Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Alberta Designs Modular Home for Remote Locations

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, Team Alberta’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, addresses the housing needs of professionals working in remote locations. This modular house was designed in consideration of severe housing shortages and high housing costs driven by booming industries in northern Canada. Named after the iconic Northern Lights and lush Boreal forest, Borealis is designed to be sustainable and ecologically sensitive.

Fogo Island Inn / Saunders Architecture

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Architects: Saunders Architecture
Location: Main Street, , NL A0G,
Local Architects: Sheppard Case Architects
Design Team: Todd Saunders, Ryan Jørgensen, Joseph Kellner, Attila Béres, Nick Herder
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Alex Fradkin

SoupeSoup / Henri Cleinge

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Architects: Henri Cleinge
Location: , QC, Canada
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Henri Cleinge

Gulf Islands Residence / RUFproject

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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: Prince George, British Columbia,
Area: 11,040 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of HCMA

Tetris House / rzlbd

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Architects: rzlbd
Location: Toronto, ON,
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: , 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, Canada
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, Canada
Design Team: , Paulette Taillefer
Area: 9,900 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer

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

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

Blue Hills House / la SHED architecture

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

Stacked House / NatureHumaine

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

Hygge House / Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink

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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: Vancouver,
Architect In Charge: Alfred Waugh
Design Team: Ken Wong, Adam Slavinski
Area: 1,196 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Nick Lehoux