ODIN Bar & Café / Phaedrus Studio

13:00 - 6 July, 2015
ODIN Bar & Café / Phaedrus Studio, © Designstor/Ryan Fung
© Designstor/Ryan Fung

© Designstor/Ryan Fung © Designstor/Ryan Fung © Designstor/Ryan Fung © Designstor/Ryan Fung +23

Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto

14:00 - 21 June, 2015
Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Bortolotto
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Bortolotto

The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) has commissioned Toronto firm Bortolotto to transform the university’s main office building into the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. The office will be wrapped in a technologically-responsive layer, transforming it into a multi-use, student work and exhibition space and transforming the corner of Dundas and McCaul streets into an interactive gateway for the campus.

Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture

09:00 - 21 June, 2015
Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Dave Tremblay © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +12

Groveland House / Mcleod Bovell

09:00 - 20 June, 2015
Groveland House / Mcleod Bovell, © Ema Peters
© Ema Peters
  • Architects

  • Location

    West Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Area

    9000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Lebourgneuf Community Center / CCM2 architectes

13:00 - 19 June, 2015
Lebourgneuf Community Center / CCM2 architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

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

Live_Work_Grow House / Susan Fitzgerald Architecture

09:00 - 16 June, 2015
Live_Work_Grow House / Susan Fitzgerald Architecture, © Greg Richardson
© Greg Richardson

© Greg Richardson Courtesy of Susan Fitzgerald Architecture © Mike Dembeck © Greg Richardson +30

Toronto’s Design Exchange Unveils Its Latest Exhibition: “3DXL”

16:00 - 14 June, 2015
Toronto’s Design Exchange Unveils Its Latest Exhibition: “3DXL”, via Design Exchange
via Design Exchange

Despite being at the forefront of digital fabrication technology, 3D printing is still shrouded in mystery, something which the Design Exchange (DX) hopes to change with its most recent exhibition, “3DXL” in Toronto. Curated by the director of DX, Sara Nickleson, 3DXL brings together 3D printing projects from across fields, including work from medicine, design and architecture. As the name suggests, the exhibit presents 3D printing on a scale not normally observed by the public. In particular, the exhibit addresses the role 3D printing will play in the future of architecture, and how it may begin to replace more traditional architectural construction.

Büro Ole Scheeren Unveils the "Future of Vertical Housing" in Vancouver

12:04 - 12 June, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Unveils the "Future of Vertical Housing" in Vancouver , © Büro Ole Scheeren
© Büro Ole Scheeren

Büro Ole Scheeren has envisioned a "future vision for vertical living." Designed to serve as an "urban pivot" on one of Vancouver's main avenues, 1500 West Georgia Street, the multifaceted tower features a system of vertically shifted apartment modules and outdoor terraces that branch out horizontally to "engage the space of the city and activate Vancouver's waterfront skyline."

“Vancouver possesses a unique balance of urban conditions surrounded by spectacular nature that provides fertile ground for envisioning new possibilities for future living in a cosmopolitan and environmentally-friendly city” says Ole Scheeren. “The design for this building exemplifies our ambition to reconnect architecture with the natural and civic environment and go beyond the hermetic confines of towers that increasingly inscribe our lives.”

Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes

17:00 - 29 May, 2015
Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +12

In Suspension / NatureHumaine

09:00 - 27 May, 2015
In Suspension / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +23

6 Teams Shortlisted for Canadian Canoe Museum

16:00 - 26 May, 2015
6 Teams Shortlisted for Canadian Canoe Museum, Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site. Image via Wikipedia
Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site. Image via Wikipedia

Six teams have been shortlisted for a chance to design the new Canadian Canoe Museum, as part of its relocation to the Parks Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway in southern Ontario. Selected from 90 international submissions, the competing teams are now expected to refine their ideas before presenting them to the public. A winner will be announced in the Fall.  

The complete shortlist, after the break... 

60 Atlantic Avenue / Quadrangle Architects

13:00 - 22 May, 2015
60 Atlantic Avenue / Quadrangle Architects, © Ben Rahn, A-Frame
© Ben Rahn, A-Frame

© Ben Rahn, A-Frame © Ben Rahn, A-Frame © Ben Rahn, A-Frame © Ben Rahn, A-Frame +21

Wood Innovation Design Centre / Michael Green Architecture

14:00 - 19 May, 2015
Wood Innovation Design Centre / Michael Green Architecture, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter
  • Architects

  • Location

    British Columbia, Canada
  • Design Team

    Michael Green, Carla Smith, Kristalee Berger, Alfonso Bonilla, Jordan van Dijk, Guadalupe Font, Adrienne Gibbs, Jacqueline Green, Asher deGroot, Soo Han, Kristen Jamieson, Vuk Krcmar-Grkavac, Alexander Kobald, Sindhu Mahadevan, Maria Mora, Mingyuk Chen and Seng Tsoi
  • Area

    4820.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Ema Peter, Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture

© Ema Peter Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +12

4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts

10:30 - 15 May, 2015
4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts, Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will
Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will

Urban waterfronts have historically been the center of activity for many cities. They began as economic, transportation and manufacturing hubs, but as most industries changed their shipping patterns and consolidated port facilities, many industrial waterfronts became obsolete. In Europe, smaller historic ports were easily converted to be reused for leisure activities. However, in North America, where the ports were larger, it was more difficult to convert the waterfronts due to logistical and contamination issues.

Over the past 40 years or so, architects and urban planners have started to recognize the redevelopment potential for waterfronts across the United States and Canada, and the impact they can have on the financial and social success of cities. Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Solar study for Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will +11

Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects

12:00 - 14 May, 2015
Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects, © Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography +18

Drake Devonshire Inn / +tongtong

12:00 - 30 April, 2015
Drake Devonshire Inn / +tongtong, © Nikolas Koenig
© Nikolas Koenig
  • Designers

  • Location

    24 Wharf Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0, Canada
  • Designers in Charge

    John Tong, Eunice Lam
  • Area

    1010.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig +29

AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod

07:00 - 27 April, 2015
AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod, © Frei Otto
© Frei Otto

The pivotal turning point in the late Frei Otto’s career – capped by last month’s Pritzker announcement – came nearly fifty years ago at the Expo ’67 World’s Fair in Montreal, Quebec. In collaboration with architect Rolf Gutbrod, Otto was responsible for the exhibition pavilion of the Federal Republic of Germany, a tensile canopy structure that brought his experiments in lightweight architecture to the international stage for the first time. Together with Fuller’s Biosphere and Safdie’s Habitat 67, the German Pavilion was part of the Expo’s late-modern demonstration of the potential of technology, pre-fabrication, and mass production to generate a new humanitarian direction for architecture. This remarkable collection at the Expo was both the zenith of modern meliorism and its tragic swan song; never since has the world seen such a singularly hopeful display of innovative architecture.

Form-finding study model. Image © Frei Otto Inside the German Pavilion during Expo '67. Image © Frei Otto © Frei Otto Nighttime inverted the flow of light through the canopy wells. Image © Frei Otto +5

STGM Head Office / STGM Architectes

14:00 - 22 April, 2015
STGM Head Office  / STGM Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +12