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The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence / ZAS Architects

11:00 - 22 December, 2015
The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence / ZAS Architects, © Doublespace Photography
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“Impulse” Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground

08:00 - 14 December, 2015
“Impulse” Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground, 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

16:00 - 16 November, 2015
Fashion House / CORE Architects, Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.
Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.

Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. +21

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Charles Gane, Principal, CORE Architects
  • Area

    283000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.

Digifest 2016: Future5 Talks Call for Proposals

08:35 - 8 November, 2015
Digifest 2016: Future5 Talks Call for Proposals, 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
BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects , © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

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Ontario's Celebration Zone Pavilion / Hariri Pontarini Architects

14:00 - 30 October, 2015
Ontario's Celebration Zone Pavilion / Hariri Pontarini Architects, Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Thorax House / rzlbd

13:00 - 13 September, 2015
Thorax House / rzlbd, © borXu Design
© borXu Design

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Design Team

    Bahar Joshan
  • Area

    1800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AR Issues: Why American Cities Should Give Big Jobs to the Little Guys

09:30 - 10 September, 2015
AR Issues: Why American Cities Should Give Big Jobs to the Little Guys, 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
3D Printed "Arabesque Wall" Features 200 Million Individual Surfaces, © 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
Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking, 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
Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Principals

    David Miller, Viktors Jaunkalns, Ted Watson, Andrew Filarski, Robert Allen
  • Project Team

    Troy Wright, Jeanne Ng, Siri Ursin, Kyung-Sun Hur, Cohen Chen, Carla Munoz
  • Area

    28000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre / Zeidler Partnership Architects + Snøhetta

11:00 - 10 August, 2015
© doublespace photography
© doublespace photography

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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
Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

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Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects

13:00 - 30 July, 2015
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects , © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

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ODIN Bar & Café / Phaedrus Studio

13:00 - 6 July, 2015
ODIN Bar & Café / Phaedrus Studio, © Designstor/Ryan Fung
© Designstor/Ryan Fung

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Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto

14:00 - 21 June, 2015
Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Bortolotto
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Bortolotto

The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) has commissioned Toronto firm Bortolotto to transform the university’s main office building into the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. The office will be wrapped in a technologically-responsive layer, transforming it into a multi-use, student work and exhibition space and transforming the corner of Dundas and McCaul streets into an interactive gateway for the campus.

Toronto’s Design Exchange Unveils Its Latest Exhibition: “3DXL”

16:00 - 14 June, 2015
Toronto’s Design Exchange Unveils Its Latest Exhibition: “3DXL”, via Design Exchange
via Design Exchange

Despite being at the forefront of digital fabrication technology, 3D printing is still shrouded in mystery, something which the Design Exchange (DX) hopes to change with its most recent exhibition, “3DXL” in Toronto. Curated by the director of DX, Sara Nickleson, 3DXL brings together 3D printing projects from across fields, including work from medicine, design and architecture. As the name suggests, the exhibit presents 3D printing on a scale not normally observed by the public. In particular, the exhibit addresses the role 3D printing will play in the future of architecture, and how it may begin to replace more traditional architectural construction.