Archinect - News 2016-05-25T05:22:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149944499/what-s-left-from-the-alberta-wildfire What's left from the Alberta wildfire Justine Testado 2016-05-10T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbaecjqudgt6enql.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a week of wildfires raging through the town of Fort McMurray and the surrounding area, more than 500,000 acres of forest and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed in Alberta, Canada. Rachel Notley, Alberta's premier, said that 90% of Fort McMurray remains intact, though several neighborhoods were complete losses...While the last fires in town are put out, and infrastructure repaired, more than 80,000 residents will have to wait at least another two weeks before they can return.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141742647/fire-on-50th-floor-of-chicago-s-hancock-center-left-five-people-injured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire on 50th floor of Chicago's Hancock Center left five people injured</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135264992/trial-by-fire-man-waits-out-raging-wildfires-in-concrete-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trial by fire: man waits out raging wildfires in concrete home</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140899262/flying-firefighters-the-jetpack-is-quickly-becoming-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flying firefighters: the jetpack is quickly becoming a reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123352052/in-case-of-fire-use-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In case of fire, use elevators</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942320/dror-envisions-second-geodesic-dome-in-montreal-s-expo-67-site Dror envisions second geodesic dome in Montreal's Expo 67 site Justine Testado 2016-04-26T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T17:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lh/lh8udpaij749wmux.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Originally built as the U.S. Pavilion in the memorable World Expo of 1967, the steel structural frame of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1243/buckminster-fuller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>'s Biosphere remains standing to this day as a sole landmark in Montreal's&nbsp;Parc Jean-Drapeau.&nbsp;In planning&nbsp;for the&nbsp;50th anniversary of Expo 67 as well as Montreal's 375th anniversary next April,&nbsp;designer&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/dror" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dror Benshetrit</a> of the New York-based practice Dror came up with the idea for adding, what do you know, a second geodesic dome near the Biosphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ng/ngc0b1xsdvkb5cuj.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/64n8u3v0y9zt0ls7.jpg"></p><p>After touring Montreal's &Icirc;le Sainte-H&eacute;l&egrave;ne with the Buckminster Fuller Institute,&nbsp;Benshetrit thought of a second dome as a way to help reinvigorate the seasonally used Expo 67 site grounds and evidently pay tribute to Fuller's landmark. Compared to the Biosphere, which is 76 meters in diameter and 62 meters high, Dror's proposed dome is a 150-meter-wide&nbsp;aluminum latticed sphere with a planted canopy.&nbsp;</p><p>The studio describes that its vegetated cover would act as a natural sound buffer and provide an enchanting public enviro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937223/university-of-waterloo-school-of-architecture-s-former-gm-on-trial-for-fraud University of Waterloo School of Architecture's former GM on trial for fraud Julia Ingalls 2016-03-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T18:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01rcdqg8ruovvypt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A University of Waterloo employee secretly arranged for his mother to be paid $148,000 from the school&rsquo;s coffers, his fraud trial heard Tuesday. Jeffrey Lederer is charged with fraud, theft and uttering forged documents. He was employed by Waterloo until 2011, when he was asked to leave his position as general manager of the university&rsquo;s architectural school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although he's no Bernie Madoff, just how does the former General Manager's illegal fund finagling rank in the annals of architectural rip-offs?</p><p>Here's a tour of recent questionable architectural appropriations:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101782/sean-john-rips-off-pentagram-s-poster-for-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean John rips off Pentagram's poster for Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/18452/getting-ripped-off-as-foreign-architect-in-shanghai-help" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting ripped off as Foreign Architect in Shanghai? HELP.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115976543/architect-eli-attia-sues-google-for-stealing-invention-that-streamlines-design-and-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Eli Attia sues Google for stealing invention that streamlines design and construction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73576471/why-is-china-stealing-cities-towns-and-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is China Stealing Cities, Towns, and Buildings?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934053/vancouver-s-unused-railway-to-become-public-greenway Vancouver's unused railway to become public greenway Julia Ingalls 2016-03-10T13:07:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T00:10:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75hq0k556rp19yue.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Vancouver has reached an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway that will transform a contentious stretch of old rail corridor into a public greenway. Under the deal, the city will pay $55 million to purchase the land on the railway route, which extends for nine kilometres from False Creek near Downtown Vancouver to Marpole on the city's south side.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Once the unofficial home to community gardens and in situ artworks, under the city's plan the Vancouver's Arbutus Corridor will become a place for cyclists and walkers.&nbsp;It's not the High Line (although much like that <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">project</a>, Vancouver city officials would like to continue thinking that the rail tracks could be still be used for transportation after the corridor is developed).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0st49q4vqhgbx9gp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxfgj8b813bczmqh.jpg"></p><p>What else is going on in Vancouver? Creative, intriguing things:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143912781/world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-at-least-for-now-under-construction-in-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137970616/a-wrap-up-of-vancouver-s-city-fabric" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A wrap-up of Vancouver's "City Fabric"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137820408/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's concept for new Vancouver Art Gallery released</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto Justine Testado 2016-02-22T18:19:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T12:01:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/icjcnnmj6i1kqfsa.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sentiment is warm and fuzzy. The design, however, is radical: BIG has imagined a complex that would be unlike any other building in the city &ndash; or, indeed, North America. The scheme blends an unusual stack-of-blocks form, and adds a complex weave of public and private spaces underneath and within the heart of the building itself...the effect [Bjarke Ingels] is going for is akin to 'a Mediterranean mountain town.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent BIG projects:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG to design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, alongside smaller "Summer Houses" by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Kahn</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147655818/get-lectured-university-of-british-columbia-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of British Columbia, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-08T13:36:00-05:00 >2016-02-13T14:25:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xdckpcjfnsa04fy5.jpg" width="514" height="2301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6588273/the-university-of-british-columbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of British Columbia,&nbsp;School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture</a>.</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Feb 22</strong><br>Chris Cornelius / Studio Indigenous + University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee<br>at 1101 Pharmaceutical Sciences Building: 2405 Wesbrook Mall</p><p><strong>Feb 29</strong><br>Frank Barkow / Barkow Leibinger - Berlin<br>at&nbsp;Vancouver Playhouse: 600 Hamilton St.<br>Please note that this is a free but ticketed event.</p><p><strong>March 7</strong><br>Cornelia Hahn Oberlander - Vancouver<br>at&nbsp;Vancouver Playhouse: 600 Hamilton St.</p><p><strong>March 21</strong><br>Yu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146730923/get-lectured-ryerson-university-winter-16 Get Lectured: Ryerson University, Winter '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-27T12:53:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T13:09:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1ot6gphbs2nlv34n.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/30267218/ryerson-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryerson University</a> Department of Architectural Science in Toronto.&nbsp;</p><p>Below are upcoming events. Lectures take place&nbsp;at 6:30 p.m. in The Pit (ARC 202), Ryerson University - 325 Church Street, Toronto.</p><p><strong>Feb 11</strong><br>Chris Jofeh / ARUP</p><p><strong>Feb 25</strong><br>Alfonso Medina / T38 Studio</p><p><strong>March 10</strong><br>Susannah C. Drake / DLand Studio</p><p><strong>EXHIBITIONS</strong></p><p>All exhibition receptions will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Ryerson University</p><p><strong>Jan 25 &ndash; Feb 12</strong><br>2015 Graduate Thesis Work Department of Architectural Science<br>Opening Event: Jan 28</p><p><strong>Feb 22 &ndash; Mar...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145821738/allan-teramura-fraic-named-president-of-the-royal-architectural-institute-of-canada Allan Teramura, FRAIC, named President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-15T19:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnsjt441iz6ek8vq.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Allan Teramura, FRAIC, of Ottowa is known for his advocacy work for Aboriginal communities, as well as his contribution as one of RAIC's representatives at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COP21 Conference in Paris</a>. He has also worked to form collaborations between the RAIC and multiple Canadian and international architectural organizations.</p><p>In his inauguration speech, delivered today, Teramura stressed how architecture can be as strong of a cultural support as language.&nbsp;&ldquo;As architects," he said, "I think we would all agree that losing traditional building crafts and knowledge of ways of organizing&nbsp;physical space can be as corrosive to a society as the loss of a spoken language.&rdquo;</p><p>He also stressed collaborative design processes when working with Indigenous communities: &ldquo;At a time when talk of reconciliation is growing, our profession is in a position to &ndash; and, therefore, is obligated&nbsp;to &ndash; look at ways to help address injustices, not by imposing our ideas, but by listening and promoting the professional competencie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145045336/lessons-learned-the-complex-realities-when-designing-communal-social-housing Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing Justine Testado 2016-01-05T15:18:00-05:00 >2016-01-06T11:35:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5yavohz6hjg2lk6p.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What went wrong in Winnipeg was not just about architecture, and 5468796 were stuck trying to make the best of a bad situation. The pulling out of government support to make Centre Village an actual co-operative changed the [project's direction]...'It&rsquo;s time to get the peanut butter off our fingers,' said Ross McGowan, former chief executive and president of CentreVenture...He admits that a failure to understand the needs of the community took a considerable toll on the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite good intentions to help families in need, perhaps the worst nightmare an architect can face when designing affordable housing is realizing that the project &mdash; which would of course already be fully built &mdash; doesn't meet the actual demands of the community, and then some. That's basically what happened to the <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a>-designed&nbsp;Centre Village project in Winnipeg.</p><p>More about affordable housing on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138954637/california-to-decrease-parking-requirements-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California to decrease parking requirements for affordable housing</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139400639/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tatiana-bilbao-s-solution-to-mexico-s-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137956953/up-to-50-of-all-renting-london-households-are-living-in-poverty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Up to 50% of all renting London households are living in poverty</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139598283/the-promising-affordable-housing-of-hunters-point-south" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The promising affordable housing of Hunters Point South</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130954884/poor-doors-of-perception-discriminatory-design-collapsing-balconies-and-virtual-realities-on-archinect-sessions-36" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poor Doors of Perception: discriminatory design, collapsing balconies, and virtual realities on Archinect Sessions #36</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144961811/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-2015-16 Get Lectured: University of Toronto, 2015-16 Justine Testado 2016-01-04T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T00:53:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1gnisg2kpics1jj.jpg" width="514" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a>&rsquo;s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Collaborating with Netherlands-based&nbsp;<a href="http://catalogtree.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">catalogtree</a>&nbsp;once more, Daniels Faculty wanted to change things up a bit for their 2015-2016 lecture series poster. Instead of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111971853/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-2014-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miura-Ori fold</a>, this year's poster is, yes, wearable.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mnvkr8kmqoaemzrq.jpg"><br><em>Daniels Faculty students sporting the lecture poster in style.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan 12</strong><br>"Contexts"<br>Wolfgang Lorch / Wandel Lorch Architekten, Frankfurt</p><p><strong>Jan 14</strong><br>"All green roofs are equal - but some ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143450560/2015-phyllis-lambert-grantees-pelletier-de-fontenay-to-expand-on-winning-insectarium-montreal-proposal 2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposal Justine Testado 2015-12-15T18:34:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:26:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17f7swpdhnpss27j.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The annual Phyllis Lambert Grant puts the Montreal design scene in the spotlight.&nbsp;Established in 2007 by the City and named in tribute to Montreal native architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert</a>, the grant&nbsp;recognizes a locally based designer or firm &mdash; who has no more than 10 years of practice &mdash; for producing outstanding designs and research that show potential for longterm benefits for the city. For 2015, <a href="http://www.pelletierdefontenay.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelletier de Fontenay</a> won the $10,000 grant for their project "Architectures de la nature captive".&nbsp;Hubert Pelletier and Yves de Fontenay received the prize during a recent ceremony at City Hall, with Phyllis Lambert in attendance.&nbsp;</p><p>"Architectures de la nature captive" is a spin-off from their&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kuehn_malvezzis_winning_team_design_for_an_insectarium_in_montreal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning proposal</a>&nbsp;with Kuehn Malvezzi for the upcoming Insectarium Montreal, and reflects the practice's ongoing investigation of the relationship between the built and natural environments. They'll use the grant for a trip to Germany to study topics related to the architecture of nature museums.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2pqkqookjslqh7dx.jpg"><br><em>Pelletier de ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142991517/canada-s-2016-venice-biennale-theme-digs-into-the-country-s-influence-in-resource-extraction Canada's 2016 Venice Biennale theme digs into the country's influence in resource extraction Justine Testado 2015-12-09T20:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T21:56:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cd56nqnt0kz6eqb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canada's national theme for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Architecture Biennale</a> will be a multimedia investigation of the country's resource extraction industry, as announced earlier this week by the Canada Council for the Arts. Titled <a href="http://extraction.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Extraction"</a>, the project profiles and "radically rethinks" Canada's rise as a "global resource empire" by delving into the histories, architectures, and political economies of the industry. The theme was selected as the winner of a national competition. In 2014, the well-regarded <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Arctic Adaptions: Nunavut at 15</a>" exhibition represented Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e2/e2p4q4k9eb8kfqqr.jpg"></p><p>Considering that the Great White North is home to 75% of Earth's prospecting and mining companies, resource extraction runs deep in the country's roots. "Extraction" will include an installation, a film, and a book featuring various perspectives drawn from history, business, art, activism, and more. Catherine Crowston of the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) was appointed as the project's Official Commissioner while landscape urba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141077446/the-struggle-for-the-centre-one-city-s-adventure-with-modernity The Struggle for the Centre: One City’s Adventure with Modernity Gary Garvin 2015-11-14T19:48:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:43:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l37y5rcv19vmaof3.jpg" width="514" height="227" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Throughout its history, Kitchener has often imagined big plans for its urban development, but since the 1960s most of these grand plans for downtown Kitchener only ever found form in the Market Square Shopping Centre. Market Square is the most complete and concrete repository of Kitchener&rsquo;s attempts at re-imagining itself in the postwar period.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://www.nathanstorring.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Storring</a>, a writer, artist, designer, and assistant curator of the Urbanspace Gallery in Toronto, writes a thorough critique of the redevelopment, destruction, and rebirth of the downtown core in Kitchener, Ontario. The issues and concerns, raised in his essay in microcosm, can be applied to urban development around the world the last several decades.</p><p>For example:</p><p><em>The placement of a shopping centre in such a prominent place in the downtown also foreshadowed a broad shift in North American economic thinking &ndash; the transition from a social market to a free market economy.&nbsp;The architectural theorist Sanford Kwinter defines the social market as a society wherein economic activities are embedded in all social activities and directed by cultural organizations that occupy a specific time and place in the world.&nbsp;During the first half of the century, Kitchener followed this economic/cultural model. Its downtown was the region&rsquo;s centre of economic and cultural life, and there the economy ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140946611/what-does-canada-s-new-prime-minister-mean-for-architecture What does Canada's new Prime Minister mean for architecture? Julia Ingalls 2015-11-12T14:39:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:01:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acvfl4lv30jkuhi9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>By now, everyone is aware that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes from a solid political lineage and is relatively young, but what are his policies on architecture? During the election,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a>&nbsp;(RAIC) polled Trudeau's Liberal Party of Canada on its stances toward a variety of issues, including greenhouse gas emission reduction from buildings, quality of public spaces, and the cessation of infrastructural services such as mail delivery. If campaign promises are kept, it looks like Canada's architectural future will be an aesthetically conscious and sustainable one:</p><p><strong>RAIC:</strong> Do you agree design excellence must be a high priority for federally funded projects?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/pe1p109n9rj70wsm.jpg"></p><p><strong>Liberal Party:</strong> Liberals value the liveability of our cities, and this includes contributing to the ongoing nation-building that creates treasured landmarks. We recognize that architecture has the capacity to reflect our heritage, our history, and our culture. It has to potential to speak ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140067256/get-lectured-carleton-university-2015-16 Get Lectured: Carleton University, 2015-16 Justine Testado 2015-10-30T15:03:00-04:00 >2015-11-06T15:02:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zmngzfdsij9xeo3d.jpg" width="514" height="816" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up, the Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture &amp; Urbanism from Ottawa, Canada shared the details to their annual year-long "Forum" architecture lecture series. Additionally, the "Open Forum" series intends to be a more intimate affair, ranging from focused roundtable discussions to collaborations with other Carleton faculties.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>FORUM SERIES</strong></p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Siamak Hariri / Hariri Pontarini Architects - Toronto, Canada</p><p><strong>Jan 18</strong><br>Ricardo Carvalho / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos - Lisbon</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Mana...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139386912/get-lectured-mcgill-university-fall-15 Get Lectured: McGill University, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-10-20T12:53:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:19:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q95w9br658hbdy5r.jpg" width="514" height="662" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/296/mcgill-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McGill University</a>, School of Architecture.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Lectures begin at 6 p.m. in Room G-10, MacDonald-Harrington Building</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>Chris Lasch / Aranda\Lasch - New York, Tucson</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Li Xiaodong / Li Xiaodong Atelier - Beijing</p><p><strong>Nov 23</strong><br>Rebuilding the Plateau<br>Marc-Andr&eacute; Carignan (moderator)<br>Tom Balaban<br>Lisa-Marie Fortin<br>St&eacute;phane Rasselet</p><p>For more, visit <a href="http://mcgill.ca/architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mcgill.ca/architecture</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the<em> Get Lectured </em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong> page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138338878/the-house-that-a-calculus-rock-star-built The house that a "calculus rock star" built Justine Testado 2015-10-06T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T23:09:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svflbgpko0wle0d1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The Canadian mathematician James] Stewart was...an unlikely architectural trailblazer. He devoted many years of his life, and much of his income, to building his dream home in an upmarket Toronto neighbourhood. Integral House &ndash; named after the 'integral', a concept in calculus &ndash; is a shrine to calculus, the mathematics of flowing change. Stewart died last December, aged 73, and Integral House is now for sale at &pound;11.4m [approx. $17.4 million]</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about mathematical design on Archinect:</p><p><a title="The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128556609/the-golden-ratio-relevant-or-not" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not?</a></p><p><a title="Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings built by Muslims" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113459671/mesmerizing-mosque-ceilings-built-by-muslims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings built by Muslims</a></p><p><a title="Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122133783/win-a-copy-of-morphing-by-design-topology-lab-founder-joseph-choma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137820408/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released Herzog & de Meuron's concept for new Vancouver Art Gallery released Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-29T20:08:00-04:00 >2015-10-12T13:08:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpmsonuxeo0qdfnd.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">beating out</a> KPMB Architects, SANAA, Tod Williams Billie Tsien and DS+R&nbsp;to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98899857/herzog-de-meuron-wins-their-first-canadian-project-with-designing-the-new-vancouver-art-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win the project back in April of 2014</a>,&nbsp;Herzog &amp; de Meuron have now released the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's old neoclassical building and the firm's first in Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2haho6ig68eh8nu.jpg"></p><p>The new Gallery will not only double the amount of exhibition space to over 85,000 square feet, but also relocate the institution a few blocks into a quickly-developing sector of Vancouver's downtown. The formal update is pretty extreme &ndash; the prior Gallery's columns, front steps and flanking lions bestowed a formal, traditional vibe, while Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stack of wooden and transparent volumes is top-loaded so that "the modest, almost domestic scale will enhance the character of openness and visibility for everyone," according to Jaques Herzog in a statement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cq3rkq38n774oj68.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gj/gjjae7u7f1plzpbi.jpg"></p><p>For more information on the Gallery's redesign, check out <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98918046/interview-with-vancouver-art-gallery-s-director-how-will-herzog-de-meuron-s-new-museum-impact-canadian-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our interview with museum director&nbsp;Kathleen S. Bart...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers? Alexander Walter 2015-09-21T17:03:00-04:00 >2015-09-21T17:12:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95c882bafdb3eec95dcc9c22a8820a1c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A slew of innovative new condo towers are being proposed for Vancouver, as the city aims to take its arguably boring architecture to the next level. [...] Vancouver's move into adventurous architecture arguably began back in 2013, when Danish architect Bjarke Ingels revealed his design for twisting tower Vancouver House, which is now under construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another case of "poor door" for proposed Vancouver high-rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98918046/interview-with-vancouver-art-gallery-s-director-how-will-herzog-de-meuron-s-new-museum-impact-canadian-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interview with Vancouver Art Gallery's director: how will Herzog &amp; de Meuron's new museum impact Canadian architecture?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135357408/woman-s-dream-tiny-home-clashes-with-canadian-law Woman's dream tiny home clashes with Canadian law Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-28T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-08-29T23:21:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb91otet3c9n27ep.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cheryl Smith planned to move "off the grid" and into a small house near Clark's Harbour, N.S., a year ago. But thanks to Canadian building regulations, the four-by-six metre structure remains half-built and empty. [...] Canadian laws require living spaces to have access to power to run smoke detectors and air exchange systems. But Smith said the point of moving into her tiny home was to disconnect from the power grid.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the tiny home world:</p><ul><li><a title="Seattle high schoolers push to provide moveable, minimalist shelters for the homeless" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126280652/seattle-high-schoolers-push-to-provide-moveable-minimalist-shelters-for-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle high schoolers push to provide moveable, minimalist shelters for the homeless</a></li><li><a title="The problem with tiny homes - they can get stolen" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117724661/the-problem-with-tiny-homes-they-can-get-stolen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The problem with tiny homes - they can get stolen</a></li><li><a title="Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117134090/swedish-architects-design-for-un-permited-small-space-living" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living</a></li><li><a title="The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100062620/the-tiny-house-lover-s-guide-to-romance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance</a></li><li><a title="Teenager builds tiny home to avoid mortgage trap" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/18810722/teenager-builds-tiny-home-to-avoid-mortgage-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teenager builds tiny home to avoid mortgage trap</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132880075/toronto-ventures-into-sixth-bid-to-host-olympic-games Toronto ventures into sixth bid to host Olympic Games Justine Testado 2015-07-27T15:44:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T20:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/amyrsp6kitvlqqc4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Given the way that bids in the last few years, even the last decade, [have] attracted opposition in liberal democratic countries, the IOC is going to insist upon some clear measure of support &mdash; not just a council voting yes &mdash; but some demonstration of popular support...And to get that together in a few months is going to be a challenge,' said Bruce Kidd, [University of Toronto professor and member in two previous Olympic bid teams].</p></em><br /><br /><p>The president of the Canadian Olympic Committee confirmed this past Saturday that the office will support Toronto's bid for the 2024 Olympics. But given the outcomes of Toronto's last five attempts&nbsp;&mdash; plus a fast-approaching September deadline for cities to register their intent to host, prospects are hazy.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash;&nbsp;Abe calls for a redesign from scratch" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash;&nbsp;Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></p><p><a title="David Manfredi, the architect behind Boston&rsquo;s 2024 Olympic bid" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129652792/david-manfredi-the-architect-behind-boston-s-2024-olympic-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Manfredi, the architect behind Boston&rsquo;s 2024 Olympic bid</a></p><p><a title="Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117960873/boston-wins-u-s-olympic-committee-s-bid-for-2024-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games</a></p><p><a title="Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99707082/racing-to-get-ready-rio-2016-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics</a></p><p><a title="Populous&rsquo; Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92473410/populous-fisht-olympic-stadium-for-sochi-winter-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous&rsquo; Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130791046/plans-for-mother-canada-statue-face-harsh-opposition Plans for 'Mother Canada' statue face harsh opposition Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T13:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0m1h69lafg1iefe.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A plan to erect a 10-storey statue in a national park on one of Canada&rsquo;s most scenic shorelines has prompted outrage and sparked a growing political row [...]. The statue of Mother Canada &ndash; a cloaked female figure with her arms outstretched towards the Atlantic Ocean &ndash; is intended to honour the country&rsquo;s soldiers who died overseas. But growing anger over the plan has made it a new focus of opposition to the increasingly unpopular government of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise Another case of "poor door" for proposed Vancouver high-rise Justine Testado 2015-05-08T17:39:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T17:52:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07z7osijyjk9ssd3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new building in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood is getting some attention because of its segregated entrances for condo residents and those living in social housing units. The West End Neighbours community group says the market-priced condo units and social housing units for the 19-storey high-rise for 1171 Jervis Street will also be branded differently at the entrances and have separate amenities. The development permit was approved Monday by city staff.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124996166/vancouver-is-the-latest-city-to-announce-100-green-energy-goals Vancouver is the latest city to announce 100% green energy goals Justine Testado 2015-04-10T21:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:07:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yuh2r7zhnriwgi79.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vancouver has become the latest city to commit to running on 100% renewable energy...The city&rsquo;s ambition is to be the world&rsquo;s greenest city by 2020 despite the fact Canada has had one of 'the most environmentally irresponsible national governments' for the last 10 years, [said Vancouver deputy mayor Andrea Reimer.]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Which city will be next? Which will pull through? According to The Guardian, Vancouver is one of the latest to join the more than 50 cities that have already announced their plans to run on 100% renewable energy, including San Diego, San Francisco, Sydney, and Copenhagen.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124142218/first-texas-town-makes-longterm-plans-to-switch-to-solar-and-wind-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Texas town makes longterm plans to switch to solar and wind energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123750335/french-parliament-orders-new-buildings-to-switch-to-green-rooftops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">French parliament orders new buildings to switch to green rooftops</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120350994/burlington-vt-first-u-s-city-to-hit-100-renewable-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burlington, VT first U.S. city to hit 100% renewable energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a></li><li><a title="Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/124832287/the-1-5b-30m-telescope-tmt-will-be-the-biggest-ever The $1.5B 30m telescope (TMT) will be the biggest ever Nicholas Korody 2015-04-08T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:37:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e274c9879b6ac9ed2b8363abf5f7f94e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...after a year-long delay, Canada has committed $243.5 million to build a giant telescope observatory in Hawaii. The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion USD to build...When completed, the TMT will be one of the largest telescopes in existence...Its 30 meter-wide mirror lens...will allow scientists to search the skies for planets outside of our own solar system, as well as other phenomena like supermassive black holes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124277215/the-hole-idea-celebrates-the-simple-joys-of-creating-spontaneous-architecture "The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture" Justine Testado 2015-04-01T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T15:19:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvwiqhw3of4xfwq1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging installation that can spark the curiosity of anyone who is trudging by in the snow. Since it was first installed in January after winning the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114590743/winners-of-warming-huts-v-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warming Huts 2015 competition</a>, The Hole Idea has attracted visitors of all ages. The project's success continues with its recent win of an Ontario Association Of Architects Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61daneuj756vcni3.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Toronto-based <a href="http://www.weissau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss Architecture + Urbanism</a>, the playful concept for The Hole Idea -- which was named after a 1955 Looney Tune animation of the same name -- evokes childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, colorful playgrounds, and building snow forts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1l4azcv6gybx902.jpg"></p><p>The firm worked alongside Blackwell Engineering and the Canada Culvert fabrication team to complete th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121677646/the-edmonton-freezeway-may-soon-become-a-reality The Edmonton Freezeway may soon become a reality Justine Testado 2015-02-26T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:08:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5n1n0t17bhviayr.