Administrative Building of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. / Coarchitecture

© Stéphane Groleau

Architects: Coarchitecture
Location: ,
Project Area: 37,000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Client: GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

© Nic Lehoux

Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location: Valley in rural
Project Team: Todd Howard, Steve Raike, Jackie Bacon
Principal for Design: Peter Q. Bohlin
Project Manager: Jeffrey Jones
Project Area: 6300 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Nic Lehoux

Zero Mile House / Yianna Bouyioukou

© Cheng Zhou

Located on an urban corner lot in the city of , the Zero Mile House establishes a relationship between the size of the lot and the size of the construction it supports. Designed by , the architectural strategy is focused on most of the house’s construction materials being produced literally on the specific lot. This way, land is not only the physical support for the human habitat, but also the provider. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne

© Marc Cramer

Architects: Natalie Dionne
Location: Montréal, Canada
Project Area: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Evergreen Brick Works / Diamond Schmitt Architects

© Tom Arban

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: , Canada
Structural Engineers: Hallsall Associates
Construction Manager: Eastern Construction
Heritage Preservation: E.R.A. Architects
Site Area: 11,743 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

Malbaie VI Maree Basse / MU Architecture

© Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Architects: MU Architecture
Location: Cap-à-l’Aigle, La Malbaie, Québec,
Project Team: Jean-Sébastien Herr, Charles Côté, Audrey Lavallée
Client: Florent Moser (Les Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle)
Completion: September 2011
Project Area: 3,200 sqm
Photographs: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Chatham-Kent YMCA / Tillmann Ruth Robinson Architects

© Lisa Logan

Architects: Tillmann Ruth Robinson Architects
Location: , Ontario,
Principal-in-Charge: Scott Robinson
Design Architect: Scott Robinson
General Contractors: Norlon Builders; Van Boxmeer & Stranges Structural Engineers; Vanderwesten Rutherford Mantecon (VRM) Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
Client: YMCA Chatham-Kent
Completion: September 2011
Project Size: 50,000 sqm
Cost: $11,600,000
Photographs: Lisa Logan

   

Patio House / rzlbd

© BorXu Design

Architects: rzlbd
Location: , Canada
Structure: Ali Saeed
Project Manager: Amin Sheivari
Construction: Maxamin Corp.
Living Area: 2,000 sqft
Completion: 2012
Photographs: BorXu Design

  

House 1 / Kyra Clarkson Architect

© Steven Evans Photography

Architects: Kyra Clarkson Architect – Kyra Clarkson, Christopher Glaisek
Location: 154 Rhodes Avenue, Toronto, ON,
Completion Date: May 2012
Area: 1,800 sqm (1,260 above grade)
Landscape Architect: Elise Shelley Landscape Architect
Contractor: Collaborative Ventures Inc.
Photographs: Steven Evans Photography

Gambier Island Retreat / BattersbyHowat Architects

© Sama Jim Canzian

Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects
Location: , , Canada
Project Team: David Battersby, Heather Howat, Tillie Kwan, Cindy Lee
Structural Consultant: Bevan-Pritchard Man
Photographs: Sama Jim Canzian

Warburg House / bioi

© Alison Andersen

Architects: bioi – Jordan Allen, Ryan Trefz
Location: Warburg, Alberta,
Completed: 2012
Client: N. Bannerman / L. Jehn
Project Area: 748 sq.ft. (69.5 sq.m.)
Engineers: Rob Marriott [Structure], VerdaTech [Services]
Photographs: Alison Andersen,  

 

DjavadMowafaghian Centre for Brain Health / Stantec

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Stantec’s design for the DjavafMowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC, in , British Columbia in Canada is envisioned as a translational research facility defined by present and future medical practices that collaborate under research and patient care.  To achieve this, designers considered the intersections within the spatial dynamics of the facility to coordinate interactions between researchers and clinicians. The facility is 134,500 square feet and includes exam / consultation rooms, lab benches, a full conference centre, a brain tissue and DNA bank of samples collected from consenting patients, and patient and animal MRI capabilities.

More after the break.

‘Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)’ Exhibition

. Conceptual drawing of the façade of the Very Big Library. 1989 © Office for Metropolitan Architecture ()

On view now until September 9, the ‘Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)’ Exhibition at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) presents materials produced by OMA, in response to an international competition launched by France’s then president, Francois Mitterrand, in 1989 to design the new bibliotheque nationale de France. Curated by Rem Koolhaas and Clement Blanchet of OMA, the concept of their proposal resided in the notion of the library spaces being excavated as voids from a ‘solid cube’ containing the archives. The concept offered great architectural freedom, with the public spaces (or voids) being liberated from the constraints of a predeterminded structure or form. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Mohawk College / Zeidler Partnership Architectschitects

© Tom Arban

Architects: Zeidler Partnership Architects
Location: Hamilton, , Canada
Area: 48,500 square feet
Construction Cost: $12 million
Completion Date: January 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban

   

The Weston Family Learning Centre / Hariri Pontari Architects

© Tom Arban

Architects: Hariri Pontari Architects
Location: Toronto, ,
Client: Art Gallery of Ontario
Built Area: 3,250 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban, Lisa Logan 

Tower Studio / Saunders Architecture

© Bent René Synnevåg

Architect: Saunders Architecture
Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland,
Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
Team Architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
Size: 130 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographer: Bent René Synnevåg

Squish Studio / Saunders Architecture

© Bent René Synnevåg

Architects: Saunders Architecture
Location: , Newfoundland, Canada
Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
Team Architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
Size: 130 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographer: Bent René Synnevåg

Bridge Studio / Saunders Architecture

© Bent René Synnevåg

Architects: Saunders Architecture
Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland,
Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
Team Architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
Size: 130 sqm
Status: Finished 2011
Photographs: Bent René Synnevåg