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Bench Accounting Office Interiors / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 21 July, 2017
Bench Accounting Office Interiors / Perkins+Will, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Kim Muise © Kim Muise © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    545 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Lead Interior Designer

    Sarah Stanford
  • Design Team

    K. Baba, S. Brent, D. Dove, H. Lai, S. Stanford
  • Area

    4656.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Place des Montréalaises

19:30 - 17 July, 2017
International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Place des Montréalaises, International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Photo credit: Marc Cramer
International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Photo credit: Marc Cramer

The Ville de Montréal (city of Montreal) wishes to source the most innovative and creative ideas for the permanent construction of Place des Montréalaises, a new public space adjacent to Champ-de-Mars métro station, including a pedestrian overpass.

Albion Library / Perkins+Will Canada

11:00 - 7 July, 2017
Albion Library / Perkins+Will Canada, © Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© Doublespace Photography © Michael Muraz © Michael Muraz © Michael Muraz + 41

Schulich School of Engineering Redevelopment and Expansion / Diamond Schmitt Architects + Gibbs Gage Architects

15:00 - 4 July, 2017
Schulich School of Engineering Redevelopment and Expansion / Diamond Schmitt Architects + Gibbs Gage Architects, © Ed White
© Ed White

© Ed White © Ed White © Ed White © Ed White + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Lead Architects

    David Dow, Donald Schmitt, Brad Hindson, Walton Chan, Stephen Mahler, Todd Van Der Burgh, Erin Jensen and Thomas Leong
  • Area

    29300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

09:30 - 3 July, 2017
The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

As anyone who has recently attempted apartment-hunting in a major urban area will know, reasonably-priced housing can be difficult to come by for many and salaries don’t always seem to match the cost of living. This gap is contributing to housing crises in developed and developing countries worldwide. People are simply being priced out of cities, where housing has become a commodity instead of a basic human right. Financial speculation and states’ support of financial markets in a way that makes housing unaffordable has created an unsustainable global housing crisis. 

Earlier this year the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released for 2017, revealing that the number of “severely unaffordable” major housing markets rose from 26 to 29 this year; the problem is getting worse. The study evaluates 406 metropolitan housing markets in nine of the world's major economies and uses the “median multiple” approach to determine affordability. By dividing the median house price by the median household income of an area, this method is meant to be a summary of “middle-income housing affordability.”

Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada

06:00 - 28 June, 2017
Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ground has been broken on a key component of Canada’s largest urban development undertaking, in the form of a 236,000 square foot mixed-use tower in the City of Vaughan, designed by Toronto-based firm Diamond Schmitt Architects. Situated at the core of SmartCentres Place with easy access to nearby retail and commercial spots, the tower will serve as the new home of PwC Canada, in combination with a 100,000-square-foot YMCA, a 20,000-square-foot public library, 10,000-square-foot community space and 3000 square feet of retail.

The PwC-YMCA Tower further illustrates the architectural quality and urban design excellence that is a hallmark of this smart, pedestrian-friendly precinct, explained Donald Schmitt, principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects + 5

Steam Canoe / OCADU

15:00 - 23 June, 2017
Steam Canoe / OCADU, © Mark Tholen
© Mark Tholen

© Khristel Stecher © Khristel Stecher © Khristel Stecher © Khristel Stecher + 15

Maison sur le Lac / ACDF Architecture

13:00 - 18 June, 2017
Maison sur le Lac / ACDF Architecture, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Magog, Canada
  • Lead Architects

    Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Martin Champagne, Christelle Montreuil Jeanpois, Clothilde Caillé-Lévesque, Maxime Boisselle, Maxime Boily
  • Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Open Call for ARCHMARATHON 2017, Americas

12:01 - 12 June, 2017
Open Call for ARCHMARATHON 2017, Americas

ARCHMARATHON 2017 is an event dedicated to the world of design that focuses attention on architecture and interior design in Canada, USA, Central and Latin America. The Open Call for the ARCHMARATHON 2017 to be held from October 12th to the 14th, 2017 at the Miami Beach Faena Hotel and Faena Forum is now open.

Audain Art Museum / Patkau Architects

09:00 - 9 June, 2017
Audain Art Museum / Patkau Architects, © James Dow / Patkau Architects
© James Dow / Patkau Architects

© James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects + 47

Vaughan City Hall / KPMB Architects

13:00 - 6 June, 2017
© Maris Mezulis
© Maris Mezulis

© Tom Arban © Maris Mezulis © Maris Mezulis © Tom Arban + 16

Elevate / DBR | Design Build Research

09:00 - 4 June, 2017
© Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
  • Area

    807.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Shigeru Ban Architects Reveals Designs for World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver

12:00 - 2 June, 2017
Shigeru Ban Architects Reveals Designs for World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver, Terrace House (behind) with the Evergreen Building in the foreground. Image Courtesy of PortLiving
Terrace House (behind) with the Evergreen Building in the foreground. Image Courtesy of PortLiving

The design of the world’s tallest hybrid timber building, by Shigeru Ban Architects, has been revealed by Vancouver-based developer PortLiving. Named “Terrace House,” the project will be located in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood, adjacent to the landmark-listed Evergreen Building, designed by late architect Arthur Erickson. The design of the “Terrace House” pays tribute to its neighbor, picking up the architectural language of triangular shapes, natural materials, and an abundance of greenery.

Terrace House (behind) with the Evergreen Building in the foreground. Image Courtesy of PortLiving Terrace House model. Image Courtesy of PortLiving Terrace House. Image Courtesy of PortLiving The adjacent Evergreen Building, designed by Arthur Erickson. Image © Flickr user jmv. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 + 5

La Louve / Atelier Pierre Thibault

11:00 - 29 May, 2017
La Louve  / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet        © Maxime Brouillet        © Maxime Brouillet        © Maxime Brouillet        + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sainte-Adèle, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Pierre Thibault, Charlène Bourgeois
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

17:20 - 25 May, 2017
Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize , 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto
8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the four projects shortlisted for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The prize was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with RAIC and the RAIC Foundation to recognise buildings that are judged to be " transformative within its societal context and reflect Moriyama's conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness."

"These projects celebrate human life and shape activity," commented RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. "They embody innovation, contribute to how we experience space, and explore how spaces allow opportunities for freedom. The four shortlisted projects demonstrate how architecture is generous and gives back to the community. These works have a strong sense of place and connect to their surrounding landscape."

Awarded every two years, the winning project will receive a CAD $100,000 prize and a handcrafted sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The prize is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The inaugural prize was won by Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for his design of the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China.

See the shortlisted projects, after the break.

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA. Image © Peter Bennetts “The Village Architect”, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © James Brittain 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Bjarne Tulinius Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan / Tezuka Architects. Image © Tezuka Architects + 35

International Ideas Competition

19:30 - 24 May, 2017
International Ideas Competition, Jury president, Jandirk Hoeskstra, directeur, H+N+S Landscape architects
Jury president, Jandirk Hoeskstra, directeur, H+N+S Landscape architects

The City of Québec is launching an international ideas competition, Rethinking Our Rivers, to collect distinctive, innovative proposals on developing Québec’s waterways.

Québec City is well known for its vibrant culture and historical heritage. Now the time has come to focus on its rich natural heritage, especially its rivers, with a view to transforming them into a new, must-see Québec City attraction.

Broadview Loft / Studio AC

13:00 - 24 May, 2017

© Andrew Snow Photography  © Andrew Snow Photography  © Andrew Snow Photography  © Andrew Snow Photography  + 15

Lake Cottage / UUfie

09:00 - 23 May, 2017
Lake Cottage / UUfie, © Naho Kubota
© Naho Kubota

© Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kawartha Lakes, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Irene Gardpoit, Eiri Ota
  • Area

    62.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs