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Street House / gh3

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
Street House  / gh3, © Raymond Chow
© Raymond Chow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Project Team

    Pat Hanson, Diana Gerard, Louise Clavin, Raymond chow
  • Photographs

© Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow +18

Moore Park Residence / Drew Mandel Architects

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
Moore Park Residence / Drew Mandel Architects, © Ben Rahn / A-Frame
© Ben Rahn / A-Frame

© Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame +19

Confirmed: Wilkinson Eyre Designs Large-Scale, Transit-Oriented Development for Toronto

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Confirmed: Wilkinson Eyre Designs Large-Scale, Transit-Oriented Development for Toronto, Courtesy of Ivanhoé Cambridge
Courtesy of Ivanhoé Cambridge

Developer Ivanhoé Cambridge has confirmed plans for a major, multi-phased office and transit development in the heart of Toronto’s financial core, just east of Union Station. Designed by London-based Wilkinson Eyre, following an international competition, the two-tower development will rise on both sides of the railway tracks and connect via an elevated public park. The South tower will include a major new GO Bus Terminal serving Union Station and will be topped with commercial retail.

More on the development, after the break.

Fichman Residence / regionalArchitects

01:00 - 9 September, 2014
Fichman Residence / regionalArchitects, © Terry Tourangeau
© Terry Tourangeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    375 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1, Canada
  • Principal

    Drew Sinclair
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Terry Tourangeau © Terry Tourangeau © Terry Tourangeau © Terry Tourangeau +11

Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties

00:00 - 14 August, 2014
Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties, © Kevin Pazik
© Kevin Pazik

Designed for a laneway inside the Little Portugal neighborhood of Toronto, Flipping Properties tests the boundaries between architecture and furniture. The exhibition, created by Jiminez Lai and his team, Bureau Spectacular, unravels the traditional pentagonal shape of a house to create ‘super-furniture.’ Super-furniture is defined by Lai as “too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.” The large installation pieces are meant to encourage dialogue on unused urban spaces in Toronto, while creating a novel way to interact with those spaces. Despite their size, the pieces can be rearranged within the laneway, allowing for a variety of assemblages to be created.  Flipping Properties opened July 11th, and will be in place until September 14th in the laneway between Sheridan Avenue and Gordon Street in Toronto. Admission is free to the public. See the full gallery of exhibition photos, after the break.

© Kevin Pazik © Kevin Pazik © Kevin Pazik © Kevin Pazik +17

Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto's Union Station

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto's Union Station, Looking Southwest toward the development. Image © Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca
Looking Southwest toward the development. Image © Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca

Details have been leaked of a major new development on the Southern edge of downtown Toronto, just East of Union Station. The scheme, uncovered by UrbanToronto and its inquisitive users, involves the connection of sites on both sides of the railway tracks, and will include three towers and a pedestrian bridge featuring a park and retail space. It is understood that Wilkinson Eyre are the architects, after BD confirmed last week that they have recently won a major competition in Toronto.

Read on for more details of the project

Revised Design Unveiled for Toronto's Mirvish+Gehry Towers

00:00 - 3 July, 2014
Revised Design Unveiled for Toronto's Mirvish+Gehry Towers, Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc.
Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc.

Frank Gehry and Developer David Mirvish have revealed the latest design iteration in their embattled plan to build a set of mixed-use skyscrapers in Toronto. The new design reduces the number of towers, from three to two, however the remaining towers are taller than before, with one at 82 stories and one at 92.

The buildings will house apartments, a new art gallery and space for OCAD University as previously planned, but the decision to use two towers instead of three means that three of the five existing buildings can be retained - including the Princess of Wales Theatre, and two designated heritage warehouses - sidestepping some of the criticisms of the previous scheme.

