La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Montréal,
Project Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Amelie Melaven
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Résidence Nguyen / Atelier Moderno

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Architects: Atelier Moderno
Location: Montréal,
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Energy Environment Experiential Learning / Perkins+Will + DIALOG

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Architects: Perkins+Will + DIALOG
Location: , AB,
Area: 24,531 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban

5468796 Architecture Receives First Emerging Architectural Practice Award from RAIC

Bohemier Residence / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture © 5468796 Architecture

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has announced 5468796 Architecture Inc. as recipient of the inaugural Emerging Architectural Practice Award.  The firm is a Winnipeg-based collaborative studio of 12 young professionals with Johanna Hurme, MRAIC, Sasa Radulovic, MRAIC, and Colin Neufeld, MRAIC leading the office.  The firm operates under the principle that each project, while keeping to the parameters of cost, client expectations and site restrictions, must “advance architecture in some way”.  

Join us after the break for more on 5468796 Architecture and their recent award.

The Prémont Lantern / DMG architecture + Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

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Architects: Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, DMG architecture
Location: Québec,
Structural: Axys Consultants inc.
Mechanical / Electrical : Génécor experts-conseils
Civil : Axys Consultants inc.
Interiors: Optima Design
Contractor: Les Constructions Gagnon 1980 Inc
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Cabane 217 / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

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Architects: Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes
Location: Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec,
Contractor: Constructions Richard Cliche
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

University of Toronto Instructional Centre / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: Mississauga, ,
Design Principal: Andrew Frontini
Architectural Team: Alan Mortsch, Alice Wong, Larry Silva, Claudia Bader,
Interior Design: Diana Shams
Area: 150,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: James Brittain, Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Inhabitable Sculpture / Jean-Maxime Labrecque

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Architects: Jean-Maxime Labrecque
Location: Montreal, Quebec,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Frederic Bouchard

The Mississauga Public Library Project / RDH Architects

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Architects: RDH Architects
Location: Mississauga, , Canada
Architect In Charge: RDH Architects
Design Team: Tyler Sharp, Bob Goyeche, Graham Gavine, Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of RDH Architects

Venice Biennale 2014: Lateral Office to Represent Canada with Nunavut Exhibition

Rendering of Arctic Adaptations exhibition at Venice Pavilion © Lateral Office, 2013

The Canada Council for the Arts and the (RAIC) has announced “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15″ as winner of a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2014 Venice Biennale in ArchitectureLateral Office of Toronto will organize and curate an exhibition designed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Canada’s largest but least populated northern territories, known for its pristine arctic wilderness and Inuit lifestyle.

Read more about Canada’s contribution to the Biennale after the break.

The Drift House Proposal / The Open Workshop

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With shelters and settlements in northern currently undergoing a housing crisis due to decadent construction and energy costs, the corresponding ramifications on overcrowding and deprivation have resulted. What the Drift House aims to do is hybridize the intelligence of tradition and technology of both housing systems to offer direction on future constructions in the Arctic. Designed by Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop, this housing prototype for northern climates proposes a series of snow fences that passively utilize snowdrift to form a new dwelling type by calibrating the snow fences with differential mesh openings and height. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Curatorial Opportunities’ Program at the CCA

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Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator’s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture. For the third year,  the CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) offers two curatorial opportunities with the generous support of the Power Corporation of : the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. More information after the break.

Iceberg / ATOMIC3

Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Architects: ATOMIC3
Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture
Lighting Design:
Sound Design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive Systems Design: Philippe Jean/Les Ateliers Numériques
Technical Coordinator Set: Guillaume Simard
Technical Coordinator Sound/Light/Interactive System: Alexis Rivest
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Earth Sciences Building / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia,
Design Team: Peter Busby, Aneta Chmiel, Maginnis Cocivera, Paul Cowcher, Anna Espinoza, Jana Foit, Jeremiah Deutscher, Joerk Gravenstein, Herman Kao, Jon Loewen, Teresa Miller, Soren Schou, Eric Stedman, Julie Wong
Area: 15,794 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Tessler

Toronto Union Station: Go Transit Roof Proposal / Zeidler Partnership Architects

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As the ‘last piece of the puzzle’ at ’s Union Station, the renovation of the train shed roof covering the passenger platforms and tracks which connects GO Transit’s Union Station Bus Terminal to the station building delivers part of the “The Big Move” promise, Metrolinx’s twenty-five year regional transportation plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects, their train shed roof was recently awarded with a 2012 Canadian Architect Award. Most of the 8.6-acre train shed roof is being refurbished, and the central portion is being removed and replaced with a new glass atrium to celebrate the station. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: , British Columbia,
Design Team: Peter Busby, Martin Nielsen, Maginnis Cocivera, Sebastien Garon, Brian Gasmena, Jörk Grävenstein, Horace Lai, Blair McCarry, Z Smith
Area: 5,675 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Martin Tessler

Carling Residence / Tact Architecture

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Architects: Tact Architecture
Location: Georgian Bay, , Canada
Project Manager: Michael Krus
Design Team: Michael Krus, Prish Jain, Barry Hajder
Engineers: Jain and Associates, Soscia Engineering Limited
Contractor: Pegah Construction Ltd
Area: 3600.0 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: Terence Tourangeau

2013 Mellon Lecture

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Taking place this Thursday, March 7th, at 6:00pm, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) will present the first 2013 Mellon Lecture, a free event, featuring Japanese architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, founding partner of Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo with Momoyo Kaijima. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will present his concept of Architectural Behavior, which investigates the physical responses to natural elements such as light, air, heat, wind, water, human behavior related to custom, and the way in which buildings relate to the city and their surroundings. For more information, please visit here.