Archinect - News 2015-08-01T12:23:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132880075/toronto-ventures-into-sixth-bid-to-host-olympic-games Toronto ventures into sixth bid to host Olympic Games Justine Testado 2015-07-27T15:44:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:45:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/amyrsp6kitvlqqc4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Given the way that bids in the last few years, even the last decade, [have] attracted opposition in liberal democratic countries, the IOC is going to insist upon some clear measure of support &mdash; not just a council voting yes &mdash; but some demonstration of popular support...And to get that together in a few months is going to be a challenge,' said Bruce Kidd, [University of Toronto professor and member in two previous Olympic bid teams].</p></em><br /><br /><p>The president of the Canadian Olympic Committee confirmed this past Saturday that the office will support Toronto's bid for the 2024 Olympics. But given the outcomes of Toronto's last five attempts&nbsp;&mdash; plus a fast-approaching September deadline for cities to register their intent to host, prospects are hazy.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash;&nbsp;Abe calls for a redesign from scratch" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash;&nbsp;Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></p><p><a title="David Manfredi, the architect behind Boston&rsquo;s 2024 Olympic bid" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129652792/david-manfredi-the-architect-behind-boston-s-2024-olympic-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Manfredi, the architect behind Boston&rsquo;s 2024 Olympic bid</a></p><p><a title="Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117960873/boston-wins-u-s-olympic-committee-s-bid-for-2024-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games</a></p><p><a title="Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99707082/racing-to-get-ready-rio-2016-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics</a></p><p><a title="Populous&rsquo; Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92473410/populous-fisht-olympic-stadium-for-sochi-winter-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous&rsquo; Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130791046/plans-for-mother-canada-statue-face-harsh-opposition Plans for 'Mother Canada' statue face harsh opposition Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T13:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0m1h69lafg1iefe.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A plan to erect a 10-storey statue in a national park on one of Canada&rsquo;s most scenic shorelines has prompted outrage and sparked a growing political row [...]. The statue of Mother Canada &ndash; a cloaked female figure with her arms outstretched towards the Atlantic Ocean &ndash; is intended to honour the country&rsquo;s soldiers who died overseas. But growing anger over the plan has made it a new focus of opposition to the increasingly unpopular government of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise Another case of "poor door" for proposed Vancouver high-rise Justine Testado 2015-05-08T17:39:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T17:52:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07z7osijyjk9ssd3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new building in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood is getting some attention because of its segregated entrances for condo residents and those living in social housing units. The West End Neighbours community group says the market-priced condo units and social housing units for the 19-storey high-rise for 1171 Jervis Street will also be branded differently at the entrances and have separate amenities. The development permit was approved Monday by city staff.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124996166/vancouver-is-the-latest-city-to-announce-100-green-energy-goals Vancouver is the latest city to announce 100% green energy goals Justine Testado 2015-04-10T21:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:07:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yuh2r7zhnriwgi79.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vancouver has become the latest city to commit to running on 100% renewable energy...The city&rsquo;s ambition is to be the world&rsquo;s greenest city by 2020 despite the fact Canada has had one of 'the most environmentally irresponsible national governments' for the last 10 years, [said Vancouver deputy mayor Andrea Reimer.]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Which city will be next? Which will pull through? According to The Guardian, Vancouver is one of the latest to join the more than 50 cities that have already announced their plans to run on 100% renewable energy, including San Diego, San Francisco, Sydney, and Copenhagen.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124142218/first-texas-town-makes-longterm-plans-to-switch-to-solar-and-wind-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Texas town makes longterm plans to switch to solar and wind energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123750335/french-parliament-orders-new-buildings-to-switch-to-green-rooftops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">French parliament orders new buildings to switch to green rooftops</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120350994/burlington-vt-first-u-s-city-to-hit-100-renewable-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burlington, VT first U.S. city to hit 100% renewable energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a></li><li><a title="Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/124832287/the-1-5b-30m-telescope-tmt-will-be-the-biggest-ever The $1.5B 30m telescope (TMT) will be the biggest ever Nicholas Korody 2015-04-08T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:37:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e274c9879b6ac9ed2b8363abf5f7f94e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...after a year-long delay, Canada has committed $243.5 million to build a giant telescope observatory in Hawaii. The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion USD to build...When completed, the TMT will be one of the largest telescopes in existence...Its 30 meter-wide mirror lens...will allow scientists to search the skies for planets outside of our own solar system, as well as other phenomena like supermassive black holes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124277215/the-hole-idea-celebrates-the-simple-joys-of-creating-spontaneous-architecture "The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture" Justine Testado 2015-04-01T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T15:19:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvwiqhw3of4xfwq1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging installation that can spark the curiosity of anyone who is trudging by in the snow. Since it was first installed in January after winning the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114590743/winners-of-warming-huts-v-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warming Huts 2015 competition</a>, The Hole Idea has attracted visitors of all ages. The project's success continues with its recent win of an Ontario Association Of Architects Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61daneuj756vcni3.