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If all goes accordingly, Canada might get another ice-skating trail known as The Freezeway to turn Edmonton -- a city that can get average below-freezing winter temperatures up to five months in a year -- into a hot destination. Or more like a winter wonderland. Proposed by Edmonton-born graduate student Matthew Gibbs, the 11 km Freezeway is a climate adaptive trail that would enable users to skate to different parts of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns1po56zzclx9nq4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlq7xcmcpiyicnv4.jpg"></p><p>Gibbs got inspiration for the skating trail when former city councilor <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1763767/freezeway-would-allow-edmontonians-to-skate-to-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tooker Gomberg suggested</a>, perhaps lightheartedly, back in the 1990s that the city "crack the fire hydrants open in the winter and flood the streets so people can skate to work."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f58603oiect9q2rn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8gfdfaz2dzhp6do.jpg"></p><p>In the summer months, the Freezeway would become a greenway for bikes and walking. According to Gibbs, the trail would promote a more active winter lifestyle, winter programming and social activities, and an alternative method of sustainable transportation.</p><p>Since the Freezeway was one of three winners in the annual ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121222398/apec-announces-expedited-international-registration-among-architects-in-canada-australia-and-new-zealand APEC announces expedited international registration among architects in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-20T21:01:00-05:00 >2015-02-21T17:28:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmgv7k3afxz6q8cj.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now licensed architects in Canada, New Zealand and Australia will have a much easier time becoming registered in any of those countries. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or <a href="http://www.apecarchitects.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">APEC</a>, just announced its Architect Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) among the registration boards of the three countries, so that architects with at least seven years of &ldquo;senior experience&rdquo; in one country can have their registration expedited in another. Representatives from the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) signed the MRA on February 21 at the New Zealand Parliament.</p><p>The Government to Government Trans-Tasman MRA already entitled New Zealand architects to registration in Australia (and vice versa). Meanwhile Canada is having it large, as it is already part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115137911/ncarb-announces-reciprocity-program-across-the-us-canada-and-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a similar MRA with the U.S. and Mexico</a>.</p><p>Read the full press release, drafted by CALA, AACA and NZRAB, <a href="https://www.nzrab.org.nz/Editable/Assets/Newslink2015/AU_Canada_NZ_APEC_MRA_Press_Statement_18_2_15.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/121070622/big-s-telus-sky-tower-breaks-ground-in-calgary-canada BIG's Telus Sky Tower breaks ground in Calgary, Canada. Justine Testado 2015-02-19T09:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T14:46:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0ku9yuax9tgtbs2.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIG and Dialog's TELUS Sky Tower recently broke ground along 7th Avenue block in the heart of Calgary, Canada, a city full of corporate towers surrounded by low-density suburban neighborhoods. Unveiled i<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76682209/canadian-telecom-giant-telus-taps-big-for-landmark-tower-in-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">n 2013</a>, the 761,235 sq.ft commercial tower integrates both working and living environments into one structure that aims to make Calgary's city center more varied and walkable. The tower's textured glass fa&ccedil;ade complements yet stands out from its environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqudji392zpp9849.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dq3yj7q5vpiquqol.jpg"></p><p>According to the TELUS Sky website, the 59-story tower will begin with dining and retail spaces as well as access to adjacent buildings. The tower also has 26 floors of office spaces ranging from 7,636 sqft-18,997 sq.ft, followed by 29 floors of residential spaces consisting of 326 executive rental suites.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtaai518h1aqggv8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3pb6ex44vavrnktf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvu45a7tdpme6b2z.jpg"></p><p>"The large floor plates for workplaces recede to achieve the slender dimensions&nbsp;of residential floor depths. The texture of the fa&ccedil;ade in a similar fashion evolves&nbsp;from a smooth glass fa&ccedil;ade enclosing the work space to a three-di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119501700/get-lectured-mcgill-university-winter-15 Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-29T12:52:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5pfs25k769237ia.jpg" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, unless noted. Listed below are upcoming lectures only.</p><p><em>Feb 17</em><br><strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> / Tatiana Bilbao S.C.</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br><strong>Manon Asselin, Randy Cohen, Dan Hanganu</strong>: The New Architecture of Montreal Libraries<br>Moderated by Guy Berthiaume</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Sylvia Smith </strong>/ FXFOWLE Architects</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br><strong>Bruce Kuwabara </strong>/ KPMB Architects</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br><strong>David Newton</strong> / McGill University School of Architecture</p><p>For furthe...</p>