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The next 3-D printed object you see could be a building
CBC News
In 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama declared that 3-D printing holds "the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." But for the average person, when 3-D printed objects come to mind, they're probably in the shape of toys, individual components of furniture, or just whimsical patterns found on the internet. 3DXL, the exhibition of 3-D print culture presented by the Design Exchange museum in Toronto, considers the potential of 3-D printing on a much larger scale — an architectural one.
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Architectural firm selected for the first design phase of the Pictou Public Library Project
New Glasgow News
The Pictou Public Library Project Committee has awarded the contract for the first design phase for the new library (to be joined with the current deCoste Centre) to Archibald and Fraser Architects. Based in Antigonish County, was the lead firm for the Antigonish Town and County Library — popularly called The People's Place. The firm has an extensive portfolio, having designed many public buildings across northern Nova Scotia and in the waterfront area of Pictou.
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Report: No new efficiency standards, yet
The StarPhoenix
A city report recommends not implementing local regulations governing energy efficiency of new buildings because of potential conflicts with future provincial rules. Saskatchewan does not have any regulated building codes specifically pertaining to energy efficiency, according to Kara Fagnou, director of building standards for the city and author of the report. A new national building code is slated for release this winter, with the province tentatively expected to implement it in 2017, according to the planning committee report.
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Construction de bâtiments de 12 étages en bois : Un guide bien accueilli dans la région
Radio-Canada
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Nouvelle vocation pour la bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice
Voir Vert
Le Gouvernement du Québec et la Ville de Montréal ont annoncé la mise sur pied d'un comité afin de trouver une nouvelle vocation à l'ancienne bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice. Il travaillera de plus à établir le mécanisme qui mènera, dès cet automne, à un appel de propositions. Ce comité de travail sera composé de représentants du MCC, de la Ville de Montréal et du Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, sous la coprésidence de Michelle Courchesne et Claude Corbo.
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Video: Firms selected for design of former Regina rail yard
The Leader-Post
The redesign of a rail yard in the Warehouse District is inching closer to reality. The City of Regina announced recently it has selected design and engineering firms to tackle project planning. The idea is to turn 17.5 acres of former Canadian Pacific Railway property on Dewdney Avenue, which the city bought in 2012 for $7.5 million, into a mixed residential and commercial hub that connects the Warehouse District to downtown.
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Architect: Windsor rife for development of community hubs
Windsor Star
A planned overhaul of the historic Sandwich Towne post office could become a shining example of how to transform an aging and unused public building into a modern community hub, proponents of the project said recently. The new owners of the heritage site want to open a coffee shop on the main floor by year's end as they continue work on a bed and breakfast on the second floor. The main goal is to create a meeting space where students and young professionals can meet and share ideas, said co-owner Matthew Zhao.
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