Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

Tula House / Patkau Architects

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Tula House / Patkau Architects, © James Dow
© James Dow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Design Team

    John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, and David Shone with Mike Green, Dimitri Koubatis, and Greg Boothroyd, James Eidse, Marc Holland, Tony Mah, Henry Murdock, Ben Raimes, Thomas Schroeder, Craig Simms, Tony Wai.
  • Area

    4350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© James Dow © James Dow © James Dow © James Dow +61

Résidence Roy-Lawrence / Chevalier Morales Architectes

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Résidence Roy-Lawrence / Chevalier Morales Architectes, Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes
Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes

Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes +21

Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties

00:00 - 14 August, 2014
Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties, © Kevin Pazik
© Kevin Pazik

Designed for a laneway inside the Little Portugal neighborhood of Toronto, Flipping Properties tests the boundaries between architecture and furniture. The exhibition, created by Jiminez Lai and his team, Bureau Spectacular, unravels the traditional pentagonal shape of a house to create ‘super-furniture.’ Super-furniture is defined by Lai as “too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.” The large installation pieces are meant to encourage dialogue on unused urban spaces in Toronto, while creating a novel way to interact with those spaces. Despite their size, the pieces can be rearranged within the laneway, allowing for a variety of assemblages to be created.  Flipping Properties opened July 11th, and will be in place until September 14th in the laneway between Sheridan Avenue and Gordon Street in Toronto. Admission is free to the public. See the full gallery of exhibition photos, after the break.

© Kevin Pazik © Kevin Pazik © Kevin Pazik © Kevin Pazik +17

Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto's Union Station

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto's Union Station, Looking Southwest toward the development. Image © Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca
Looking Southwest toward the development. Image © Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca

Details have been leaked of a major new development on the Southern edge of downtown Toronto, just East of Union Station. The scheme, uncovered by UrbanToronto and its inquisitive users, involves the connection of sites on both sides of the railway tracks, and will include three towers and a pedestrian bridge featuring a park and retail space. It is understood that Wilkinson Eyre are the architects, after BD confirmed last week that they have recently won a major competition in Toronto.

Read on for more details of the project

Folklore Meets Design, Architecture and Light Deep in the Canadian Forest

00:00 - 9 August, 2014

Imagine yourself standing at a glowing threshold between reality and make believe, watching as mythical creatures dash across trees and into other dimensions. Imagine a world where the glimmer of fairies is reflected on a forest floor illuminated by trees of all colours; a world where a sea of stars transforms into an imaginary wolf, standing sentinel over its fairy tale universe. This enchanted world exists, thanks to the creatives at Moment Factory. In their Foresta Lumina video mapping project, they create a narrative installation set in the mysterious backwoods of Quebec, Canada. Find out how they add a little fantasy to ordinary reality after the break.

Inside "Arctic Adaptations" - Special Mention Winner at the Venice Biennale 2014

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Inside "Arctic Adaptations" - Special Mention Winner at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

UPDATE: Our interview with Lateral Office is now up!

For this year's Venice Biennale, the Canadian Pavilion explored the ways modernity was absorbed in the extreme environment of Nunavut, Canada. As Nunavut is the newest, northernmost, and largest territory (with an area of over 2 million square kilometers) in Canada, Lateral Office hoped to shed on light on what Mason White called "modernity at an edge." Wowing the jury with their research and design, Arctic Adaptaptions: Nunavut at 15 garnered Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Matthew Spremulli, and their team a Special Mention during Saturday's awards ceremony. 

Russet Residence / Splyce Design

01:00 - 4 August, 2014
Russet Residence / Splyce Design, © Ivan Hunter
© Ivan Hunter
  • Architects

  • Location

    West Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Build

    Powers Construction
  • Area

    4600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter +23

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre / Taylor Kurtz Architecture+Design

01:00 - 23 July, 2014
South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre / Taylor Kurtz Architecture+Design, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +39

Ocean Park House / Campos Leckie Studio

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Ocean Park House / Campos Leckie Studio, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +15

The Vanglo House / LWPAC

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
The Vanglo House / LWPAC, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Architect and Designer

    Oliver Lang, Cynthia Wilson Principal, Thomas Bocahut
  • Area

    172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +19

Exhibition: The Mound of Vendôme

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Exhibition: The Mound of Vendôme, Courtesy of CCA
Courtesy of CCA

On view at the CCA from 19 June to 14 September 2014 and curated by architectural historian David Gissen, The Mound of Vendôme revisits one key episode of French history when the Commune de Paris in 1871 voted to demolish the Vendôme Column, abolishing all allusions to the Napoleonic era. To protect the surrounding architecture during demolition, a radical landscape was erected on Place Vendôme. Informed by the methods of experimental history, Gissen’s ongoing research project and installation at the CCA traces the provocative history of the column and mound, while arguing for its historicisation and reconstruction. 

Revised Design Unveiled for Toronto's Mirvish+Gehry Towers

00:00 - 3 July, 2014
Revised Design Unveiled for Toronto's Mirvish+Gehry Towers, Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc.
Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc.

Frank Gehry and Developer David Mirvish have revealed the latest design iteration in their embattled plan to build a set of mixed-use skyscrapers in Toronto. The new design reduces the number of towers, from three to two, however the remaining towers are taller than before, with one at 82 stories and one at 92.

The buildings will house apartments, a new art gallery and space for OCAD University as previously planned, but the decision to use two towers instead of three means that three of the five existing buildings can be retained - including the Princess of Wales Theatre, and two designated heritage warehouses - sidestepping some of the criticisms of the previous scheme.

Read on after the break for Frank Gehry's take on the design

Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. +7

Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts, Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal
Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal

In the following interview, presented by ArchDaily Materials and originally published by Sixty7 Architecture Road, Canadian firm Campos Leckie Studio defines their process for designing site-specific, beautiful architecture that speaks for itself. Enjoy the firm's stunning projects and read the full interview after the break. 

We asked Michael Leckie, one of the principals of Vancouver-based Campos Leckie Studio, about the importance of discovery in design and the textural differences between projects. Your website states that your firm is committed to a rigorous process of discovery. How do you explain that to clients?

Process is extremely important in our work. When we meet with clients we do not immediately provide napkin sketches or an indication of what form the work will ultimately take on. Rather, we focus on the formulation of the ‘design problem’ and the conditions that establish the basis for exploration and discovery. These contextual starting points include the site, program, materiality, budget, as well as cultural reference points. This is challenging for some clients, as our culture generally conditions people to expect to see the final product before they commit to something. 

Zacatitos 02. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 03. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 04. Image © John Sinal © John Sinal +17

University of Windsor CEI / B+H

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
University of Windsor CEI / B+H, © Tony Hafkenscheid
© Tony Hafkenscheid

© Tony Hafkenscheid © Tony Hafkenscheid © Dan Reaume © Tony Hafkenscheid +10

House In The Beach / Drew Mandel Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
House In The Beach  / Drew Mandel Architects, © Shai Gil Fotography
© Shai Gil Fotography

© Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography +8

Edmonton Airport Offices and Control Tower / DIALOG

01:00 - 22 June, 2014
Edmonton Airport Offices and Control Tower / DIALOG, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban
  • Architects

  • Location

    1000 Airport Road, Edmonton International Airport, EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AB T9E 0V3, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Stephen Boyd
  • Area

    8410.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +11

Blantyre House / Williamson Chong Architects

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
Blantyre House  / Williamson Chong Architects, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu

© Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu +19