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Architects explore revitalization project for small community
Journal of Commerce
Interweaving the past and present through architecture was one of the underlying themes at a plenary session titled Fish, Architecture and Economics at the national Festival of Architecture held in Calgary. The presenters included Shorefast Foundation founder Zita Cobb, architect Todd Saunders, and Nick Herder, who is also part of the Shorefast Foundation project design team.
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Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl receives honorary degree
University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is recognizing internationally acclaimed architect and urban designer Jan Gehl with an honorary degree. Gehl received the honour during convocation ceremonies for students of Innis College and Trinity College. Professor Gehl is renowned for his research on how people use spaces and how the physical form influences the quality of life, academic work he has carried out through four decades at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
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Quebec-born architect to the stars dreams big and builds big
Globe and Mail
When Gildan Activewear co-founder Greg Chamandy and his wife Chantal decided to build a dream retreat in Mont-Tremblant, Que., they were drawn to the work of Los Angeles architect Richard Landry. "Every time we looked at houses in magazines, they were his," explained Ms. Chamandy, a pop singer. They called up Mr. Landry in L.A., hoping he might do a project in Canada. They began by describing the resort area north of Montreal.
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L'Édifice Wilder à la recherche de 25 millions
La Presse
Alors que les grues ont déjà commencé leur travail depuis l'automne dernier pour agrandir l'Édifice Wilder du Quartier des spectacles, ses futurs locataires sont toujours à la recherche de 25,8 millions, soit le quart des coûts du projet. Une fois terminé, l'Édifice Wilder Espace Danse, situé rue De Bleury, viendra changer le visage de ce secteur du Quartier des spectacles. L'immeuble conçu par la firme Lapointe Magne + Aedifica sera doté de murs rideaux qui accueilleront des projections extérieures.
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New Scarborough library a 'green respite'
Daily Commercial News
Designed by LGA Architectural Partners and Phillip H. Carter Architect in a joint venture, the 14,500-square-foot branch of the Toronto Public Library is located at the south side of the iconic civic centre. Completed in May by contractor Aquicon Construction, the new library was also conceived as a green respite within the local urban context. Total project cost was $10.3 million. From an architectural perspective, the key challenge was to design a building that was "strong (in its identity) yet adaptable," said Brock James, partner in charge of the project at LGA.
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Büro Ole Scheeren unveils the 'future of vertical housing' in Vancouver
Arch Daily
Büro Ole Scheeren has envisioned a "future vision for vertical living." Designed to serve as an "urban pivot" on one of Vancouver's main avenues, 1500 West Georgia Street, the multifaceted tower features a system of vertically shifted apartment modules and outdoor terraces that branch out horizontally to "engage the space of the city and activate Vancouver's waterfront skyline."
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Zaha Hadid designs two 'sculptural' towers for Australia's Gold Coast
Arch Daily
Zaha Hadid has unveiled plans for two "sculptural" towers and a new privately-owned cultural precinct at Mariner's Cove on Australia's Gold Coast. Commissioned by Sunland Group, the $600 million mixed-use project will include two 44-story residential towers, ground floor retail, a 69-suite boutique hotel and underground aquarium, along with an art gallery, museum and outdoor sculptural gardens.
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Concevoir avec la neige... en Estrie !
OAQ
Vous le savez déjà, le congrès annuel de l'Ordre se tiendra à Sherbrooke en septembre. L'Ordre et la Maison de l'architecture du Québec (MAQ) ont décidé de profiter de l'occasion pour lancer le concours d'idées « Concevoir avec la neige », concours exclusivement destiné aux concepteurs en aménagement de la région des Cantons-de-l'Est. Les projets lauréats seront intégrés à l'exposition de la MAQ « Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec », qui aura auparavant été vue à Marseille, Chambéry, Nantes et Montréal.
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