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Call for submissions to the 2014 National Urban Design Awards
Canadian Architect
Urban design plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities. Architecture Canada | RAIC, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, wish to promote public and private awareness of that role.
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L'urbaniste émérite et architecte Michel Barcelo est mort à l'âge de 75 ans
98.5 FM
L'urbaniste bien connu Michel Barcelo vient de mourir à l'âge de 75 ans. Au terme de sa longue carrière, M.Barcelo, qui était aussi architecte, avait été sacré membre émérite de l'Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, en 2012. Sa carrière d'enseignement avait débuté à l'Université de Montréal, en 1964, après ses études menées à Montréal, en Écosse et aux États-Unis.
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Could an architecture peace corps be the answer to student debt?
ArchDaily
Graduating architecture students are welcomed to the professional world with few job opportunities, lots of competition, and, for many, shockingly high student debt. Barring winning the lottery, there's nothing for it but to work the decades it takes to pay them off. But what if there was another way?
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La Sentinelle / NatureHumaine
ArchDaily
After selling their previous country house because of the lack of natural light, a couple and their 3 kids decided to buy an empty lot and build a custom home to better suit their needs. They found a parcel of land with southern exposure at vast views of the lake Lac-de-la-Cabane. The constraints of the site led to an L-shaped footprint where an east-west oriented rectangular block was placed at the top of the topography, and a north-south oriented block was slid underneath.
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Libre-échange canado-européen : Les architectes concernés
OAQ
Plusieurs volets de l'entente intervenue il y a quelques jours entre le Canada et l'Union européenne, qui devrait accroître le commerce bilatéral de 37 milliards de dollars, concernent les architectes. Entre le bœuf et le fromage, l'entente de principe entérinant l'Accord économique et commercial global (AECG) prévoit entre autres que les marchés publics, y compris ceux des municipalités, soient ouverts aux firmes de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique.
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Histoire et photographie : Québec éternelle
Radio-Canada
Le livre Québec éternelle invite à la découverte de la ville au 19e siècle à travers les premières photos prises entre 1840 et 1885. Le photographe Patrick Altman et le commissaire industriel Pierre Lavoie ont collaboré à cet ouvrage dont les textes sont écrits par l'historien Michel Lessard.
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Architecture's 2030 Palette set to be launched at Greenbuild 2013
Daily Commercial News
The 2030 Palette, Architecture 2030's latest catalyst for driving a global transformation towards a low-carbon and resilient built environment, will be publicly launched in Philadelphia this November at Greenbuild 2013. Over the next 20 years, an area equal to a staggering 3.5 times the entire built environment of the U.S. will be redesigned, reshaped, and rebuilt, Architecture 2030 said in a bulletin.
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Ryerson to build state-of-art smart grid laboratory
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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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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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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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Ses infrastructures complétées, La Cité Verte focalise sur son développement
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Initié il y a près de huit ans par SSQ Groupe financier, le projet résidentiel La Cité Verte a dû relever plusieurs défis de réalisation. Maintenant que les infrastructures uniques de ce premier projet d'écoquartier privé à Québec sont pratiquement complétées, les efforts du promoteur de ce développement immobilier novateur sous plusieurs aspects peuvent se concentrer sur la construction des habitations.
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