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Toronto: The Latest Architecture and News

The 8th Edition of Toronto's Winter Stations Reveals Images of the Winning Projects on the Beach

The 2022 winter stations competition revealed its 3 winning projects, selected from worldwide submissions alongside three student designs from Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph. Back for its eighth edition, after a one-year hiatus, the competition, launched by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio in 2015, will once again “draw people outside to enjoy the Beach in the winter” and the projects will take over the lifeguard stations at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach.

Enter-Face by MELT (Cemre Önertürk & Ege Çakır), Turkey.. Image © James BombalesTHE HIVE by Kathleen Dogantzis & Will Cuthbert, Canada.. Image © James BombalesS'winter Station by Evan Fernandes, Kelvin Hoang, Alexandra Winslow, Justin Lieberman & Ariel Weiss, Lead by Associate Professor Vincent Hui, Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science.. Image © James BombalesIntrospection by Christopher Hardy, Tomasz Weinberger, Clement Sung, Jason Wu, Jacob Henriquez, Christopher Law, Anthony Mattacchione, George Wang, Maggie MacPhie & Zoey Chao, Lead by Associate Professor Fiona Lim Tung, University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.. Image © James Bombales+ 26

1255 House / Omar Gandhi Architect

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Alison Brooks Architects, Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen and SLA to Develop Toronto's Waterfront

Quayside Aerial - Full view of proposed development. Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
Quayside Aerial - Full view of proposed development. Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

A consortium comprising developers Dream Unlimited and Great Gulf together with lead architects Alison Brooks Architects, Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen and landscape design practice SLA were selected to develop Toronto's Quayside into a new neighbourhood containing affordable housing, robust public spaces and new business opportunities. The design for the 4.9 hectares site on Toronto's waterfront proposes over 800 affordable housing units, together with an 8,000 square-metres forested green space and an urban farm, accompanied by arts venues and flexible educational spaces.

the Western Curve by Alison Brooks Architects. Image Courtesy of Waterfront TorontoCommunity Forest by SLA. Image Courtesy of Waterfront TorontoTimber House by Adjaye Associates. Image Courtesy of Waterfront TorontoA rendering showing Rooftop Urban Farming, community gardens, greenhouses with POPs space at ground level. Community Forest, by SLA Landscape Architects. Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto+ 8

A Mountain Retreat in Romania and Modular Housing Units in Australia: 11 Unbuilt Projects by Established Firms

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights projects submitted by established firms. From river-side commercial centers to mixed-use towers, this article explores commercial and residential functions designed by global architecture offices that are either conceptual, have won first-prize in design competitions, or are currently being realized.

Featuring a pedestrian bridge by Grimshaw Architects in France, and a finance-district skyscraper dubbed as the "Lighthouse of the 21st Century" by Ronald Lu & Partners, this roundup explores how established architecture firms have designed buildings that cater to the spatial and environmental needs of their users and respective functions. This round up also includes designs from SOM, IMPLMNT, Gensler, and Aedas, among other notable architects.

Modular Housing by Assembly Three x Studio Nine Architects. Image Courtesy of Assembly Three by Studio Nine ArchitectsLetovo Educational Centre by Atelier PRO Architects. Image © Atelier PRO ArchitectsThe Flower Clouds I Zhengzhou Metro Line-7 Stations by MASK Architects. Image Courtesy of MASK ArchitectsZhanjiang Central Station Hub by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas+ 69

Toronto’s Leaside Innovation Centre Will be the First Mass Timber Flatiron Building in Canada

Canada suffers no shortage of flatiron buildings, with historic examples dotting the provinces from Toronto to Vancouver to Lacombe, Alberta, and beyond. Canada also enjoys its status as a hotbed of mass timber construction with Quebec serving as an epicenter of sorts for the movement. However, these two things—flatiron building design and the use of engineered wood products—have never yet been combined.

