Hadaway House / Patkau Architects

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Architects: Patkau Architects
Location: , BC V0N, Canada
Design Team: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau with Lawrence Grigg, Stephanie Coleridge, Marc Holland, Peter Suter, Shane O’Neil, and Mike Green
Area: 5000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: James Dow / Patkau Architects, Peter Buchanan

University College of the North / Architecture49

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Architects: Architecture49
Location: , MB,
Interiors & Furniture, Landscape Architect: Architecture49
Area: 8155.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tom Arban Photography

Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio

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Architects: Roundabout Studio
Location: , ON, Canada
Area: 5480.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andrew Snow, Courtesy of


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Architects: DIALOG
Location: TELUS Spark, 220 Saint Georges Drive Northeast, , AB T2E 5T2, Canada
Area: 13500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of DIALOG

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


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

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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.

Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

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Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Location: Toronto, ON,
Area: 1450.0 ft2
Photographs: Bob Gundu

“Winter Stations” Bring Warmth to Toronto’s Frozen Beaches

Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro

Five finalists have emerged from the 196 submissions of Toronto’s first international Winter Stations 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. 

Offices Broccolini Construction / Rubin et Rotman architectes

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Architects: Rubin et Rotman architectes
Location: Montreal, QC,
Architect In Charge: Rick Rubin
Project Architect: Bruno Morin
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Brügger

Winona House / 25:8 Research + Design

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Architects: 25:8 Research + Design
Location: , ON, Canada
Project Lead: Jay S. Lim, OAA, AIA, LEED AP
Area: 1400.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lorne Shawn Blythe

Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes

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Http://Www.Groupea.Qc.Ca/: CCM2 Architectes, Groupe A, Roy-Jacques Architectes
Location: Montmagny, QC,
Area: 4360.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Lateral Office’s 2014 Venice Biennale ‘Arctic Adaptations’ Exhibition To Tour Canada

Lateral Office’s Arctic Adaptations exhibition, which was recognised with a Special Mention at the 2014 Venice Biennale, will travel make its debut in Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this week before heading to Whitehouse, , and . The exhibition “surveys a century of Arctic architecture, an urbanising present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut” though interactive models, photography, and topographical maps of the twenty five communities of the area, as well as Inuit carvers’ scale models of some of the most recognised buildings in the territory. In addition, it proposes a future of adaptive and responsive architecture for Canada’s northern territories.

L-House / CCM2 Architectes

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Architects: CCM2 Architectes
Location: , QC,
Project Manager: Mathieu Morel
Conception Team: Mathieu Morel, Dave Tremblay, Lydia Perron, Yan Grégoire
Area: 140.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau , Stephanie de la Ronde

Warming Huts Bring Life and Shelter to Winnipeg’s Frozen Rivertrail

By Invitation: The Hybrid Hut / Rojkind Arquitectos (México D.F.). Image Courtesy of Warming Huts

Each year Winnipeg’s Red River Mutual Rivertrail is transformed by a series of site specific “Warming Huts” that bring life and refuge to what is the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trail. The annual tradition’s popularity has grown exponentially, attracting participation from firm’s worldwide. This edition is offering visitors a highly acclaimed pop-up restaurant, a ski-through museum, and an eclectic collection of warm shelters, including a “hybrid” wood hut designed by Mexico’s Rojkind Arquitectos. You can see all eight completed installations, after the break.

Provencher_Roy Wins RAIC’s 2015 Architectural Firm Award

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavillon of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts – 2011; , Canada. ImageMarc Cramer

Montreal-based practice Provencher_Roy has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s () 2015 Architectural Firm Award. Chosen for their consistent, high quality work that spans 32 years, the 150-person firm was also praised by the jury for their dedication to mentorship.

“Provencher_Roy was chosen for the breadth and consistently high quality of work over many years,” said the five-member jury. “They have worked with a broad range of clients and project types. The firm is recognized for its collaborative work and the excellence of its working and peer-learning environment.”

A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

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Architects: Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
Location: , ON,
Architect In Charge: Kevin Weiss, Maya Przybylski
Year: 2014
Photographs: Arnaud Marthouret

Valentine’s Day Concept by Kilometrezero is Sure to Warm Your Heart

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Capturing the spirit of the annual Warming Huts design competition, Paris and Barcelona-based architecture firm Kilometrezero, or KM(0), has developed this conceptual project for a warming hut in Winnipeg. Fondly referred to as the “Valentine’s Day concept” and aptly named KM(3) – Warming Heart, the project is intended as an inviting space for visitors to escape the winter chill between sports activities, and a symbolic structure that visually evokes the idea of warmth.

Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect

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Architects: Thomas Balaban Architect
Location: Montreal, QC,
Design Team: Thomas Balaban + Jennifer Thorogood
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams