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Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard

01:00 - 30 April, 2014
Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    3000 Boulevard René Lévesque, Verdun, QC H3E 1T9, Canada
  • General Contractor

    Castle Reno (Paul Cantwell)
  • Area

    1229.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +12

To Be Destroyed: A Call For Ideas

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
To Be Destroyed: A Call For Ideas, Between Life and Death (2006) Carlos & Jason Sanchez / © Walter Willems
Between Life and Death (2006) Carlos & Jason Sanchez / © Walter Willems

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is calling for submissions that respond to the thematic of an upcoming exhibition, entitled TBD, that will be on view September 5 to October 25, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Crisan House / EST Architecture

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Crisan House / EST Architecture, © Claudiu Olaru
© Claudiu Olaru
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Felix Tue
  • Team

    Felix Tue & Claudiu Olaru
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru +30

Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Site
Vancouver Art Gallery Site

The Vancouver Art Gallery has unanimously appointed Herzog & de Meuron to design their new, 300,000 square foot gallery in downtown Vancouver. 

Selected from a shortlist of five - including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, KPMB Architects, SANAA , and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - Herzog & de Meuron was ultimately awarded the commission for their vision of the new Gallery and “proven ability to create innovative museum buildings that place prominence on artists and institutional mission.”

The new museum building, which will be the practice’s first Canadian project, will double the Gallery’s current space and accommodate for their expanding collections, indoor and outdoor exhibition space, and new educational programs. Conceptual designs are expected to be released in early 2015. 

Preview the portfolio that landed Herzog & de Meuron the commission, after the break...

FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada

01:00 - 26 April, 2014
FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada, Interior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of FaulknerBrowns Architects
Interior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of FaulknerBrowns Architects

British based FaulknerBrowns Architects have proposed plans for "one of only two velodromes in recent memory being planned" in the city of Edmonton, Canada. In a place where winters are cold and long, reaching -20 degrees celcius, the facility can be adapted for both indoor and outdoor use throughout the year. Clad in Canadian timber and polished stainless steel shingles wrapping around the building like a "twisted ribbon resembling the twisted sinuous cycle track," the scheme will be only the second major indoor cycle track facility in the country.

S&S Studio / Scott and Scott Architects

01:00 - 20 April, 2014
S&S Studio / Scott and Scott Architects , Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects
Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects

Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects +13

Kicking Horse Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson + Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects

01:00 - 18 April, 2014
Kicking Horse Residence   / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson  + Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman +20

Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +22

Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award, Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects. Image © Bob Gundu
Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects. Image © Bob Gundu

First an Emerging Voices recipient, now a laureate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Emerging Architectural Practice Award; Toronto’s Williamson Chong Architects has proved themselves to be one of Northern America’s most promising firms. Founded just three short years ago, the seven-person practice has been chosen to be the RAIC’s second Emerging Practice Award recipient for “consistently producing innovating projects that contain quality detailing and craftsmanship.”

Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival , Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Architect Raymond Moriyama, founder of Toronto-based Moriyama and Teshima Architects, has collaborated with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) to launch an international CAD $100,000 prize open to architects with “outstanding” work or non-architects who have had an “exceptional contribution to architecture.”

With an aim to raise the stature of the RAIC and “inspire all Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” as Moriyama stated, the biennial Moriyama RAIC International Prize has the potential to rival the Pritzker as one of the world’s largest, and expectantly most “prestigious” cash prizes in architecture. 

However, based on the ideals of “Moriyama’s passion for humanistic architecture that transforms society through an emphasis on values such as social justice, equality and inclusivity,” the Prize is expected to set itself apart from Pritzker's focus on lifetime achievement.  

Revival of the Casino of Montréal / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux + Provencher Roy Architectes

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau ©  Marc Cramer +25

eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014: A Skyscraper That Grows

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014: A Skyscraper That Grows, Exterior Rendering. Image © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu
Exterior Rendering. Image © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu

YuHao Li and Rui Wu were recently awarded third place in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition for their proposal of a skyscraper that grows. Using 'carbon capture', an emerging practice aimed at capturing and containing greenhouse gases, Propagate Skyscraper uses a simple, vertical grid scaffold to act as a framework for building, or growing, the volumes. "Ingredients for material propagation" are supplied through the scaffold, while its actual pattern of growth is defined by environmental factors (such as prevailing wind and the saturation of carbon dioxide within the immediate atmosphere). Although each resulting structure is distinct in formal expression, the structure maintains a regular spatial organisation, allowing it to be easily occupied and adapted.

© YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu +13

Residence the Grands Jardins / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Residence the Grands Jardins / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, © Alexandre Guilbeault
© Alexandre Guilbeault

© Alexandre Guilbeault © Alexandre Guilbeault © Alexandre Guilbeault © Alexandre Guilbeault +26

The Coxwell House / Rohan Walter

01:00 - 27 March, 2014
The Coxwell House  / Rohan Walter, © Dave Rempel
© Dave Rempel

© Dave Rempel © Dave Rempel © Dave Rempel © Dave Rempel +18

Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery / Gow Hastings Architects

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery / Gow Hastings Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects

  • Location

    325 Church Street, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B, Canada
  • Area

    3120.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +9

8th Ave / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 19 March, 2014
8th Ave / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +16

Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau
  • Architects

  • Location

    1100 Route de l'Église, Quebec, QC G1V 3W2, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Côté, Sébastien Laberge,
  • Design Team

    Dan S. Hanganu, Gilles Prud’homme, Diana Cardas, Sébastien Laberge
  • Team

    Pascal Gobeil, Martin Girard, Marie-Andrée Goyette (CLC) Olivier Grenier, Martine Walsh, Anne-Catherine Richard, Marc Despaties (DHA)
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +15

Janet Echelman's Largest Aerial Sculpture To Premiere in Vancouver

01:00 - 15 March, 2014
Janet Echelman's Largest Aerial Sculpture To Premiere in Vancouver, © Ema Peter / Studio Echelman
© Ema Peter / Studio Echelman

American Artist Janet Echelman is to premiere her latest, and largest, sculpture in Vancouver. Widely known for her artistic ability to reshape urban airspace, Echelman's sophisticated mixture of ancient craft and modern technology has led to collaborations with aeronautical and mechanical engineers, architects, lighting designers, landscape architects, and fabricators to "transform urban environments world wide with her net sculptures." Using a light weight fibre to elevate her monumental "breathing" forms above the streets of urban centres, Echelman's new sculpture will be of a size and scale never before attempted.

Courtesy of Studio Echelman © Ema Peter / Studio Echelman © Ema Peter / Studio Echelman © Ema Peter / Studio Echelman +22