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Ottawa Planning Committee approves the Briarcliffe Heritage Conservation District
Ontario Association of Architects
The City of Ottawa's Planning Committee has agreed that Briarcliffe, a low-density neighbourhood built in the 1960s, should be designated a Heritage Conservation District. This decision was made following two letters sent by RAIC Regional Director for Ontario North, East and Nunavut, Allan Teramura, MRAIC, Toon Dreessen, MRAIC, Robert Webster, FRAIC, and Carleton University Associate Professor Janine Debanné.
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Pointe-à-Callière ouvre un nouveau pavillon
Radio-Canada
Le nouveau pavillon de Pointe-à-Callière, le plus important musée d'archéologie et d'histoire du Canada est désormais ouvert au public. L'édifice appelé la Maison-des-Marins est situé au 165, place d'Youville, juste en face du bâtiment principal construit il y a 20 ans.
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B.C. Wood Design Awards honour innovation in residential and commercial structures
Vancouver Sun
Fourteen British Columbia architects, contractors and engineers were honoured recently at the B.C. Wood Design Awards for their innovative use of wood that, according to awards organizers, is growing in popularity as the building material of choice for beauty and sustainability.
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Bureau du design — « Lemay associés réaménagera le studio d'Ubisoft Montréal »
Kollectif
Ubisoft Montréal a annoncé le lauréat du concours de design pour le réaménagement du studio situé au 5505 boulevard St-Laurent, effectué en partenariat avec le Bureau du design de la Ville de Montréal.
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Laurentian architecture school vision takes shape
Daily Commercial News
With construction now underway on Phase 1 of its new school of architecture, Sudbury's Laurentian University is aiming to call tenders by mid-July on the estimated $23 million second phase of the signature project. Designed by Toronto's Levitt Goodman Architects, the architecture school will be the first to open in Canada in more than 40 years.
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Héritage Montréal — « Patrimoine à Montréal: Enjeux et Espoirs »
Kollectif
Héritage Montréal dévoile sa liste de dix sites emblématiques du patrimoine menacé à Montréal. Depuis 2006, l'organisme dresse une liste d'emblèmes patrimoniaux menacés pour illustrer les enjeux et encourager les actions concrètes de revitalisation à Montréal.
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Smart planning attracts fresh talent to aging architecture firm
The Globe and Mail
"In architecture and design, there is a massive amount of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity that is taking place, with larger groups looking to consolidate, gobbling up smaller companies left, right and centre," says Bill Nankivell, CEO of B+H Architects, the largest privately held architect firm in Canada. "For the next generation of leadership of B+H, we aim to be a leader who acquires, not to be acquired."
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Canada awaiting a long-term infrastructure plan
Daily Commercial News
Canadian Construction Association president Michael Atkinson and Federation of Canadian Municipalities president Karen Leibovici discuss what they would like to see in a new long-term infrastructure plan in the upcoming federal budget. In addition to a minimum 20-year longevity, they will be looking for elements such as predictability, sustainability and flexibility in the plan which is set to replace the expiring Building Canada Plan.
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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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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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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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« Cabane 217 par Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes »
Kollectif
La cabane 217 est un projet de réaménagement complet d'une résidence située à Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier. La maison est située sur un terrain boisé donnant sur la rivière. Le propriétaire désirait donner une deuxième vie à sa demeure en l'ouvrant d'avantage sur son environnement.
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Building a healthy home
North Shore News
Individuals interested in designing an energy-efficient home may want to consider looking into National Resource Canada's R-2000 standard that sets out a series of house performance requirements that, if achieved, assure the homeowner of a healthy, well-built, energy efficient home. The R-2000 initiative is a voluntary program chosen by builders and homeowners who wish to create a home that performs better than the average and presents a smaller environmental footprint as a whole.
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Five fine apps for the connected architect
Design Build Source
Smartphones and tablets are altering the landscape in various fields, and the world of architecture is no exception. As technology moves forward, more and more architects are taking their concepts off the drawing board and putting them instead on their mobile devices. The following five applications are among those that an increasing number of modern architects cannot do without.
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