• The Riopelle by DDIR

    Can One Project Transform a City’s Massing?

    Jan 26 • 53 Views • No Comments

    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 River.  . By Farahdeen Khan…  . The Riopelle is purely a design exercise for a...

  • Resilient House in New York by SUSTAINABLE.TO

    The Importance of Resiliency: SUSTAINABLE.TO

    Jan 25 • 50 Views • No Comments

    SUSTAINABLE.TO on their latest case study on energy efficient walls, homes resilient to the challenges of climate change and a project that’s literally about to take off.  . 1. Your site lists over 40 strategies that you employ in your projects....

  • DDIR proposal for Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

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

    Jan 14 • 163 Views • No Comments

    DDIR Architecture Studio’s ethereal proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki (“No Thing”) wasn’t a finalist, but depicts a connection between the museum and the public.   “When man walks in and does not feel the same intensity,...

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Cityscape: Coal Harbour -- Vancouver

Q+A: Faceless city? Why Vancouver is in so many car commercials

Jan 2 • 150 Views • No Comments

An executive producer and an urban planner give answers to our question of the week.   David Bouck is the Executive Producer of Means of Production, a company that...

Cloister House in Vancouver Measured Architecture

Deeply invested in collaboration: Measured Architecture

By Phil Roberts…   Piers Cunnington knows the value of transferable skills. The former IT business analyst turned architect is...

Nov 29 • 264 Views

Toronto Toronto

Resilient House in New York by SUSTAINABLE.TO

The Importance of Resiliency: SUSTAINABLE.TO

Jan 25 • 50 Views • No Comments

SUSTAINABLE.TO on their latest case study on energy efficient walls, homes resilient to the challenges of climate change and a project that’s literally about to...

LV Bloor in Toronto by DK Studio

The ins & outs of the retail experience: dkstudio

From Hong Kong to Montreal and in between, Toronto-based dkstudio has been helping global retail and corporate clients...

Dec 15 • 234 Views

Calgary Calgary

Centre Street Church in Calgary by Transept Architecture Inc.

Q+A: Is a church just a building, or is it something more?

Sep 25 • 375 Views • No Comments

A designer & an architect give answers to our question of the week.   Kelly Janz of Transept Architecture is a Western Canadian designer helping faith...

River Boulevard in Calgary by SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism Inc.

Balancing substance and image: SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism Inc.

Calgary-based SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism Inc. founding partner Philip Vandermey on the economy, the environment and our...

Sep 19 • 664 Views

MONTRÉAL MONTRÉAL

The Riopelle by DDIR

Can One Project Transform a City’s Massing?

Jan 26 • 53 Views • No Comments

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...

Centre de découverte du parc national Mont-Tremblant by Smith Vigeant Architectes

Keeping it green, since 1992: Smith Vigeant Architectes

If you think the use of the word sustainability seems overused, you might be right. It’s a word which can be used in...

Dec 26 • 151 Views

Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada

Urban Perspectives Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

5 Most Common Misconceptions about Landscape Architecture

Nov 3 • 443 Views • No Comments

Stephen Cushing of Halifax-based Urban Perspectives on the 5 most common misconceptions about landscape architecture.   1. Landscape design is not for decoration-...

Fogo Island Inn in Fogo Island, Newfoundland by Saunders Architecture

Fogo Island Inn

Back in August, we published an article on Saunders Architecture. One of their projects is the Fogo Island Inn in Joe Batt’s Arm...

Oct 30 • 230 Views

Ottawa Ottawa

Wakefield House in Ottawa by John Donkin Architect

Cultivating an appetite for architecture: John Donkin Architect

Oct 6 • 313 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts…   Failure precedes success. And sometime the failures are many, making the successes even sweeter. After realizing that he wasn’t going to...

THE HINTONBURG S I X byColizza Bruni Architecture in Ottawa

Ottawa Architecture Week adds to our national captial’s growing creative culture

By Phil Roberts…   Unlike some national capitals, Ottawa isn’t a network of broad, processional avenues...

Sep 30 • 367 Views

True North True North

Transitional Women’s Living Unit in Whitehorse, Yukon by Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd

Respectfully transforming the North: Kobayashi + Zedda Architects

Nov 13 • 303 Views • No Comments

Jack Kobayashi of Whitehorse-based Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd on working with First Nations communities and how Yukon’s changing demographics are influencing...

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

We asked Leon Lai, one of two Canadian members in the global design collective PinkCloud.dk, to talk about how design by democratic...

Apr 10 • 652 Views

Prairies Prairies

Palais des Congres - Montreal

Six Canadian centres on the Intelligent Community Forum’s 2014 Smart21

Nov 7 • 1293 Views • 1 Comment

Canada has more Intelligent Communities than any other nation. Over the past 16 years, 21 Canadian communities have received this designation from the Intelligent...

Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge6

The Team that can–MOGA!

Based in Red Deer, Alberta, and active in both Edmonton and Calgary, M O George, Architect ( MOGA) provides design...

Jun 17 • 809 Views

Edmonton Edmonton

Surrey Central Library

Can Surrey be the model city of the 21st century?

Dec 2 • 296 Views • No Comments

Surrey, Edmonton and Sherbrooke are the three Canadian cities on the Intelligent Community Forum’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. They’re all creating a pattern of...

Victoria Victoria

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

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

Apr 11 • 595 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...

Cityscape: Victoria

Cityscape: Victoria

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Sep 29 • 441 Views

Winnipeg Winnipeg

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Antoine Predock discusses the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Aug 31 • 344 Views • No Comments

Architect Antoine Predock discusses his inspiration for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, set to open in Winnipeg in September 2014. (Source: CANADA Explore )...

2014 A+DFF Poster

2014 Architecture+Design Film Festival

By Phil Roberts…   It seems obvious that one of the ways to translate the beauty and spatial experience of...

Apr 14 • 396 Views