Black Gables / Omar Gandhi Architect

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Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect
Location: Louisdale, NS,
Design Team: Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite (Project Architect)
Client: Jonah Samson
Area: 1650.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Greg Richardson Photography, Omar Gandhi

Adjaye and Libeskind Among 6 Proposals Unveiled for Canadian Holocaust Monument

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David Adjaye and Daniel Libeskind are among six interdisciplinary teams competing to design Canada’s National Holocaust Monument. Planned for an empty, triangular site adjacent to ’s Canadian War Museum, the monument designs are currently undergoing public review before a final decision that will be made by an international jury of design and art professionals this spring. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.

Review the proposals, after the break…

Rebirth of The York Theatre / Henriquez Partners Architects

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Architects: Henriquez Partners Architects
Location: , BC, Canada
Area: 6171.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ed White, Harold Kalman

Malbaie VIII Residence / MU Architecture

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Architects: MU Architecture
Location: Cap-à-l’Aigle, QC G0T,
Design Team: Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Jean-Philippe Bellemare, Pierre-Alexandre Rhéaume, Sabrina Charbonneau.
Area: 3,400 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Mozilla YVR / Hughes Condon Marler Architects

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Architects: Hughes Condon Marler Architects
Location: Gastown, , BC,
Area: 6,250 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Lady Peel House / rzlbd

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Architects: rzlbd
Location: , ON,
Architect In Charge: Reza Aliabadi
Area: 3,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: borXu Design

Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects

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Architects: Williamson Chong Architects
Location: , ON, Canada
Design Team: Betsy Williamson, Shane Williamson, Donald Chong, Partner, Kelly Doran, Maya Przybylski
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Bob Gundu

95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran Architects

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Architects: Thier+Curran Architects
Location: 95 King Street East, , ON L8N 1A9,
Area: 21048.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Doublespace Photography, Kevin Patrick Robbins

Allez UP Rock Climbing Gym / Smith Vigeant Architectes

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Architects: Smith Vigeant Architectes
Location: Rue Saint-Patrick, Montreal, QC,
Architect In Charge: Daniel Smith
Design Team: Daniel Smith, Karine Renaud, Anik Malderis, Étienne Penault, Cindy Neveu, Mélanie Quesnel, Stéphan Vigeant
Area: 1,220 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

Harry Gugger Studio’s ‘The Exchange’ to Rise in Vancouver

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Construction broke ground last month for ‘The Exchange’ tower in Vancouver, ’s first LEED Platinum heritage conversion and Harry Gugger Studio’s first North American building. The 31-floor office building resolves the strict urban regulations imposed on high-rise construction downtown and addresses the historical context by preserving and integrating the façade of the city’s historic Stock Exchange building.

Mjölk House / Studio Junction

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Architects: Studio Junction
Location: Toronto, ON,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joe Lin / Studio Junction, Juli Baker

RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”

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-based RAW Design has been crowned winner of the annual competition, which is intended to “push the envelop of design, craft and art” by encouraging architects to design innovative warming shelters along the frozen Red River Mutual Trail in Winnipeg, Canada. 

Moving away from the traditional notion of an enclosed shelter, the firm’s winning proposal “Nuzzles” engages skaters with a playful arrangement of “insulated appendages” (a.k.a. pool noodles) supported by a geodesic lattice structure that is illuminated and heated from within. Users are encouraged to “nestle into the structure” and manipulate its fur-like exterior into informal resting areas. 

Le St-Jude / Thomas Balaban Architect

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Architects: Thomas Balaban Architect
Location: Saint Denis Street, , QC, Canada
Architect In Charge: Thomas Balaban, Justin Boulanger, Naomi Frangos, Maxime Lefebvre, Julia Manaças, Elliott Sturtevant, Jennifer Thorogood
Area: 1570.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Thomas Balaban Architect

Cliff House / Altius Architecture Inc

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Architects: Altius Architecture Inc
Location: , ON,
Architecture: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
Lead Design Architect: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
Area: 3200.0 ft2
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jonathan Savoie

Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc

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Architects: Altius Architecture Inc
Location: , ON, Canada
Project Architects: Graham Smith, Joe Knight
Lead Design Architect: Graham Smith, Joe Knight
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jonathan Savoie

Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak + Stella Cheung-Boyland

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Architects: Brendan Callander +  + Stella Cheung-Boyland
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Photographs: Dave Delnea Images

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Discovery & Visitor Centre / bisson + charron architectes

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Architects: bisson + charron architectes
Location: Parc National du Lac-Témiscouata, Degelis,
Architect In Charge: Carl Charron, architect associate, Jonathan , architect
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects

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Architects: Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects
Location: , ON,
Architect In Charge: Gord Lorimer
Area: 17,384 sqm
Photographs: Doublespace Photography