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Young Designers Tackling Lack of Affordable Housing in Vancouver

Dec 28 • 105 Views • No Comments on Young Designers Tackling Lack of Affordable Housing in Vancouver

Earlier this year the Vancouver Design Nerds Society (VDNS), a collaborative group of young designers who facilitate, promote and support positive social, environmental...

Cactus Montréal by Rayside Labossière

(Re)investing in the Community: Rayside Labossière

By Phil Roberts…   With social responsibility as their core value, the firm of Rayside Labossière practices what it believes...

Jul 6 • 1539 Views

Urban Spaces Urban Spaces

Luminothérapie in the Quartier des spectacles in Montréal

Luminothérapie in the Quartier des spectacles

Dec 22 • 72 Views • No Comments on Luminothérapie in the Quartier des spectacles

Further information about Luminothérapie and the creators behind the 2015 edition: quartierdesspectacles.com/lumino...

Photo Credit: Jean-Michael Seminaro. Source: v2com.biz

Montréal’s Ephemeral Village appropriates underutilized spaces

Since June 20, the Association du design urbain du Québec (Quebec Association of Urban Design – ADUQ ) has...

Jul 30 • 2193 Views

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SEFC Neighbourhood Energy Utility in Vancouver . Green building consultants Recollective

Addressing The Sustainability Gap

Aug 27 • 463 Views • No Comments on Addressing The Sustainability Gap

Green building consultancy firm, Recollective on what it means to be a B-corporation and sustainable projects in Metro Vancouver. Responses provided by Eleanor Kroeger ....

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The Growing Global Water Footprint

Previously published by CustomMade Click to Enlarge Image The Growing Global Water Footprint Infographic by CustomMade...

Aug 25 • 412 Views

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SkyTrain in Vancouver

Increasing Urban Mobility

Jan 27 • 1281 Views • No Comments on Increasing Urban Mobility

Glenn Miller,  Vice President, Education & Research at the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), shares what cities need to do to improve urban mobility.   1. What...

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Q+A: What does the design and layout of an airport reveal about a city?

    Michael McDonald is a Senior Principal with Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd....

Nov 17 • 1532 Views

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No Thing, DDIR proposal for Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

Merging soul and city: DDIR’s proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki

Jan 14 • 1776 Views • No Comments on Merging soul and city: DDIR’s proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki

DDIR Architecture Studio’s ethereal proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki (“No Thing”) wasn’t a finalist, but depicts a connection between the...

Exterior rendering of a graduate student proposal for the new Vancouver Art Gallery (Courtesy: James Bligh)

The Vancouver Art Gallery by Alvar Aalto

 One graduate student’s proposal for what the new Vancouver Art Gallery could look like if it was designed by the great Finnish...

Apr 29 • 1882 Views

Library Library

Bibliothèque du Boisé in Montréal by Consortium Cardinal Hardy*, Labonté Marcil et Eric Pelletier architecte*...Lemay

The Bibliothèque du Boisé: Grand Prix d’excellence of OAQ 2015

Dec 21 • 69 Views • No Comments on The Bibliothèque du Boisé: Grand Prix d’excellence of OAQ 2015

The Bibliothèque du Boisé in Montréal  has won the Grand Prix of Excellence of the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) for 2015. Architect: Cardinal Hardy /...

Saul-Bellow Library in Montréal by Chevalier Morales Architectes

Saul-Bellow Library — Montréal

Architect: Chevalier Morales Architectes Completion: ...

Sep 18 • 332 Views

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Giant Lampshades in Québec City by Lightemotion

Avenue Cartier – Québec City

Apr 24 • 656 Views • No Comments on Avenue Cartier – Québec City

  Giant Lampshades Lighting The Streets Of Quebec City Installation: Lightmotion Completion: ...

Havre in Montréal's MUHC (McGill University Health Centre) by artist Linda Covit

Havre — Montréal

      Name of the project: Havre Location: McGill University Health Centre – Glen Site (MUHC), Montreal Artist : Linda...

Mar 31 • 703 Views

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Warming Hut in Winnipeg by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

Warming Hut — Winnipeg

Mar 30 • 1076 Views • No Comments on Warming Hut — Winnipeg

Architect: Weiss Architecture and Urbanism Limited Design Team: Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited – Kevin Weiss, Principal; Sophie Tremblay, Project...

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How Architects and Video Game Creators are Working Together

We asked Christopher Totten, a video game artist who holds a Masters Degree in Architecture, on the relationship...

Mar 11 • 961 Views

Education Education

McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry in Montréal architecture by NFOE and lighting by LumiGroup

McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry

Architect: NFOE Lighting: LumiGroup Completion: ...

Nov 10 • 166 Views

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MMPR Facility by Cherie Ng

How Design Influences The Pharmaceutical Industry

Jun 29 • 2760 Views • No Comments on How Design Influences The Pharmaceutical Industry

Architect Cherie Ng on the role of design in the pharmaceutical industry and  the creation of cannabinoid medicine facilities. . 1. As an architect, what expertise do...

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Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre — Vancouver

Architect: Henriquez Partners Architects /// Completion: ...

Feb 13 • 284 Views

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Footbridge in Candiac, Québec by Lemay

Footbridge — Candiac, Québec

Aug 5 • 1104 Views • 1 Comment on Footbridge — Candiac, Québec

Architect: Lemay  Structural Engineer: Genivar...

West 21st in Vancouver. (Courtesy: Lucas Finlay)

It’s their house, not ours: Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.

By Phil Roberts…   The Vancouver-based firm Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.(FdVA) designs contemporary homes in the Lower Mainland...

Apr 11 • 1781 Views

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The Riopelle proposal for Montreal

Can One Project Transform a City’s Massing?

Jan 26 • 1364 Views • No Comments on Can One Project Transform a City’s Massing?

How DDIR hopes their exploratory Riopelle project for Montreal will encourage a stronger relationship between that city’s central green space and the St. Lawrence...

Playground

Q+A: Are play spaces for kids being neglected in the urban lifestyle?

Three individuals, from various professional backgrounds, and from different parts of the globe, give answers to our...

Jul 16 • 1811 Views