‘Flying Saucer’ Condominium Proposal / 5468796 Architecture

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Set for completion in 2014, ’s “Flying Saucer” condominium project 62M, designed by -based studio 5468796 Architecture, will occupy the corner of MacDonald Avenue and Waterfront Drive, close to the Exchange District. Named after its address, 62M will be a two-storey, circular building lifted up on 35-foot stilts. Its circular design is spatially efficient and will provide each unit with a view. As a whole, the 360° plan provides the widest possible perimeter for glass with the smallest amount of exterior envelope to construct. More images and architects’ description after the break.

St-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Montréal, Quebec,
Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Olivier Lajeunesse-Travers
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Berri Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Montréal, Quebec,
Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Amelie Melaven
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Icon: Claridge Homes Proposal / Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Icon: Claridge Homes is set to become ’s tallest tower at 45-storeys, transforming the cityscape of the country’s capital and setting a new standard for high quality design and smart densification in the city. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, and as part of the area’s revitalization, the development will bring a mix of uses to meet both the existing and future needs of the neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool / Group2 Architecture Interior Design

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Architects: Group2 Architecture Interior Design
Location: , Alberta,
Project Team: Dave Cheetham (PIC), Troy Smith (Project Architect), Kim Berry, Chrisitie Moore, Steve van der Meer, Eugene Gyorfi
Area: 407 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jim Dobie

La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Montréal,
Project Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Amelie Melaven
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Résidence Nguyen / Atelier Moderno

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Architects: Atelier Moderno
Location: Montréal,
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Energy Environment Experiential Learning / Perkins+Will + DIALOG

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Architects: Perkins+Will + DIALOG
Location: Calgary, AB,
Area: 24,531 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban

5468796 Architecture Receives First Emerging Architectural Practice Award from RAIC

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has announced 5468796 Architecture Inc. as recipient of the inaugural Emerging Architectural Practice Award.  The firm is a -based collaborative studio of 12 young professionals with Johanna Hurme, MRAIC, Sasa Radulovic, MRAIC, and Colin Neufeld, MRAIC leading the office.  The firm operates under the principle that each project, while keeping to the parameters of cost, client expectations and site restrictions, must “advance architecture in some way”.  

Join us after the break for more on 5468796 Architecture and their recent award.

The Prémont Lantern / DMG architecture + Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

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Architects: Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, DMG architecture
Location: Québec, Canada
Structural: Axys Consultants inc.
Mechanical / Electrical : Génécor experts-conseils
Civil : Axys Consultants inc.
Interiors: Optima Design
Contractor: Les Constructions Gagnon 1980 Inc
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Cabane 217 / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

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Architects: Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes
Location: Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec,
Contractor: Constructions Richard Cliche
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

University of Toronto Instructional Centre / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: , Ontario,
Design Principal: Andrew Frontini
Architectural Team: Alan Mortsch, Alice Wong, Larry Silva, Claudia Bader,
Interior Design: Diana Shams
Area: 150,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: James Brittain, Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Inhabitable Sculpture / Jean-Maxime Labrecque

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Architects: Jean-Maxime Labrecque
Location: Montreal, Quebec,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Frederic Bouchard

The Mississauga Public Library Project / RDH Architects

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Architects: RDH Architects
Location: , Ontario,
Architect In Charge: RDH Architects
Design Team: Tyler Sharp, Bob Goyeche, Graham Gavine, Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of RDH Architects

Venice Biennale 2014: Lateral Office to Represent Canada with Nunavut Exhibition

Rendering of Arctic Adaptations exhibition at Venice Pavilion © Lateral Office, 2013

The Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of (RAIC) has announced “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15″ as winner of a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2014 Venice Biennale in ArchitectureLateral Office of Toronto will organize and curate an exhibition designed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Canada’s largest but least populated northern territories, known for its pristine arctic wilderness and Inuit lifestyle.

Read more about Canada’s contribution to the Biennale after the break.

The Drift House Proposal / The Open Workshop

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With shelters and settlements in northern currently undergoing a housing crisis due to decadent construction and energy costs, the corresponding ramifications on overcrowding and deprivation have resulted. What the Drift House aims to do is hybridize the intelligence of tradition and technology of both housing systems to offer direction on future constructions in the Arctic. Designed by Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop, this housing prototype for northern climates proposes a series of snow fences that passively utilize snowdrift to form a new dwelling type by calibrating the snow fences with differential mesh openings and height. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Curatorial Opportunities’ Program at the CCA

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Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator’s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture. For the third year,  the CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) offers two curatorial opportunities with the generous support of the Power Corporation of : the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. More information after the break.

Iceberg / ATOMIC3

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Architects: ATOMIC3
Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture
Lighting Design:
Sound Design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive Systems Design: Philippe Jean/Les Ateliers Numériques
Technical Coordinator Set: Guillaume Simard
Technical Coordinator Sound/Light/Interactive System: Alexis Rivest
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Martine Doyon, Montreal Quartier des Spectacles Partnership