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Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects

  • Architects: Dan Hanganu , Côté Leahy Cardas Architects
  • Location: 1100 Route de l'Église, Quebec, QC G1V 3W2, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Jacques Côté, Sébastien Laberge,
  • Design Team: Dan S. Hanganu, Gilles Prud’homme, Diana Cardas, Sébastien Laberge
  • Team: Pascal Gobeil, Martin Girard, Marie-Andrée Goyette (CLC) Olivier Grenier, Martine Walsh, Anne-Catherine Richard, Marc Despaties (DHA)
  • Area: 4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

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Janet Echelman's Largest Aerial Sculpture To Premiere in Vancouver

American Artist Janet Echelman is to premiere her latest, and largest, sculpture in Vancouver. Widely known for her artistic ability to reshape urban airspace, Echelman's sophisticated mixture of ancient craft and modern technology has led to collaborations with aeronautical and mechanical engineers, architects, lighting designers, landscape architects, and fabricators to "transform urban environments world wide with her net sculptures." Using a light weight fibre to elevate her monumental "breathing" forms above the streets of urban centres, Echelman's new sculpture will be of a size and scale never before attempted.

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St. James Cathedral Centre / architectsAlliance

  • Architects: architectsAlliance
  • Location: 65 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Peter Clewes
  • Design Architect : Heather Rolleston
  • Project Architect: Robert Cadeau
  • Design Team: Masoud Mahboubullah, Javier Viteri
  • Area: 2355.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tom Arban

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RAIC Honors Peter Busby with Gold Medal

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has named Peter Busby the 2014 recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by the organization. Since founding his Vancouver practice in 1984, Busby has built a reputation for being a “powerful catalyst in the growth of the green architecture movement,” a pioneer in sustainability. In 2004, Busby merged his firm with Perkins+Will. He now serves as the Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office. More information on Busby and the award, here

Adjaye and Libeskind Among 6 Proposals Unveiled for Canadian Holocaust Monument

David Adjaye and Daniel Libeskind are among six interdisciplinary teams competing to design Canada’s National Holocaust Monument. Planned for an empty, triangular site adjacent to Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum, the monument designs are currently undergoing public review before a final decision that will be made by an international jury of design and art professionals this spring. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.  

Review the proposals, after the break...

Malbaie VIII Residence / MU Architecture

  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Location: Cap-à-l'Aigle, QC G0T, Canada
  • Design Team: Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Jean-Philippe Bellemare, Pierre-Alexandre Rhéaume, Sabrina Charbonneau.
  • Area: 3400.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

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Rebirth of The York Theatre / Henriquez Partners Architects

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Mozilla YVR / Hughes Condon Marler Architects

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Lady Peel House / rzlbd

  • Architects: rzlbd
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Reza Aliabadi
  • Area: 3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: borXu Design

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95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran Architects

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Allez UP Rock Climbing Gym / Smith Vigeant Architectes

  • Architects: Smith Vigeant Architectes
  • Location: Rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Daniel Smith
  • Design Team: Daniel Smith, Karine Renaud, Anik Malderis, Étienne Penault, Cindy Neveu, Mélanie Quesnel, Stéphan Vigeant
  • Client: Richer - de la Plante Family
  • Area: 1220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

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Harry Gugger Studio's 'The Exchange' to Rise in Vancouver

Construction broke ground last month for ‘The Exchange’ tower in Vancouver, Canada's first LEED Platinum heritage conversion and Harry Gugger Studio’s first North American building. The 31-floor office building resolves the strict urban regulations imposed on high-rise construction downtown and addresses the historical context by preserving and integrating the façade of the city's historic Stock Exchange building.

Mjölk House / Studio Junction

  • Architects: Studio Junction
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Joe Lin / Studio Junction , Juli Baker

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RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”

Toronto-based RAW Design has been crowned winner of the annual Warming Huts competition, which is intended to “push the envelop of design, craft and art” by encouraging architects to design innovative warming shelters along the frozen Red River Mutual Trail in Winnipeg, Canada. 

Moving away from the traditional notion of an enclosed shelter, the firm’s winning proposal “Nuzzles” engages skaters with a playful arrangement of “insulated appendages” (a.k.a. pool noodles) supported by a geodesic lattice structure that is illuminated and heated from within. Users are encouraged to “nestle into the structure” and manipulate its fur-like exterior into informal resting areas.