Archinect - News 2014-09-02T18:11:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106419197/have-a-seat-at-the-urban-reef-installation-in-downtown-vancouver-canada Have a seat at the "Urban Reef" installation in downtown Vancouver, Canada Justine Testado 2014-08-12T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlf8otn1m8mquaal.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can sit, relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submissions worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition had entrants create a temporary urban installation to transform the block to a welcoming public plaza from Canada Day (July 1) until Labor Day (September 1).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/su0ovyqg9vkrscwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3j03rmqc0x8v6bv0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vglpt2wecaf0zfkw.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/urban_reef_wins_robson_redux_2014_in_downtown_vancouver_canada/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Check out a timelapse video and the making-of teaser below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105266666/more-photos-from-the-reford-gardens-15th-international-garden-festival-in-quebec More photos from the Reford Gardens 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec Justine Testado 2014-07-28T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T12:38:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ssrqwg8t25dgb03n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you couldn't get enough photos of the 22 installations at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec's Reford Gardens, you're in for a little treat. Established in 2000, the International Garden Festival is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it continues to gain recognition...The Gardens will remain open until September 28, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vf74902r8o8qqk1d.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vu4zo52egqkvj8a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4t3lfsedxxr61ngp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwefj88bz2p79ux2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yowp297u1sxqxhtn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/do2n9b22uylumax0.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_photos_from_the_reford_gardens_15th_international_garden_festival_in_q/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103653413/winners-of-azure-magazine-s-4th-annual-az-awards Winners of AZURE Magazine’s 4th annual AZ Awards Justine Testado 2014-07-07T20:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/yckfev64v13lap4e.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design magazine AZURE celebrates the best of cross-disciplinary design in their annual AZ Awards, now in its fourth year. As the only open international competition of its kind in Canada, the AZ Awards welcomed projects from designers, architects, firms, and manufacturers from all disciplines, and from students as well.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/swyapsacvunpta1n.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hheuvwhyi285cmjr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jnb73w7dax6fsdrk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/aw6sgu2q169lcjts.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tj/tj77v12gr4hy2g2z.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_azure_magazines_4th_annual_az_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103260143/the-mound-of-vend-me-digs-up-paris-dirty-revolutionary-past "The Mound of Vendôme" digs up Paris' dirty revolutionary past Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-02T19:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-03T12:22:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kp5w607d10fdwq3v.jpg" width="514" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Situating&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/2418-the-mound-of-vendome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Mound of Vend&ocirc;me</strong></a>,&nbsp;the current exhibition on view at the <a href="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a>, requires looking back into Paris' history after the French Revolution. For a tumultuous two months in 1871, the city was under the control of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Commune#The_destruction_of_the_Place_Vend.C3.B4me_Column" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commune de Paris</a>, a socialist revolutionary government.&nbsp;Their distaste for imperialistic brute force and Bonapartism led to their demolition of the Place&nbsp;Vend&ocirc;me Column,&nbsp;a monumental column celebrating Napoleon's military victories -- and so on May 16, 1871, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vend%C3%B4me_Column#The_Vend.C3.B4me_Column" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Column was felled</a>, and the statue of Napoleon from the Column's peak melted down for coins. After the Commune was ousted, the Column was rebuilt in 1874, topped by a copy of the original Napoleon statue.</p><p>To control the Column's fall and protect surrounding buildings, Communards piled a large mound of&nbsp;sand, straw, branches, and manure&nbsp;at its base, a large architectural intervention that completely disrupted the Column's imposing icon. These days, however, all traces of these events...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114683/22-landscape-installations-now-at-the-15th-international-garden-festival-in-quebec-s-reford-gardens 22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-30T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkojexg1ka5wmlzj.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixty-five international designers created 22 garden installations at the 15th International Garden Festival, which opened this past weekend at the iconic Reford Gardens (aka les Jardins de M&eacute;tis) in Quebec, Canada. Established in 2000, the event is one of the biggest garden festivals in the world. Located along the edge of the St. Lawrence River, the various installations are a playful reminder about the value of landscape architecture and nature in everyday living.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3xmm98v2ntomhx8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvrgx52ymsguybjm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxxn6ckpzmqh1hwz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/quv0r04rpfxxtvce.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jk8u7b2apz9y7i9s.jpg"></p><p>See more projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/22_garden_installations_now_at_the_15th_international_garden_festival_in_qu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-22T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T21:35:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muj50nuk4wt7rrx4.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being selected in a juried national competition back in March, the Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibition will represent the Canadian Pavilion in the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The timely exhibition will also mark the 15th anniversary of Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77454303/lateral-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral Office of Toronto</a>, "Arctic Adaptations" will examine the complex relationship that modernism has had with Nunavut's indigenous communities throughout the last century, and the innovative ways they have responded to those changes.</p><p>The exhibition will also showcase five themed proposals that explore the various aspects of Nunavut's evolving architectural, social, and cultural landscape. Each design team consists of a Canadian architecture school, a Canadian architecture office with extensive northern experience, and a Nunavut-based organization.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4nzhgt4htr6r11i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfcsbme6n1bmdceg.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arctic_adaptations_nunavut_at_15_to_represent_canadian_pavilion_at_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2014-05-12T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:18:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo8lhis0qmwoffce.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Team Lord of Toronto was announced today as the winner to design the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada's capital. The team's proposal, titled "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival", was selected out of six finalists who were invited to present their concepts to a jury of professionals and then to the public during the national design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the Toronto-based team also includes Daniel Libeskind (architect), Edward Burtynsky (artist&ndash;photographer), Claude Cormier (landscape architect), and Doris Bergen (subject-matter advisor).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ecxjtppda08qk9.jpg"></p><p>More info about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/daniel_libeskind_design_wins_canadian_national_holocaust_monument_competiti/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99486387/piecing-together-creativity-with-atelier-d-s-oblika-architectural-puzzle Piecing together creativity with Atelier-D's OBLIKA architectural puzzle Justine Testado 2014-05-09T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43qdtfm1i7s05e79.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twenty-two is the magic number for the OBLIKA architectural puzzle. Crafted by Jonathan Dorthe of <a href="http://www.atelier-d.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier-D</a> from Montreal, Canada the 22-piece wooden puzzle could be a nifty tool for coming up with new design ideas or simply a fun therapeutic way to take a break during those hectic weeks at work or school.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yz0styumx3i5whp7.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the puzzle's sleek aesthetics make it appropriate for creative minds of any age. Each geometric piece is made of 9 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' wide x 1/4'' thick wood that features an etched linear design. Then you can arrange the pieces inside the wooden frame to form a neat square or skip the frame and go crazy putting together any shape you want. The puzzle also includes a paper grid with examples to spark ideas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv1qcgcsjf8fn8hq.jpg"><br><br>"I was inspired by a childhood game 'tangram' which is a simpler version. I wanted to make it more architectural and more complex," Dorthe wrote in an email. "That's why I added lots of pieces of different shapes and even circular shapes. The laser etched pattern adds a graphi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98976016/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-mexico-city Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Mexico City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-05T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T07:49:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qe55exs5avb8d2ch.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>MEXICO CITY | Dinner</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9m/9myp5yn176jkwx3g.jpg"></p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.5468796.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796</a> Architecture&rsquo;s Jayne Miles reflects on the sixth installment of Table for 12, which took place as part of the larger <a href="http://www.mextropoli.mx/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98918046/interview-with-vancouver-art-gallery-s-director-how-will-herzog-de-meuron-s-new-museum-impact-canadian-architecture Interview with Vancouver Art Gallery's director: how will Herzog & de Meuron's new museum impact Canadian architecture? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-30T12:39:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:55:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/kl9ksd7x1rt7k8c2.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As <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">announced y</a><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">esterday</a> on Archinect, the Vancouver Art Gallery has selected the Swiss firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron to design their new building. The new museum&rsquo;s site will double the footprint of the old neoclassical building, and relocate the museum to a newly densifying area of Vancouver&rsquo;s downtown. Herzog &amp; de Meuron were chosen from a prestigious shortlist due to their sensitivity to place when designing institutional structures, creating forms attentive and responsive to the local area. &nbsp;Archinect spoke with the museum&rsquo;s director, Kathleen S. Bartels, about what this means for the museum&rsquo;s legacy and the future of Canadian architecture.</p><p><strong>Archinect: What in particular of Herzog &amp; de Meuron&rsquo;s previous work appealed to the Vancouver Art Museum?</strong></p><p>Kathleen S. Bartels: What we found so interesting and inspiring about Herzog &amp; de Meuron&rsquo;s work is that they&rsquo;re extraordinarily creative. They&rsquo;re real innovators in museum design, they&rsquo;ve built twenty museums around the world. They have an ability ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98899857/herzog-de-meuron-wins-their-first-canadian-project-with-designing-the-new-vancouver-art-gallery Herzog & de Meuron wins their first Canadian project with designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery Justine Testado 2014-04-29T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:54:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9ab5cnyci07btyj1.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron will be designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery, as announced today by the institution. The space of the current 300,000 sq.ft Gallery will be doubled and provide facilities to support the museum's continuously increasing number of collections, exhibitions, and programs. Among Herzog &amp; de Meuron's notable cultural institution projects worldwide,&nbsp; the new Vancouver Art Gallery will be the Swiss firm's first Canadian project. Conceptual designs are expected to be revealed in early 2015.</p><p>HdM was selected out of a star-studded shortlist that consisted of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> (New York), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> (New York), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19801/kpmb-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPMB Architects </a>(Toronto), and <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> (Tokyo). The finalists, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who were announced in January</a>, were chosen out of 75 firms from 16 countries who submitted to an open Request for Qualifications process issued by the Gallery.</p><p>Here's more detail about the project from the Vancouver Art Gallery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhik04ydrha4l1b4.jpg"></p><p>"The Vancouver Art Gallery&rsquo;s Architect Selection...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98683464/winners-of-the-2014-canadian-national-urban-design-awards Winners of the 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-04-25T19:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:20:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbq6r9xvzwip9kk4.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stellar sustainable design around the world always deserves recognition. The 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards program &mdash; hosted by RAIC | Architecture Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects &mdash; recently announced this year's winners in acknowledgment of their contributions to the quality of life and sustainability in Canada's cities through architecture and urban design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below are the eight top-winning projects:</p><p>(Pictured above) <strong>URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Claire &amp; Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art (Montreal, QC) </strong><br>By Provencher Roy</p><p><strong>COMMUNITY INITIATIVES</strong>: <strong>University of Winnipeg Students' Association bikeLAB</strong> <strong>(Winnipeg, MB)</strong><br>By Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/ni429lmotcz8mpnh.jpg"></p><p><strong>CIVIC DESIGN PROJECTS:</strong> <strong>Westminster Pier Park (New Westminster, BC)</strong><br>By PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzazs3ifohzjcmz6.jpg"></p><p><strong>STUDENT PROJECTS</strong>: <strong>Collaborative Exercise 2013: An Architecture of Civility (Toronto, ON)&nbsp;</strong><br>By Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science, George T. Kapelos, FRAIC, MCIP, Coordinator</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f24fo1gnhgdyrgxa.jpg"></p><p><strong>URBAN FRAGMENTS:</strong> <strong>Jiigew [By the Water] (Thunder Bay, ON)</strong><br>By Brook McIlroy Architects / SPMB</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/omk1xanistmd4u2x.jpg"></p><p><strong>URBAN DESIGN PLANS: Blatchford Redevelopment Masterplan (Edmonton, AB)</strong><br>By Perkins+Will Canada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p36ic87bkfcq2lq.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL JURY AWARD - SMALL/MEDIUM COMMUNITY URBAN DESIGN AWARD: City of Nanaimo Downtown Urban Design Manual and Guidelines (Nanaimo, BC) </strong><br>By D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd89kvsabmuorrh1.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL J...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world's best building Justine Testado 2014-04-03T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T23:38:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8lnk20cqfjrl0l9.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The <a href="http://www.raic.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a> (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in the world. Now one of the world's largest architectural prizes, it consists of CAD$100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew -- perhaps making it a potential rival to the prestigious Pritzker Prize.</p><p>Moriyama and RAIC established the award in effort to raise the international stature of RAIC and the work of Canadian architects. Moriyama first thought of the idea in 1976 while on a three-month walk in the footsteps of Buddha through India and Nepal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1ecyjj5bl8ot73w5.jpg"></p><p>The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96032669/bright-nights-at-ted2014-vancouver-with-chrome-powered-aerial-sculpture Bright nights at TED2014 Vancouver with Chrome-powered aerial sculpture Justine Testado 2014-03-19T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwmhiu2j0reoefqy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Donning a spectrum of colors and moving beams of light, the "Unnumbered Sparks" installation comes to life every night as it hovers near the site of the 30th anniversary <a href="http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TED2014 world conference</a> in downtown Vancouver, Canada.</p><p>Artist <a href="http://www.echelman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Janet Echelman</a> and director of the Google Data Art Group <a href="http://www.aaronkoblin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Koblin</a> -- who both spoke at TED2011 -- collaborated in designing the aerial sculpture just in time for TED2014. Echelman officially introduced the work earlier this week at the conference.