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UTM Innovation Centre / Moriyama & Teshima Architects

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Clear Lake Cottage / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

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University of Toronto Instructional Centre / Perkins + Will

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  • Architects: Perkins + Will
  • Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Design Principal: Andrew Frontini
  • Architectural Team: Alan Mortsch, Alice Wong, Larry Silva, Claudia Bader,
  • Interior Design: Diana Shams
  • Area: 150000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: James Brittain, Ben Rahn/A-Frame

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The Mississauga Public Library Project / RDH Architects

  • Architects: RDH Architects
  • Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Architect in Charge: RDH Architects
  • Design Team: Tyler Sharp, Bob Goyeche, Graham Gavine, Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design
  • Structural Engineers: Halsall Associates Ltd
  • Civil Engineers: Valdor Engineering Inc
  • Contractor: Brown Daniels Associates
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of RDH Architects

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Video: The Story behind MAD Architects Absolute Towers

The curvaceous Absolute Towers of Mississauga, a suburb located in the Greater Toronto Area, is a residential landmark many of you may be familiar with. Also known as the Marilyn Monroe Towers, the 56-story condominium tower serves as a gateway into the city and is known for its unique curves that correspond to the surrounding scenery. Residents are offered 360-degree views with continuous balconies that wrap the entire building, eliminating vertical barriers that are typically seen in conventional high rise architecture.

Absolute Towers were the first international win (2006) for the Beijing-based MAD Architects. First seen on Design Intelligence, this video shares with you the entire story behind this project. Want more? Follow these links to check out the towers in progress and more photos of them nearing completion back in June of 2011.

CPC Port / Kingsland + Architects

  • Architects: Kingsland + Architects
  • Location: 890 Rangeview Road, Missisauga, Canada
  • Project Manager: C.B. Richard Ellis
  • Client: Canada Post Corporation – Letter Carrier Depot
  • Project Cost: $4,101,675.00
  • Area: 18079.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009

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The Birchview House / Prototype Design Lab

  • Architects: Prototype Design Lab
  • Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Architects: Prototype Design Lab
  • Design Team: Antonio Tadrissi (Partner-in-charge), Johnny Sihra, Brenda Izen, Monir Zarnegar (graphics)
  • Contractor: Multicon Design/Build
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Johnny Sihra

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CCT Building / Saucier + Perrotte architectes

  • Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Project Team: Alain Desforges, Andrew Butler, Thomas Balaban, Anna Bendix, Nathalie Cloutier, Dominique Dumais, Éric Dupras, Louis-Philippe Frappier, Darrell de Grandmont, Louis-Charles Lasnier, Christine Levine, Jean-François Mathieu, Claudio Nunez, Benjamin Rankin, Pierre-Alexandre Rhéaume, Samantha Schneider
  • Structural Engineer: Quinn Dressel
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: RYBKA, SMITH AND GINSLER
  • Landscape & Interiors: Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Contractor: Ellis Don
  • Client: University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga
  • Area: 10800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004

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