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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.


Inside Toronto's new Aga Khan Museum, designed by the world's leading architects
The Globe and Mail
A majestic structure in a plain Toronto suburb, the ambitious Aga Khan Museum pays tribute to an ancient culture by setting a new standard in contemporary design, Alex Bozikovic writes. If you have driven north along the Don Valley Parkway, one of Toronto's major highways, you may have glimpsed a mysterious sight as you leave the downtown. Since 2010, two handsome monoliths have been rising next to the highway in the Don Mills neighbourhood. One is a torqued box of glimmering white stone; the other, a pale limestone disc capped by a crystalline blue dome.
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In search of the golden ratio in architecture
The Globe and Mail
In the quest for beauty, one of the most immutable traditions — and controversial fascinations — in Western architecture (and furniture and art and music and mathematics) is the golden section, a proportioning system first described by ancient Greek mathematicians such as Euclid and Pythagoras, but also observable in nature.
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$500 million Vancouver condo tower heavily promoted in Asia
Times Colonist
With its twisted sculptural design, the "iconic" $500 million Vancouver House is being marketed across Asia as a symbol of Vancouver's future. The 52-storey Westbank project alongside the north end of Granville Bridge is slated to open in 2018 and is being aggressively marketed in Asia, with up to half of the owners expected to buy from outside Canada.
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Álvaro Siza's archive
CCA
Álvaro Siza: "It is my desire that so many years of work can become useful in many ways, as a contribution to the research and debate on architecture. I initiated some conversations, I listened to recommendations, and I have now formed my own idea on the way my archive should be organized, and how and where to locate it. I have chosen to donate to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, an institution of unequaled experience and prestige and with a sustained series of activities (exhibitions, publications, research, relations with other related institutions and large visibility)."
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A modern cottage, like a wedge in the wilderness
The Globe and Mail
If the designer you've picked for your home is Toronto architect Steven Fong, your conversation (and the resulting scheme) probably won't stay within the bounds of the usual. The architect has called his building "a hillbilly Farnsworth House." He thinks of his work as a response to the famous glass and steel wilderness retreat that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe fashioned (1945-1951) for Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago doctor. Like that formal masterpiece, the French River bunky is geometrically simple and completely modern.
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