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RAIC Honors Roger du Toit with Posthumous 2017 Gold Medal

12:00 - 4 March, 2017
RAIC Honors Roger du Toit with Posthumous 2017 Gold Medal, WaveDecks, Toronto. Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
WaveDecks, Toronto. Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

Canadian architect, landscape architect and urban designer Roger du Toit has been posthumously awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2017 Gold Medal. The influential designer, who passed away in 2015, amassed a rich, diverse portfolio throughout his 45-year career, including Toronto’s CN Tower, Regina’s Wascana Centre, and 45 projects across 25 Canadian university campuses.

His RAIC Gold Medal, recognizing a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian Architecture, will be accepted by his widow Sheila du Toit and two sons at the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa in May.

Wascana Centre. Image Courtesy of Wascana Centre Authority Roger du Toit. Image Courtesy of Sandy Nicholson Aerial View of the CN Tower, Toronto. Image Courtesy of City of Toronto Water's Edge Promenade. Image Courtesy of DTAH +11

Lemay Wins Casablanca Coast Redesign Bid

08:00 - 4 March, 2017
Lemay Wins Casablanca Coast Redesign Bid, Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay
Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay

Quebec-based practice Lemay has won the global bid to redesign Morocco’s Casablanca Coast, which will include the new seaside promenade of the Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab corniche.

With modernity, sustainability, and innovation in mind, the urban and landscape design will promote mobility along the length of the corniche (a coastal, cliffside road) and aims to reinforce the appeal of the coast.

Launched in December, the project will feature an urban park and corniche along the El Hank embankment that will include rest areas, walkways, outdoor sports, and more. As an extension of the Hassan II Mosque, the promenade is expected to become a new Moroccan landmark.

Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay +13

Abbaye Val Notre-Dame / Atelier Pierre Thibault

11:00 - 28 February, 2017
© Alain Laforest
© Alain Laforest

© Alain Laforest  © Alain Laforest  © Alain Laforest  © Alain Laforest  +22

Country House in Lanaudière / STOA ARCHITECTURE

16:00 - 27 February, 2017
Country House in Lanaudière / STOA ARCHITECTURE, © Normand Rajotte
© Normand Rajotte

© Normand Rajotte © Normand Rajotte © Normand Rajotte © Normand Rajotte +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chertsey, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Bédard
  • Project Team

    Louise Bédard, Karim Duranceau, Stéphanie Desautels, Stéphane Piché
  • Area

    420.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

8 Architectural Winter Stations Brighten Up Toronto's Beaches

14:05 - 27 February, 2017
8 Architectural Winter Stations Brighten Up Toronto's Beaches, The Beacon / Joao Araujo Sousa and Joanna Correia Silva. Image © Khristel Stecher
The Beacon / Joao Araujo Sousa and Joanna Correia Silva. Image © Khristel Stecher

Eight “Winter Stations” have been installed along Toronto’s beachfront, injecting new life into the shoreline during the Canadian city’s winter months. Completed as a result of the annual Winter Stations design competition, the eight projects responded to this year’s theme of “Catalyst,” which sought installations that “open up the waterfront landscape and reinvent the space for visitors” while considering how materials may be repurposed or reused for future iterations.

La Loge / Nathalie Thibodeau Architecte

15:00 - 24 February, 2017
La Loge / Nathalie Thibodeau Architecte, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet           © Maxime Brouillet           © Maxime Brouillet           © Maxime Brouillet           +17

Storyboard on the Landscape / Ekistics Planning & Design

13:00 - 24 February, 2017
Storyboard on the Landscape / Ekistics Planning & Design, Viewing platform. Floating over the landscape—overlooking the East Village and the river—the structure is comprised of two weathering steel bodies connected by a stage. Image © Peter Lawrence
Viewing platform. Floating over the landscape—overlooking the East Village and the river—the structure is comprised of two weathering steel bodies connected by a stage. Image © Peter Lawrence

Wooden panels. The wooden liner provides an armature for interpretation: a structure to provide support, and a trope to represent the long linear seigneurial land plots. Image © John deWolf Métis flag. The Métis flag is an infinity symbol on blue, representing the unity of two cultures, and faith that the Métis culture shall live on forever. Image © Peter Lawrence; Image © John deWolf [inset] Viewing platform. The platform represents a singular cultural heritage of dual origins. The Métis are descendants of those born of indigenous and European (typically French) peoples.Image © Peter Lawrence Cutline. A cut-line framed by the viewing lens stresses the connection with the river and river-lots, and emphasizes the notion of land as a primary character. Image © Peter Lawrence +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Batoche, SK S0K, Canada
  • Project Lead

    John deWolf
  • Lead Architects

    Chris Crawford (architecture), Devin Segal (landscape architecture)
  • Area

    1695.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Sunset House / Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

