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National Holocaust Monument design unveiled
The Globe and Mail
The design of Canada's National Holocaust Monument will be led by the architect associated with New York's Ground Zero and Berlin's Jewish Museum. Daniel Libeskind has won a design competition for the Ottawa project, in combination with photographer Edward Burtynsky, landscape architect Claude Cormier and museum planners Lord Cultural Resources.
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Canada's Douglas Cardinal: an architect's legacy
Toronto Star
He was a superstar of Canadian architecture in the 1980s and early 1990s, creator of the iconic, curvilinear Canadian Museum of Civilization and a household name. Now 80, Douglas Cardinal is still designing buildings, though the big commissions have dried up. In a new Star Dispatches ebook, The Outsider: How Douglas Cardinal Draws Genius from Native Roots, Toronto Star feature writer Joe Hall provides an in-depth look at the peaks and valleys of the architect's career and life.
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Monument national de l'Holocauste: annonce du lauréat
OAQ
L'architecte américain d'origine polonaise Daniel Libeskind, qui a notamment signé le Musée Juif de Berlin et l'extension du Musée royal de l'Ontario, concevra le futur Monument national de l'Holocauste, à Ottawa. L'architecte paysagiste québécois Claude Cormier œuvrera à ses côtés au sein de l'équipe lauréate de ce concours national de design.
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Building as ornament looks at iconography in contemporary architecture
Design Boom
Since emerging in the early 1990s, the appetite for iconic architecture has grown exponentially. powered by advancements in technology and increased exposure, buildings from Frank Gehry's Guggenheim in Bilbao to OMA's CCTV headquarters in Beijing are in demand across the globe. In 'Building as Ornament,' author Michiel Van Raaij argues that this style of designing offers architects a greater freedom, with the opportunity to complete more eloquent and individually crafted structures.
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L'architecte Pierre Thibault côtoie le 7e art
La Presse
La Maison de l'architecture du Québec à Montréal présentera une exposition sur le travail de Pierre Thibault, depuis la création de son atelier il y a 25 ans. C'est l'architecte de Québec lui-même qui en a fait l'annonce au Soleil. «Denys Arcand a été généreux, pour l'occasion, il nous a donné toutes les scènes de son film qui ont rapport à mon architecture.» Soit environ une heure de tournage.
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Construction of Calgary's National Music Centre on schedule
660 News
Construction season is in full gear, especially in Calgary's East Village and included in all the activity is the building of the new National Music Centre on 9th Avenue and 4th St., S.E. It features two facilities being built at once, including the reconstruction of iconic blues venue, the King Eddy.
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Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects selected for University of Lethbridge's Destination Project
Canadian Architect
The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has chosen the firms Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects, in joint venture, to lead the design process of its new science and academic building and energy/utility centre; key elements of the transformational University of Lethbridge Destination Project. In its agreement with the University of Lethbridge, Stantec Architecture/KPMB Architects will undertake a comprehensive consultation process with university and community stakeholders, as well as complete the design phase of the project.
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Cambridge asked to contribute $8 million to architecture school expansion
The Record
The former director of the University of Waterloo's architecture school told Cambridge council and staff that they risk falling behind Kitchener and Waterloo if they don't secure public funds to expand UW's Galt campus. "Cambridge's success in the manufacturing economy, which has been so important, should not conceal the reality that in the new digital economy of startups, something needs to happen here or else it's not going to," Rick Haldenby said.
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Hume: Nuns' residence in Toronto inspires faith
Toronto Star
Though not technically a nunnery, the striking new structure at 2 O'Connor Dr. is not only a home with rooms for 58 nuns, it is an exquisite addition to the city. Designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects of Toronto, the building, which just won a Governor-General's Medal, is a model of integrity and integration.
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Venice Biennale 2014: The evolution of Brazilian architecture to be on display
Arch Daily
Chosen to curate the Brazilian contribution at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, diplomat and architecture critic André Aranha Corrêa do Lago has revealed plans for an exhibition that will chronologically illustrate the evolution of Brazilian architecture. The projects that will be exhibited have either played a significant role in the country's architectural evolution, such as the pre-Colombian (Indian shacks), vernacular constructions and baroque designs, or have displayed a strong international influence, like the Capanema Palace, Pampulha and Brasília.
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Canadian architect boosts the über-efficient home
The Globe and Mail
Architect Terrell Wong of Stone's Throw Design is certainly passionate when it comes to sustainable/green architecture. More recently, she's found a new — and related — love in the "very fledgling industry" based around the German Passive House movement, a relatively new, ultra-strict set of energy-efficiency guidelines first put to the test in Darmstadt in 1990.

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To be destroyed: MOCCA asks architects to reimagine museums and galleries
Canadian Architect
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is calling for submissions that respond to the thematic of an upcoming exhibition, entitled TBD that will be on view in Toronto. The exhibition proposes that the definition of a museum is not fixed but rather "to be determined." By asking, "What is a contemporary art gallery?" the exhibition questions our fundamental assumptions concerning the role and importance of museums in society and their associated architectural forms.

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Manitoba theatre centre's unique design earns recognition
Winnipeg Free Press
Don't be fooled by its post-modern, concrete-fortress appearance — it's really an intimate historic site where actors and audiences can get cozy together. And there's a plaque to prove it. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada unveiled a plaque commemorating the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre building as a national historic site.

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower : le bâtiment hongkongais en images
Journal Métro
La Jockey Club Innovation Tower dévoile son design futuriste. Le cabinet Zaha Hadid Architects présente un film et des photographies de la Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT), récemment inaugurée à Hong Kong. Les photographies signées Iwan Baan mettent en lumière l'intérieur épuré de la tour incurvée de 15 étages à la structure quasi transparente.
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