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As you know, RAIC delivers News Clips/Les manchettes direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the News Clips/Les manchettes news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.
Comme vous le savez, l'IRAC envoie Les manchettes directement dans votre boîte de réception chaque vendredi, pour vous tenir au courant des derniers développements de l'industrie qui ont un impact sur votre pratique. Nous sommes toutefois conscients du fait que vous êtes occupés et que vous avez peut-être manqué un ou deux articles importants. C'est pourquoi vous trouverez ici un récapitulatif mensuel des cinq principaux articles que vos pairs ont consultés ce mois-ci. Pour consulter plus d'articles, ou pour voir les tendances actuelles, visitez le portail des nouvelles Les manchettes. Pour vous désabonner de ce récapitulatif mensuel, cliquez ici.


Jenga-like high-rise connects residents with the world
Wired
Let's pretend for a moment that buildings are built out of Jenga blocks. For the past century or so, skyscrapers have more or less been built from pieces that are uniformly stacked on top of one another vertically, creating solid, streamlined structures. We did this because it was efficient. Now imagine that someone came along, plucked a few of those Jenga blocks out of the tower, flipped them horizontally, stuck them back into the edifice, and walked away. What are you left with? Something that looks a lot like the tower that architect Ole Scheeren is proposing for Vancouver.
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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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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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Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park
Dezeen Magazine
A faceted glass dome peaks above the prayer hall of Toronto's new Charles Correa-designed Islamic cultural centre, which shares a patch of parkland with Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum. Indian firm Charles Correa Associates designed the Ismaili Centre in partnership with local studio Moriyama & Teshima Architects to provide a cultural centre for the Islamic community.
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Sudbury's architecture school taking form
Sudbury Star
Phase two of the Laurentian University School of Architecture in downtown Sudbury is beginning to take shape. The two-storey structure is being built with cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam wood. The CLT structure is part of the 54,000-square-foot Phase Two facility of the new school, and represents the most significant use of CLT in a public building in Ontario to date, according to officials.
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