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Revery unveils design of The Butterfly

Revery unveils design of The Butterfly

Situated at the corner downtown Vancouver?s Burrard and Nelson Streets, The Butterfly by Revery Architecture is a combination of a 57-storey luxury market tower and the heritage restoration and expansion city?s First Baptist Church built...
Architecture - 2020-10-20 21:58:08
Patkaus win AIA/ALA award for Edmonton library

Patkaus win AIA/ALA award for Edmonton library

Architecture - 2020-10-20 21:58:08
ACDF Architecture discuss the future of post-COVID office environments

ACDF Architecture discuss the future of post-COVID office environments

Prior to the leadup of the COVID-19 shutdown, Montreal firm ACDF Architecture was already engaged in multiple office designs, building on it?s renowned portfolio of hospitality, large-scale residential, institutional, and cultural...
Architecture - 2020-10-16 21:49:16


International competition invites designers to reimagine the inclusive, equitable city

International competition invites designers to reimagine the inclusive, equitable city

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched the CBDX: CITIES FOR ALL international design ideas competition. The competition is intended to spark an international discussion around...
Architecture - 2020-10-15 21:50:20
Coalition forms to protect the legacy of Ontario Place

Coalition forms to protect the legacy of Ontario Place

In response to the Government of Ontario seeking international proposals to redevelop Ontario Place, the World Monuments Fund (WMF), John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto (Daniels Faculty), and...
Architecture - 2020-10-15 21:50:20
Benchmark 2020 Installations Revealed

Benchmark 2020 Installations Revealed

?PIICNIIC? by Nicole Marion and Chris Wiebe of Winnipeg, MB is the first of two installations from Benchmark 2020, supported by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba. The 30-foot chopped, kinked and...
Architecture - 2020-10-15 21:50:20
Taking down the walls around mental health care

Taking down the walls around mental health care

With the world continuing to face the challenges of a pandemic, we are becoming more attuned to our own mental wellness and that of the people around us. As World Mental Health Day approaches on October 10, we recognize the increased importance of...
Architecture - 2020-10-09 21:48:06
Architecture schools present first pan-Canada lecture series

Architecture schools present first pan-Canada lecture series

The Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) initiated its first pan-Canada lecture series in response to COVID-related restrictions on traveling and large gatherings. The 12 schools of architecture agreed upon ?diversity? as...
Architecture - 2020-10-08 21:48:53


CaGBC responds to the Government’s Canada Infrastructure Bank Announcement

CaGBC responds to the Government’s Canada Infrastructure Bank Announcement

On October 1st, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a $10 billion investment in new major infrastructure initiatives to create jobs and economic growth. According to a release by the Prime Minister?s Office, the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s...
Architecture - 2020-10-06 21:45:13
National Film Board of Canada streams Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice

National Film Board of Canada streams Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice

Following its March world premiere online at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the documentary short NFB.ca to mark World Architecture Day. The film invites you to the famous National Gallery of Canada on the occasion of the...
Architecture - 2020-10-06 21:45:13
Book Review: Modern Architecture and Climate?Design before Air Conditioning

Book Review: Modern Architecture and Climate?Design before Air Conditioning

In an Architectural Forum article from 1947, Helmut Landsberg discusses how microclimates affect site selection. Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning By Daniel A. Barber (Princeton University Press, 2020) It?s been more...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
October 2020

October 2020

Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Warm Waters

Warm Waters

A view of the pool in Iqaluktuutiaq (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, as captured by community members for Google Maps. The pool was closed in 2019. (Image: Google Maps) TEXT Alexandra Pereira-Edwards, Misca Birklein-Lagassé and Zaven Titizian When a...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29


Architecture, Anthropology and Social Acceptance

Architecture, Anthropology and Social Acceptance

A Downtown Eastside church expresses support for the local supervised injection site, whose operation was challenged by the federal government. For over two decades, architect Sean McEwen and medical anthropologist Dan Small have been involved in...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Man in/and his World

Man in/and his World

A postcard from Expo 67 with the event’s final theme noted at bottom. Our August profile of RAIC Gold Medallist Blanche Lemco van Ginkel included a preliminary plan for Expo 67 with the caption ?Blanche?s vision statement for the world?s fair,...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Professor Peter Jacobs Honoured with the 2020 Governor General?s Medal in Landscape Architecture

Professor Peter Jacobs Honoured with the 2020 Governor General?s Medal in Landscape Architecture

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that Professor Peter Jacobs, AAPQ, FCSLA, FASLA, is the 2020 recipient of the Governor General?s Medal in Landscape Architecture. The Governor General?s Medal in Landscape Architecture...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
CA Recommends: Manual of Physical Distancing

CA Recommends: Manual of Physical Distancing

Manual of Physical Distancing Principal investigators Paul Lewis, Guy Nordenson, David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki. Updated August 2020, LTLarchitects.com/blog. Over the summer, a team from LTL Architects led the production of this impressive...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Book Review: Adaptation

Book Review: Adaptation

Adaptation By Omar Gandhi, Jimenez Lai and John Leroux (Mexico City: Arquine, 2020) ?There is a mythology about the first ten years of young architects in North America,? writes Jimenez Lai in this publication marking the first decade of Omar...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Letter to the editor: Addressing race

Letter to the editor: Addressing race

A planned mural for the University of Toronto Daniels Building’s north facade, by Daniels alumni Ashita Parekh and Tolu Alabi, will say, in giant letters, “Support Black Designers.” I am an architect in Toronto, and one of the founding...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Book Review: Canadian CLT Handbook + Tall Wood Buildings

Book Review: Canadian CLT Handbook + Tall Wood Buildings

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre in BC, designed by Michael Green Architects, is one of the buildings featured in a new edition of the book Tall Wood Buildings. Photo by Ema Peter Canadian CLT Handbook, 2019 Edition Edited by Erol Karacebeyli...
Architecture - 2020-10-01 21:47:29
Bata Shoe Factory

Bata Shoe Factory

The late Sonja Bata pursued her passion for architecture and the built environment through the revitalization of the town of Batawa, the former factory town located 175 km east of Toronto on the Trent River. In 1939, at the onset of...
Architecture - 2020-09-29 21:46:05
Canadian architect wins ?20,000 STARTS prize

Canadian architect wins ?20,000 STARTS prize

Architect and installation artist Andrea Ling received the 2020 STARTS Grand Prize in the category of Artistic Exploration for her Design by Decay, Decay by Design project. STARTS (S+T+ARTS ? Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the...
Architecture - 2020-09-29 21:46:05
WorldGBC celebrates new additions to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

WorldGBC celebrates new additions to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announced that five companies joined the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment). These new additions bring the total number of signatories to 100, which is a doubling of participation in the...
Architecture - 2020-09-25 21:44:51
Teeple Architects reimagines the Stanley A. Milner Library

Teeple Architects reimagines the Stanley A. Milner Library

Designed by Teeple Architects, the Stanley A. Milner Library Renewal is a reimagination and reshape of the existing library building as a physical expression of Edmonton Public Library?s (EPL) civic role. Andrew Latreille, Latreille Architectural...
Architecture - 2020-09-25 21:44:51
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia unveils conceptual designs for the new Waterfront arts district

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia unveils conceptual designs for the new Waterfront arts district

Nova Scotians can now see and provide feedback on the three final conceptual designs from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia?s Design Competition Exhibition. The competition, which runs until late October, features 3D models, renderings and...
Architecture - 2020-09-22 21:44:32
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