548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture

10:00 - 11 April, 2015
548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture, © James Brittain Photography
© James Brittain Photography

© James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography +17

Vancouver Island Regional Library / Low Hammond Rowe Architects

14:00 - 4 April, 2015
Vancouver Island Regional Library / Low Hammond Rowe Architects, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +16

Perkins+Will's CIRS Building Wins RAIC's Green Building Award

06:00 - 2 April, 2015
Perkins+Will's CIRS Building Wins RAIC's Green Building Award, A pre-existing ‘desire line’ that cuts through the site was retained.. Image © Martin Tessler
A pre-existing ‘desire line’ that cuts through the site was retained.. Image © Martin Tessler

Perkins+Will's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia has been announced as the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's 2015 Green Building Award. Granted by the RAIC and Canada Green Building Council, the award celebrates stellar architectural designs adhering to responsiveness to occupants' well-being and environmental responsibility. The CIRS achieved LEED Platinum status and is a regenerative structure, implementing ingenious strategies to sustain net-positive energy, net-zero water, and net-zero carbon in both construction and operation.

Courtyard House / Studio JCI

20:00 - 28 March, 2015
Courtyard House  / Studio JCI, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Structural Engineering

    LMS Engineering
  • Area

    392.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +22

Photographer Chris Forsyth on the Montreal Metro, Going Underground, and Overlooked Architecture

12:00 - 27 March, 2015
Photographer Chris Forsyth on the Montreal Metro, Going Underground, and Overlooked Architecture, Jean-Drapeau Station. Image © Chris Forsyth
Jean-Drapeau Station. Image © Chris Forsyth

Montreal-based photographer Chris Forsyth doesn't see his city the way others do -- that much is evident from his body of work, which includes rooftop photos of the Montreal skyline, nocturnal shots taken from the arm of a crane and now, images from the underground. The Montreal Metro Project is Forsyth's latest series, documenting the often overlooked architecture of the urban subway since October 2014.

Composed of 68 stations, each designed by a different architect between the 60s and 70s, the Montreal Metro system is as diverse and idiosyncratic as the city it underpins. Forsyth captures the stations empty of passengers, highlighting their architecture and reframing them in a manner rarely experienced.  ArchDaily spoke to Forsyth about the series and the creative process behind it. Read his responses and view selected images from The Montreal Metro project after the break. 

Lasalle Station. Image © Chris Forsyth Radisson Station. Image © Chris Forsyth De La Savane Station. Image © Chris Forsyth Jarry Station. Image © Chris Forsyth +6

Val-Jalbert Belvedere / Atelier Pierre Thibault

10:00 - 27 March, 2015
Val-Jalbert Belvedere  / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Alain Laforest
© Alain Laforest
  • Architects

  • Location

    Val-Jalbert Historical Village, Chambord, QC G0W 1G0, Canada
  • Design Team

    Pierre Thibault, Jérôme Lapierre, Mathieu Leclerc
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Alain Laforest © Alain Laforest © Alain Laforest © Alain Laforest +32

Fort McMurray International Airport / office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers

12:00 - 26 March, 2015
Fort McMurray International Airport / office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +31

5 Proposals Reimagine Toronto Ferry Terminal and Waterfront Park

19:00 - 24 March, 2015
5 Proposals Reimagine Toronto Ferry Terminal and Waterfront Park, Harbour Landing Ferry Terminal / KBMP Architects, West 8, Greenburg Consultants. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto
Harbour Landing Ferry Terminal / KBMP Architects, West 8, Greenburg Consultants. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto

Waterfront Toronto has unveiled five proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park design competition. The finalists were tasked with transforming Toronto's waterfront by revitalizing the existing ferry terminal and park through an extensive gradually-implemented masterplan. See all five proposals, including designs by nARCHITECTS and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, after the break.

Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle i Roig, RTVR, Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect Inc.. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architectsAlliance, Hood Design. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto Quadrangle Architects, aLLDesign, Janet Rosenburg & Studio. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto View from Ferry - Jack Layton City Terminal Park / Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle i Roig, RTVR, Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect Inc.. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto +22

UTM Innovation Centre / Moriyama & Teshima Architects

12:00 - 23 March, 2015
UTM Innovation Centre / Moriyama & Teshima Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +27

Upcoming Montreal Lecture: Brendan MacFarlane

16:00 - 20 March, 2015
Upcoming Montreal Lecture: Brendan MacFarlane, The Orange Cube / Jakob + MacFarlane. Image © Roland Halbe
The Orange Cube / Jakob + MacFarlane. Image © Roland Halbe

This year's second installment of Index Design's Master Classe series will feature architect Brendan MacFarlane on March 24, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00PM in Montreal. MacFarlane, co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed design firm Jakob + MacFarlane, will discuss his iconic and award-winning work, and his pursuit of creating architecture that "leaves nobody indifferent." To purchase tickets and for more information, visit masterclasses.index-design.ca.

Hadaway House / Patkau Architects

10:00 - 19 March, 2015
Hadaway House / 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 +48

University College of the North / Architecture49

14:00 - 17 March, 2015
University College of the North / Architecture49, © Tom Arban Photography
© Tom Arban Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thompson, MB, Canada
  • Interiors & Furniture, Landscape Architect

    Architecture49
  • Area

    8155.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tom Arban Photography © Tom Arban Photography © Tom Arban Photography © Tom Arban Photography +21

Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio

10:00 - 17 March, 2015
Mount Pleasant House  / Roundabout Studio, © Andrew Snow
© Andrew Snow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area

    5480.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Andrew Snow, Courtesy of Roundabout Studio

© Andrew Snow © Andrew Snow © Andrew Snow © Andrew Snow +22

TELUS Spark / DIALOG

12:00 - 16 March, 2015
TELUS Spark  / DIALOG, Courtesy of DIALOG
Courtesy of DIALOG
  • Architects

  • Location

    TELUS Spark, 220 Saint Georges Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2, Canada
  • Area

    13500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG +10

Foster + Partners Reveal Plans for Toronto's Second Tallest Tower

12:15 - 12 March, 2015
Foster + Partners Reveal Plans for Toronto's Second Tallest Tower, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for an 80-story mixed-use tower that will rise 318-meters on a prominent site in downtown Toronto at One Bloor West. The city’s second tallest building, “The One” skyscraper aims to “pioneer a new model of vertical retail” with an expansive, 60-meter commercial base that will anchor dense housing. 

AD Classics: Robarts Library / Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde

07:00 - 9 March, 2015
AD Classics: Robarts Library / Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde, © Wikipedia User Dr. K
© Wikipedia User Dr. K

If the architectural volte face of the late 1960s heralded the genesis of postmodernism, deconstruction, and a golden age of theory, it came at an equally destructive cost. Escaping the totalizing regime of modernism demanded from architects more than the promise of new ideas; it required the falsification of modernist axioms and the wholesale annihilation of its spiritual eidos. In this critical moment of death and rebirth, some pieces of the modern project survived only by hiding under the cloak of the technological progress, while others—like modern city planning—persisted only because there was no way to turn back the clock.

© Flickr user The City of Toronto The glow of incandescent lights off the dark surfaces does little to brighten the mood.. Image © Flickr user Andrew Louis The library's triangular shape intersects violently with the rectantular street grid of the Toronto campus.. Image via Bing Maps 14th Floor Plan +11

Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

12:00 - 6 March, 2015
Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu

© Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu +18

"Winter Stations" Bring Warmth to Toronto's Frozen Beaches

09:00 - 4 March, 2015
"Winter Stations" Bring Warmth to Toronto's Frozen Beaches , Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro
Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro

Five finalists have emerged from the 196 submissions of Toronto’s first international Winter Stations design competition. Drawing proposals from 36 countries around the world, the competition challenged entrants to transform the lifeguard stations on Toronto’s east beaches into public art pieces for the winter. The finalists’ designs were constructed in mid-February and will be displayed until March 20, 2015. 

Take a look at the completed installations, after the break. 

Sling Swing. Image © Eamon MacMahon Driftwood Throne. Image © Eamon MacMahon HotBox. Image © Nicolas Croft Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro +19