Sorel Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: , QC,
Area: 2,100 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre / DIALOG

© Nic Lehoux Photography

Architects: DIALOG
Location: , BC V0H,
Architect In Charge: Bruce Haden
Project Architect: Brady Dunlop
Area: 1,115 sqm
Photographs: Nic Lehoux Photography

Glacier Skywalk / Sturgess Architecture

© Robert Lemermeyer

Architects: Sturgess Architecture
Location: National Park, , Canada
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Robert Lemermeyer

Libeskind Selected to Design Canadian National Holocaust Monument

Daniel Libeskind’s “elongated Star of David” has been announced today, the architect’s 67th birthday, as the winner of an international design competition for ’s National Holocaust Monument. Selected from a shortlist of six, the winning ”Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival” monument is expected to be constructed in the Canadian capital of on the corner of Wellington and Booth Streets sometime next year. 

Great Gulf Active House / Superkül inc

© Torben Eskerod

Architects: Superkül inc
Location: , ON, Canada
Architects In Charge: Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
Project Architect: Wendy Wisbrun
Area: 3,290 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Torben Eskerod

PoolHouse / +tongtong

© Colin Faulkner

Architects: +tongtong
Location: , ON, Canada
Area: 1,000 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Colin Faulkner

Stealth Cabin / Superkül inc

© Shai Gil

Architects: Superkül inc
Location: , ON, Canada
Architects In Charge: Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
Project Architect: Anya Moryoussef
Area: 1500.0 ft2
Photographs: Shai Gil

Mineral Springs / Superkül inc

© Shai Gil

Architects: Superkül inc
Location: Dundas, , ON, Canada
Architects In Charge: Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
Area: 1000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shai Gil

Remembering Ron Thom’s Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape

in Peterborough, . Image © Alexi Hobbs

“You don’t need big and flashy starchitecture to make a statement; the most powerful architecture is often that which blends into the landscape and reveals itself slowly.” In this article on Monocle, written by Nelly Gocheva, the late Canadian architect Ron Thom is remembered for just this reason. To learn more about Thom’s architectural approach and works, including his masterplan for Trent University, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, read the article here.

Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell

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Architects: Mcleod Bovell
Location: , BC, Canada
Area: 7,015 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell

Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard

© Adrien Williams

Interior Designers: Jean De Lessard
Location: 3000 Boulevard René Lévesque, Verdun,
General Contractor: Castle Reno (Paul Cantwell)
Area: 1,229 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

To Be Destroyed: A Call For Ideas

Between Life and Death (2006) Carlos & Jason Sanchez / © Walter Willems

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is calling for submissions that respond to the thematic of an upcoming exhibition, entitled TBD, that will be on view September 5 to October 25, 2014 in , .

The exhibition proposes that the definition of a museum is not fixed but rather “to be determined.” By asking, “what is a contem- porary art gallery?” the exhibition questions our fundamental assumptions concerning the role and importance of museums in so- ciety and their associated architectural forms. MOCCA’s galleries will become a place of inquiry and discussion featuring artworks and activities that destroy existing paradigms and offer projections about the shape of museums in the future. This is a particularly timely topic given the proliferation of museum architecture in Canada and abroad and the current juncture in MOCCA’s existence which sees the institution searching for a new and permanent venue.

Crisan House / EST Architecture

© Claudiu Olaru

Architects: EST Architecture
Location: , QC, Canada
Architect In Charge: Felix Tue
Team: Felix Tue & Claudiu Olaru
Area: 435 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Claudiu Olaru

Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery

Art Gallery Site

The has unanimously appointed Herzog & de Meuron to design their new, 300,000 square foot gallery in downtown Vancouver. 

Selected from a shortlist of five - including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, KPMB Architects, SANAA , and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - Herzog & de Meuron was ultimately awarded the commission for their vision of the new Gallery and “proven ability to create innovative museum buildings that place prominence on artists and institutional mission.”

The new museum building, which will be the practice’s first Canadian project, will double the Gallery’s current space and accommodate for their expanding collections, indoor and outdoor exhibition space, and new educational programs. Conceptual designs are expected to be released in early 2015. 

Preview the portfolio that landed Herzog & de Meuron the commission, after the break…

FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada

Interior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of FaulknerBrowns Architects

British based FaulknerBrowns Architects have proposed plans for “one of only two velodromes in recent memory being planned” in the city of Edmonton, Canada. In a place where winters are cold and long, reaching -20 degrees celcius, the facility can be adapted for both indoor and outdoor use throughout the year. Clad in Canadian timber and polished stainless steel shingles wrapping around the building like a “twisted ribbon resembling the twisted sinuous cycle track,” the scheme will be only the second major indoor cycle track facility in the country.

S&S Studio / Scott and Scott Architects

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Architects: Scott and Scott Architects
Location: 299 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N2,
Area: 70.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects

Kicking Horse Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson + Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects

© Matthew Millman

Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson , Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects
Location: Golden, BC,
Project Team: Ray Calabro (FAIA, Principal); Kyle Phillips (Project Manager); Robert Miller (FAIA); Peter Bohlin (FAIA)
Area: 3500.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthew Millman , Nic Lehoux

Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Coleraine St, Montreal, QC H3K,
Area: 3135.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams