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In with the old, in with the new at Quebec City gem
Montreal Gazette
A sweeping $500,000 renovation of Le St-Pierre, a darling boutique hotel in the Old Port of Quebec City, has preserved the best of the fine old structure and bestowed a fresh new look. It wasn't easy. The building is nearly 200 years old, built when rue St-Pierre was the Wall Street of Lower Canada and Le St-Pierre was the headquarters of what is believed to be the settlement's first insurance company, Quebec Fire Insurance Cie., founded in 1820.
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Fogo Island Inn / Saunders Architecture
ArchDaily
The Fogo Island Inn is a public building for Fogo Island with 29 rooms for guests. The building, located between the communities of Joe Batt's Arm and Barr'd Islands on the Back Western Shore, is an X in plan. The two storey west to east volume contains public spaces while the four-storey south-west to north-east volume contains the remaining public spaces and all the guest rooms and is parallel to the coast.
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Le Centre Phi: les défis structuraux
Kollectif
Le Centre Phi inauguré en 2012 est un nouveau centre de création et de diffusion des arts. Le Centre comporte des studios d'enregistrement ainsi que des salles multifonctionnelles pour la présentation de films, spectacles et conférences. La construction du Centre Phi a nécessité de nombreuses interventions structurales afin de respecter le programme architectural du projet dans un bâtiment existant dont la structure originale en maçonnerie, bois, acier et fonte a été construite entre 1861 et 1901.
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Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Alberta designs modular home for remote locations
ArchDaily
Borealis, Team Alberta's entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, addresses the housing needs of professionals working in remote locations. This modular house was designed in consideration of severe housing shortages and high housing costs driven by booming industries in northern Canada. Named after the iconic Northern Lights and lush Boreal forest, Borealis is designed to be sustainable and ecologically sensitive.
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Ryerson to build state-of-art smart grid laboratory
Daily Commercial News
A future state-of-the-art smart grid laboratory at Ryerson University aims to spark new energy solutions and innovations through the research of the school's engineering students. "It going to be a sandbox for students to learn on the smart grid technologies," said Daniel Peloquin, president of Schneider Electric Canada, the company collaborating with the university to build the lab.
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Adrian Forty: Le béton est-il moderne?
Kollectif
Toutes les études sur l'histoire de l'architecture du XXe siècle affirment que sans béton, l'architecte moderne n'aurait pas existé. Pourquoi donc les architectes étaient-ils aussi déterminés à promouvoir, tout au long du XXe siècle, la modernité du béton? Comment cette obsession se répercute-t-elle sur l'architecture et le béton?
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The world's most spectacular bank buildings
Sourceable
Banking corporations generally have a very corporate, commercial and perhaps sterile reputation. It seems, however, that their financial assets over the last two decades have translated to some magnificent architecture and instantly recognizable bank headquarters. "Leading banks administer our money from impressive company headquarters that fulfill that latest standards in sustainability, design and functionality," explained Emporis of the architectural trend.
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Superkül Inc. designs first Active House in Canada
Candian Architect
Great Gulf officially opened the first Active House in Canada today at Rolling Meadows in Thorold, Ontario. Attended by special guest Danish Ambassador, His Excellency Niels Boel Abrahamsen, dignitaries, leading members of the building industry and local community, the event was an overwhelming success.
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Downtown Halifax transformation unveiled
Daily Commercial News
Robin Halifax Holdings Ltd. has unveiled plans to transform a downtown city block in Halifax into a mixed-use development housing a boutique hotel, condominiums, restaurant, office, retail, and public spaces with underground parking. LEED Platinum (core and shell) is being targeted. The developers said the 500,000 square-foot, twin-tower development, named 22nd Commerce Square, will span the area bounded by Granville, George, Hollis and Duke streets in the heart of downtown.

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Talking with architect Thom Mayne
ArchDaily
Despite what you may think, Thom Mayne isn't the "bad boy" of architecture — at least, not according to Thom Mayne. He sees himself more as a skilled negotiator than a starchitect (a phrase he hates) — after all, he reasons, how else would he have completed so many buildings?

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Awards competition boosts momentum of sustainable construction
ArchDaily
Since 2005, more than 150 projects advancing sustainability of the built environment haven been celebrated in the Holcim Awards as outstanding, innovative and inspiring examples of sustainable construction. Winning a prize in this international competition has sign-posted professional success for the project teams; highlighted sustainability on the public agenda; accelerated tangible change for urban poor; and secured funding for environmental recovery and research.

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3 Arup specialists share their vision of the future of healthcare design
ArchDaily
In the last few decades, rapid advances in both medical and consumer technologies have created revolutionary possibilities for every aspect of healthcare, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment and beyond. The solutions that we're seeking at the moment are becoming more and more complicated, and don't just center around bricks and mortar. They're a lot wider than that.
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