Archinect - News 2016-12-09T12:52:26-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149978839/calatrava-s-peace-bridge-in-calgary-keeps-getting-vandalized-and-the-repair-costs-are-adding-up Calatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are adding up Nicholas Korody 2016-11-16T14:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-16T19:04:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ua/uaegob62ruedkko1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two more glass panels were ruined on the Peace Bridge, Calgary's top transportation official revealed that vandals have, overall, caused more than $200,000 in damage to the bridge, forcing the city to upgrade the security camera system in the area. The helical steel pedestrian bridge, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and spanning the Bow River, was closed for several weeks this summer while a contractor replaced half a dozen cracked panels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Apparently, eight glass panel have been replaced in total since the bridge opened in 2012. Glass handrail panels have been shattered. And, earlier this year, all the light fixtures had to be replaced because the original ones kept burning out during the cold winter months.</p><p>As a deterrent, officials have had to install an extensive surveillance system. Now, they're planning to copy a move made on a nearby bridge and install some speakers that will bark at you if you loiter for too long. "Sir, move along," the loudspeaker will politely intone.</p><p>The bridge was controversial at the get-go for its high price tag&mdash;$24.5 million. It was approved mere days before the 2008 financial crash. That being said, the Peace Bridge has proved to be quite popular with both locals and tourists.</p><p>I'm not trying to pin the blame for these cost overruns on Mr. Calatrava himself, but, wow, the guy just can't seem to catch a break:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936792/chicago-spire-s-gaping-hole-to-be-hidden-behind-piles-of-dirt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire's gap...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978006/jury-announced-for-2017-moriyama-raic-international-prize-begins-tradition-of-including-prize-s-prior-winner Jury announced for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize, begins tradition of including prize's prior winner Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-11T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:45:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xv/xv4fq4iecpaajgdh.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Prize celebrates a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and reflects Moriyama's conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness. [...] "the conversation about architecture in Canada needs to include what our peers are doing around the globe ... we wish to be there when the best architecture is discussed, wherever it might have been constructed."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new Canadian prize, which includes CAD $100,000 and a sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew, will celebrate its second year in 2017. Li Xiaodong won the prize's inaugural award in 2014 for his Liyuan Library in China, and will now serve on the international jury for the 2017 prize&mdash;beginning the Prize's tradition in including the prior winner on the next iteration's jury.</p><p>As reported by Bustler, the members of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize jury are:</p><ul><li><strong>Monica Adair, MRAIC</strong>: Co-founder of Acre Architects and 2015 Recipient of the RAIC Young Architect Award.</li><li><strong>Manon Asselin, MRAIC</strong>: Co-founder of Atelier TAG and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Montreal.</li><li><strong>Bryan Avery, MBE</strong>: Founder of Avery Associates Architects, London, England, author and lecturer.</li><li><strong>George Baird, FRAIC</strong>: Founding Principal of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Former Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and Recipient of the 20...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977824/a-glimpse-of-the-warming-huts-2017-winning-designs A glimpse of the Warming Huts 2017 winning designs Justine Testado 2016-11-10T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:42:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4g/4g8n7w8ynd5jcpez.jpg" width="650" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently concluding its 2017 edition, architects got to submit their most innovative designs for a temporary winter-hut installation. Once the winners are selected, they travel to Winnipeg near the end of January to bring their warming huts to life, and for all to enjoy during the winter months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Winnipeg locals will get to see the latest winning designs of the highly anticipated Warming Huts Art + Architecture Competition next January, in time for the winter season.&nbsp;The 2017 edition recently concluded with three winners, a special invited installation by esteemed London-based artist Anish Kapoor, and another installation designed by local high-school student Sean Kohli from Nelson McIntyre Collegiate. Get a glimpse of the entries below.</p><p><strong>Winner: &ldquo;Greetings From Bubble Beach&rdquo; by Team 888 from Chicago, Illinois</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bt/btifwfb6rly6jzi3.jpg"></p><p><strong>Winner: &ldquo;Ice Lantern&rdquo; by Lisa Tondino, Alexandra Bolen, Mathew Rodrigues &amp; Drew Klassen from Nova Scotia, Canada</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vi/vifbl1zua9k49qf0.jpg"></p><p><strong>Winner: &ldquo;Open Border&rdquo; by Joyce de Grauw &amp; Paul van den Berg from Rotterdam, Netherlands</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/og/ogp9dpthejzher5e.jpg"></p><p><strong>2017 Additional installation: &ldquo;On The Rails&rdquo; by Sean Kohli, student at Nelson McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jye6u6pex17oi8q2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Invited designer: &ldquo;Stackhouse&rdquo; by Anish Kapoor</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4g/4g8n7w8ynd5jcpez.jpg"></p><p>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5283/get-cozy-in-the-latest-warming-huts-winning-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124277215/the-hole-idea-celebrates-the-simple-joys-of-creating-spontaneous-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architect...