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Li Xiaodong wins Canada's new global award for architecture
The Globe and Mail
Canada’s new global prize for architecture launched with a flash - turning a spotlight on a modest library in rural China that is also “wondrous to be in.” The Moriyama RAIC International Prize awarded $100,000 to the Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for the Liyuan Library at a gala for 350 people at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
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New look selected for old power plant
Parry Sound North Star
Honouring the past and embracing the future is the inspiration behind the new design of the Cascade Street generating station. Recently Lakeland Holding Ltd. manager Bryan Ingram and chief operating officer Vince Kulchycki presented to town council the concept art for the generating station that was purchased by the organization earlier this year.
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Arrondissement Ville-Marie — « Implantation de microbibliothèques: participez au concours de création de maquettes »
Kollectif
Souhaitant se doter en 2015 de microbibliothèques en libre-service, l’arrondissement de Ville-Marie lance un concours destiné à en imaginer le prototype. Grand public, étudiants et passionnés de design sont ainsi appelés à participer à ce processus de création qui mettra en valeur Montréal comme ville UNESCO de design.
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Canadian architecture to be thankful For
Arch Daily
Recently, we marked Canadian Thanksgiving, and to celebrate the occasion we’ve rounded up some of Canada’s best architecture. Our five selections represent five Canadian cities, each with a unique architectural sensibility. We begin in Toronto with the Royal Ontario Museum addition by Studio Daniel Libeskind, a striking intervention using prisms of glass and steel fused to a 102-year-old museum structure; next we go to Montréal for Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie, an interlocking modular housing project designed for the World Exposition of 1967; and work our way across the country.
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Highlands Branch Library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects opens
Canadian Architect
Schmidt hammer lassen architects’ first built library in Canada, the Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, has officially opened. The 1,500-square-metre library, which was won in 2010 with local firm Marshall Tittemore Architects, provides the Highlands community with a distinctive landmark of an open and accessible new creative centre for learning. The Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton has been serving customers in the Highlands, Montrose and Bellevue communities since 1962.
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How great design built a better elementary school in Toronto
The Globe and Mail
When you are three feet tall, stairs aren’t just a means of passage; they are also hazards and barriers to your freedom. That is why the 680 kindergarten students at Toronto’s Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy don’t have to take them. They move between the school’s two levels on a long ramp, through a triangular atrium that sits at the hub of the school.
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Michelangelo's influence on Toronto doorways
Toronto Star
Let's start with the indisputable fact: Michelangelo was a genius, be it as an artist, an architect or a highly accomplished poet. What do we mean when we say that? Lots of things, but above all is a willingness to subvert the established order and, in the face of all obstacles, strike out on a new path. As one of the generators of the Renaissance, Michelangelo was undeniably that guy, rewriting the rules of representation for centuries.
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Alberta plans to build, modernize dozens of schools
Journal Of Commerce
The Province of Alberta announced intentions to build about $2 billion in school infrastructure that includes 55 new schools and 20 school modernization projects. It is the third phase in what has amounted to the largest school construction endeavour in Canadian history, made up of 230 different capital projects.
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Small library near Beijing wins big Canadian architecture prize
Vancouver Observer
The Liyuan Library, located about 90 minutes from Beijing, China, has taken home the inaugural 2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The modest, simple building, which only has a fireplace and no electric power or running water, controls sunlight and allows air to circulate during the summer months. Decorated by fallen branches on a glass surface, the building was designed by Chinese architect Li Xiaodong, and cost a mere $185,000 to build (for perspective, the downtown Vancouver Public Library central branch building, retail and parkade cost $106.5 million).
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Stunning two-storey deck named People's Choice at Housing Design Awards
Ottawa Citizen
Most of Ottawa snuggled indoors last recently, safe from the rain and chilly October temperatures. Not Ken Neufeld. The federal public servant, dedicated outdoorsman, enthusiastic cook and garden labourer snoozed peacefully on the top level of one of the city’s most extravagant two-storey decks. Granted, screens and three-season windows protected the western red cedar interior.

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New look selected for old power plant
Parry Sound North Star
Honouring the past and embracing the future is the inspiration behind the new design of the Cascade Street generating station. Recently Lakeland Holding Ltd. manager Bryan Ingram and chief operating officer Vince Kulchycki presented to town council the concept art for the generating station that was purchased by the organization earlier this year.

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5 futuristic office buildings that already exist
Financial Post
There are few sectors where the move toward greater sustainability is being driven by the market itself. Commercial real estate is one of them. According to an industry survey by McGraw Hill Construction and the Canada Green Building Council, energy-efficient buildings cost more to make but less to operate — the latter typically offsetting former in eight years for new buildings and seven years for retrofits.

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