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Zita Cobb and Vassilis Sgoutas named 2015 RAIC Honorary Fellows
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected a Canadian social entrepreneur and a Greek architect, both employing design for social change, to receive its 2015 Honorary Fellowships. Zita Cobb grew up on Fogo Island, a remote fishing community off the coast of Newfoundland. After a successful high-tech career, she returned and founded Shorefast Foundation. The registered charity uses architecture, art, design, craft and food to invigorate the island's economy and culture. Major projects include the world-class Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island Arts, an international artists' residency program, and Fogo Island Shop, which produces hand-crafted furniture and textiles.
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Local architects pick their favourite Edmonton buildings
Edmonton Journal
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Illumination Series lecture will highlight Edmonton's involvement in Canada's architecture scene. In advance of the event, the Journal asked three local architects about Edmonton's architectural gems: Samuel Oboh, an Edmonton architect and the incoming president of the institute; Vivian Manasc, senior principal and architect at Manasc Isaac; and Donna Clare, an architect at Dialog designing the new Royal Alberta Museum. "It's easy to get wrapped into the conversation about iconic architecture, but what we really emphasize is architecture that has a positive impact on the community and society," Oboh said.
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Début d'Archi branchés à Canal Savoir
OAQ
La diffusion d'Archi branchés, une émission consacrée à l'architecture, débute au Canal Savoir. Animée par Marc-André Carignan, journaliste spécialisé en architecture et en design, la série de huit épisodes explore la genèse de bâtiments marquants pour Montréal. Chaque demi-heure s'attarde à un projet particulier par l'entremise d'une entrevue avec l'architecte, une visite des lieux ainsi qu'un survol des enjeux d'intégration à la ville. Il s'agit d'une rare occasion pour le public de mieux connaître le travail de ceux qui façonnent le monde qui nous entoure.
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DeMONT: A decade of change ahead for Halifax
The Chronicle Herald
Halifax used to be one of those places that never seemed to change, one of those small, frozen-in-aspic colonial cities where a person could leave for a decade and return comfortable in the knowledge that the landscape would be by and large the same. Now, if you haven't been back in a while, better be prepared to have your head spin — and we don't just mean by the glittering new library.
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Hearst Corporation celebrates 10th anniversary of Hearst Tower
Market Wired
Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies, today released an exclusive video commemorating the upcoming 10th anniversary of the topping out of Hearst Tower, the first building commissioned post September 11 and among New York City's most celebrated and iconic buildings. Topping out refers to the placement of the last beam during the construction phase. Hosted by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, the camera drone video tour provides a unique, never-before-seen perspective on the architecture, people and inner-workings of Hearst's 57th Street world headquarters.
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The monumental politics behind Ottawa's newest memorials
Maclean's
If construction proceeds according to plan, two angular concrete monuments will rise to the west of Parliament Hill by this autumn. The government is erecting a Memorial to the Victims of Communism next to the Supreme Court of Canada, on a coveted site previously set aside for a new federal court building. Only a few minutes walk further west, facing the Canadian War Museum, a National Holocaust Monument is to be built on what is now an open field near the Ottawa River.
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26-storey 'Origami' tower proposed for Vancouver's waterfront
CTV News
A unique-looking 26-storey high-rise is slated to be built smack between two heritage buildings on Vancouver's waterfront, provided it gets the green light from the city. A development permit application for the "Waterfront Tower" project, next to Waterfront Station, has to be reviewed by the City of Vancouver before it breaks ground. The tower would be located at 555 West Cordova Street. The site is currently a parking lot beside the transit hub, which just celebrated its centennial, and a former warehouse that was built in 1905.
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The B.C. Permanent Building: A hidden gem gets a fresh polish
The Vancouver Sun
The B.C. Permanent Building is one of downtown Vancouver's hidden gems. With its elegant entrance columns and soaring two-storey interior, the building at 330 West Pender is a classic example of "temple bank" architecture, circa 1907. But what really makes it special is the stained glass. The interior is lit by a drop-dead gorgeous 35-foot long, 20-foot wide stained glass skylight. The mezzanine features stained glass windows with the coats of arms of Canada's provinces, along with Yukon and Great Britain.
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Une maison au-dessus du vide
La Presse
L'entrepreneur Marc Turgeon et l'architecte Olivier Bourgeois s'étaient déjà rencontrés dans une «ancienne vie», mais ils n'avaient jamais travaillé ensemble. Jusqu'au jour où le premier est allé cogner à la porte du second: il voulait réaliser son rêve d'avoir une maison contemporaine. Qui plus est, il allait la construire lui-même. Entre ciel et fleuve, dans Charlevoix. Marc Turgeon «a été un des premiers à nous faire confiance, à nous laisser nous aventurer dans un projet comme celui-là», raconte Olivier Bourgeois, qui a depuis mené bien d'autres projets résidentiels et commerciaux avec son collègue Régis Lechasseur.
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Historic Saskatchewan Wheat Pool building getting facelift
Leader-Post
Viterra is looking to give Regina's oldest standing department store building a facelift. The former C.W. Sherwood Department Store and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool building, now occupied by Viterra, is slated to receive a $4.6 million heritage restoration, and the company is hoping the City of Regina will chip in. The 1913 building on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Albert Street, built in the Gothic Revival style, stands out for its glazed terracotta facade, gargoyles, ornamental iron details and windows.

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Architects break down work barriers
Journal of Commerce
Architecture is a global profession, explains the executive director of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), and a major agreement between Canadian, U.S. and Mexican architectural regulatory authorities now allows architects to work across North American borders. The recently finalized Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for the International Practice of Architecture allows qualified architects from each country, who satisfy requirements of the agreement, to be granted a credential that will lead to a license to practice architecture in the host country.

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Second recycled shipping container development planned for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Straight.com
Vancouver architect Anthony Boni is excited about his new project. Although he has done a variety of projects in the past, from homes to museums to commercial buildings, this one is a first, not only for the principal of Boni Maddison Architects but also for Canada. Boni is working with the Downtown Eastside–based Atira Women's Resource Society to build the country's highest residential building using shipping containers. "It's a prototype. I mean, this hasn't been done before at this scale," Boni told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview.

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MoDA makes quick impact in Inglewood
Calgary Herald
The Inglewood district is creating a good deal of interest among businesses attracted by its village atmosphere so close to the downtown highrises. Buildings are being constructed or renovated with respect to the Area Development Plan that leans heavily toward the community's heritage. Driving along 9th Avenue S.E. you will notice a very striking facade that's the work of MoDA (Modern Office of Design and Architecture), a young firm I introduced when Dustin Couzens and Ben Klumper founded the company about 20 months ago. The building was purchased by Kailey Beddoe and Jilaine Antoniuk as a home for Junction 9, their new yoga and Pilates studio.
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