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In Suspension / NatureHumaine

09:00 - 27 May, 2015
In Suspension / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

6 Teams Shortlisted for Canadian Canoe Museum

16:00 - 26 May, 2015
6 Teams Shortlisted for Canadian Canoe Museum, Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site. Image via Wikipedia
Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site. Image via Wikipedia

Six teams have been shortlisted for a chance to design the new Canadian Canoe Museum, as part of its relocation to the Parks Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway in southern Ontario. Selected from 90 international submissions, the competing teams are now expected to refine their ideas before presenting them to the public. A winner will be announced in the Fall.  

The complete shortlist, after the break... 

60 Atlantic Avenue / Quadrangle Architects

13:00 - 22 May, 2015
60 Atlantic Avenue / Quadrangle Architects, © Ben Rahn, A-Frame
© Ben Rahn, A-Frame

© Ben Rahn, A-Frame © Ben Rahn, A-Frame © Ben Rahn, A-Frame © Ben Rahn, A-Frame +21

Wood Innovation Design Centre / Michael Green Architecture

13:00 - 19 May, 2015
Wood Innovation Design Centre / Michael Green Architecture, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    British Columbia, Canada
  • Design Team

    Michael Green, Carla Smith, Kristalee Berger, Alfonso Bonilla, Jordan van Dijk, Guadalupe Font, Adrienne Gibbs, Jacqueline Green, Asher deGroot, Soo Han, Kristen Jamieson, Vuk Krcmar-Grkavac, Alexander Kobald, Sindhu Mahadevan, Maria Mora, Mingyuk Chen and Seng Tsoi
  • Area

    4820.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Ema Peter, Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture

4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts

10:30 - 15 May, 2015
4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts, Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will
Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will

Urban waterfronts have historically been the center of activity for many cities. They began as economic, transportation and manufacturing hubs, but as most industries changed their shipping patterns and consolidated port facilities, many industrial waterfronts became obsolete. In Europe, smaller historic ports were easily converted to be reused for leisure activities. However, in North America, where the ports were larger, it was more difficult to convert the waterfronts due to logistical and contamination issues.

Over the past 40 years or so, architects and urban planners have started to recognize the redevelopment potential for waterfronts across the United States and Canada, and the impact they can have on the financial and social success of cities. Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Solar study for Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will +11

Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects

12:00 - 14 May, 2015
Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects, © Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography +18

Drake Devonshire Inn / +tongtong

12:00 - 30 April, 2015
Drake Devonshire Inn / +tongtong, © Nikolas Koenig
© Nikolas Koenig

© Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig +29

  • Designers

  • Location

    24 Wharf Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0, Canada
  • Designers in Charge

    John Tong, Eunice Lam
  • Area

    1010.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod

07:00 - 27 April, 2015
AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod, © Frei Otto
© Frei Otto

The pivotal turning point in the late Frei Otto’s career – capped by last month’s Pritzker announcement – came nearly fifty years ago at the Expo ’67 World’s Fair in Montreal, Quebec. In collaboration with architect Rolf Gutbrod, Otto was responsible for the exhibition pavilion of the Federal Republic of Germany, a tensile canopy structure that brought his experiments in lightweight architecture to the international stage for the first time. Together with Fuller’s Biosphere and Safdie’s Habitat 67, the German Pavilion was part of the Expo’s late-modern demonstration of the potential of technology, pre-fabrication, and mass production to generate a new humanitarian direction for architecture. This remarkable collection at the Expo was both the zenith of modern meliorism and its tragic swan song; never since has the world seen such a singularly hopeful display of innovative architecture.

Form-finding study model. Image © Frei Otto Inside the German Pavilion during Expo '67. Image © Frei Otto © Frei Otto Nighttime inverted the flow of light through the canopy wells. Image © Frei Otto +5

STGM Head Office / STGM Architectes

14:00 - 22 April, 2015
STGM Head Office  / STGM Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +12

Counterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio Architects

18:00 - 20 April, 2015
Counterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio Architects, © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

© Steve Tsai © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc. © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc. © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc. +22

Clareview Community Recreation Centre / Teeple Architects

14:00 - 18 April, 2015
Clareview Community Recreation Centre / Teeple Architects, © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

© Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  +23

Tall Wood Building and Self-Supported Steel Structure Win RAIC's Innovation Award

17:30 - 17 April, 2015
Tall Wood Building and Self-Supported Steel Structure Win RAIC's Innovation Award, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded two British Columbia projects with the 2015 Innovation in Architecture award for their use of wood and steel: Michael Green Architecture's Wood Innovation Design Center in Prince George has been deemed to be an exemplar for tall timber buildings, while Patkau Architects' origami-inspired One Fold research project illustrates the structural potential of folding steel sheets. A closer look at both projects, after the break. 

Bar Raval / Partisans

16:00 - 16 April, 2015
Bar Raval / Partisans, © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans
© Jonathan Friedman / Partisans

© Jonathan Friedman / Partisans © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans +21

John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

12:00 - 16 April, 2015
John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy +25

KPMB and West 8 Selected to Redesign Toronto Ferry Terminal

18:00 - 15 April, 2015
KPMB and West 8 Selected to Redesign Toronto Ferry Terminal, Courtesy of West 8
Courtesy of West 8

KPMB Architects, West 8 and Greenberg Consultants have been announced as winners of a competition to revitalize Toronto's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbor Square Park. The winning proposal, "Harbour Landing" envisions a terminal embedded within the surrounding park and topped with a lush public green space that expands the waterfront park. 

"The vision for the area will result in a welcoming gateway to the Toronto Islands – one of the City's most unique and cherished parks – with amenities and infrastructure to support the approximately 1.3 million visitors who use the ferry each year," said competition organizers, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in a press release. 

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum / Teeple Architects

10:00 - 14 April, 2015
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum  / Teeple Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  +29

York House Senior School / Acton Ostry Architects

14:00 - 12 April, 2015
York House Senior School  / Acton Ostry Architects, © Michael Elkan
© Michael Elkan

© Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    4176 Alexandra Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 2V6, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Mark Ostry, ARCHITECT AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
  • Project Lead

    Susan Ockwell, ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP
  • Area

    3345.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture

10:00 - 11 April, 2015
548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture, © James Brittain Photography
© James Brittain Photography

© James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography +17