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De Vries House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Liverpool, Canada

Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the four projects shortlisted for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The prize was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with RAIC and the RAIC Foundation to recognise buildings that are judged to be " transformative within its societal context and reflect Moriyama's conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness."

"These projects celebrate human life and shape activity," commented RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. "They embody innovation, contribute to how we experience space, and explore how spaces allow opportunities for freedom. The four shortlisted projects demonstrate how architecture is generous and gives back to the community. These works have a strong sense of place and connect to their surrounding landscape."

Awarded every two years, the winning project will receive a CAD $100,000 prize and a handcrafted sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The prize is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The inaugural prize was won by Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for his design of the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China.

See the shortlisted projects, after the break.

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA. Image © Peter Bennetts“The Village Architect”, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © James Brittain8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Bjarne TuliniusFuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan / Tezuka Architects. Image © Tezuka Architects+ 35

Enough House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Upper Kingsburg, Canada

Wood Design & Building Magazine Announces Winners of its 2014 Wood Awards

Wood Design and Building Magazine has announced the winners of its 2014 Wood Awards. Run in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, this year the awards included for the first time an international awards category in addition to the North America awards. With 166 submissions, the 24 awarded projects were selected by a jury consisting of Larry McFarland (Principle, McFarland Marceau Architects), Brigitte Shim (Principle, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects) and Keith Boswell (Technical Partner, SOM).

"The Wood Design Awards showcases exceptional wood buildings that not only display the unique qualities of wood, but also serve to inspire other designers who may not initially think of wood as the material of choice," said Theresa Rogers, Editor of Wood Design & Building magazine. "The calibre of projects submitted displayed a mature sense of design that either paid homage to older building techniques or completely reinvented the conventional way of thinking about building envelope and design," added Etienne Lalonde, the Canadian Wood Council's Vice-President of Market Development.

See the full awards list after the break.

Timber Dentistry (Mino Osaka, Japan) / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates. Image © Satoshi ShigetaRefuge on the Bay of Fundy (Red Bank Farm, Hants County, NS) / Dalhousie School of Architecture Free Lab Students, led by Talbot Sweetapple. Image © William GreenWood Innovation Design Centre (Prince George, BC) / Michael Green Architecture. Image © Ema PeterVineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance (Hattnau 62, Germany) / Ludescher + Lutz | Architekten. Image © Elmar Ludescher+ 10