Winona House / 25:8 Research + Design

01:00 - 19 February, 2014
Winona House / 25:8 Research + Design, © Lorne Shawn Blythe
© Lorne Shawn Blythe

© Lorne Shawn Blythe © Lorne Shawn Blythe © Lorne Shawn Blythe © Lorne Shawn Blythe +17

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

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Harry Gugger Studio's 'The Exchange' to Rise in Vancouver, Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio
Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio

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

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Mjölk House / Studio Junction , © Joe Lin / Studio Junction
© Joe Lin / Studio Junction

© Joe Lin / Studio Junction © Joe Lin / Studio Junction © Joe Lin / Studio Junction © Joe Lin / Studio Junction +12

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

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”, © RAW Design
© RAW Design

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. 

Le St-Jude / Thomas Balaban Architect

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Le St-Jude / Thomas Balaban Architect, Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect
Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Denis Street, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Balaban, Justin Boulanger, Naomi Frangos, Maxime Lefebvre, Julia Manaças, Elliott Sturtevant, Jennifer Thorogood
  • Area

    1570.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect

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Cliff House / Altius Architecture Inc

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Cliff House / Altius Architecture Inc, Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc
Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc
  • Architects

  • Location

    Muskoka Lakes, ON, Canada
  • Architecture

    Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
  • Lead Design Architect

    Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
  • Area

    3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc

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Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc, © Jonathan Savoie
© Jonathan Savoie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Collingwood, ON, Canada
  • Architecture

    Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Lead Design Architect

    Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Engineer

    CUCCO engineering
  • Construction

    Valley View Construction
  • Interior Design

    Sarah Richardson Design Inc
  • Landscape

    John Lloyd & Associates
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie +17

Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak + Stella Cheung-Boyland

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak  + Stella Cheung-Boyland, © Dave Delnea Images
© Dave Delnea Images

© Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images +10

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Discovery & Visitor Centre / bisson, charron architectes

01:00 - 26 January, 2014
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Discovery & Visitor Centre  / bisson, charron architectes , © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parc National du Lac-Témiscouata (secteur Montagnais), 750 Route 295, Degelis, QC G0L 1V0, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Carl Charron, architect associate, Jonathan Bisson, architect
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Groleau  © Stéphane Groleau  © Stéphane Groleau  © Stéphane Groleau  +17

The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
© Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

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University Boulevard Transit Shelters / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
University Boulevard Transit Shelters / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication  , © Krista Jahnke
© Krista Jahnke
  • Architects

  • Location

    University Boulevard, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Design Team

    John Wall, AIBC, Brian Wakelin, AIBC, Christopher Sklar, UBC Properties Trust, University of British Columbia
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Krista Jahnke , Courtesy of PUBLIC

© Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke +14

T House / Natalie Dionne Architecture

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
© Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer
  • Architects

  • 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 © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer +19

Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, © Greg Richardson
© Greg Richardson

© Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson +21

Alexandra Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Alexandra, Montreal, QC H2S, Canada
  • Area

    3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +28

Cliff House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
Cliff House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, © Greg Richardson
© Greg Richardson

© Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson +13

Glebe Residence / Batay-Csorba Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
© Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

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Bridge House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
Bridge House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, © Greg Richardson
© Greg Richardson

© Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson +8

The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation

00:00 - 7 December, 2013
The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation, Via Flickr CC User. Image © Brent Eades
Via Flickr CC User. Image © Brent Eades

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.