The SFC Bridge / Jennifer Marman, Daniel Borins and James Khamsi

13:00 - 8 February, 2016
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  • Architects

    Jennifer Marman, Daniel Borins, James Khamsi · Office Profile
  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Project Architect

    Jonathan Berg
  • Design

    Jennifer Marman, Daniel Borins and James Khamsi (RA AIA)
  • Executive Architects

    Page + Steele/ IBI Group Toronto
  • Principal

    Mansoor Kazerouni
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Winners Revealed for Toronto’s 2016 Winter Stations Design Competition

08:00 - 13 January, 2016
Courtesy of Winter Stations
Courtesy of Winter Stations

Now in its second year, Toronto’s annual Winter Stations design competition has revealed its four winning designs, and three student designs that will add art to Toronto’s beaches. Receiving almost 400 submissions from local and international designers, this year’s theme “Freeze/Thaw” challenged participants to respond to the changing climate of winter. Founded by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio, the Winter Stations Design Competition uses design to inspire Torontonians back outside.

“The public participation in Winter's Station's inaugural year proves that even the most overlooked winterscapes can be injected with vibrancy and life," says Ted Merrick, lead designer at landscape architecture firm Ferris + Associates. "Our ultimate goal for year two remains the same - to encourage the community out of hibernation and back to the beach." 

The winning designs will be built along different beaches in Toronto, adding to existing lifeguard towers. See the winners after the break.

Heathdale Residence / TACT Design INC

13:00 - 11 January, 2016
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The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence / ZAS Architects

11:00 - 22 December, 2015
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“Impulse” Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground

08:00 - 14 December, 2015
Musical Seesaws at the Place Des Festivals. Image © Ulysse Lemerise
Musical Seesaws at the Place Des Festivals. Image © Ulysse Lemerise

The product of Toronto-based Lateral Office and Montreal-based CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, Mitchell Akiyama, Maotik and Iregular, “Impulse” is a winter installation in the city of Montreal. Thirty giant seesaws and a series of video-projections on surrounding building facades, all with accompanying music, transform the Place des Festivals into an “illuminated playground.” The project was selected as the winner of an open competition this past summer, for the sixth annual Luminothérapie event. Read more about this interactive installation after the break.

Fashion House / CORE Architects

15:00 - 16 November, 2015
Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.
Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.
  • Architects

  • Location

    560 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3, Canada
  • Lead architect

    Charles Gane, Principal, CORE Architects
  • Collaborators

    Freed Developments, Interior Design by Studio CK
  • Area

    283000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.

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Digifest 2016: Future5 Talks Call for Proposals

08:35 - 8 November, 2015
FUTURE5 Talks
FUTURE5 Talks

Digifest explores the future of design—how is technology changing the way we create, and what this means for our future.

We invite proposals on topics for discussion on the themes:

Design | Technology | Entrepreneurship

15-minute presentations followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

Please provide a 250-word abstract summarizing your talk. Indicate if you are presenting case studies, theory, personal experiences, etc.

Examples of topics for discussion:

- How does art, design, architecture, fashion, food or music and technology intersect and improve our lives?
- Examples of creative leadership.
- Projects that think creatively and strategically in the digital age.
- Examples of social design impacting business, society, government

BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects

09:00 - 5 November, 2015

Ontario's Celebration Zone Pavilion / Hariri Pontarini Architects

14:00 - 30 October, 2015
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Thorax House / rzlbd

13:00 - 13 September, 2015
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AR Issues: Why American Cities Should Give Big Jobs to the Little Guys

09:30 - 10 September, 2015
Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this introduction to the August 2015 issue, AR editor Christine Murray takes on the disheartening architectural scene in North American cities from New York to Toronto, arguing that "NYC is not where we found a new American architecture" and asking: "Why not give the young guns a tower or a Whitney, let them stretch their legs?"

The latest New York towers are more billboard than building. Like celebrity-endorsed perfume - fancy box, smelly water - the architecture matters less than the artist and his (yes, they are all men) pen’s effluent black-ink concept scrawl.

This is the nation that gave birth to the skyscraper, yet tycoons are commissioning foreign architects for its next generation of towers. New York’s recent acquisitions include a Siza and an Ando, to display alongside a collection of Nouvel, Viñoly and Gehry. Michael Sorkin takes on the towers in this edition, accusing starchitects of putting lipstick on pigs.

3D Printed "Arabesque Wall" Features 200 Million Individual Surfaces

12:30 - 2 September, 2015
© Hansmeyer / Dillenburger
© Hansmeyer / Dillenburger

Standing 3 meters (10 feet) tall, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer's Arabesque Wall is an object of intimidating intricacy. 3D printed over the course of four days from a 50 Gigabyte file, the piece is a demonstration of the incredible forms achievable with algorithmic design and 3D printing - however with its overwhelming complexity it is also a test of human perception.

"Architecture should surprise, excite, and irritate," explain Dillenburger and Hansmeyer. "As both an intellectual and a phenomenological endeavor, it should address not only the mind, but all the senses - viscerally. It must be judged by the experiences it generates."

Design development. Image © Hansmeyer / Dillenburger © Peter Andrew © Peter Andrew © Victoria Fard +11

Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking

08:00 - 14 August, 2015
First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)
First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)

How do you compare cities? It's difficult to collapse millions of individual subjective experiences into a single method of comparison, but one popular technique used in recent years has been to judge a city's "livability." But what does this word actually mean? In their 2015 ranking of the world's most livable cities, Metropolis Magazine has gathered together a group of experts on city planning, urban life, tourism and architecture to break down "livability" into the categories they think matter and draw upon Metropolis' considerable urban coverage to produce one of the most thorough attempts to rank world series yet attempted. Find out the results after the break.

Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

09:00 - 13 August, 2015
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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre / Zeidler Partnership Architects + Snøhetta

11:00 - 10 August, 2015

Monocle 24 Explore Architectural Competitions and 'Failed Bids'

04:00 - 7 August, 2015

For this week's edition of The Urbanist, Monocle's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team discuss urbanism projects that were planned and never realised, what 'paper architecture' really is, and the importance of the architectural competition.

In The Urbanist, Andrew Tuck explores how a terrace of old town houses in central London (152-158 The Strand, near Somerset House) have been recently saved from demolition by the efforts of campaigning journalists and a sympathetic public. In Brazil, the yet to be seen high-speed train link between Rio di Janeiro and São Paulo meets scrutiny while in Toronto, five unsuccessful architectural bids are examined. Finally, ArchDaily Editor James Taylor-Foster visits their London studio to talk about the architectural competition, from Brunelleschi to Guggenheim and Den Bosch.

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

11:00 - 5 August, 2015
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Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects

13:00 - 30 July, 2015
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