Read on after the break for Frank Gehry's take on the design

Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. Courtesy of Mirvish Enterprises, Gehry Partners, LLP and Projectcore Inc. +7

House In The Beach / Drew Mandel Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
House In The Beach  / Drew Mandel Architects, © Shai Gil Fotography
© Shai Gil Fotography

© Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography +8

Blantyre House / Williamson Chong Architects

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
Blantyre House  / Williamson Chong Architects, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu

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

Behind the Living Wall: An Interview with Birgit Siber

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Behind the Living Wall: An Interview with Birgit Siber, © Richard Johnson
© Richard Johnson

Material Minds, presented by ArchDaily Materials, is our new series of short interviews with architects, designers, scientists, and others who use architectural materials in innovative ways. Enjoy!

Green, or living, walls have begun popping up and growing across commercial interiors everywhere over the last decade. To understand how a living wall functions, and how to design one, we went straight to a pioneer in the profession: Ms. Birgit Siber of Diamond Schmitt Architects in Toronto. The synthesis of natural systems and building systems had been in her mind since her days as a student, but the major break came in 2000, when her team constructed a massive living wall for The University of Guelph-Humbar. To understand how architects are closing the gap between interior and exterior via the living wall, read the full interview after the break.

© Steven Evans © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Doublespace Photography +8

Architecture for Humanity Toronto Launches Lecture Series: "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods"

00:00 - 18 May, 2014
Architecture for Humanity Toronto Launches Lecture Series: "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods", Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Toronto
Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Toronto

According to the most recent national census in Canada, almost half of Toronto residents are immigrants, one-third of whom arrived in the past ten years. To allow the city to adapt to this surging flow of immigrants, Architecture for Humanity Toronto (AFHTO) has called upon students and professionals from various backgrounds to rethink Toronto's urban fabric - and, in particular, its high-rise developments - by establishing a series of lectures and workshops entitled "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods."

At the inaugural event a few weeks ago, Filipe Balestra of Urban Nouveau* was invited to speak about his work and contribute to a design charrette inspired by the City of Toronto's Tower Renewal program. For more on Balestra and the event, keep reading after the break.

PoolHouse / +tongtong

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
PoolHouse / +tongtong, © Colin Faulkner
© Colin Faulkner

© Colin Faulkner © Colin Faulkner © Colin Faulkner © Colin Faulkner +15

To Be Destroyed: A Call For Ideas

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
To Be Destroyed: A Call For Ideas, Between Life and Death (2006) Carlos & Jason Sanchez / © Walter Willems
Between Life and Death (2006) Carlos & Jason Sanchez / © Walter Willems

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is calling for submissions that respond to the thematic of an upcoming exhibition, entitled TBD, that will be on view September 5 to October 25, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award, Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects. Image © Bob Gundu
Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects. Image © Bob Gundu

First an Emerging Voices recipient, now a laureate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Emerging Architectural Practice Award; Toronto’s Williamson Chong Architects has proved themselves to be one of Northern America’s most promising firms. Founded just three short years ago, the seven-person practice has been chosen to be the RAIC’s second Emerging Practice Award recipient for “consistently producing innovating projects that contain quality detailing and craftsmanship.”

The Coxwell House / Rohan Walter

01:00 - 27 March, 2014
The Coxwell House  / Rohan Walter, © Dave Rempel
© Dave Rempel

© Dave Rempel © Dave Rempel © Dave Rempel © Dave Rempel +18

Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery / Gow Hastings Architects

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery / Gow Hastings Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects

  • Location

    325 Church Street, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B, Canada
  • Area

    3120.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +9

St. James Cathedral Centre / architectsAlliance

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
St. James Cathedral Centre  / architectsAlliance, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban
  • Architects

  • Location

    65 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Clewes
  • Design Architect

    Heather Rolleston
  • Project Architect

    Robert Cadeau
  • Design Team

    Masoud Mahboubullah, Javier Viteri
  • Area

    2355.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +22

Lady Peel House / rzlbd

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Lady Peel House / rzlbd, © borXu Design
© borXu Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Reza Aliabadi
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© borXu Design © borXu Design © borXu Design © borXu Design +11