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Canada brings Arctic architecture into the spotlight for Venice Biennale
The Globe and Mail
From the land of snowdrifts to the city of canals — five designs that use architecture to address the realities of Inuit life in Nunavut are Canada's entry to this year's Venice Biennale, one of the world's top showcases for builder's art. "We all have the images of the Arctic that we get in National Geographic," said Lola Sheppard, a Toronto architect and a curator of the Arctic Adaptations show that is to open in Venice in June.
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Boutique Penelope par Hatem+D Architecture
Kollectif
La boutique Penelope est un projet de réaménagement complet d'une bijouterie existante située à la place Ste-Foy, à Québec. Pour célébrer les 45 ans d'existence de la marque, le propriétaire désirait agrandir son commerce, donner un vent de fraicheur au design et revoir son image. Ces transformations ont impliqués de repenser complètement les divers espaces afin de créer un dialogue entre chacune des zones de ventes.
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KPMB makes Vancouver Art Gallery's architect shortlist
The Globe and Mail
Five architectural firms have been shortlisted to design a new home for the Vancouver Art Gallery. The finalists are: KPMB Architects; Herzog & de Meuron; SANAA; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. KPMB, based in Toronto, is the only Canadian finalist; there are no British Columbia-based firms on the short list.
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Azure Magazine names Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum top project to watch
Huffington Post
The building was designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects — the same firm that designed the Montrose Cultural Centre in Grande Prairie. "The building tells the story of the bone-bed, the scientists and researchers, and of the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai (a dinosaur first found in Wembley and identified as a new species in 2008)," said Martin Baron of Teeple Architects, in a news release.
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Échelle de valeurs
OAQ
En plus d'emporter quelque 18 000 personnes, le séisme qu'a subi le nord-est du Japon en mars 2011 et le tsunami qui s'ensuivit ont laissé de nombreuses villes et zones dévastées. Cette situation catastrophique a mené des architectes des quatre coins du monde à se questionner sur le rôle de l'architecture dans une telle situation de même qu'à faire des propositions et des recommandations pour la reconstruction.
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Winnipeg museum's twists and turns pushed bounds of construction techniques for PCL
Edmonton Journal
When a team from Edmonton's PCL Construction first saw the iconic, soaring design for the $350 million Canadian Museum of Human Rights now nearing completion in Winnipeg, they "resisted the urge to run," according to a company vice-president. "Just one look at this breathtaking, iconic structure and its uniqueness is apparent. However, what you can't see in the architectural twist of concrete, glass, steel and stone is as compelling as what you can see," said Sean Barnes.
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Quartier des spectacles de Montréal: Découverte de Luminothérapie et du Parcours lumière
Kollectif
Le Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles propose au public de profiter des trois dernières semaines de Luminothérapie pour découvrir les oeuvres de la 4e édition de cet événement hivernal annuel en compagnie d'une guide professionnelle. Les jeudis et samedis du 16 janvier au 1er février 2014, à 17 h 30, une promenade à pied d'une heure permettra aux visiteurs d'en apprendre davantage sur l'installation Entre les rangs, de Kanva.
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John E. Irving family donation kickstarts the Harvard Graduate School of Design campaign
Canadian Architect
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) recently announced that John K.F. Irving '83, M.B.A. '89, and Anne Irving Oxley have donated $10 million to the School in honour of their father, John E. (Jack) Irving. This leadership gift will kickstart the Graduate School of Design's campaign efforts with support for Dean Mohsen Mostafavi's vision for the school by deepening and broadening the faculty's intellectual reach.

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RAIC weighs in on Canada Post's move to community mailboxes
Canadian Architect
Canada Post needs to deliver excellent design if it goes ahead with a controversial plan to replace door-to-door service with community mailboxes, says the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The RAIC, who advocates for a liveable built environment, says group mailboxes will affect the urban landscape and quality of life of Canadians.

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Adaptable architecture
The Telegraph
A house is for life, not just for Christmas. That's what Deborah Sarnoff and Robert Gotkin must have been thinking when they bought Robert Venturi's 1969 Lieb House, an asbestos-shingled box emblazoned with a Pop Art number 9 beside the door. They spent another $100,000 having it peeled off its site in New Jersey and shipped up the East River on the back of a barge, to its new resting place in Glen Cove, NY.

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SkyCycle Network set to rise above London
Sourceable
Foster's SkyCycle concept proposes developing new cycling routes in the city on "a wide, secure deck" constructed approximately three storeys above existing railways lines. With London's transport network "at capacity," SkyCycle would offer cyclists offering 220 kilometres of exclusive, safe and car-free cycle routes that can be accessed from over 200 entry points.
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