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Duchess Park Secondary School / HCMA

  • Architects: HCMA
  • Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
  • Area: 11040.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of HCMA

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Adaptive Architecture ACADIA 2013

ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE ACADIA 2013 will present world-leading research in contemporary architectural design. ACADIA 2013 is the 36th annual conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture, presented at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Oct. 24-26 with workshops running Oct. 19-23 and 27. The event includes presentations by international researchers, a series of exhibitions, a suite of publications and specialized workshops on advanced design methods, fabrication and simulation.

The Hintonburg Six / Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.

© Peter Fritz
© Peter Fritz

© Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz

Totem House / rzlbd

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Courtesy of rzlbd
  • Architects: rzlbd
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Design Team: Reza Aliabadi, Lailee Soleimani
  • Area: 1600.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of rzlbd

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Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

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Children’s Playhouse ‘Sam + Pam’ / Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc.

© Latreille Delage © Latreille Delage © Latreille Delage © Latreille Delage

Blue Hills House / la SHED architecture

© Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet © Maxime Brouillet © Maxime Brouillet © Maxime Brouillet

Hygge House / Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink

  • Architects: Plain Projects, Pike Projects, Urbanink
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Landscape Architect: Liz Wreford Taylor
  • Landscape Architectural Intern: Shawn Stankewich
  • Creative Director: Marcelle Lussier
  • Designer: Evan Marnoch
  • Architectural Intern: Colin Grover
  • Photographs: Jen Pauls, Evan Marnoch, Dan Harper, Liz Wreford Taylor

© Evan Marnoch © Evan Marnoch © Dan Harper © Liz Wreford Taylor

Four Teams Shortlisted to Design New Central Library in Calgary

Four shortlisted teams have been asked to design proposals for a new central library in the Canadian city of Calgary. Selected from 38 submissions, the competing teams of local and international architects will harness the power of platemaking to envision a 280,000 square-foot “landmark” for the East Village Calgary. 

Westboro Home / Kariouk Associates

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Senior Design Associate: Chris Davis
  • Design Associate: Sarah McMurtry, David King
  • General Contractor: Westboro Homes (Nicholas Heins)
  • Landscape: Empire Enterprises (Brad Beerwort)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Kealey

© John Kealey © John Kealey © John Kealey © John Kealey

Humber Centre for Justice Leadership / Gow Hastings Architects

  • Architects: Gow Hastings Architects
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Design Team: Philip Hastings, Valerie Gow, Jim Burkitt, David Colussi, Dan Malka, Rich D’Alessandro, Janice Lee, Julian Ocampo
  • Landscape Consultant: NAK Design Group
  • Structural Consultant: Cathro Engineering Limited
  • Mechanical & Electrical Consultant: McGregor Allsop Limited
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tom Arban

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First Peoples House / Formline Architecture + Urbanism

© Nick Lehoux
© Nick Lehoux

© Nick Lehoux © Nick Lehoux © Nick Lehoux © Nick Lehoux

AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie

Habitat 67, designed by the Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie as the Canadian Pavilion for the World Exposition of 1967, was originally intended as an experimental solution for high-quality housing in dense urban environments. Safdie explored the possibilities of prefabricated modular units to reduce housing costs and allow for a new housing typology that could integrate the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise.

Reflecting on the project’s significance in “A look back at habitat ’67” Safdie stated that “Habitat ‘67 is really two ideas in one. One is about prefabrication, and the other is about rethinking apartment-building design in the new paradigm.” [1]

Photo by Ian Korn via flickr.com/photos/iankorn via ethel-baraona.tumblr.com © Jade Doskow via studio3postindustrial.wordpress.com

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'Archaeology of the Digital' Exhibition

Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the 'Archaeology of the Digital' exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture is currently on display until October 13. Conceived as an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, the exhibit features four seminal projects that established bold new directions for architectural research by experimenting with novel digital tools: The Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985–1995), Peter Eisenman’s unrealized Biocentrum (1987), Chuck Hoberman’s Expanding Sphere (1992) and Shoei Yoh’s roof structures for Odawara (1991) and Galaxy Toyama (1992) Gymnasiums. Videos of conversations with the architects can be viewed after the break.

BESTIE / Scott and Scott Architects

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Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects

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University of Ottawa / KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects

  • Architects: KWC Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Design Team: Halsall Associates, Goodkey Weedmark, Morrison Hershfield
  • General Contractor: Aecon
  • Area: 25299.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

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