 2021-11-30 22:07:57
cole Val-Martin

cole Val-Martin

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF MERIT There are grocery and big-box stores across Canada. Many that are centrally located are emptying out as delivery options become more popular, and retailers take advantage of opportunities to...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
UBC Gateway

UBC Gateway

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE This building has a clarity in plan despite its multifaceted occupancy of public-facing, university community-facing and faculty-specific activities. An atrium brings light and activity into...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
Announcing the 2021 Canadian Architect Award Winners

Announcing the 2021 Canadian Architect Award Winners

Durham Modular Supportive Housing, by Montgomery Sisam Architects, is the winner of a 2021 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. Canadian Architect has announced the winners of its 2021 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. Now in their 54th...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00


Cunard Street Live/Work/Grow

Cunard Street Live/Work/Grow

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF MERIT This building includes an open shared workspace downstairs, and a residential space upstairs, combined with an urban agriculture component. The jury found the design to be well executed, and was...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
A Resilient Duplex for Fort Severn First Nation

A Resilient Duplex for Fort Severn First Nation

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE The issue of Indigenous housing is one of crisis where architecture and design can play a direct role. This project is one of several that came out of an initiative to model a process of...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
The Butterfly and FBC (First Baptist Church complex)

The Butterfly and FBC (First Baptist Church complex)

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE How do we bring biophilic design into towers" This 57-storey building essentially eliminates interior corridor space, instead including an outdoor breezeway that extends vertically to a very...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
FARM

FARM

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF MERIT This project begins with a vernacular reference to Prairie silos, and transforms it into something that is quite lovely in spatial terms. For a commercial development, the jury found it to be both...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
Western North York Community Centre

Western North York Community Centre

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE There?s a clarity to the architecture of this large-scale recreation centre. The building is structured around a linear street which unites a sequence of activity spaces, leading fluidly from...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
Designing for Change: Jury Comments on the 2021 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

Designing for Change: Jury Comments on the 2021 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

In some awards competitions, a group of submissions stands out clearly from the beginning. In others?including this year?s Canadian Architect Awards?arriving at a set of winners is a much longer process, involving detailed analysis, careful...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
Durham Modular Supportive Housing

Durham Modular Supportive Housing

WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE At a time where homelessness, along with the lack of affordable and transitional housing, is visibly present in communities throughout Canada, this proposal seeks solutions that can be rapidly...
Architecture - 2021-11-29 21:40:00
The Experience Chute, Quebec

The Experience Chute, Quebec

Drawing on the existing character of the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, the new Experience Chute installation showcases the park?s 83m high waterfall and the scenic surroundings to its 800,000+ yearly visitors. Daoust Lestage created an...
Architecture - 2021-11-27 21:42:56
DIALOG announces merger with NXL Architects

DIALOG announces merger with NXL Architects

DIALOG has announced its merger with NXL Architects into its science and technology practice. The practice includes the National Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Alberta, research laboratories at the Calgary Cancer Centre, and a...
Architecture - 2021-11-25 21:44:40
The CCA presents A Section of Now

The CCA presents A Section of Now

A Section of Now: Social Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention. Banner.June-14 Meyer-Grohbru?gge & Sam Chermayeff, Triangular bed (2018) Photo Oliver Helbig. Graphic design by Folder Studio. The CCA has launched A Section of...
Architecture - 2021-11-23 21:46:27
Venice Biennale gets at ideas behind what, why and how we build

Venice Biennale gets at ideas behind what, why and how we build

Every year Canada is given a rare opportunity to present our best creative talent to the world. Each year are lucky to be one of only 30 permanent pavilions in the Giardini (botanical gardens) of Venice where, in alternate years, we showcase the...
Architecture - 2021-11-23 21:46:27
44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC?s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC?s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

A coalition of business and government groups announced 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26. The initiatives include the 44 businesses including developers, designers and asset managers...
Architecture - 2021-11-22 21:40:56
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