Borden Park Pavilion / gh3

© Raymond Chow

Architects: gh3
Location: , AB, Canada
Project Team: Pat Hanson, Diana Gerrard, Louise Clavin, Byron White, Joel Di Giacomo, Raymond Chow, Kamyar Rahimi, Simon Routh
Area: 245.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Raymond Chow

RISE Competition Seeks Ideas to Combat Sea Level Rise in Vancouver

Downtown . Image Courtesy of SFU

How will affect Metro Vancouver and what can we do about it? Take a look at the #RISEIDEAS competition from SFU Public Square – an open ideas competition with a Grand Prize of $35,000 to find innovative ways to address sea level rise. Form a team of one to four people, submit your idea online, and you could take home the cash, rub shoulders with experts at the October 19 public exhibition day, and win free event tickets. The deadline for competition submissions is October 6, 2014. Check out the website for all the details.

Snøhetta Unveils Final Design for Calgary’s New Central Library

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Following two years of community engagement, Snøhetta and DIALOG have released the final design for their competition-winning New Central Library in . Planned for a vibrant intersection between Downtown and the East Village, the new library aims to fulfill the city’s vision for a “technologically advanced public space for innovation, research and collaboration.”

Kinoya Restaurant / Jean de Lessard

© Adrien Williams

Interior Designers: Jean de Lessard
Location: , QC,
Area: 1500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Lausanne House / Hatem+D Architecture

© Alexandre Guilbeault

Architects: Hatem+D Architecture
Location: , Canada
Architect In Charge: Étienne Bernier architecte
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexandre Guilbeault

Les Elfes / Alain Carle Architecte

© Adrien Williams

Architects: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: , QC, Canada
Area: 5165.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Les Marais / Alain Carle Architecte

© Adrien Williams

Architects: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: , QC J0T,
Area: 6505.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Fichman Residence / regionalArchitects

© Terry Tourangeau

Architects: regionalArchitects
Location: 375 King Street West, , ON M5V 1K1, Canada
Principal: Drew Sinclair
Area: 1200.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Terry Tourangeau

Screen House / Alain Carle Architecte

© Adrien Williams

Architects: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: , QC J0T, Canada
Area: 5405.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Collège Saint-Louis / Marosi Troy Architectes + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes

© Stephane Groleau

Architects: Marosi Troy Architectes, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes
Location: Collège Saint-Louis, 50 34 Ave, Lachine, QC H8T,
Design Lead: Martin Troy, Ali Torabi
Area: 13300.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stephane Groleau

Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault

© Alain Laforest

Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
Location: Mirond Lake, Division No. 18, , SK S0P, Canada
Design Team: Pierre Thibault & Jérôme Lapierre
Area: 1650.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alain Laforest

Dunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: , ON, Canada
Year: 2014
Photographs: Doublespace Photography

Move Over, Green Walls: Living Canopy Comes to West Vancouver

Courtesy of Matthew Soules Architecture

Imagine walking beneath an illuminated canopy of lush greenery, in the form of inverted pyramids sculpted to perfection. In early August 2014 visitors were welcomed by this succulent living roof to the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Guests were guided through the fairgrounds beneath the 90-foot long canopy, creating an immersive sensory experience befitting the interdisciplinary creative arts festival. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture and curated by the Museum of West VancouverVermilion Sands was created as a temporary for the ten day festival.

Submerge yourself in Vermilion Sands with photos and more info after the break.

Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall / Affleck de la Riva architects

© Marc Cramer

Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
Location: 7 Rue Doctor Wilfrid Locat North, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, , QC J0K 3H0,
Area: 1560.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Côte-des-Neiges Road, , QC, Canada
Area: 1500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Tula House / Patkau Architects

© James Dow

Architects: Patkau Architects
Location: Quadra Island, , Canada
Design Team: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, and David Shone with Mike Green, Dimitri Koubatis, and Greg Boothroyd, James Eidse, Marc Holland, Tony Mah, Henry Murdock, Ben Raimes, Thomas Schroeder, Craig Simms, Tony Wai.
Area: 4350.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: James Dow, Courtesy of

Résidence Roy-Lawrence / Chevalier Morales Architectes

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Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes
Location: , Canada
Architects In Charge: Stephan Chevalier, Sergio Morales
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes

Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties

© Kevin Pazik

Designed for a laneway inside the Little Portugal neighborhood of Toronto, Flipping Properties tests the boundaries between architecture and furniture. The exhibition, created by Jiminez Lai and his team, Bureau Spectacular, unravels the traditional pentagonal shape of a house to create ‘super-furniture.’ Super-furniture is defined by Lai as “too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.” The large installation pieces are meant to encourage dialogue on unused urban spaces in , while creating a novel way to interact with those spaces. Despite their size, the pieces can be rearranged within the laneway, allowing for a variety of assemblages to be created.  Flipping Properties opened July 11th, and will be in place until September 14th in the laneway between Sheridan Avenue and Gordon Street in . Admission is free to the public. See the full gallery of exhibition photos, after the break.