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

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

    Apr 11 • 29 Views • No Comments

    By Phil Roberts…   The Vancouver-based firm Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.(FdVA) designs contemporary homes in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, that are as sustainable as they are elegant. Many of them are set in picturesque locations, in...

  • Rendering of south west elevation of Refuge à Saint-Calixte (Source: Dominique Laroche Architecte )

    Knock on wood: Dominique Laroche Architecte

    Apr 8 • 45 Views • No Comments

    By Phil Roberts…   We can sometimes overlook the familiar in our constant search for something new. Architect Dominique Laroche believes this is true for the material of wood. “I’m very big on wood,” he says with earnest....

  • Galley House in Toronto by Williamson Chong Architects (Source: Bob Gundu )

    A Toronto firm selected as an “emerging voice”

    Apr 4 • 76 Views • No Comments

    By Mark Salzwedel…   The Architectural League NY’s 32nd annual Emerging Voices competition has chosen Toronto-based Williamson Chong Architects as one of its eight distinct design voices for 2014. The firm’s three principals...

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    2014 Architecture+Design Film Festival

    Apr 14 • 20 Views • No Comments

    By Phil Roberts…   It seems obvious that one of the ways to translate the beauty and spatial experience of great architecture would be through film, yet festivals of that nature have only recently come into existence. The Architecture+Design Film...

  • View from Burj Khalifa observation level. (Courtesy: Yuha Scarselli)

    Up Above The World So High!

    Apr 12 • 30 Views • No Comments

    By Yuha Scarselli…   Everybody as kids played with building-blocks, trying hard to stack one block over another, until the stack got too tall and the blocks fell over. The aim was always to reach high!   Fantasies in life are vital to...

  • Arctic Live/Work. Design proposal of a new type of work/live housing unit for Arctic communities in Nunavut, Canada. (Courtesy: PinkCloud.dk)

    PinkCloud.dk takes design by crowdsourcing to a global level

    Apr 10 • 38 Views • No Comments

    We asked Leon Lai, one of two Canadian members in the global design collective PinkCloud.dk, to talk about how design by democratic decision making can transform abandoned industrial buildings and engage an informed citizenry   Why is the common-place...

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    Q+A: Is parametric design a craft?

    Apr 9 • 64 Views • No Comments

    Two individuals, from separate professional backgrounds, and from different parts of the globe, give answers to our question of the week. Is parametric design a craft?    Liz Steel is a Sydney-based Architect who teaches on-location architecture...

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

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

Apr 11 • 29 Views • No Comments

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

Toronto Toronto

Galley House in Toronto by Williamson Chong Architects (Source: Bob Gundu )

A Toronto firm selected as an “emerging voice”

Apr 4 • 76 Views • No Comments

By Mark Salzwedel…   The Architectural League NY’s 32nd annual Emerging Voices competition has chosen Toronto-based Williamson Chong...

Calgary Calgary

The transformation of the University of Toronto's Knox College into the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture,Landscape and Design. Structural Engineer Consultant: Entuitive;Design Architect: NADAAA Inc;Executive Architect: Adamson and Associates;Heritage Architect: E.R.A. Architects Inc.  (Source: NADAAA)

The design intuition @ Entuitive

Feb 18 • 159 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts… Building strong relationships with the architects that they work with is vital for Entuitive, the young Calgary and Toronto-based consulting...

MONTRÉAL MONTRÉAL

Rendering of south west elevation of Refuge à Saint-Calixte (Source: Dominique Laroche Architecte )

Knock on wood: Dominique Laroche Architecte

Apr 8 • 45 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts…   We can sometimes overlook the familiar in our constant search for something new. Architect Dominique Laroche believes this is true for...

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Root Architecture: Raising expectations for our children

Aug 19 • 310 Views • No Comments

  Established in 2011, Root Architecture Inc. is a general architectural firm that focuses on educational, commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential...

Ottawa Ottawa

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Canadian Firefighters Memorial — Ottawa

Nov 21 • 172 Views • No Comments

Architect: PLANT Architect Inc. in collaboration with Douglas Coupland /// Completion: 2012  ...

Edmonton Edmonton

Edmonton and the North Saskatchewan River. (Source: Some rights reserved by mastermaq)

Close to Nature vs. the Natural City

Oct 17 • 576 Views • 3 Comments

  By Deidre Miller… Close To Nature There was a time not so long ago when people who were concerned with conservation and environmentalism almost...

Victoria Victoria

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

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

Apr 11 • 29 Views • No Comments

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

Winnipeg Winnipeg

2014 A+DFF Poster

2014 Architecture+Design Film Festival

Apr 14 • 20 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts…   It seems obvious that one of the ways to translate the beauty and spatial experience of great architecture would be through film, yet...

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