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RAIC gold medal for Aga Khan
Daily Commercial News
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) will present its 2013 Gold Medal to His Highness the Aga Khan. This marks the first time in more than 30 years that a non-architect has been chosen to receive the Gold Medal, the institute's highest honour.
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Bing Thom Architects selected for University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
Canadian Architect
Internationally renowned Bing Thom Architects has been chosen to lead the design of the University of Chicago's Center in Hong Kong, which will be the home of the relocated Chicago Booth Asia Executive MBA Program and other University programs.
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Gouvernement du Québec — « Avis d'intention de classement pour l'édifice Ernest-Cormier + Nouveaux outils de diffusion »
Kollectif
Dans le cadre de la remise des prix d'excellence en architecture de l'Ordre des architectes du Québec, le ministre de la Culture et des Communications, Maka Kotto, annonce la signature d'un avis d'intention de classement pour l'édifice Ernest-Cormier, situé à Montréal, en vertu de la Loi sur le patrimoine culturel.
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Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine
Arch Daily
The plan was to do a complete renovation of a house built by the clients grandfather, now housing its third generation of the same family. They wanted to combine the two existing apartments into a single family house on two levels. Their request was that we created something modern and bright. Due to the noisy street at the front of the house, the main living spaces were placed at the back facing north creating the challenge of bringing direct sunlight into these spaces.
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Teeple Architects leads transformation of Shaw Street School into Artscape Youngplace
Canadian Architect
Artscape Youngplace officially launched in the former Shaw Street School, located in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood. Artscape has blazed trails in the adaptive reuse of schools — projects that present rich opportunities for communities across the country. Artscape Youngplace is the organization's latest project, and serves as a superb example of the vast potential that repurposed schools represent.
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Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec — « Prix d'excellence 2013 »
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Le Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec a dévoilé les lauréats des Prix d'excellence, remis pour la toute première fois à des projets exceptionnels de restauration et de mise en valeur du patrimoine religieux québécois.
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Le pont Champlain pourra supporter la « super-poutre »
La Presse
L'arrimage de la « super-poutre » aux chevêtres du pont Champlain ne devrait pas entraîner de débalancement ni de rupture de la structure, malgré l'ajout de cette masse de 75 tonnes sur le côté droit du pont. En entrevue, l'ingénieure et directrice principale des projets de la société Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI), Catherine Tremblay, a assuré que le poids de la poutre préfabriquée, en acier, a été évidemment pris en compte, « dès sa conception », en 2009.
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Vancouver wins Global Government Leadership Award for Best Green Building Policy
Canadian Architect
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that the City of Vancouver has won a World Green Building Council (WGBC) Government Leadership Award for Best Green Building Policy. Recently announced during the UN Climate Change Convention in Warsaw, the Best Green Building Policy award recognizes international best practice in city-level government policy for green building initiatives.
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Nouveau festival d'architecture à Montréal
Journal Métro
Déjà implanté dans près de dix pays, dont la France, l'Espagne, le Mexique et la Chine, le festival d'architecture expérimentale Bellastock étendra enfin ses tentacules au Canada l'été prochain. Réunissant des professionnels et des étudiants du milieu de l'aménagement du territoire et de la construction, l'événement s'articule autour de la création d'un village écologique éphémère.
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La Médaille d'or de l'IRAC 2013 remise à Son Altesse l'Aga Khan
L'IRAC
L'Institut royal d'architecture du Canada (IRAC) a le plaisir d'annoncer l'attribution de sa Médaille d'or 2013 à Son Altesse l'Aga Khan. Cette médaille est la distinction la plus importante décernée par l'IRAC et pour la première fois en plus de 30 ans, elle est décernée à une personne qui n'est pas architecte, en reconnaissance des réalisations extraordinaires de l'Aga Khan qui utilise l'architecture comme instrument de développement communautaire pacifique et durable partout dans le monde.

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The man who kept architects on the right track
BD Online
Roland Paoletti, who died last week, was one of the most significant patrons of post-war architecture in the most unlikely of circumstances. Appointed commissioning architect for the new Jubilee Line Extension (JLE) in the dying days of the Thatcher government, he arrived from Hong Kong (where he'd been chief architect for its transport network) determined to outdo or at least equal the legendary Frank Pick.

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Substances of concern: Why material transparency matters
ArchDaily
The materials we select and specify to make up our buildings have a real meaningful impact on human health and the environment. Unfortunately, due to a lack of material transparency, that impact is frequently negative, damaging the environment and harming populations across the globe. Chinese authorities were recently forced to face the tragic facts and admit that "cancer villages" existed in areas where harmful chemicals, many of which are banned in developed nations, are prevalent in current manufacturing processes.

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Long-term infrastructure act locks in commitment
Daily Commercial News
Long-term infrastructure planning could become law, if the Ontario government's proposal gets passed. The proposed Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act would require the province to regularly table a long-term infrastructure plan in the legislature covering a period of at least 10 years.
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Masonry of 5 heritage buildings in Hamilton honoured
Daily Commercial News
Five heritage buildings in the city of Hamilton were recently selected by an industry panel as the finest examples of masonry design in the area. "Heritage buildings made of brick, block or stone are the longest lasting and most architecturally significant designs in any community," says Jack Prazeres, president of MasonryWorx, the provincial trade association of brick, block and stone masonry professionals.
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