Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes
Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Project managers: Sergio Morales, Stephan Chevalier
Project team: Sergio Morales, Stephan Chevalier, Karine Dieujuste, Christine Giguère, Samantha Hayes, Neil Melendez
Client: Anne Joyal, Guillaume Lemoine
Engineers: Les Consultants Gemec, Génivar
General contractor: Pomerleau
Built area: 1,000 sqm
Budget: 3.6 M
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Marc Cramer
Location: Quebec, Canada
Directors in Charge: Thilo Folkerts, Rodney LaTourelle
Collaborators: Laura Strandt, Maike Jungvogel
Realization on site: Johanna Ballhaus, Elisabeth and Jessica Charbonneau, Sandrine Perrault
Project Area: 250 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Rodney LaTourelle, Thilo Folkerts
WORKshop will present its second exhibition from July 9th through October 2nd. Designed by the Toronto architecture firm Khoury Levit Fong, Scentscapes: Immersive Environments Inspired by Xi’an, will feature drawings of a public garden currently under construction in one of China’s ancient capitals, Xi’an, along with a site-specific installation titled Scent Squadron.
The team of Khoury Levit Fong, with students Drew Adams, James Dixon, Lindsay Hochman, Fadi Masoud, Khalid al-Nasser, and Farhana Sharmin will install a ‘vaulted pine forest,’ an array of suspended scent-dispensing vials. The title ’Scent Squadron’ obliquely invokes the famous 210-209 BC Terracotta Army near Xi’an, one of the world’s great works of funerary art. WORKshop’s Scentscapes is being presented simultaneously with the Royal Ontario Museum’s nearby exhibition, The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, which runs from June 26, 2010 to January 02, 2011.
3rd Coast Atlas is a platform for research and design initiatives that explore the urbanization, landscape, infrastructure and ecology of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes Megaregion. 3CA was initiated in 2009 by Clare Lyster, University of Illinois, Chicago; Charles Waldheim, Harvard University, and Mason White, University of Toronto.
The research and collection of submissions will lead to a publication manuscript. Please upload your submission to the 3rd Coast website, where details will be published on the website soon. Submissions are due August 30. Seen at Bustler.
Helen Fotopulos, Executive Committee Member responsible for Culture, Heritage, Design and the Status of Women, is pleased to announce that the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant will be awarded for a third consecutive year. Created for young design professionals, this grant aims to acknowledge and promote the talent of emerging Montréal designers and foster their professional recognition.
The winner will receive a $10,000 award to fund a professional development project in one of the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which Montréal is a member. A promotional campaign will also be organized to raise awareness of the winner among his or her industry peers as well as the general public.
Interested candidates are invited to complete the registration form available on the website http://www.realisonsmontral.com, and submit their application packages no later than 4:30 p.m., August 16, 2010. For complete information click here. Seen at Bustler.
It starts with one can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world. Canstruction, an event committed to ending hunger, is using ‘one can’ as a catalyst for change.
Canstruction® is the most unique food charity in the world! The 12th annual Toronto event hosted annually at the Toronto Dominion Centre. So far, Toronto has raised almost 500,000 lbs of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Think you have what it takes to design and build a structure made of nothing more than canned food, ingenuity, and luck? Enter today and download the call for entries at http://www.canstructiontoronto.org. Seen at Bustler.
The curvaceous undulating towers designed by MAD Architects for Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Canada, are under construction. Set for completion in 2011, the towers mark the architects’ first international win back in 2006. Located at the intersection of two main streets, the towers serve as a gateway to the city beyond. The textured band-like facade is created by a continuous balcony that wraps the entire building . The building is also shifted off its core by varying degrees to provide views of the surrounding scenery, keeping city dwellers attune to the natural environment. The architects explained, “This building is more than just a functional machine: it responds to the significance of being located at the junction of two main streets, elegantly bearing its landmark status and acting as a gateway to the city beyond. It is something beautiful, sculptural and human.”
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Architects: Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Location: Alban, Ontario, Canada
Project Director: Jon Neuert
Project Advisor: Barry Sampson
Project Coordinator: Geoff Thün (Building Design), Dieter Janssen (Exhibit Design), Greg Reuter (Construction)
Project Team: Mauro Carreño, Barry Sampson (exhibit design), Jennifer Anderson, Seth Atkins, Mark Martin, Jose Uribe, Nene Stout
Structural Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
Mechanical Engineering: The Mitchell Partnership
Electrical Engineering: Mulvey + Banani International Inc.
Exhibit Design: Baird Sampson Neuert Architects with Philip Beesley Architect Inc.
Sustainability: Dr. Ted Kesik with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Interpretive Planning: Apropos Planning
Landscape Architecture: Harrington + Hoyle Ltd.
Quantity Surveyor: Curran McCabe Ravindran Ross Inc.
Builder: KONA Builders Ltd.
Site Area: 8,700 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Tom Arban
Edmonton City Council has mandated that the lands now occupied by the Edmonton City Centre Airport be transformed into a world-class sustainable community. The City of Edmonton seeks talented and creative minds to prepare a master plan for this strategic property in the core of the City. The revitalization of approximately 217 hectares of land in the heart of Edmonton represents an opportunity for Edmonton to place itself at the forefront of global cities that are seeking to establish the highest standards for sustainability to foster a living, working, and learning environment of unparalleled environmental and social quality.
The mission is to undertake a master planning exercise that will guide the long term development of a new community for families, parks and open space, places of work, cultural and educational institutions, and other amenities connected with a new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line to downtown. The mission is to provide Edmontonians with a range of lifestyle choices that embody a sustainable live style through the incorporation of design features, land uses, building practices, materials and assemblies, and technologies that will minimize the ecological footprint of this community.
Allied Works Architecture in association with Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes was selected as one of five finalists in an international competition (won by OMA) to design a new pavilion for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City, Canada.
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Architects: YH2 Architecture
Location: Grande Anse, Nouveau Brunswick, Canada
Project Team: Benoit Boivin, Marie-claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis
Owner and builder: Jocelyn Jean
Project Area: maison: 1000 pi.ca. /atelier d’artiste: 1000 pi.ca.
Project Year: 2005/2007
Photographs: Courtesy of YH2 Architecture