14:00 - 22 February, 2017
Sunset House / Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter          © Ema Peter          © Ema Peter          © Ema Peter          +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    West Vancouver, Canada
  • Designers in Charge

    Matt Mcleod, Lisa Bovell
  • Area

    6300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Homeaway / Studio North

15:00 - 20 February, 2017
Homeaway / Studio North, Courtesy of Studio North
Courtesy of Studio North

Courtesy of Studio North                            Courtesy of Studio North                            Courtesy of Studio North                            Courtesy of Studio North                            +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calgary, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Matthew Kennedy, Mark Erickson
  • Area

    2100.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015

Studio Bell / Allied Works Architecture

10:00 - 16 February, 2017
Studio Bell / Allied Works Architecture, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann          © Jeremy Bittermann          © Jeremy Bittermann          © Jeremy Bittermann          +18

Floating House / Arno Matis Architecture

14:00 - 15 February, 2017
Floating House / Arno Matis Architecture, © John Sinal
© John Sinal

Fire Station #5 / STGM Architectes + CCM2 Architectes

13:00 - 9 February, 2017
Fire Station #5  / STGM Architectes  + CCM2 Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Alexandre Guérin © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +20

Les Abouts / Atelier Pierre Thibault

13:00 - 6 February, 2017
Les Abouts / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Alain Laforest
© Alain Laforest

© Alain Laforest  © Alain Laforest  © Alain Laforest  © Alain Laforest  +20

University of British Columbia Engineering Student Centre / Urban Arts Architecture

15:00 - 3 February, 2017
University of British Columbia Engineering Student Centre  / Urban Arts Architecture, © Martin Knowles Photo Media
© Martin Knowles Photo Media

© Martin Knowles Photo Media © Martin Knowles Photo Media © Martin Knowles Photo Media © Martin Knowles Photo Media +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Project Team

    Shelley Craig, Partner-in-Charge, Jennifer Marshall, Supporting Partner, Matthew Halverson, Project Architect, David Cromp, Intern Architect
  • Area

    935.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Langara Science & Technology Building / Teeple Architects

19:00 - 2 February, 2017
Langara Science & Technology Building  / Teeple Architects, © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille

© Andrew Latreille           © Andrew Latreille           © Andrew Latreille           © Andrew Latreille           +35

  • Architects

    Teeple Architects Inc. (Design & Technical Architect), Proscenium Architecture + Interiors (Architect of Record)
  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Lead Architects

    Stephen Teeple, Kori Chan
  • Area

    157000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

8 Projects Selected to Transform Toronto's Beachfront in the 2017 Winter Stations Design Competition

14:30 - 2 February, 2017
8 Projects Selected to Transform Toronto's Beachfront in the 2017 Winter Stations Design Competition, 8 installations will open up the Toronto waterfront landscape and reinvent the space for visitors
8 installations will open up the Toronto waterfront landscape and reinvent the space for visitors

The Toronto Winter Stations design competition has selected the five professional and three student teams that will add sculptures to the Toronto beachfront this winter for the third edition of the annual event. Under the theme of “Catalyst,” the jury sought installations that “open up the waterfront landscape and reinvent the space for visitors,” while considering how materials may be repurposed or reused for future iterations.

I See You Ashiyu / Asuka Kono and Rachel Salmela North / studio PERCH Collective Memory / Mario García and Andrea Govi BuoyBuoyBuoy / Dionisios Vriniotis, Rob Shostak, Dakota Wares-Tani and Julie Forand +9

Le Banc de Neige / Atelier Pierre Thibault

09:00 - 2 February, 2017
Le Banc de Neige / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet            © Maxime Brouillet            © Maxime Brouillet            © Maxime Brouillet            +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Québec City, QC, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Pierre Thibault, Bertrand Rougier, Francis Gaignard, Sandrine Gaulin
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Understanding the "Public Interior," From the Palace to the Garden

04:00 - 2 February, 2017
Understanding the "Public Interior," From the Palace to the Garden, Courtesy of Jap Sam Books
Courtesy of Jap Sam Books

In this article, which originally appeared on BD, Nicholas de Klerk (a London-based Associate Architect at Aukett Swanke) reviews The Public Interior as Idea and Project – a new publication by the Netherlands-based Canadian artist, architectural historian and educator Mark Pimlott.

Mark Pimlott's new book, The Public Interior as Idea and Project (2016), expands on prior publications, notably Without and Within (2007). In this earlier book, Pimlott explored the concept of a ‘continuous interior’—examining repetitive spaces which share characteristics—for example, shopping malls and airports, and which, collectively, set about the urbanisation of the American territory.

The Winter Palace. Image © Marius Grootveld The Winter Palace. Image © Marius Grootveld The Winter Palace. Image © Marius Grootveld Palazzo Ducale Urbino IV. Image © Marius Grootveld +6