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Vancouver architecture firm proposes timber skyscraper for Paris skyline
Vancouver Sun
Vancouver architect Michael Green, who co-wrote the book on building skyscrapers out of wood timbers, has a role in an audacious proposal to construct the world's tallest to stand as a beacon on the Paris skyline. At 35 stories, the wooden tower Green's team is proposing would have to be approved as an exception to Paris's existing height limits for wood structures, but he hopes winning the bid could be the "Eiffel-Tower moment" for the acceptance of tall timber buildings he has been advocating for close to a decade.
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History, architecture well preserved in Winnipeg exchange district
Edmonton Journal
It's not hard to picture Winnipeg's wild-west past as you walk through its historic Exchange District. The jails, saloons and brothels may be gone, but more than 100 buildings in the compact 20-block area have been preserved, along with rail tracks, ornate interior decor and old-fashioned advertisements painted on brick walls.
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Un stade de soccer à couper le souffle
Journal Métro
Il y a longtemps que je n'ai pas été aussi impressionné par une nouvelle construction à Montréal. Certes, il s'est érigé quelques bijoux, ici et là, ces dernières années sur l'île. Mais le Stade de soccer de Montréal, qui a ouvert ses portes au public le week-end dernier, se classe dans une catégorie à part.
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B.C. biophilic architecture lets the outside in
CBC News
Now that it's spring, it's a lot easier to get outside and enjoy the benefits of nature. But year-round, many people live and work in buildings that resemble concrete blocks rather than parks or forests and that can have a negative effect on our health. That's why biophilic design, which aims to add a little more green into traditional human-made indoor spaces, is growing in popularity.
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Tomorrowland: Previewing Toronto's architecture of the future
Torontoist
As Toronto's astronomical rate of development shows no sign of slowing down, the debate surrounding the city's future can be fraught with anxiety. New cranes continue to speckle the skyline, and the population of the downtown core is expected to almost double to 130,000 by 2031. Many experts worry that our aging infrastructure will have difficulty keeping up with this demand.
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Here's what OCAD U wants to do to its offices at Dundas and McCaul
Toronto Life
A major renovation of OCAD U's Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, on the southeast corner of Dundas and McCaul streets. The building, currently offices, would be transformed into a study and exhibition space with street-facing LED displays to project student artwork out through its windows. The architect is Bortolotto, a firm that has done a lot of post-secondary and institutional work. Its past clients include U of T and the City of Toronto.
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New books by Waterloo architecture professor reveal a heart of steel
Daily Commercial News
Terri Meyer Boake is a professor at the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture, but she admits to having a heart of steel. Her fascination with steel structures has led to frequent collaborations with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and the recent publication of two books, including the world's first volume on steel diagrid structures.
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NL: An architect who designs for life
Daily Business Buzz
When architect Todd Saunders took on the task of designing the Fogo Island Inn, he knew he was pushing himself, as well as pushing local architecture. It was an usual process of trying to keep the project Newfoundland, but instead of following the guide of the past, creating a new recipe. There was also that he was making a very complicated building in a very isolated place with local people. He was in his 30s at the time.
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Calgary Icons: Park Point
Calgary Herald
Qualex-Landmark's mixed-use residential condominium development Park Point brings strong architectural vision, some cosmopolitan sass and design innovation to the gentrification of Calgary's Beltline. Designed by global architectural firm IBI Group, the 34-storey, glass-sheathed black and white tower will infuse Calgary's skyline with a lasting iconic presence.
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