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Vancouver Vancouver

Cityscape: Coal Harbour -- Vancouver

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

Jan 2 • 349 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 • 1245 Views

Toronto Toronto


Time-Lapse Video of Ryerson University’s Student Learning Centre

Feb 19 • 135 Views • No Comments

Start of Construction:2012 End of Construction: 2015   Source:

Resilient House in New York by SUSTAINABLE.TO

The Importance of Resiliency: SUSTAINABLE.TO

SUSTAINABLE.TO on their latest case study on energy efficient walls, homes resilient to the challenges of climate...

Jan 25 • 318 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 • 546 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 • 861 Views


Holy Cross House in Montréal by Thomas Balaban Architecte

Holy Cross House — Montréal

Feb 20 • 302 Views • No Comments

Architect: Thomas Balaban Architecte /// Completion: ...

Veranda House -in Boucherville, Québec by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Veranda House — Boucherville, Québec

Architect: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement  /// Completed: ...

Feb 19 • 198 Views

Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada

Urban Perspectives Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

5 Most Common Misconceptions about Landscape Architecture

Nov 3 • 670 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 • 345 Views

Ottawa Ottawa

Wakefield House in Ottawa by John Donkin Architect

Cultivating an appetite for architecture: John Donkin Architect

Oct 6 • 422 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 • 511 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 • 570 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: takes design by crowdsourcing to a global level

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

Apr 10 • 792 Views

Prairies Prairies

Palais des Congres - Montreal

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

Nov 7 • 1565 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 • 977 Views

Edmonton Edmonton

Surrey Central Library

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

Dec 2 • 462 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 • 726 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


Sep 29 • 543 Views

Winnipeg Winnipeg


Antoine Predock discusses the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Aug 31 • 489 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 • 493 Views