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New architecture school in Sudbury to welcome 70 students
The Sudbury Star
Laurentian University has confirmed 70 students will make up the first year of the school's new architecture program, which is set to begin on Sept. 4. "We have been tremendously impressed by the vitality and the diversity of the applications we've received," said Laurentian Architecture's founding director, Terrance Galvin, in a release. "There is an exciting creative spark in these young people, and we know that our school is off to a very promising start."
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Table for 12 project promotes Canadian architecture
Daily Commercial News
The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded 5468796 Architecture, a Winnipeg-based design studio, the $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome prize for their project Table for 12, which will allow hosts from eight cities to set the table for informal conversations about architecture. The aim of the project is to promote Canadian architecture, identify synergies between cities and provide opportunities for global exchange.
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P.E.I. architect has made large imprint on small province
Daily Business Buzz
Politicians, high school and university students, researchers and home dwellers, among others, pour in and out of his designed structures. Working in Prince Edward Island for the past four decades has allowed the 71-year-old architect the opportunity to do a diverse range of work as a founding partner with both Bergmark and Hammarlund Architects and with BGHJ Architects.
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Le monde asiatique monte dans les tours
La Libre
La plus haute tour d'Asie sera chinoise. Sa structure s'est achevée il y a quelques jours. Elle sera la 2e plus haute tour du monde. mais pour quelques années à peine, car la course est vive. La mixité des fonctions est devenue la règle: bureaux, hôtels, logements.
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Hygge House / Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink
Arch Daily
Every year, in an attempt to fight the fierceness of the winter cold and bring people together, the world's longest naturally frozen skating trail is constructed on the Red and Assiniboine rivers in Winnipeg. Hygge House is a winning entry in an annual international competition that asks designers to create their interpretation of a "warming hut" along the river trail.
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4 teams shortlisted to design new central library in Calgary
Arch Daily
Four shortlisted teams have been asked to design proposals for a new central library in the Canadian city of Calgary. Selected from 38 submissions, the competing teams of local and international architects will harness the power of platemaking to envision a 280,000 square-foot "landmark" for the East Village Calgary.
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Westboro Home / Kariouk Associates
Arch Daily
The site for this home was a narrow lot in a downtown neighborhood, which carried with it extensive code limitations on side windows. A further challenge was negotiating the difference in grade between the two neighbouring lots: An already steeply sloping site, the neighbours to the West raised their rear yard an additional 1.5 metres, ultimately creating a difference in neighbouring lot heights of approximately 2.5 metres.
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Green Building Festival this fall in Toronto
Canadian Architect
The event format has been streamlined to an idea-packed one-day program addressing the hot topic of Integrated Design Solutions for District-Scale Sustainability. The program continues the exploration of 2030 Districts which are at the forefront of regional efforts to create strong environmental partnerships, coalitions and collaboration around the ambitious, measurable and achievable goals called for by Architecture 2030.
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Global search for lighting designs switches on for 2014 Vivid Sydney
Architecture & Design
Creative practitioners from Australia and around the world are invited to submit innovative lighting and projection designs and installations for the next Vivid Sydney, which will take place from May 23 to June 9 2014. Owned and managed by the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere's biggest annual celebration of light, music and ideas.
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Architecture aérienne et contemporaine pour le nouveau pavillon du MBAM
BatiWeb
Le cinquième pavillon du MBAM respectera en tous points les standards internationaux en matière de conception muséale et de conservation. En plus de servir d'écrin à la collection d'art international du Musée, il sera dédié au volet éducatif de l'institution et offrira l'occasion de poursuivre le travail d'enracinement communautaire et identitaire privilégié par le MBAM.

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Eye-catching, barrel-vault roof sets this modernist house apart
The Globe and Mail
It started with a little brochure landing on a desk. The desk belonged to Guelph, ON, architect Richard (Dick) Pagani. The brochure, which caught the young man's eye, illustrated how to build an eye-catching barrel-vault roof. Put out by the Fir Plywood Institute of Canada, the hope was to get architects interested in innovative uses for British Columbia wood products, and it worked, as it was carefully filed away by the Guelph native for future use.

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PDUES Marconi-Alexandra: L'OPCM rend son avis
OAQ
L'Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) a dévoilé le 29 juillet son rapport final sur le Plan de développement urbain, économique et social (PDUES) des secteurs Marconi-Alexandra, Atlantic, Beaumont et De Castelneau. En plus de se réjouir de la grande participation à la consultation, la commission a apprécié la démarche novatrice de la Ville, qui avait consulté en amont de la rédaction du PDUES, et la large portée du document.

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Un gratte-ciel de Shanghaï devient le deuxième plus haut du monde
Asie-Pacifique
La dernière poutre de la structure principale de la Shanghaï Tower a été posée, samedi 3 août, faisant du gratte-ciel la deuxième plus haute tour du monde, à 580 mètres. Elle dépasse une tour taïwanaise, la Taipei 101, qui avec 509 mètres était jusqu'ici le plus haut gratte-ciel d'Asie et le deuxième au monde.
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