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Architecture industry experienced modest gains in 2011
DesignBuild Source
The StatsCan report showed that operating revenues in architectural services and landscape architecture grew by 0.3 per cent over 2010, reaching $3.5 billion in 2011. Profit margins eked up from 13.4 per cent in 2010 to 13.6 per cent in 2011. The picture was rosier in architectural services than in landscape architecture, with revenue growth of 0.5 per cent in the former and a drop of 0.8 per cent in the latter. Overall, architecture services accounted for 90.5 per cent of the sector.
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Une maison dissimulée dans la nature
Archiboom
Cette maison atypique a été réalisé par le studio Bercy Chen à Austin, au Texas. Elle se situe sur un ancien site industriel réhabilité et s'inspire de l'habitat traditionnel des Indiens d'Amérique. Incrustée dans le paysage, elle est pensée pour avoir un impact minimal sur l'environnement. Son toit végétal permet de limiter l'impact du soleil sur le toit.
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RAIC College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Intern/Intern Architect
Canadian Architect
The College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects was created with donations received from members of the College of Fellows and members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to support a deserving intern or intern architect or group of interns/intern architects wishing to promote the value and image of the profession.
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Cedric Charlier mixes psychedelic and architecture in diverse Paris shows
Times Colonist
Architecture, the patterns of painting movement "art brut" and the surrealistic colours of Dutch Master Brueghel were all inspirations behind Cedric Charlier's diverse fall-winter 2013-14 show in Paris. The first pieces, among the collection's best, mixed up sharp geometric paneling alongside oversize coats with fluid, rounded shoulders.
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Appel de candidatures — Fonds du centenaire pour les stagiaires ou architectes stagiaires
RAIC
Le Fonds du centenaire du Collège des fellows pour les stagiaires ou architectes stagiaires accepte maintenant les candidatures en vue de l’attribution de son prix. Ce Fonds a été créé grâce aux dons reçus des membres du Collège des fellows et des membres de l’IRAC en vue d’offrir un appui à un stagiaire ou architecte stagiaire ou à un groupe de stagiaires ou architectes stagiaires qui se distinguent et qui désirent promouvoir la valeur et l’image de la profession.
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Rosehaven Homes is celebrating heritage architecture in Kleinburg
Toronto Star
A luxury development in Kleinburg is honouring the past while introducing technologies that will help homeowners save energy in the future. The 44 homes in Rosehaven Homes' Kleinburg Heritage Estates are adjacent to the village centre and its historic buildings. The project is the first in Vaughan to come under heritage committee guidelines to ensure home designs achieve architectural authenticity.
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11 firmes répondent à l'appel de Victo pour son « concours » d'idées d'architecture
KOLLECTIF
Suite à la publication à la fin du mois de janvier de l'avis de l'Ordre des architectes du Québec intitulé « Victoriaville: ceci n'est pas un concours« , voici la suite. Onze (11) firmes d’architectes, la plupart montréalaises, ont répondu l’appel d’offres lancé par la Ville de Victoriaville en vue de la construction du lieu de diffusion culturelle en lieu et place du cinéma Laurier.
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U of S architecture school remains on drawing board
The StarPhoenix
Some of North America's leading architects will converge on Saskatoon starting next week to throw their support behind a long-awaited architecture school at the University of Saskatchewan. A series of six presentations and panel discussions will begin Feb. 28 and continue through March 18. They are open to the public and will be held in some of Saskatoon's more architecturally unique buildings, such as the Roxy Theatre, the Broadway Theatre and the university's Convocation Hall.
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A Toronto church conversion built with grace and courtesy
The Globe and Mail
Toronto's great Edwardian sprawl gobbled up the little farms and pastures in my west-side neighbourhood (east of the Junction) just before the outbreak of the First World War. Along with the surge of housing and industry came numerous Christian church buildings, almost all sturdy and devoid of architectural fussiness. Nowadays, these plain, dignified structures still stand on streets throughout the district, though many are empty or nearly so.
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English learners see a future in augmented reality architecture
Digital Journal
English learners would like jobs as augmented reality architects in the future, according to a new study. Research by Kaplan International Colleges, a leading provider of English courses for teenagers, revealed that in a survey of more than one thousand English learners, the majority favoured employment as an augmented reality architect in 2020.
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Roundtable on city building told to keep it simple
InsideToronto.com
Toronto's new chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat will be sitting down for a serious talk about how to design a city that works for all Torontonians over the winter and spring. Keesmaat got the Chief Planner's Roundtable going with a talk about how best to design and build public spaces — from parkland and public squares to streetscapes. The roundtable discussion at city hall included presentations from civil servants, architects and urban designers.
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PSB, St. B cop shop examples of polarizing architecture
Winnipeg Free Press
The '60s was a decade of sweeping change and exuberant style; Zeppelin and Floyd, Corvettes and Mustangs, bell bottoms and miniskirts. As the baby-boom generation watched man walk on the moon, the ideas of the past were washed away in a tide of forward-looking enthusiasm. More than four decades later, we remain enamoured with the psychedelic styles and imagery of the Mad Men era, yet architecture finds itself the one artistic expression from that time that is unloved and even reviled in today's popular culture.
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