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Champlain Bridge: Sneak peek at the sleek new design
CBC News
The designers of the new Champlain Bridge believe the cable-stayed structure could become Montreal's next great landmark. The design of the new bridge was unveiled this morning by federal infrastructure minister Denis Lebel, along with a video which takes drivers on a virtual crossing of the future span.
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Nouveau pont sur le Saint-Laurent : des esquisses satisfaisantes
OAQ
Les esquisses dévoilées par le ministre fédéral Denis Lebel ont été reçues favorablement par le comité d'experts sur la qualité architecturale pour le nouveau pont sur le Saint-Laurent (qui remplacera le pont Champlain). Les membres de ce comité, formé des représentants de l'Ordre des architectes du Québec, de l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, de la Ville de Montréal, d'Héritage Montréal et de Mission Design, sont satisfaits de constater que leurs préoccupations en matière de qualité architecturale aient été prises en compte.
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Contemporary architecture across Canada profiled in Part 2 of In-Context video series
Canadian Architect
In-Context has announced the launch of Part 2: Intersection of Erb & Caroline, the second in a series of short documentary videos and interactive online stories that profile contemporary architecture across Canada. Each story in the In-Context series explores the ways that architecture has made a profound social, cultural or economic impact on the shared environment.
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Hy-Fi by The Living wins MoMA's annual Young Architects Program
Canadian Architect
The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have announced The Living (David Benjamin) as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 15th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year's winners to develop creative designs for a temporary outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating and water.
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Concours pour la bibliothèque de Drummondville
OAQ
Les architectes du Québec ont jusqu'au 15 août pour soumettre leur dossier de candidature pour la nouvelle bibliothèque de Drummondville. La Ville a en effet lancé son concours d'architecture pour un futur bâtiment de 4 885 m2 sur deux étages. Le projet, qui bénéficie d'un budget de construction de 15,5 millions$, sera situé sur la rue Lindsay et vise la certification LEED. Le terrain est déjà en cours d'aménagement. La bibliothèque actuelle ne répondait plus aux besoins.
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Actively pursuing the 'passive house' in Vancouver
The Globe and Mail
The global Passive House Database shows seven certified buildings in Canada, six in B.C., and only one in the Lower Mainland (also designed by Marken Projects), in Surrey. But building one in Vancouver has been challenging. City permitting staff estimate that about 10 per cent of single-family home applications incorporate some passive design techniques and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities named Vancouver as having the best green building policy.
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Architecture and urban design students helped create a fully functional microhouse built using 3-D printing technology
Phys.org
A bed. A kitchen. A place for lounging and watching television. Full bathroom. Storage space. Those are typical minimum requirements for a person's apartment. Now imagine all of that packed into fewer than 50 square feet in a portable structure that you can "build" in one day. That was what the third-year master of architecture students in UCLA's 3M futureLAB were challenged to create in just 10 weeks this past academic year. Thanks to 3-D printing technology, a prototype of the microhome of the future stands today.
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Wood building reaches for the sky in Prince George
Journal of Commerce
Canada's biggest foray into tall wood structures, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, is nearly complete. At 90 feet tall, it will be the tallest modern all-wood building in North America. "Wood is not only beautiful, it creates healthier places to live and work," said Michael Green, the building's architect.
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Le Saint-Jude par Thomas Balaban Architecte
Kollectif
Ce projet consistait à transformer l'ancien Sanctuaire du rosaire et de Saint-­Jude construit en 1907 par Alphonse Piché, afin d'y aménager un spa scandinave, un centre d'entraînement et un espace de restauration fonctionnant seize heures par jour, sept jours sur sept. Situé sur un tronçon achalandé de la rue Saint­Denis le projet de transformation du lieu de culte en complexe de mise en forme visait à réintégrer l'immeuble délaissé dans le rituel quotidien de la rue Saint­-Denis et de la communauté du Plateau Mont-Royal.
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Experts: More 'good' architecture can bring new energy to Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen
Boxy high-rises. Huge parking lots and garages. These kinds of functional, concrete structures are everywhere, it seems: Think Tunney's Pasture, or some of the behemoths in Ottawa's downtown. But they aren't on postcards. Today's architects can put beauty and functionality together, and that makes for a more engaging urban environment, according to Bill Birdsell, president of the Ontario Association of Architects.

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Pay-backs push green buildings to the forefront
Times Colonist
Victoria's developers and architects have boasted this city and province have been ahead of the curve on sustainable building practices, but a new study suggests the rest of the country is catching up. A survey released recently by the Canada Green Building Council shows the green building market is preparing for strong growth over the next three years and that companies investing in sustainable building practices are seeing strong financial returns.

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Report: Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green
Building
The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green practices from one third in 2014, to one half by 2017. These findings are part of a new report titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, prepared by McGraw Hill Construction, commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), and sponsored by Oxford Properties Group, REALpac, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

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A Toronto home that's cool, contemporary and connected
The Globe and Mail
When a London-based investment manager decided to move back to Canada with his family, he used a quick trip to Toronto to buy an older house on a leafy lot in Moore Park. "I didn't look too hard, as I was rarely in town long enough to make a proper search," recalls Rasheed (who asked that his last name not be used). "I stopped at the first thing that was close to what we thought we would want."
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