Salvation Army Harbour Light / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: , ON,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 86,000 sq ft
Photographs: Tom Arban

Public Art Sculpture Mirage / Paul Raff Studio

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Internationally acclaimed artist and architect Paul Raff just unveiled a permanent sculpture at the opening of the Waterfront Underpass Park on August 2. Suspended overhead of pedestrians, large scale mirror-like surfaces create an illusory appearance, which bends light rays to produce a displaced image much like a mirage.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

The ContemPLAY Pavilion / DRS + FARMM

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The ContemPLAY pavilion project is a student-led initiative by the Directed Research Studio (DRS) of the McGill School of Architecture, in coordination with the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (), investigating new methods of practice. The project presented a unique opportunity for the students to learn through hands-on experience in an academic context. The pavilion occupies an 8.8m x 6.7m footprint with a total height of 3.7m in front of the Macdonald-Harrington building on the McGill University campus in , Quebec. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: ‘Migrating Landscapes’ represents Canada

Migrating Landscapes Alberta Regional , 2011, 35 square meters, Photographed by Ryan Archer. Courtesy of Migrating Landscapes Organizer.

Migrating Landscapes presents a distinctively Canadian architectural vision that is sympathetic with a worldwide trend towards increased mobility – not only of people, but also of cultures and, most importantly, pluralistic aspirations. As more and more people move around the globe, the issue of immigration poses challenges at all levels – challenges that this exhibition frames around the themes of ‘settling’ and ‘unsettling’. Migrating Landscapes seeks to explore these themes in a manner that highlights ’s commitment to openness, diversity and democratic pluralism.

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“Considering the Quake | Seismic Design on the Edge” Exhibition

Courtesy of Studio SKLIM

Opening September 12, the Design Exchange in Downtown will be the site of the newest exhibit titled “Considering the Quake | Seismic Design on the Edge,” curated by Dr. Effie Bouras, postdoctoral fellow and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics. The exhibit, which runs through to November 9, will feature recent cutting edge building projects from some of the most innovative architects and engineers, as seen through the lens of earthquake engineering. More information on the after the break.

Sauder School of Business / Acton Ostry Architects

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Architects: Acton Ostry Architects
Location: University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall, , British Columbia, V6T 1Z2, Canada
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Tessler, Nic Lehoux, Acton Ostry Architects

Eden House / The Practice of Everyday Design

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Architects: The Practice of Everyday Design
Location: Mississauga, ON,
Design Team: Antoine Morris, David Long, Melanie Morris
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 550.0 sq ft
Photographs: Chris Shepherd, Courtesy of

Bureau 100 / NFOE et Associés Architectes

© Stéphane Brügger

Architects: NFOE et Associés Architectes
Location: Montreal, QC H2Y 2W7,
Project Manager: Masa Fukushima, Rafie Sossanpour
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,015 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Brügger

Bromont House / Paul Bernier Architecte

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Architects: Paul Bernier Architecte
Location: Bromont, QC,
Architect In Charge: Paul Bernier
Structural Engineer: Alain Mousseau
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,925 sq ft
Photographs: James Brittain

Rope Pavilion / Kevin Erickson

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Architects: Kevin Erickson
Location: , MB, Canada
Architect In Charge: Kevin Erickson
Photographs: Courtesy of Kevin Erickson

Ville de Lévis / STGM Architectes

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Architects: STGM Architectes
Location: Lévis, QC,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 4,700 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau , Alexandre Guérin

Sherbourne Common Pavilion / Teeple Architects

© Shai Gil

Architects: Teeple Architects
Location: Sherbourne Common, Waterfront, Ontario,
Completion Date: April 2011
Gross square Footage: 227 sqm
Principal in Charge: Stephen Teeple (OAA, Fraic)
Project Manager: Bernard Jin
Design Team: Mark Baechler, Allan Wes Wilson
Photographer: Shai Gil

Salon Urbain / Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica

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Architect: Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica
Location: Montreal, ,
Project Area: 5,950 sqf
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

5th Annual Creative Spaces Event

Courtesy of Société de développement commercial du Village (SDCV)

The fifth anniversary of the Creative Spaces summer event highlights the creation of a pedestrian mall on St. Catherine, between St-Hubert and Papineau streets. Taking place until September 16, the event offers an opportunity for the instigator of the project, the Société de développement commercial du Village (SDCV), in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of ’s Gay Village. The spaces will open up for the display of creative installations and art exhibitions. More information on the event after the break.

Maison du Maroc / ACDF* Architecture

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Architects: ACDF*
Location: , QC, Canada
Design Team: Maxime Frappier, Louis-Philippe Frappier, Gabriel Villeneuve, Jean-Philippe Parent, Patrick Morand, Laurence Lebeux, Laure Giordani, Robert Dequoy, Simon Orman, Mathieu St-Hilaire, Veronique Taillefer, Denis Dupuis
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: James Brittain,

Administrative Building of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. / Coarchitecture

© Stéphane Groleau

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

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location: Valley in rural Canada
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.