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Glacier Skywalk / Sturgess Architecture

© Robert Lemermeyer © Robert Lemermeyer © Robert Lemermeyer © Robert Lemermeyer

Libeskind Selected to Design Canadian National Holocaust Monument

Daniel Libeskind’s “elongated Star of David” has been announced today, the architect's 67th birthday, as the winner of an international design competition for Canada’s National Holocaust Monument. Selected from a shortlist of six, the winning "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival" monument is expected to be constructed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa on the corner of Wellington and Booth Streets sometime next year. 

Great Gulf Active House / Superkül inc

  • Architects: Superkül inc
  • Location: Thorold, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge: Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Project Architect: Wendy Wisbrun
  • Area: 3290.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Torben Eskerod

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod

Stealth Cabin / Superkül inc

  • Architects: Superkül inc
  • Location: Bracebridge, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge: Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Project Architect: Anya Moryoussef
  • Area: 1500.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil

PoolHouse / +tongtong

© Colin Faulkner © Colin Faulkner © Colin Faulkner © Colin Faulkner

Mineral Springs / Superkül inc

© Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects: Superkül inc
  • Location: Dundas, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge: Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Area: 1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil

Remembering Ron Thom's Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape

“You don’t need big and flashy starchitecture to make a statement; the most powerful architecture is often that which blends into the landscape and reveals itself slowly.” In this article on Monocle, written by Nelly Gocheva, the late Canadian architect Ron Thom is remembered for just this reason. To learn more about Thom's architectural approach and works, including his masterplan for Trent University, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, read the article here.

Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard

  • Interior Designers: Jean De Lessard
  • Location: 3000 Boulevard René Lévesque, Verdun, QC H3E 1T9, Canada
  • General Contractor: Castle Reno (Paul Cantwell)
  • Area: 1229.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams

To Be Destroyed: A Call For Ideas

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is calling for submissions that respond to the thematic of an upcoming exhibition, entitled TBD, that will be on view September 5 to October 25, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Crisan House / EST Architecture

  • Architects: EST Architecture
  • Location: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge: Felix Tue
  • Team: Felix Tue & Claudiu Olaru
  • Area: 435.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Claudiu Olaru

© Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru

Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has unanimously appointed Herzog & de Meuron to design their new, 300,000 square foot gallery in downtown Vancouver. 

Selected from a shortlist of five - including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, KPMB Architects, SANAA , and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - Herzog & de Meuron was ultimately awarded the commission for their vision of the new Gallery and “proven ability to create innovative museum buildings that place prominence on artists and institutional mission.”

The new museum building, which will be the practice’s first Canadian project, will double the Gallery’s current space and accommodate for their expanding collections, indoor and outdoor exhibition space, and new educational programs. Conceptual designs are expected to be released in early 2015. 

Preview the portfolio that landed Herzog & de Meuron the commission, after the break...

FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada

British based FaulknerBrowns Architects have proposed plans for "one of only two velodromes in recent memory being planned" in the city of Edmonton, Canada. In a place where winters are cold and long, reaching -20 degrees celcius, the facility can be adapted for both indoor and outdoor use throughout the year. Clad in Canadian timber and polished stainless steel shingles wrapping around the building like a "twisted ribbon resembling the twisted sinuous cycle track," the scheme will be only the second major indoor cycle track facility in the country.

S&S Studio / Scott and Scott Architects

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Kicking Horse Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson + Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects

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Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine

  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Location: Coleraine St, Montreal, QC H3K, Canada
  • Area: 3135.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams

Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award

First an Emerging Voices recipient, now a laureate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Emerging Architectural Practice Award; Toronto’s Williamson Chong Architects has proved themselves to be one of Northern America’s most promising firms. Founded just three short years ago, the seven-person practice has been chosen to be the RAIC’s second Emerging Practice Award recipient for “consistently producing innovating projects that contain quality detailing and craftsmanship.”

Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival

Architect Raymond Moriyama, founder of Toronto-based Moriyama and Teshima Architects, has collaborated with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) to launch an international CAD $100,000 prize open to architects with “outstanding” work or non-architects who have had an “exceptional contribution to architecture.”

With an aim to raise the stature of the RAIC and “inspire all Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” as Moriyama stated, the biennial Moriyama RAIC International Prize has the potential to rival the Pritzker as one of the world’s largest, and expectantly most “prestigious” cash prizes in architecture. 

However, based on the ideals of “Moriyama’s passion for humanistic architecture that transforms society through an emphasis on values such as social justice, equality and inclusivity,” the Prize is expected to set itself apart from Pritzker's focus on lifetime achievement.