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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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Bickford Park House in Toronto, Canada by Solares Architecture Inc.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: Solares Architecture Inc.

Our project, Bickford Park House, was completed only a few months ago. Our client had bought the house over 20 years ago, and over those years had over 50 residents as tenants and roommates. The house needed a ton of work – the building suffered from major structural damage to the load-bearing brickwork, sagging floors, and multiple units, which cut off the home and broke the space apart in cumbersome ways. However, our clients loved the look and feel of the Victorian semi-detached home – they were adamant on a rejuvenation of the existing building, not an entirely new home. The major renovation had to retain the same charm they had loved for years. So Solares Architecture, alongside General Contractor Jesse Hayes, got right to work.

Image Courtesy © Derek Monson

Image Courtesy © Derek Monson

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McCulloch Residence in Montreal, Canada by NATUREHUMAINE

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: NATUREHUMAINE 

The project was carried out in an old residence built at the foot of Mount Royal around the 1860s for Dr. McCulloch, after whom the avenue would later be named. The residence was subsequently divided into two houses. The project aimed to expand one of the two divisions so the owners would have a new kitchen and an art studio.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: NATUREHUMAINE
  • Project: McCulloch Residence
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, Canada by Snøhetta

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Toronto’s Ryerson University is widely known for its engineering and business programs, but as an urban commuter campus it was missing sorely needed space for students to remain on campus to study or relax between classes. The school also struggled with its identity within the city as the majority of its academic spaces are housed in the existing urban fabric or are set back from the city’s major streets. The new Student Learning Center solves both of those issues by providing critically needed space for students, bridging the gap between the Ryerson Library and Archives, and weaving the school into the vibrant cityscape that surrounds it.

Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography

Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography

  • Architects: Snøhetta , Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Project: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Lorne Bridgman, DoubleSpace Photography
  • Owner: Ryerson University
  • Acoustics: Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Code Consultant: LRI Engineering In
  • Engineer – Civil: RV Anderson Ltd.
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Engineer – Structural: Halcrow Yolles
  • General Contractor: EllisDon
  • General Contractor: Construction Enterprises & Contractors
  • Landscape Architect: Ferris Associates; Snøhetta

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Lightspeed in Montreal, Canada by ACDF Architecture

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: ACDF Architecture

For the new global headquarters of Lightspeed, a burgeoning, Montreal-based developer of point-of-sale software, ACDF Architecture reinvigorated three floors of the historical Viger train station and hotel, a nearly forgotten, chateaustyle building whose pointed turrets overlook a prominent civic square. The studio did so by preserving the found, raw elements of the once-abandoned space, superimposing a layer of select, slick, wit-filled elements that pop against the roughness and reflect the clients’ dynamic, creative and vigorous brand.

The soaring double height spaces, with their immense timber beams, create an awe-inspiring work environment, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

The soaring double height spaces, with their immense timber beams, create an awe-inspiring work environment, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: ACDF Architecture
  • Project: Lightspeed
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Client: Lightspeed POS
  • Architectural Project Team: Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud, Laure Giordani, Laurence Le Beux, Christelle Montreuil Jean-Pois
  • Mechanical Engineer: Groupe Ce+Co
  • Electrical Engineer: Scomatech
  • Project Managment: CBRE
  • General Contractor: Anjinnov Inc.
  • IT: Calibre Plus
  • AudioVisual: Environnement Electronique
  • Artists: Speakeasy, Arlin Cristiano, The Doodys, Jason Botkin
  • Special millworkers: Etienne Hotte (pool stools) and Léandre Baillargeon (reception desk)
  • Area: 28235 sq ft (2620 m2)
  • Completion: ongoing

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Panorama in Quebec, Canada by Architecture Casa

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: Architecture Casa

Constructed directly on the rocky terrain, along the St. Lawrence River in the Charlevoix region, residence Panorama is a space in harmony with the surroundings. The foundation concept was to sit the construction on parallel concrete blades, so that the water can naturally flow underneath the building.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Architecture Casa
  • Project: Panorama
  • Location: 3 rue des Airelles, Saint-Simeon, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Collaborators: TERGOS Construction 
  • Area: 1460 sq.ft.
  • Construction Time: 6 weeks
  • Construction year: 2014

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Fallsview House in Ontario, Canada by Setless Architecture

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: Setless Architecture 

Sited above the intersection of Tew’s Falls and Webster’s falls on the Bruce Trail, this house makes a strong connection to a singular landscape. The Bruce Trail follows the edge of the Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – from the Niagara River, almost 900 kilometers to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. On its way, the Trail passes through a mix of provincial land, municipal and provincial conservation authorities, and private land owners.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

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