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T House / Natalie Dionne Architecture

© Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer
  • Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture
  • Location: Sutton, QC, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Natalie Dionne Architecture
  • Design Team: Natalie Dionne and Martin Laneuville
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marc Cramer

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Alexandra Residence / NatureHumaine

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© Adrien Williams
  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Location: Avenue Alexandra, Montreal, QC H2S, Canada
  • Area: 3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

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The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation

In this interesting report in the Ottawa Citizen, Maria Cook exposes the plan to renovate the Arthur Erickson-designed Bank of Canada Building in Ottawa. The existing building, which features a public atrium complete with a tropical garden, is being extensively remodeled to improve security and building performance, although arguably at great cost to the design. Cook exposes how the bank turned down a prestigious design award in 2011 as it was already at that point privately considering the changes, and explains how its privileged position - related to the government but not controlled by it - effectively means that the bank has nobody it has to answer to who might stop these plans. You can read the full article here.

Stacey-Turley Residence / Kariouk

  • Architects: Kariouk
  • Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Paul duBellet Kariouk
  • Design Team: Chris Davis, David King, Sarah McMurtry, Dimitar Mehandjiev, Adam Paquette
  • General Contractor: R.K. Porter General Contracting Inc
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Christian Lalonde

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Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre / KPMB Architects

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  • Architects: KPMB Architects
  • Location: 200 University Avenue West, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Marianne McKenna
  • Area: 26500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Doublespace Photography, James Brittain

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Anne-Marie Edward Science Building at John Abbott College / Saucier + Perrotte architectes

  • Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Location: John Abbott College, 21275 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9, Canada
  • Lead Design Architect: Gilles Saucier
  • Principal In Charge: Andre Perrotte
  • Project Architect: Trevor Davies
  • Project Team: Dominique Dumais, Vedanta Balbahadur, Yutaro Minagawa, Olivier Krieger, Marie-Eve Primeau, Patrice Begin, Guillaume Sasseville, Christiane Reuter
  • Area: 10400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Marc Cramer, Courtesy of Olivier Blouin

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Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine

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Sherbourne Common / PFS Studio

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© Aristea Rizakos
  • Architects: PFS Studio
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Design Team: The Planning Partnership, Jill Anholt Studio, Teeple Architects
  • Client: Waterfront Toronto
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Tom Arban, Courtesy of PFS Studio, Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto, Aristea Rizakos

Shortlist Announced for Canadian Holocaust Monument

Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye, along with four other shortlisted teams, are competing to design the National Holocaust Monument in Canada. Planned to be built in a prominent site in the heart of Ottawa, near the Canadian War Museum, the $4.5 million monument is expected for completion in 2015. 

The jury, made up of internationally renowned art and design professionals, a representative from the National Holocaust Monument Development Council and a Holocaust survivor, chose the following six teams as finalists:

"Pierrefonds Library" Winning Entry / Chevalier Morales Architectes

Chevalier Morales Architectes, in collaboration with DMA Architectes, has won the competition for the design of the Pierrefonds Library in Quebec. The project called for a complete renovation of the existing building to achieve LEED Gold certification and a 2,316 square meter extension that would include new document management technologies. The team's building design was inspired by Pierrefonds' old master plans as well as the economic pragmatism of shopping malls.

Espace St-Denis / Anne Sophie Goneau

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Student Residence Paul Lafleur / Bisson | Associés Architects

  • Architects: Bisson | Associés Architects
  • Location: Saint-Irénée, QC, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Jonathan Bisson
  • Design Team: Julie Dubé, Caroline Lajoie, Jacques Dion, Chloé Barabé-Pépin, Geneviève Gagnon, Patrick Gosselin, Véronique Boulet & Éric Maurand
  • Project Manager : Roche Construction
  • Photographs: Stephane Groleau

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