Archinect - News 2014-04-23T03:39:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/84845931/get-lectured-mcgill-university-fall-13 Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-23T17:25:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T11:41:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sxb7a0go8okx6ltf.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> It's time to change things up a little here in GL. For starters, our first <strong>international school </strong>is McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.<br><br> Since 2001, the McGill School of Architecture has featured several notable names--and a colorful collection of posters -- in their seasonal lecture series. A few recent lecturers include Bjarke Ingels of BIG; ARUP Principal David Scott;&nbsp; Shigeru Ban; Jeanne Gang; Luc Courchesne of METALAB, and UPenn Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski. Another regular feature to take note of is their lunchtime Brown Bag ASA-sponsored lecture series.</p> <p> Select lectures are also available as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65221528/cahier-d-exercices-by-saucier-perrotte-architectes Cahier d'Exercices by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Archinect 2013-01-10T14:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7589wkf4gki60h.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cahier d&rsquo;Exercices is located at the entrance level of the historic Ross warehouse-store.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The stone fa&ccedil;ade, its cast iron columns, and an expansive brick wall (punctuated with pieces of wood and metal) that runs the length of the store recall the 19th Century building&rsquo;s industrial past as a retailer of large tissues, leathers and furs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqlesyzvvg3g6axh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Crossing the threshold, the visitor is invited to explore the boutique by the clever use of a &ldquo;degrad&eacute;&rdquo; &mdash; or gradient effect &mdash; on the ceiling.&nbsp; The colour changes gradually from a reflective, latex-like black to a pure diaphanous white, drawing visitors toward a reflective, opalescent mirror that extends the perspective of the space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpe7xoqdtcrh0pe9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Placed at distinct intervals and delicately suspended from the ceiling, the racking system was custom designed by the architect to permit the clothing displayed to be perceived as a changing and evolving building material.&nbsp; Slightly reminiscent of the sculptural work of artist Fred Sandback, the straight, c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13229440/rebuilding-haiti-houses-for-haiti-s-homeless Rebuilding Haiti: Houses for Haiti's homeless Archinect 2011-07-13T12:36:27-04:00 >2011-07-15T03:51:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75e47be4e42dbeb032b147abe80b2178.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Quebec tent designer Maurice Monette thinks he has the solution to Haiti's housing crisis in his prototype home of foam and aluminum dubbed The Human</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"I want something that will work in the culture of my country," he said. "I don't like foreigners bringing ideas that are not right for my country." Haitians who viewed the house loved it. Boulos calls his development "The Dignity Project" &mdash; bringing jobs and proper homes to his people, as opposed to the squat, 200-square-foot transitional homes rapidly erected in some neighbourhoods often referred to as "doghouses."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2885077/city-of-trois-rivi-res-picks-paul-laurendeau-s-amphitheatre-proposal City of Trois-Rivières picks Paul Laurendeau's amphitheatre proposal J. James R. 2011-04-14T15:43:10-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a942da4iosgth5hq.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 14,000 square-meter, 10,000-seat open-air amphitheater will sit at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. The C$34,000,000 amphitheater is part of a major former industrial site redevelopment project.<br><br> Laurendeau, a Qu&eacute;b&eacute;cois architect and LEED AP, established his firm in Montr&eacute;al in 1995 after only 4 years of working London and Paris. He is an alumni of both McGill University and Coll&egrave;ge Jean-de-Br&eacute;beuf.<br><br> For more images, floor plans and details, check out his website <a href="http://www.paullaurendeau.com/amphitheatre-3rvssl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Laurendeau Architecte</a> and <a href="http://www.archdaily.com/126790/trois-rivieres-amphitheatre-paul-laurendeau/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArchDaily.</a><br> &nbsp;</p>