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Vancouver Vancouver

Surrey Biofuel Processing Facility by Stantec Architecture

What makes Surrey an intelligent community?

May 22 • 76 Views • No Comments

On June 11th, the Intelligent Community Forum will be selecting one deserving city as their Intelligent Community of 2015. Surrey, BC is one of seven cities worldwide...

900 Hastings in Vancouver by GBL Architects

How Architecture Creates New Human Patterns

GBL Architects on emergent architecture, projects that create social-interaction, communal well-being and the advantages of planting trees...

Apr 11 • 433 Views

Toronto Toronto

222 Jarvis Street in Toronto renovation by WZMH Architects

Why Heritage Preservation Of Newer Buildings Matters

May 4 • 242 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts… . . When we think about preserving our architectural heritage, we often overlook buildings constructed post-1950s. Yes, a Neoclassical bank branch...

Barsa Taberna in Toronto by +tongtong

Barsa Taberna — Toronto

Design firm: +tongtong  Architect of Record: ERA Architects...

Apr 27 • 206 Views

Sustainability

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 • 838 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 • 1141 Views

MONTRÉAL MONTRÉAL

Atrium in Montréal by Ædifica

Atrium — Montréal

May 15 • 70 Views • No Comments

Architect: Ædifica  ...

Ritz Hotel Renovation in Montréal by Provencher_Roy

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s New Glass Envelope

Architect: Provencher_Roy Completion: ...

May 13 • 80 Views

Cityscapes

International

Interior Design

Métacité

Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada

Urban Perspectives Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

5 Most Common Misconceptions about Landscape Architecture

Nov 3 • 1017 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 • 557 Views

Ottawa Ottawa

Wakefield House in Ottawa by John Donkin Architect

Cultivating an appetite for architecture: John Donkin Architect

Oct 6 • 676 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 • 790 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 • 831 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 • 1176 Views

Prairies Prairies

Palais des Congres - Montreal

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

Nov 7 • 1815 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 • 1261 Views

Edmonton Edmonton

Surrey Central Library

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

Dec 2 • 692 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...

QUÉBEC CITY QUÉBEC CITY

Lausanne House renovation in Québec City by Hatem+D Architecture

Lausanne House — Québec City

Apr 29 • 151 Views • No Comments

Architect: Hatem+D Architecture Project type: House renovation...

Giant Lampshades in Québec City by Lightemotion

Avenue Cartier – Québec City

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

Apr 24 • 188 Views

Victoria Victoria

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

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

Apr 11 • 984 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 • 700 Views

Winnipeg Winnipeg

Warming Hut in Winnipeg by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

Warming Hut — Winnipeg

Mar 30 • 344 Views • No Comments

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

CMHR

Antoine Predock discusses the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Architect Antoine Predock discusses his inspiration for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, set to open in Winnipeg...

Aug 31 • 775 Views

  • Surrey Biofuel Processing Facility by Stantec Architecture

    What makes Surrey an intelligent community?

    May 22 • 76 Views • No Comments

    On June 11th, the Intelligent Community Forum will be selecting one deserving city as their Intelligent Community of 2015. Surrey, BC is one of seven cities worldwide that could win the award. We asked Darren Bryson, Managing Leader of Buildings at one of...

  • The Connolly Condominium in Hamilton by McCallum Sather

    How Community Engagement Makes Projects Sustainable

    May 20 • 90 Views • No Comments

    By Phil Roberts… . The role of the architect has definitely changed. The architect is no longer the master builder with a mere artistic vision, but has become the master collaborator. The complexity required in the development of buildings, coupled with...

  • Atrium in Montréal by Ædifica

    Atrium — Montréal

    May 15 • 70 Views • No Comments

    Architect: Ædifica  ...

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