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Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub in Ontario, Canada by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects 

Centennial College is the oldest publicly funded college in Ontario with four campuses serving the Greater Toronto Area east. Near a major intersection and in the Golden Mile neighbourhood of Toronto, the Ashtonbee Campus serves as the largest transportation technology training school in Canada. The campus is surrounded by residential, parklands, and is situated within a retail / commercial / light industrial typology. While generating successful industry partnerships and a thriving training program, the circa 1970’s campus suffered from safety concerns, accessibility issues, aging infrastructure, and lacked student support services and social gathering spaces.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
  • Project: Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Area: 87,000 sf
  • Project Year: 2014

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Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre in Ontario, Canada by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects 

Branksome Hall was established as an independent all girls school in the residential South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District in the urban heart of the City of Toronto, Canada — now a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The campus is set within a large 13-acre property characterized by lush, wooded ravine edges and open green spaces. The city’s extension of Mount Pleasant Road divided the campus into two sides and the students cross via a pedestrian bridge.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
  • Project: Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Client: Branksome Hall
  • Structural: Blackwell Engineering
  • Mechanical: Smith + Andersen
  • Electrical: Smith + Andersen
  • Civil: MGM Consulting
  • Heritage: ERA Architects
  • Landscape: PMA Landscape Architects
  • Construction Manager: Gillam Group
  • Building Area: 72,000 sf
  • Year: 2015

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Relmar in Toronto, Canada by Architects Luc Bouliane

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Article source: kriss communications

When an empty-nester couple made the decision to downsize, they knew they wanted it to be to a low-maintenance, age-in-place home, as well as an architectural showpiece. They had tried condo living but it lacked the familiarity of a low-rise dwelling. Their son, a builder, encouraged them to push beyond their traditional aesthetic and create a custom, contemporary home — something that he could help them build.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Architects Luc Bouliane (Luc Bouliane, Wes Wilson and Natasha Lebel)
  • Project: Relmar
  • Location: 5 Relmar Rd., Forest Hill, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Bob Gundu (10 Frame Handles)
  • Client: Jan and Brian Bornstein
  • Landscape Arch: Fox Whyte Landscape Architecture & Design
  • Structural Engineer: Kenny Crier, Blackwell Bowick Engineering
  • Area: 3,000 – 4,000 square feet
  • Completion: 2015

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Les Jumelles (The Twins) in Caraquet, Canada by YH2

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Built in Caraquet village, les Jumelles are two small sister constructions link in order to create a single family holiday house oriented towards the grandiose scenic view of the Baie-des-Chaleurs.

Image Courtesy ©  Pascal Annand

Image Courtesy © Pascal Annand

  • Architects: YH2
  • Project: Les Jumelles (The Twins)
  • Location: Caraquet, Canada
  • Photography: Pascal Annand

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The Active Living Centre in Winnipeg, Canada by Cibinel Architects Ltd + Batteriid Architects

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Active Living Centre at the University of Manitoba was recently named a 2016 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility Award recipient. The awards, open internationally, recognize the innovative design of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities.

Image Courtesy © Jerry Grajewski

Image Courtesy © Jerry Grajewski

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Alberni, large-scale residential tower in Vancouver, Canada by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: v2com

“The building should not be an isolated object. Buildings should be part of the city, part of the environment. I believe that is the goal of architecture in the 21st century.” ~ Kengo Kuma

In Vancouver to discuss his work, Japan’s leading architect, Kengo Kuma, personally revealed plans for his first North American, large-scale residential tower – Alberni by Kuma – proposed for the globally renowned city on Canada’s westcoast. Westbank and Peterson, Canada’s premier developers of luxury, mixed-use projects, have engaged Kengo Kuma, and his firm Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA) to design the 43-storey tower near the entrance to Vancouver’s famed Stanley Park. The proposed tower is part of a small collective of internationally influenced designs in the city, under the direction of Westbank and Peterson.

Image Courtesy © KKAA

Image Courtesy © KKAA

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TELUS Garden in Vancouver, Canada by Henriquez Partners Architects

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: v2com

With entries from over 95 countries, Henriquez Partners were the only Vancouver-based firm to be recognized amongst the winners. TELUS Garden was recognized as both the Popular Choice Winner and the Jury’s Choice Winner in the Office – High Rise (16+ Floors) category.

Image Courtesy © Ed White

Image Courtesy © Ed White

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Carraig Ridge in Alberta, Canada by SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE AS

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE AS 

Carraig Ridge is a unique opportunity. Over the next ten years, 650 acres of secluded and pristine Canadian landscape will become a new centre of innovative contemporary residential design. Scattered across these south and west-facing slopes, ridges, lakes and woodlands will be 44 unique houses, each occupying a generous lot of between one and five acres. The new houses will occupy just a small proportion of the site to preserve a great swathe of this beautiful wilderness.

Image Courtesy © SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE AS

Image Courtesy © SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE AS

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East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The new pavilions at East Point Park Bird Sanctuary use architecture as a means of framing one of Toronto’s most beautiful parks, while enhancing the pleasures of birding for visitors of all ages and levels of experience. Folded into angular shapes evocative of flight, sheets of laser-cut weathering steel form the pavilions for this wooded park on the Scarborough Bluffs, high above Lake Ontario. The materials palette, which also includes precast and cast-in-place concrete and galvanized grating, was chosen for durability and minimal environmental impact. The completed Phase One encompasses the Viewing Pavilion, a Bird Blind, and entry signage.

Facing northwest toward the Viewing Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans Photography

Facing northwest toward the Viewing Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans Photography

 

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Steven Evans Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: City of Toronto
  • PLANT Architect Inc. Design Team: Mary Tremain, Lauren Barhydt, Jason van der Burg, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, Jeremy McGregor
  • Structural: Blackwell
  • Quantity Surveyor: A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Hawkins Contracting Services Inc.
  • Steel Work: Iron Bridge Fabrication Inc.

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Montreal Dome in Québec, Canada by Dror

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: Dror 

In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the monumental World Fair that took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967, Dror proposes a new vision for Île Sainte-Hélène: an enchanting cultural space that embraces R. Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere. The 50th anniversary of Expo 67, coinciding with the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding, will begin April 27, 2017, a year from tomorrow.

Image Courtesy © Dror

Image Courtesy © Dror

  • Architects: Dror 
  • Project: Montreal Dome
  • Location: Montreal, Québec, Canada

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