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Osteria Giulia Restaurant / Guido Costantino

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Tile House / Kohn Shnier Architects

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Toronto, Canada
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  420
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Professionals : VTLA

Stormwater Facility / gh3*

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  • Architects: gh3*
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Professionals : RV Anderson

Newnham Campus Food Hall, Seneca College / Taylor Smyth Architects

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Studio Gang Designs 'Wind Proof' Penthouses for First Ever Project in Canada

Studio Gang has designed a honeycomb-shaped residential building, titled One Delisle that offers residents an all-year-round outdoor patio overlooking Toronto, Canada. The project is designed as a windbreaker inspired by a German beach chair known as the Strandkorb. The tower will include up to 47 floors, with each distinct penthouse spanning one-third or one-half of the 16-sided building, and will offer residents hotel-style amenities.

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OUT(SIDE)IN House / Atelier RZLBD

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Toronto, Canada
  • Architects: Atelier RZLBD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  290
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Aquabrass, Grohe, Ikea, Kohler, +30

Holt Renfrew Flagship, Bloor Street / Gensler

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Building Toronto: New Housing on the Rise in Canada’s Queen City

Canada’s Queen City has become renowned for its housing boom. As the most populous location in the country, Toronto is also one of the world’s hottest luxury real estate markets. An hub for arts, business, and media, the city is sited on a sloping plateau with a unique ravine system. While it boasts incredible architecture and high-end designs, Toronto risks a housing correction. Rapid increases in home prices, overvaluation, and overbuilding have all attributed to the city’s mounting situation. Amidst these unstable conditions and uncertainty, new residential projects continue to be built.

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Safdie Architects Reveals Designs for Mixed Use Urban Development in Toronto

Safdie Architects have released the images of 'ORCA Toronto', a mixed-use urban development with an integrated park in the heart of downtown Toronto. The project covers 6.5 hectares (65,000 sqm) west of the CN Tower, 4.5 hectares (45,000 sqm) of which are dedicated to the publicly-accessible urban park, while 2 hectares (20,000 sqm) are for residential, commercial, retail, and transit facilities. The proposed project reconnects the downtown area to the city’s waterfront, promising to become a vital hub that animates the underutilized parts of the city.

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Canadian Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Highlights Canadian Cities as Cinematic Doubles

Canada’s contribution to the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale explores Canadian cities’ established “career” in cinema as stand-ins for the world’s metropoles, raising questions of authenticity, architectural identity and the collective understanding of the built environment. Curated by David Theodore of McGill University and realized by Montréal architecture and design practice T B A / Thomas Balaban Architect, the exhibition Impostor Cities highlights the diversity and versatility of Canada’s cityscapes as portrayed on film.

The Canada Pavilion in Venice, Italy will be wrapped in green screen material, accentuating the Pavilion’s distinct form, creating a new, Impostor building visible across the Giardini. Image Courtesy of The Canadian PavilionImpostor Cities sound curator Randolph Jordan captures audio on the Simon Fraser University campus for a 15 channel ambisonic presentation of Canadian site-specific sound recordings, as part of the Screening Room experience. Image Courtesy of The Canadian PavilionThe Canada Pavilion in Venice, Italy, transforming into movie mode. Image Courtesy of The Canadian PavilionRendering of the wrap covering the exterior of the Canada Pavilion. Image Courtesy of The Canadian Pavilion+ 18

Winners of the 2021 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Announced

The Architectural League of New York has announced the 6 winners of 2021 Prize for Young Architects + Designers Awards, the North American annual competition that celebrates the works of young architects and designers who have completed their bachelor’s or master’s degree within the last ten years. This year's theme was Housekeeping, which asked participants to explore how the domestic settings have changed over the past couple of years, changing the definition of "ideal residence".

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Taylor Hazell Designs New Clark Centre for the Arts in Toronto

The Clark Centre for the Arts is undergoing a revitalization as part of the Guild Park and Gardens in Toronto. Designed by Taylor Hazell Architects, the new multipurpose facility will house art studios and be home to creative programs for residents and visitors. Clark Centre for the Arts (CCA) will offer a public gallery, five specialized art studios and two on-site cabins, providing over 6,000 square feet of new, dedicated studio, exhibition and event space.