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2jrdigmqd3kecdz.jpg"></p><p>The 745-foot net, which is powered by Google Chrome and other modern web technologies, can be choreographed by visitors using their smartphones or tablets to "paint" the sculpture in real time.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nxjjf1vzbtsgnns.jpg"><br><br>Visitors in the area will be able to interact with Unnumbered Sparks every night until Saturday, March 22.</p><p>Check out the video below to see the creative process behind the piece.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96018931/get-lectured-university-of-british-columbia-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of British Columbia, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-19T12:52:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:53:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y2xh3x7ivdjmwdus.jpg" width="514" height="2330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from the University of British Columbia, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>UBC SALA has two lectures left for the season. Lectures will take place at 6:30 pm at UBC Robson Square: 800 Robson Street. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>March 24</em><br><strong>Cristina Moreno + Erfren Grinda</strong> / AMID (Cero9) Architects</p><p><em>March 31</em><br><strong>Benedetta Tagliabue</strong> / Miralles/Tagliabue Architects<br><br>For further info, click <a href="http://www.sala.ubc.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95641228/cabin-design-results-for-cfi-s-international-sustainable-architecture-competition-new-brunswick Cabin design results for CFI’s International Sustainable Architecture Competition, New Brunswick Justine Testado 2014-03-14T15:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T18:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kc5km9nsxyusyj0m.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If designing cabins is your thing, maybe you can find ideas from the Community Forest International's International Sustainable Architecture Competition in New Brunswick, Canada...The submissions presented new approaches to cabin design, but the jury decided "The Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin", by recent master's graduate Nathan Fisher from Toronto, was most suitable to be built at CFI's developing Rural Innovation Campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1st Prize &ndash; The Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin. Designer: Nathan Fisher, B.Arch Sci, M.Arch (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvxe629ei5olqrwk.jpg"><br><br>1st Runner Up &ndash; Acadian Abstraction. Designer: Belle Stone, BA, M.Arch (New York, NY, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fiojp8x00lcgg7oq.jpg"></p><p>Judge&rsquo;s Award for Architectural Poetry &ndash; Hearth. Designers: Kyle Schumann, B.Arch &amp; Katie MacDonald, B.Arch (Los Angeles, California, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9obuc83vbsijngd9.jpg"><br><br>People&rsquo;s Choice Award &ndash; Marlice. Designers: Alice Dupin, M.C.E, M.Arch and Marion Filliatre, M.C.E, M.Arch (Paris, France)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ju/juy5k130wca9mwsb.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_cfi_cabin_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95479347/get-lectured-mcgill-university-winter-14 Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-12T12:49:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T12:53:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uh/uhg8y0zm23jp3x09.jpg" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the McGill University, School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada. Don't miss out on the last few lectures this season!</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, Events will take place Mondays at 6:00 pm in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 17</em><br><strong>Paul Kassabian</strong> / Engineer - Simpson Gumpertz &amp; Heger, Boston; Lecturer - Department of Civil &amp; Environmental Engineering, MIT<br>"Design (R)evolution: New Approaches to Structural ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88617656/audiotopie-awarded-the-phyllis-lambert-design-montr-al-grant-2013 Audiotopie awarded the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-11T19:11:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:04:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qkmtfqvgpquuzkzx.jpg" width="514" height="482" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Audiotopie was awarded $10,000 from the 2013 Phyllis Lambert Design Montreal Grant in Montreal, Canada earlier this week. Established in 2007, the annual grant distinguishes young, emerging Montreal designers who have shown excellence in their work and research study that can contribute to the city of Montreal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "The $10,000 grant will enable the <a href="http://www.audiotopie.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Audiotopie</a> team, which designs immersive sound works closely connected to physical spaces through creation of sensory experiences, to go on a study trip during which its members will compare sound environments in the underground spaces of three Asian cities."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aynhpi1bwr1eh86l.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88216540/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-rotterdam Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Rotterdam Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T15:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-17T16:24:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fzt865cp4g3uasz5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is delighted to present <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p> <p> 5468796&rsquo;s<em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table for Twelve</a></em> will hold dinner parties at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p> <p> From 5468796:</p> <p> <strong>DINNER</strong>:</p> <p> <strong>The Trip</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.5468796.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796</a> Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme, Ken Borton and Sean Radford recollect on their travels for the second leg of their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table for Tw...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88141091/warming-huts-competition-v-2014-winners Warming Huts Competition v. 2014 winners Justine Testado 2013-12-05T15:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T20:55:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgzsi4zfi45xs26s.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again &mdash; when the Warming Huts Competition winners are announced, that is. Every year, the competition invites architects around the globe to develop their most innovative warming-hut designs. With no theme for v. 2014, the competition was met with a variety of submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The international jury chose three winners out of 190 entries. As for the other three: one hut was selected for a separate University of Manitoba competition; one from an invited local architect (&Eacute;tienne Gaboury); another hut &mdash; soon to be determined &mdash; will become a class project for Kelvin High School&rsquo;s drafting program.</p> <ul><li> NUZZLES by RAW DESIGN INC. - Toronto</li> <li> Red Blanket by Workshop Architecture Inc. - Toronto</li> <li> Windshield by Kate Busby &amp; Bella Totino - Vancouver</li> <li> University of Manitoba winner: SKYBOX - Winnipeg</li> <li> &Eacute;tienne Gaboury's winner - Voyageur Hut</li> <li> Kelvin High School - TBA</li> </ul><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w267uch150ypaddz.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anyd2q0m7hj1muv1.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88135440/phyllis-lambert-steps-down-from-canadian-centre-for-architecture Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T06:28:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fowy0g68655paepw.jpg" width="514" height="592" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert, 86, announced Wednesday she is retiring as chair of the board of trustees of the museum and research centre she founded in 1979. A tireless defender of Montreal&rsquo;s built heritage, Lambert has taken an active role in every major urban planning debate in the city in the last four decades, from redeveloping the Old Port to protecting Mount Royal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Phyllis Lambert, founder of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46248430/canadian-centre-for-architecture-cca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a>, is stepping down as chairperson. She had also served as Director of the CCA until 1999. Toronto architect <a href="http://www.kpmb.com/index.asp?navid=15&amp;fid1=35&amp;fid2=1&amp;offset=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Kuwabara</a> will succeed her as chair of the world-renowned museum and research center.</p> <p> Before becoming an architect in the 1960s, Lambert established herself as Director of Planning for the Seagram Building, where she was responsible for hiring Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as the designer. She recently published a book, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73106772/fred-bernstein-reviews-phyllis-lambert-s-building-seagram" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Building Seagram</em></a>, chronicling the experience.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86445863/get-lectured-ryerson-13-14 Get Lectured: Ryerson '13-'14 Justine Testado 2013-11-13T12:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T23:09:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqpvs6246xawdsqj.jpg" width="514" height="643" 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. (<strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've begun adding international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> The Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science recently sent us the poster for their 2013-'14 lecture events. Although their 2013 events are nearly wrapped up, the Department will present an international list of lecturers and special exhibitions in 2014.</p> <p> Lectures are at <strong>6:30 p.m</strong>. in<strong> the Pit:</strong> (ARC202), 325 Church Street, Toronto, Canada.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 12</strong></em><br><strong>Ant&oacute;n Garcia-Abril</strong> / Ensamble Studio - Madrid<br> Sponsored by the Spanish Consulate</p> <p> <em><strong>September 19</strong></em><br><strong>Andrew Frontini</strong> / Perkins + Will - Toronto<br> Sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 3</strong></em><br><strong>Julia Gersovitz</strong> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86000920/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-13-14 Get Lectured: University of Toronto '13-'14 Justine Testado 2013-11-07T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-11-07T17:54:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9j7z8eann2lzom8.jpg" width="514" height="741" 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. (<strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've begun adding international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's poster comes with nifty extras from the <a href="http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design</a>.</p> <p> Designed and handfolded in The Netherlands by <a href="http://catalogtree.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">catalogtree</a>, the Daniels' poster uses the Miura-Ori fold -- a technique created by Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura to simulate large solar panel arrays for space satellites. The school's poster from last year also includes the Miura-Ori fold and was featured on Fold Factory (<strong>video below</strong>).</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Listed b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85539619/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-lisbon Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Lisbon Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-04T11:04:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T23:33:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezruwzrztv96dc07.jpg" width="514" height="148" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is delighted to present <strong>5468796 Architecture</strong>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p> <p> 5468796&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a> will hold dinner parties at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p> <p> From 5468796:</p> <p> <strong>DINNER</strong></p> <p> The first installment of the &ldquo;Table&rdquo; in our year-long research project was held in Portugal during the opening week of the Lisbon Architecture Tr...</p> 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 >2014-05-08T21:03:37-04:00 <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 <a href="http://podcasts.mcgill.ca/architecture-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">podcasts</a>.<br><br><em>Wa...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81595778/first-annual-lamp-design-challenge-exhibition-coming-in-october First annual LAMP design challenge/exhibition coming in October Justine Testado 2013-09-11T14:18:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T15:55:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08r7q0ngencp9vbv.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This will be an opportunity for those already engaged with architecture to re-imagine their talents in more conceptual explorations and a way for the public to engage with architecture in a format they may have never experienced.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Annika Hagen, Nicole Fox and Tyler Greentree of <a href="http://welovelamp.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAMP</a> (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) from Vancouver, BC will be hosting their first annual LAMP event--a live design installation exhibition and creative challenge--on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Woodwards Atrium.</p> <p> LAMP invited four local architectural designers to participate in this one-night gala event. Bryn Davidson, Jorge Siemsen, Oliver Neumann + Cristian Schmitt, and Simon Montgomery were each given a thematic word to reinterpret and lighting packages to incorporate into their projects, and were assigned site-specific areas within the Woodwards Atrium. Other than that, they have complete freedom over their projects. The designers were given three months to create their pieces and have two days to install them in the Atrium. Then on the evening of Oct. 3, the results will be on display for the public to interact with and experience.</p> <p> <br> You can click <a href="http://welovelamp.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to purchase tickets, watch interviews with the designers, and more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76682209/canadian-telecom-giant-telus-taps-big-for-landmark-tower-in-calgary Canadian telecom giant TELUS taps BIG for landmark tower in Calgary Archinect 2013-07-09T17:13:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:13:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5edd1kgub3y68za2.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 750,000 square foot vibrant mixed-use tower will incorporate office, retail and residential space. There will be 430,000 square feet of office space, of which 155,000 square feet will be for TELUS. The development, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2017, will provide approximately 250 jobs for Calgarians, and engage local trades and companies to complete our vision.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>$400-million, 750,000 square foot LEED Platinum project to transform Calgary&rsquo;s skyline with an architectural marvel, creating a dynamic community of blended urban living and working</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2mrrw61plurauf3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Calgary, AB</strong> &ndash; TELUS is reaching for the sky with a new architectural landmark in Calgary&rsquo;s downtown core, transforming the entire 7th Avenue block into one of the most technologically innovative and environmentally-friendly sites in North America.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz9lv5hqj6v7kqwn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;The TELUS team is tremendously proud of our longstanding history in Alberta and thrilled to announce the development of TELUS Sky, which will stand as a lasting symbol of our passionate commitment to the Calgary community, our customers, our team members and to the province of Alberta,&rdquo; said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. &ldquo;Our new development is a powerful contribution to Calgary&rsquo;s economic strength, culture and social vitality. Notably, TELUS Sky will inject millions of dollars into the community and create hundreds of local jobs while...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74655678/5468796-architecture-wins-one-of-five-wan-21-for-21-awards 5468796 Architecture wins one of five WAN 21 FOR 21 Awards taiwanchu 2013-06-05T20:22:00-04:00 >2013-06-06T08:31:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/islxqwcauzstqeno.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canadian firm 5468796 Architecture has been selected for the WAN 21 FOR 21 Award by World Architecture News in London, UK. 5468796 was one of five emerging architectural practices chosen from over 150 entries and a longlist of 50 firms from around the world.</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/62328288/michael-maltzan-selected-to-design-inuit-art-and-learning-centre-for-wag Michael Maltzan selected to design Inuit Art and Learning Centre for WAG Archinect 2012-11-28T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrff7ki18nr6a4m4.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan has been selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the <a href="http://wag.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winnipeg Art Gallery</a>. The Centre will house both the WAG&rsquo;s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world, and the Studio Art and Learning programs. Michael Maltzan will be the Prime and Design Architect for this historic project, and supporting his team will be Cibinel Architects, Ltd, led by principal George Cibinel, acting as the Associate and Technical Architect in Winnipeg.</p> <p> This past August, 65 prospective architectural teams from 15 countries responded to the Call for Expressions of Interest for the IALC project. In September, the architect selection committee narrowed it down to six finalists who submitted expanded proposals and were interviewed last month. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing Michael Maltzan as the winning architect, and this recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60925721/domus-on-mad-s-absolute-towers Domus on MAD's Absolute Towers Archinect 2012-11-07T18:52:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:21:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/5046e33ac9cbc76d224343287576b252.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For over a century, a simple dilemma has vexed architects. How to escape the formal monotony of a series of identical stacked plates, without losing the efficiency of the canonical high-rise formula? Through a series of astute formal moves, and by evoking empathy, Chinese architecture practice MAD has achieved a rare breakthrough.</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>