Gulf Islands Residence / RUFproject

© Ivan Hunter

Architects: RUFproject
Location: British Columbia,
Architect In Charge: Sean Pearson, Alyssa Schwann
General Contractor: H.Hazenboom Construction Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Parallel Consulting Structural Engineers Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Jade West Engineering Co. Ltd.
Geotechnical Engineer: Braun Geotechnical Ltd.
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ivan Hunter

Duchess Park Secondary School / HCMA

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Architects: HCMA
Location: , British Columbia,
Area: 11,040 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of HCMA

Tetris House / rzlbd

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Architects: rzlbd
Location: , ON, Canada
Project Team: Reza Aliabadi, Ehsan Zareian
Area: 3,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of borXu Design

The Hintonburg Six / Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.

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Architects: Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.
Location: Ottawa, ON,
Design Team: James Colizza, Anthony Bruni, Nic De Socio
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Fritz

Totem House / rzlbd

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Architects: rzlbd
Location: , ON,
Design Team: Reza Aliabadi, Lailee Soleimani
Area: 1600.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of rzlbd

Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Montreal,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams, Courtesy of NatureHumaine

Bord-du-Lac House / Henri Cleinge

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Architects: Henri Cleinge
Location: , QC,
Design Team: Henri Cleinge, Paulette Taillefer
Area: 9,900 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Children’s Playhouse ‘Sam + Pam’ / Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc.

© Latreille Delage

Architects: Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc.
Location: Pacific National Exhibition, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1,
Contractors: Kindred Construction
Year: 2013
Photographs: Latreille Delage

Blue Hills House / la SHED architecture

© Maxime Brouillet

Architects: la SHED architecture
Location: , QC,
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Maxime Brouillet

Stacked House / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Montreal, QC,
Area: 2,518 sq ft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Hygge House / Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink

© Jen Pauls

Architects: Plain Projects, Pike Projects, Urbanink
Location: , MB, Canada
Landscape Architect: Liz Wreford Taylor
Landscape Architectural Intern: Shawn Stankewich
Creative Director: Marcelle Lussier
Designer: Evan Marnoch
Architectural Intern: Colin Grover
Photographs: Jen Pauls, Evan Marnoch, Dan Harper, Liz Wreford Taylor

Four Teams Shortlisted to Design New Central Library in Calgary

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Four shortlisted teams have been asked to design proposals for a new central library in the Canadian city of . Selected from 38 submissions, the competing teams of local and international architects will harness the power of platemaking to envision a 280,000 square-foot “landmark” for the East Village . The four shortlisted teams include:

Westboro Home / Kariouk Associates

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Architects: Kariouk Associates
Location: , Ontario
Senior Design Associate: Chris Davis
Design Associate: Sarah McMurtry, David King
General Contractor: Westboro Homes (Nicholas Heins)
Landscape: Empire Enterprises (Brad Beerwort)
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Kealey

Humber Centre for Justice Leadership / Gow Hastings Architects

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Architects: Gow Hastings Architects
Location: , Ontario, Canada
Design Team: Philip Hastings, Valerie Gow, Jim Burkitt, David Colussi, Dan Malka, Rich D’Alessandro, Janice Lee, Julian Ocampo
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tom Arban

First Peoples House / Formline Architecture + Urbanism

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Architects: Formline Architecture + Urbanism
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Alfred Waugh
Design Team: Ken Wong, Adam Slavinski
Area: 1,196 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Nick Lehoux

AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie

Photo by Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons

Habitat 67, designed by the Israeli-Canadian architect at the World Exposition of 1967, was originally intended as an experimental solution for high-quality housing in dense urban environments. Safdie explored the possibilities of prefabricated modular units to reduce housing costs and allow for a new housing typology that could integrate the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise.

Reflecting on the project’s significance in “A look back at habitat ’67” Safdie stated that “Habitat ‘67 is really two ideas in one. One is about prefabrication, and the other is about rethinking apartment-building design in the new paradigm.” [1]

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‘Archaeology of the Digital’ Exhibition

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Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the ’Archaeology of the Digital‘ exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture is currently on display until October 13. Conceived as an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, the exhibit features four seminal projects that established bold new directions for architectural research by experimenting with novel digital tools: The Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985–1995), Peter Eisenman’s unrealized Biocentrum (1987), Chuck Hoberman’s Expanding Sphere (1992) and Shoei Yoh’s roof structures for Odawara (1991) and Galaxy Toyama (1992) Gymnasiums. Videos of conversations with the architects can be viewed after the break.

BESTIE / Scott and Scott Architects

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Architects: Scott and Scott Architects
Location: ,
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects