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Ubiquity and Uniformity: Why Toronto's Condominiums All Look the Same

07:00 - 7 January, 2017
Ubiquity and Uniformity: Why Toronto's Condominiums All Look the Same, Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects
Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects

In June last year, PARTISANS published Rise and Sprawl: The Condominiumization of Toronto with architecture historian and critic Hans Ibelings. An effort to contextualize the role of the condo in Toronto’s unprecedented and intense growth over the past ten years, this thoughtful, if provocative, work offers a scathing criticism of the architecture (or lack thereof) deployed in much of the recent residential constructions in the city. It is a formal demand that the city be built more thoughtfully.  

Alex Josephson is a founding partner of PARTISANS, one of Toronto’s youngest and more innovative architecture practices. Only in its fifth year, PARTISANS has already earned accolades and awards from the American Institute of Architecture, the Ontario Association of Architects, Architect Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects +19

Junction Shadow House / POST Architecture

15:00 - 27 December, 2016
Junction Shadow House  / POST Architecture, © Revelateur studio
© Revelateur studio

© Revelateur studio © Revelateur studio © Revelateur studio © Revelateur studio +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Gloria Apostolou
  • Area

    2600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

The Moos Home / Tampold Architects

17:00 - 15 December, 2016
The Moos Home / Tampold Architects , © Larry Arnal
© Larry Arnal

© Larry Arnal © Larry Arnal © Larry Arnal © Larry Arnal +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    576 Glencairn Ave, North York, ON M6B 1Z4, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Tampold
  • Area

    2600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016

Boulevard Club West Wing Expansion / Teeple Architects

13:00 - 27 November, 2016
Boulevard Club West Wing Expansion / Teeple Architects, © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

© Scott Norsworthy              © Scott Norsworthy              © Scott Norsworthy              © Scott Norsworthy              +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Lead Architects

    Stephen Teeple (Design Principal), Chris Radigan, Martin Baron
  • Area

    29000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / B+H Architects + Hariri Pontarini Architects

13:00 - 23 November, 2016
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / B+H Architects + Hariri Pontarini Architects, Courtesy of B+H Architects
Courtesy of B+H Architects

Courtesy of B+H Architects               Courtesy of B+H Architects               Courtesy of B+H Architects               Courtesy of B+H Architects               +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
  • Executive Architect

    B+H Architects
  • Design Architects

    Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • Area

    16500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

This Maple Leaf Shaped Tunnel Commemorates Hungarian Refugees in Canada

08:00 - 30 October, 2016
This Maple Leaf Shaped Tunnel Commemorates Hungarian Refugees in Canada , © Gergely Szinnay
© Gergely Szinnay

In memorial of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, which resulted in the emigration of over 37,000 Hungarians to Canada, architectural studio Hello Wood has created Tunnel Through Time, a contemporary interpretation of the historic event that remembers the heroes of the revolution and especially honoring the Canadian people who welcomed Hungarian refugees. 

Composed of 37,565 pieces—one for each Hungarian refugee accepted into Canada—the tunnel begins with a Hungarian flag with a hole in the middle, representing how protesters cut the communist coat of arms out of the Hungarian flag during the revolution. The tunnel then morphs—as a representation of the journey of the refugees—until it reaches an exit, which is shaped like the national symbol of Canada, the maple leaf.

© Gergely Szinnay © Gergely Szinnay © Gergely Szinnay © Gergely Szinnay +41

Zn House / +tongtong

13:00 - 3 October, 2016
Zn House / +tongtong, © Lisa Petrole
© Lisa Petrole

© Lisa Petrole © Lisa Petrole © Lisa Petrole © Lisa Petrole +25

  • Designers

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Principal

    John Tong
  • Senior Designer

    Nathan Dykstra
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

12 Degrees / CORE Architects

13:00 - 28 September, 2016
12 Degrees / CORE Architects , Courtesy of CORE Architects
Courtesy of CORE Architects

Courtesy of CORE Architects Courtesy of CORE Architects Courtesy of CORE Architects Courtesy of CORE Architects +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area

    89050.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016

Copenhagen Named the World's Most Livable City in Metropolis Magazine's 2016 Rankings

09:30 - 11 September, 2016
Copenhagen Named the World's Most Livable City in Metropolis Magazine's 2016 Rankings, Copenhagen. Public domain image <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vor_Frelsers_Kirke-view8.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a>.
Copenhagen. Public domain image via Wikimedia.

Metropolis Magazine has released their 2016 rankings of the world's most "livable" cities. Acknowledging that what makes a city "livable" can often be subjective, the team at Metropolis emphasizes that in creating the list they "focused on the concerns at Metropolis’ core—housing, transportation, sustainability, and culture." The result of this research was last year's top prize-winner Toronto dropping to the number 9 spot and Copenhagen, which last year took the number 4 spot, jumping to the top. Rounding out the top three are Berlin and Helsinki.

Instar House / rzlbd

13:00 - 7 September, 2016
Instar House / rzlbd, © Borzu Talaie
© Borzu Talaie

© Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    North York, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area

    2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Opposite House / rzlbd

11:00 - 10 August, 2016
Opposite House / rzlbd, © Borzu Talaie
© Borzu Talaie

© Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cliffcrest, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area

    600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

100 Broadview Lobby / Quadrangle Architects & Interiors

15:00 - 12 July, 2016
100 Broadview Lobby  / Quadrangle Architects & Interiors, © Brandon Barré
© Brandon Barré

© Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Brandon Barré © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Brandon Barré +8

68 Claremont / Tom Chung Studio

11:00 - 20 June, 2016
68 Claremont  / Tom Chung Studio, © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung
© Due Pinlac & Tom Chung

© Due Pinlac & Tom Chung © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung +14

Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

09:00 - 5 May, 2016
Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects , © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +25

  • Architects

    MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Client

    Branksome Hall
  • Area

    72000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Relmar / Architects Luc Bouliane

13:00 - 28 April, 2016
Relmar / Architects Luc Bouliane, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu

© Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Relmar Rd, Toronto, ON M5P, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Luc Bouliane, Wes Wilson and Natasha Lebel
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Fort York Branch Library / KPMB Architects

11:00 - 12 April, 2016
Fort York Branch Library / KPMB Architects, © James Brittain
© James Brittain

© James Brittain © Tom Arban © James Brittain © Maris Mezulis +13

Tokyo Smoke Found / Steven Fong Architect

17:00 - 14 March, 2016
Tokyo Smoke Found / Steven Fong Architect, © A-Frame/Ben Rahn
© A-Frame/Ben Rahn

© A-Frame/Ben Rahn © A-Frame/Ben Rahn © A-Frame/Ben Rahn © A-Frame/Ben Rahn +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Steven Fong Architect
  • Design Team

    Steven Fong and Katt Gudov
  • Area

    330.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Wins RAIC's 2016 Firm Award

12:13 - 11 March, 2016
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Wins RAIC's 2016 Firm Award, Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Image © Shai Gil
Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Image © Shai Gil

Toronto-based MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's (RAIC) 2016 Architectural Firm Award. Known for their work in community recreation and sports buildings, the more than 50-person practice was chosen by the jury for their "wellness approach" to design and contribution to the "broader communities in which the projects are located."

MJMA has consistently achieved a very high quality of architecture and bold clarity throughout its large body of work,” said the five-member jury. “In addition to the spectacular spatial qualities, the architecture exhibits a clear problem-solving approach.