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market? Alexander Walter 2016-10-12T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T22:52:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rvwhm3ufqsuvqoaw.jpg" width="650" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is a city which is suffering a worse property bubble than Sydney, whose residents are more priced-out than Londoners, and where there is a greater divide between the housing haves and have-nots than even San Francisco. That city is Vancouver, and in response to these mounting challenges, the west-coast Canadian metropolis recently imposed an extraordinary new tax on foreign buyers &ndash; whose impact is now being watched closely by other cities grappling with bloated property markets.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971225/mayor-of-london-launches-probe-into-the-impact-of-foreign-investment-in-city-s-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor of London launches probe into the impact of foreign investment in city's real estate</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/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscraper</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972575/the-rainforest-solutions-project-wins-the-2016-fuller-challenge-award The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award Justine Testado 2016-10-06T20:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bn3r6rxsb8j95uag.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC, and Stand.earth formed the Rainforest Solutions Project as part of the Tides Canada Initiative. The coalition has spent nearly two decades developing a sophisticated legal and policy framework called Ecosystem-Based Management to tackle the persisting struggle over Canada's treasured Great Bear Rainforest, while also negotiating the conflicting interests of multiple groups.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rm/rmnmgzkjux9si1sr.jpg"></p><p>Winning over six equally worthy finalist teams, the Rainforest Solutions Project addresses both natural and cultural preservation, and it enforces stronger ecological responsibility in industrial economic pursuits. The Project resulted in a landmark 250-year agreement between all stakeholders &mdash;&nbsp;government, First Nations, environmentalists, and logging companies &mdash;&nbsp;to conserve and sustainably manage the 15 million-acre Great Bear Rainforest.</p><p>&ldquo;Selecting the Rainforest Solutions Project...comes at a critical point in the evolution of the Challenge itself, as design is being recognized as an integral part of business and society,&rdquo; the Fuller Challenge Review Committee wrote in a statement.</p><p>Learn more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5207/rainforest-solutions-project-wins-the-2016-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964795/2016-fuller-challenge-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge finalists announced</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957424/2016-fuller-challenge-announces-19-semi-finalist-initiatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge announces 19 semi-finalist initiatives</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139534854/greenwave-s-3d-ocean-farm-initiative-wins-the-2015-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GreenWave's 3D ocean farm initiative wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972022/bing-thom-dies-at-age-75 Bing Thom dies at age 75 Nicholas Korody 2016-10-04T16:58:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T18:50:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wz1m0eblw85gnx8u.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bing Thom, the lauded Canadian architect, died of a brain aneurysm at age 75 while on a trip to Hong Kong, the city of his birth.</p><p>Thom was one of Canada's most admired architects. He was awarded the Order of Canada, the Golden Jubilee Medal, the RAIC Medal, the Margolese Prize, as well as honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.</p><p>Thom studied architecture at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for Arthur Erickson and Fumihiko Maki before opening his own firm in 1981, Bing Thom Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7mfs48b779qinbyp.jpg"></p><p>Some of the most notable projects by Bing Thom Architects are the Central City plaza, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the Aberdeen Centre, and the Sunset Community Centre&mdash;all in British Columbia, where Thom lived and worked. Bing Thom Architects also built in the United States, China, Spain, and the United Kingdom.</p><p>&ldquo;Bing believed architecture transcends the building, to shine its light onto its sur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967088/canada-s-24-000-km-great-trail-to-complete-next-year-but-is-already-falling-short-of-expectations Canada's 24,000 km Great Trail to complete next year, but is already falling short of expectations Justine Testado 2016-09-07T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:33:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/al2e81ts44j0eejv.jpg" width="650" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it hits its completion date, which is expected to be in time for Canada&rsquo;s 150th birthday next July 1, it will cover about 24,000 kilometres...But some think The Trans Canada Trail is better in concept than in execution...Some early adopters of the trail...claim that some parts of it are off limits to bicycles while other parts are spread out and hard to actually access.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since construction began in 1992, the Trans Canada Trail &mdash; which is now being promoted as <a href="https://thegreattrail.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Great Trail</a> &mdash;&nbsp;is 87 percent complete. Organizers of the recreational trail claim that Canadians will be able to use the&nbsp;route from coast to coast once it's complete next year. But unsurprisingly, and especially for a project of this scale, some users of the trail say it's falling short of expectations so far.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961796/engineers-grapple-with-a-melting-alaskan-highway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Engineers grapple with a melting Alaskan Highway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961625/transforming-the-bao-an-g107-into-a-multi-modal-organic-highway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming the Bao'an G107 into a multi-modal &ldquo;organic highway&rdquo;</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941502/how-portland-state-s-trec-hopes-to-improve-bike-lane-design-regulations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Portland State's TREC hopes to improve bike lane design regulations</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146039075/in-spite-of-sleet-and-snow-cycling-prevails-in-minneapolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In spite of sleet and snow, cycling prevails in Minneapolis</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964824/trudeau-stakes-canada-s-economic-growth-on-architects Trudeau stakes Canada's economic growth on architects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79z5c1qcugh4i0me.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the U.S. presidential election coming up, a few Americans are considering moving to Canada, a move that actually might be lucrative if you're an architect. Responding to the forces of globalization, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is aiming to inject new economic life into his country by investing in traditionally brainy industries like architecture and accounting, as reported in this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-08-22/trudeau-s-cure-for-canada-s-slump-architects-and-accountants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg News</a> article:</p><p><em>So if manufacturers won't do the heavy lifting, who will?</em></p><p><em>Enter Diamond. The world-renowned architect employs 180 people, including 140 architects, in an airy but respectfully renovated early 20th-century building in Toronto&rsquo;s Fashion District. It was Canada&rsquo;s education system that brought him to the country&mdash;he set up the post-graduate architect program at the University of Toronto in 1966&mdash;but his eye has always been turned outwards.</em></p><p>For more on architectural employment tips/trends:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135648933/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers-part-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Job Application Hints &amp; Suggestions from Employers: Part II</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the h...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958832/what-kind-of-housing-will-shigeru-ban-s-tallest-timber-hybrid-add-to-vancouver What kind of housing will Shigeru Ban's "tallest timber hybrid" add to Vancouver? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-20T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T01:29:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i1/i1lnnq42wurquppf.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Details are scant, there's only one rendering, and yet according to on-the-nose-named developer PortLiving, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950549/a-video-tour-of-shigeru-ban-s-aspen-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> has designed the world's tallest timber hybrid apartment complex. Called Terrace House, the sloping glass-encased, timber-framed, concrete and steel-cored building will eventually tower over Vancouver's waterfront. No word on whether this apartment complex will be adding affordable units or more luxury condominiums to Vancouver's bracingly expensive <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing market</a>.</p><p>For more on the resurgence of timber as chic building material:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><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/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958641/to-solve-a-housing-crisis-invest-more-in-modular-construction To solve a housing crisis, invest more in modular construction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-19T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T14:28:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0h/0h9f2rse3fw1cimz.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia have suggested that modular construction techniques are key to assuaging cities' housing shortages.</p><p>Associate engineering professor Kasun Hewage at UBC, along with PhD candidate Mohammad Kamali, <a href="http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=821099&amp;q=1059863044&amp;qz=cbcbb6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conducted</a> "the first comprehensive review of conventional and modular construction research of its kind," and found that increased factory-produced housing should make it easier for prospective renters and buyers to find a place. It would help cities provide more options that can be built "cheaper, faster and results in fewer workplace injuries," according to Hewage. Their findings were recently published in the journal&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/Redirect.aspx?u=1731764&amp;q=1059863044&amp;lm=96159460&amp;r=821099&amp;qz=ea0445c4610aa763eebfd0da9764a9f6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews</a></em>.</p><p>Modular construction is obviously not a new method, but has a bit of a negative rep according to the researchers&mdash;the public tends to associate the method with lower-quality structures, and communities like trailer parks. But the study, which reviewed construction data between 2000 and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow Justine Testado 2016-06-23T15:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:22:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the competition way back in July 2009, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a> is ready to make its public debut tomorrow. Nestled within Quebec City's 17th-century architecture and located at the historic National Battlefields Park, the Pavilion is the shiny new kid on the block with its boxy stacked form and glass-ridden exterior. OMA partner <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950307/shigematsu-led-oma-team-to-design-albright-knox-art-gallery-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu</a> designed the museum alongside Jason Long and Ceren Bingol, in collaboration with Montreal-based Provencher_Roy architectes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ms/mskfb1n9ewo6gwql.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hy/hyhgcxqqy4tkin3k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iaurvibv2xtmiegu.jpg"></p><p>The new Pavilion adds more than 160,000 square-feet of exhibition space to the Mus&eacute;e national des beaux-arts du Qu&eacute;bec (MNBAQ) and was intentionally designed to continue the topography of the nearby park, says Shigematsu.&nbsp;&ldquo;Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets &ndash; park, city, and museum &ndash; at the same time,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ck/ckd0gmqv6ti16uu4.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jk/jk1wuun1out6smua.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1y1yf7xj8gkkot0.jpg"></p><p>The three stacked galleries of decreasing size will each house the museum's&nbsp;Contemporary Exhibition, the Permanent Contemporary collection, and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953098/azure-s-2016-az-awards-conclude-with-18-winning-projects Azure's 2016 AZ Awards conclude with 18 winning projects Justine Testado 2016-06-21T18:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T22:05:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hm/hmtqwwud0kcooscc.jpg" width="650" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="http://azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure</a> recently concluded another successful edition of their <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/az_awards_2016/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZ Awards</a>. Claimed to be Canada's&nbsp;only international, multi-disciplinary design competition of its kind, the awards welcome architects, designers, manufacturers, and students from all design disciplines to send in the best of their work for a chance to win.</p><p>As expected, the AZ Awards continue to attract more competition from across the globe.&nbsp;The sixth edition reeled in a total of 826 submissions, which the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148503043/introducing-the-2016-az-awards-jury-members" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">international jury</a> narrowed down to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941606/2016-az-awards-finalists-are-revealed-vote-for-the-people-s-choice-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">66 finalists</a> this past spring. In the end, top honors went to only 18 projects, including those by well-known practices like ZGF Architects,&nbsp;Shim-Sutcliffe, Neri&amp;Hu, Lateral Office, Studio MK27, to name a few. Winners &mdash; and finalists! &mdash; were celebrated during an award ceremony in Toronto's&nbsp;Evergreen Brick Works.</p><p>Have a look at some of this year's winning designs:</p><p><strong>Best Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres</strong> - Shim-Sutcliffe Architects: Wong Da...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951798/the-architecture-of-death-examining-the-gas-chambers-of-auschwitz The architecture of death: examining the gas chambers of Auschwitz Nicholas Korody 2016-06-15T13:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T20:40:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pnsrv0o8jucvs6ae.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a recent afternoon, the historian Robert Jan van Pelt was standing in a quiet room at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, explaining the significance of an unassuming steel-mesh column that visitors to this sprawling survey of global design might walk right past. &ldquo;This is one of the most deadly things so far created,&rdquo; Mr. van Pelt said. And it was the handiwork, he noted, of an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The column &mdash; painted, like everything else in the room, a pristine white &mdash; is a reproduction of one of the eight chutes used to lower Zyklon B poison pellets into gas chambers at Auschwitz."</em></p><p>For more from the 2016 Venice Biennale, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949727/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-healthy-dose-of-dissent-from-detroit-resists-the-architecture-lobby-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: a healthy dose of dissent from Detroit Resists, The Architecture Lobby and more</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949395/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-ikea-meets-super-realism-nostalgia-and-nationalism-british-pavilion-and-russian-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: IKEA meets Super Realism, Nostalgia and Nationalism, British Pavilion and Russian Pavilion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949040/reporting-from-the-front-of-reporting-from-the-front-mulling-over-aravena-s-biennale-ft-special-guest-andrea-dietz-on-archinect-sessions-66" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reporting