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Canadian Architect announces the passing of former editor Anthony Jackson
Canadian Architect
Anthony Jackson (September 4, 1926-July 22, 2015), architectural theorist and historian, was a person of remarkable dignity, wisdom and nobility. Born in the East End of London, early on he distinguished himself academically and attended the Regent's Street Polytechnic, where he studied architecture from ages 16 to 18.
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Défauts de construction du stade Investors Group Field : l'architecte se défend
Radio-Canada
La firme d'architecture qui a conçu le stade Investors Group Field a publié un communiqué en réponse à une poursuite judiciaire intentée par le propriétaire du stade qui estime que l'architecte et la société de construction sont responsables des problèmes de conception et de construction du stade érigé il y a 2 ans. L'architecte se défend dans un document de cour et indique qu'à l'origine, le stade n'était pas destiné à accueillir des événements toute l'année ni des concerts extérieurs.
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10 countries taking the 'LEED' in green building
EcoWatch
The Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, or LEED, certification has become the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which sets LEED certification standards, announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED outside of the U.S. The rankings comes out at a pivotal time as international attention turns to the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris.
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The Dezeen guide to Postmodern architecture and design
Dezeen
Over the years, Postmodernism has been accused of every conceivable form of fraud. It has been called ugly, superficial, derivative, and cravenly complicit to a profit motive. When design historian Jane Pavitt and I co-curated an exhibition on the topic at the V&A in 2011, it was difficult to find any architects who would even admit to the label. It got to the point that we would tease them: "are you now or have you ever been a Postmodernist?"
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Fraternité-sur-Lac : quand architecture contemporaine se démocratise en nature
Journal Habitation
Sur les rives du lac Supérieur, à 90 minutes au nord de Montréal, une montagne jadis propriété d'une ancienne congrégation religieuse héberge un modèle créatif et innovant en matière d'intégration de l'architecture contemporaine en nature. L'atelier YH2 Architecture y conjugue une collection de résidences contemporaines à une expérience nature.
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Toronto's lowrise wood-frame houses giving way to modern towers
Metro News
We are living in a momentous period of Toronto's history, as we witness the complete transformation of North America's fourth-largest metropolis into a new urban centre. Almost every city block seems to be under some degree of construction at the moment. Long ago, Toronto was disparagingly referred to as Hogtown. The financial capital of the Dominion of Canada was architecturally understated and provincial. Post-Second World War saw an influx of immigrants who built the thousands of lowrise wood-frame houses that lined our residential streets.
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New Downsview campus opens whole new world for Centennial College aerospace students
Yonge Street Media
Centennial College's new Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, slated to begin construction this fall, has big shoes to fill. The campus will provide aerospace training for up to 900 students at a time in a 130,000-square-foot space that's the former home of the de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., a storied company founded in 1929 that built planes for the Second World War. The massive building also hosted the Canadian Air and Space Museum from 1997 to 2011 and was slated for demolition just four years ago.
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The skyscraper literally blowing people away
Sourceable
First it melted cars, now it's blowing people over. One of London's newest icons, the so-called 'Walkie Talkie' skyscraper is facing claims that its design is causing a troublesome wind tunnel effect down a major city thoroughfare. The City of London Corporation is investigating an increase in the number of complaints about down-draughts at the base of the 160-metre skyscraper as powerful gusts of wind have seen workers blown over and signs knocked from buildings.
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