Camp at Cabot Beach / Studio North

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Architects: Studio North
Location: Malpeque, Prince Edward Island,
Collaborators: Clayton Blackman, Andrew Choptiany, Sam Lock
Area: 3,900 sq ft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Matthew Kennedy

Michael Maltzan to Design Inuit Centre

Michael Maltzan, an award winning American architect and founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc., was recently selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing as the winning architect from 65 prospective teams from 15 countries. This recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval from the WAG Board of Governors. The Centre houses one of the largest and most celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world; it’s also home to Studio Art and Learning programs. More information after the break.

Fournitures Select / Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

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Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
Location: ,
Partner In Charge: Alexandre Blouin
Design Team: Isabelle Beauchamp (Project Architect), Jonathan Trottier
Area: 13,400 sq ft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Steve Montpetit

Durham College Centre for Food / Gow Hastings Architects

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Expected to be completed in September 2013, the  Durham College Centre for Food will distinguish itself in the highly competitive field of culinary education by taking advantage of its rural setting on a large suburban campus in Whitby to narrate a story about the process of making a meal from “field to fork”. Designed by Gow Hastings Architects, students and visitors will journey through the inner workings of the school, showcasing food distribution rooms, a 150-seat lecture theatre, change rooms, faculty offices, classrooms and an array of hospitality and culinary labs that will circle a central atrium. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Georges-Emile-Lapalme Cultural Center / MSDL Architectes

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Architects: MSDL Architectes
Location: , Quebec, Canada
Area: 7,840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stephane Groleau

Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre / CEI Architecture + MCMP Architects

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Architects: CEI Architecture + MCMP Architects
Location: Vancouver,
Area: 65,000 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Howard Waisman

Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture

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Architects: CEI Architecture
Location: Kaleden, BC,
Design Team: Nick Bevanda, Robert Cesnik, Craig Milton, Dan Sawyer
Area: 3000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ed White

Canadian Museum in a Church / Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

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Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
Location: Montreal, Quebec,
Design Team: Claude Provencher , Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder – Matthieu Geoffrion, Architect, Partner – Eugenio Carelli, Architect, Partner – Jean-Luc Rémy, Architect – Denis Gamache, 3D Designer
Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Area: 5,483 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Tom Arban

Ottawa River House / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: Ottawa, , Canada
Year: 2012
Photographs: Double Space Photography

Cartierville Y Centre / Daoust Lestage

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Architects: Daoust Lestage
Architect In Charge:
Projects Manager: Coprim inc.
Design Team : Renée Daoust, Benoît Décarie, Hala Mehio, Carl Pineau, Jean-François Bilodeau, Marie-Josée Gagnon, Stéphane Savoie
Area: 88,000 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marc Carmer, Marie-Josée Gagnon

Bistro Japonais Kinoya / Jean De Lessard

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Architects: Jean De Lessard
Location: Saint-Denis Street, Montreal,
Architect In Charge:
Client: Kinoya
Area: 1,500 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: M David Giral

Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects

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Architects: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects
Location: , British Columbia, Canada
Interiors: MCM Interiors Ltd.
Area: 49,091 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Lepper

Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex / Kongats Architects

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Architects: Kongats Architects
Location: Toronto, Mississauga,
Project Architect: Alar Kongats
Project Manager: Danielle Lam-Kulczak
Design Team: Philip Toms, David Sasaki, Sukie Leung, Alessia Sopplesa, Dieter Janssen, Andrea Ling, Tyler Walker, Derek McCallum, Eric Van Ziffle
Structural: Halsall Associates Limited
M & E: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
Client: University of Toronto
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shai Gill

Warming Huts v.2013 Proposal / Lateral Office

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-based practice Lateral Office has shared with us their proposal for the Warming Huts v.2013 competition, entitled “Drift-Pass”. Inspired by the act of manipulating a snow fence, the plywood pavilion offers ice skaters shelter alongside the longest naturally frozen trail in the world in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Continue reading for the architects’ description.

Sukkahville Design Competition Winning Exhibition: ‘Hegemonikon’ / Christina Zeibak and Daphne Dow

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As part of the Sukkahville Design Competition in Toronto, organized by the Kehilla Residential Programme, Christina Zeibak and Daphne Dow were selected as winners for their ‘Hegemonikon’ exhibition. The seat of the soul which rules and guides all the others, the project is considered to exist within the heart of all living things. The complete development of the human Hegemonikon comprises absolute rationality; it chooses action according to reason. This philosophy was the foundation and inspiration behind the design concept of this project. More images and the designers’ description after the break.

The Qualico Family Centre / Number TEN Architectural

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Architects: Number TEN Architectural
Location: , Canada
Year: 2011
Area: 1,000 sqm
Engineering Consultants: Crosier Kilgour & Partners, MCW/AGE Engineers
Landscape Architecture: Scatliff+Miller+Murray
Photographs: Brent Bellamy

The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build

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Architects: Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build
Location: Toronto, ,
Year: 2012
Area: 2,000 sqft
Structural Design: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
Photographs: Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURS

‘Embryonic Canopy’ Exhibition for the Sukkahville Design Competition / Craig Deebank and Gina Gallaugher

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As part of the Sukkahville Design Competition in Toronto, organized by the Kehilla Residential Programme, Craig Deebank and Gina Gallaugher were selected as one of the finalists for his ‘Embryonic Canopy’ exhibition. The project re-images the Sukkah as both a temporary shelter and permanent fixture within the agricultural ecosystem. It challenges the notion of the traditional static Sukkah while creating a sense of wonder, intrigue and connection to the natural environment. More images and designers’ description after the break.