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'Blue sky' design ideas for crumbling Gardiner unveiled; including buried highway, 8-lane boulevard
National Post
The City of Toronto and the agency in charge of waterfront revitalization dusted off three-year-old conceptual designs that present a sky's the limit view of what to do with a dilapidated section of the Gardiner Expressway. The never-before-seen-renderings from six architectural firms, commissioned back in 2009 at $50,000 apiece, are "ideas" — not plans — officials stressed, that are meant to stimulate debate.
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L'édifice Sherpa affiche ses couleurs
La Presse
L'édifice Sherpa affiche ses couleurs. Les habitués du boulevard Charest ont vu se dresser, à côté d'un HLM brun, cet immeuble de neuf niveaux paré d'aluminium et de panneaux de brique bigarrés. Voilà la nouvelle image du logement social à Québec. Cet immeuble en construction depuis un an comprend 77 logements subventionnés: 47 destinés à des gens ayant eu des troubles mentaux et amorcé un processus de rétablissement, et 30 à des artistes en émergence.
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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Pavilion 5 Finalist Proposal / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
Arch Daily
Just as layers of history accumulate through time to offer varying perspectives on culture and environment, Saucier + Perrotte's design for the Fifth Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is composed of a series of mineral strata that form a home for the Hornstein collection of art. Floating gently above street level, each marble stratum is superimposed to produce a sculpted volume containing the collection and defining a space dedicated to the next generation of Montreal art lovers.
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Ontario's best steel designs recognized
Daily Commercial News
The Ontario Region of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has recognized outstanding achievements in steel design with presentation of its 22nd awards of excellence. "The awards bring forth an opportunity to celebrate structural steel's versatility in design and construction," said Ontario Region chair John Rogers.
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Chambord Residence / NatureHumaine
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The client wanted to utilize the second storey of her 1920s duplex by converting her former rental unit into 3 bedrooms and an office space. While the grey-stone front facade only required minor restorations, the back of the house was transformed completely. An emphasis on transparency creates constant visual and physical connections with the backyard.
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Warming hut nets local architecture firms international award
Winnipeg Free Press
Three small Winnipeg firms have combined their skills to win a prestigious international award that landed their made-in-Manitoba project on the cover of Azure Magazine, Canada's preeminent architecture publication. The Hygge House design — dreamed up by Urbanink, Pike Projects and Plains Projects — is also featured in a two-page spread in Azure, which is now on newsstands. The award was for Best Temporary or Demonstration Architecture as well as the People's Choice Award for that category.
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Clear Lake Cottage / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Arch Daily
The site is located on Clear Lake in Seguin Township, ON. The lot has a large frontage and an existing dock. The orientation is predominately to the east collecting warmth and direct light in the morning. The building sits quietly behind trees away from the water. It was decided a peaked sloped roof would be used. This could achieve an ambiguously modern vernacular feel and was beneficial for snow and water shedding. This approach yielded interesting opportunities to define exterior spaces.

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3 Canadian firms featured in Atlas of the Unbuilt World exhibition in London
Canadian Architect
The British Council has announced details of Atlas of the Unbuilt World, an international exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture 2013 that recently opened at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Royal Ear Hospital. Designed by Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio, the exhibition showcases architectural models of future projects from around the globe by some of the most by exciting practices and emerging studios.

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The Playground Project at the Heinz Architectural Center
Canadian Architect
The Playground Project at the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh presents some of the most outstanding and influential playgrounds from Europe, the United States and Japan from the mid-to-late 20th century in order to prompt a reconsideration of our own time and the way we approach childhood, risk, public space and education. The project also puts the concept of play into the foreground as an important way of thinking, one that has influenced the development of the 2013 Carnegie International.

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34-storey wooden skyscraper proposed for Stockholm
DesignBuild Source
Sweden is hitting new heights in the wooden skyscraper trend with a 34-storey wood building proposed for Stockholm. The design was created for HSB Stockholm's architectural competition 2023, an initiative that marks the organization's 100 years as Sweden's largest building society, and to celebrate an "ultra-modern residential high-rise building" will be built in the city.
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Le Métaphone, à la fois bâtiment et instrument de musique géant
Le Monde
Dans le Pas-de-Calais, à Oignies, une salle de concert unique au monde peut se transformer en instrument de musique géant. Au gré du vent qui le traversera et des musiciens qui joueront avec, le Métaphone commencera à vibrer sur le site d'une ancienne mine de charbon, près de Lens.
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