from the Front of 'Reporting from the Front': mulling over Aravena's Biennale, ft. special guest Andrea Dietz on Archinect Sessions #66</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948738/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-glimmers-of-hope-beyond-the-banal-and-self-harming" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: Glimmers of hope &lsquo;beyond the banal and self-harming&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950267/university-of-calgary-pays-16k-to-recover-data-held-hostage-by-ransomware-attackers University of Calgary pays $16K to recover data held hostage by ransomware attackers Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T13:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-08T13:05:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/99wbtxycd0bk16vd.jpg" width="650" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canada's University of Calgary paid almost $16,000 ($20,000 Canadian, ~&pound;10,800) to recover crucial data that has been held hostage for more than a week by crypto ransomware attackers. The ransom was disclosed on Wednesday morning in a statement issued by University of Calgary officials. It said university IT personnel had made progress in isolating the unnamed ransomware infection and restoring affected parts of the university network.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"It went on to warn that there's no guarantee paying the controversial ransom will lead to the lost data being recovered."</em></p><p>Attacks with ransomware have become increasingly frequent. As the name suggests, ransomware allows hackers to take computers hostage until the user pays up. The increasing prevalence of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has facilitated the rise in such attacks.</p><p>As the University of Calgary's Vice President stated, ""We are conducting world class research daily and we don&rsquo;t know what we don&rsquo;t know in terms of who&rsquo;s been impacted and the last thing we want to do is lose someone&rsquo;s life&rsquo;s work."</p><p>For more on that state of privacy in our digital era, check out these links:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" target="_blank">If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949640/casing-the-joint-geoff-manaugh-discusses-his-latest-book-a-burglar-s-guide-to-the-city-on-one-to-one-26" target="_blank">Casing the joint: Geoff Manaugh discusses his latest book, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" on One-to-One #26</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946045/goodbye-to-public-anonymity-this-new-russian-face-recognition-app-may-spell-its-end" target="_blank">Goodbye to public anonymity? This new Russian face-recognition app may spell its end</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 201...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948655/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-rewarding-obscurity Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: rewarding obscurity Andrea Dietz 2016-05-31T17:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0e/0ewozzdlur1mpkwz.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Much will be published over the coming days about the Biennale's national pavilion winners&mdash;Spain&rsquo;s &ldquo;Unfinished&rdquo; (with the Golden Lion) and Japan&rsquo;s &ldquo;en: Art of Nexus&rdquo; and Peru&rsquo;s &ldquo;Our Amazon Frontline&rdquo; (with special mentions). It is a phenomenon that conceals the terrain, limiting the perspective of the majority, and inaccurately reduces the dynamism of the lived experience. At the same time, after the fascination with the nominations wears off, it garners those passed over with a certain mystique. In the interest of representation and curiosity, then, it seems fitting to acknowledge a (very) small sampling of the more and wider.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwyd6vakp6f6whum.jpg"></p><p>Oh, Canada. This year, per curator Pierre B&eacute;langer, the Canadians overcame &ldquo;a list of every possible bureaucratic, logistical, and material blockade imaginable multiplied times three&rdquo; in order to participate in the Biennale. With their permanent pavilion closed for construction and an agitator&rsquo;s stance, the &ldquo;Extraction&rdquo; team&rsquo;s contribution is all fight. They t...</p> 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/650x/vb/vbaecjqudgt6enql.jpg" width="640" height="426" 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/650x/lh/lh8udpaij749wmux.jpg" width="650" height="362" 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/650x/01/01rcdqg8ruovvypt.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/650x/75/75hq0k556rp19yue.jpg" width="650" height="376" 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 >2016-07-20T09:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/icjcnnmj6i1kqfsa.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/650x/xd/xdckpcjfnsa04fy5.jpg" width="600" height="2686" 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/650x/1o/1ot6gphbs2nlv34n.jpg" width="650" height="813" 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/650x/ln/lnsjt441iz6ek8vq.jpg" width="650" height="650" 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/650x/5y/5yavohz6hjg2lk6p.jpg" width="650" height="483" 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/650x/g1/g1gnisg2kpics1jj.jpg" width="650" height="1214" 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/650x/17/17f7swpdhnpss27j.jpg" width="650" height="409" 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/650x/5c/5cd56nqnt0kz6eqb.jpg" width="650" height="650" 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/650x/l3/l37y5rcv19vmaof3.jpg" width="650" height="287" 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/650x/ac/acvfl4lv30jkuhi9.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/zm/zmngzfdsij9xeo3d.jpg" width="650" height="1031" 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>