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Toronto-based <a href="http://www.weissau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss Architecture + Urbanism</a>, the playful concept for The Hole Idea -- which was named after a 1955 Looney Tune animation of the same name -- evokes childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, colorful playgrounds, and building snow forts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1l4azcv6gybx902.jpg"></p><p>The firm worked alongside Blackwell Engineering and the Canada Culvert fabrication team to complete th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121677646/the-edmonton-freezeway-may-soon-become-a-reality The Edmonton Freezeway may soon become a reality Justine Testado 2015-02-26T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:08:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5n1n0t17bhviayr.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If all goes accordingly, Canada might get another ice-skating trail known as The Freezeway to turn Edmonton -- a city that can get average below-freezing winter temperatures up to five months in a year -- into a hot destination. Or more like a winter wonderland. Proposed by Edmonton-born graduate student Matthew Gibbs, the 11 km Freezeway is a climate adaptive trail that would enable users to skate to different parts of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns1po56zzclx9nq4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlq7xcmcpiyicnv4.jpg"></p><p>Gibbs got inspiration for the skating trail when former city councilor <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1763767/freezeway-would-allow-edmontonians-to-skate-to-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tooker Gomberg suggested</a>, perhaps lightheartedly, back in the 1990s that the city "crack the fire hydrants open in the winter and flood the streets so people can skate to work."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f58603oiect9q2rn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8gfdfaz2dzhp6do.jpg"></p><p>In the summer months, the Freezeway would become a greenway for bikes and walking. According to Gibbs, the trail would promote a more active winter lifestyle, winter programming and social activities, and an alternative method of sustainable transportation.</p><p>Since the Freezeway was one of three winners in the annual ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121222398/apec-announces-expedited-international-registration-among-architects-in-canada-australia-and-new-zealand APEC announces expedited international registration among architects in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-20T21:01:00-05:00 >2015-02-21T17:28:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmgv7k3afxz6q8cj.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now licensed architects in Canada, New Zealand and Australia will have a much easier time becoming registered in any of those countries. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or <a href="http://www.apecarchitects.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">APEC</a>, just announced its Architect Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) among the registration boards of the three countries, so that architects with at least seven years of &ldquo;senior experience&rdquo; in one country can have their registration expedited in another. Representatives from the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) signed the MRA on February 21 at the New Zealand Parliament.</p><p>The Government to Government Trans-Tasman MRA already entitled New Zealand architects to registration in Australia (and vice versa). Meanwhile Canada is having it large, as it is already part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115137911/ncarb-announces-reciprocity-program-across-the-us-canada-and-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a similar MRA with the U.S. and Mexico</a>.</p><p>Read the full press release, drafted by CALA, AACA and NZRAB, <a href="https://www.nzrab.org.nz/Editable/Assets/Newslink2015/AU_Canada_NZ_APEC_MRA_Press_Statement_18_2_15.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/121070622/big-s-telus-sky-tower-breaks-ground-in-calgary-canada BIG's Telus Sky Tower breaks ground in Calgary, Canada. Justine Testado 2015-02-19T09:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T14:46:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0ku9yuax9tgtbs2.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIG and Dialog's TELUS Sky Tower recently broke ground along 7th Avenue block in the heart of Calgary, Canada, a city full of corporate towers surrounded by low-density suburban neighborhoods. Unveiled i<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76682209/canadian-telecom-giant-telus-taps-big-for-landmark-tower-in-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">n 2013</a>, the 761,235 sq.ft commercial tower integrates both working and living environments into one structure that aims to make Calgary's city center more varied and walkable. The tower's textured glass fa&ccedil;ade complements yet stands out from its environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqudji392zpp9849.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dq3yj7q5vpiquqol.jpg"></p><p>According to the TELUS Sky website, the 59-story tower will begin with dining and retail spaces as well as access to adjacent buildings. The tower also has 26 floors of office spaces ranging from 7,636 sqft-18,997 sq.ft, followed by 29 floors of residential spaces consisting of 326 executive rental suites.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtaai518h1aqggv8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3pb6ex44vavrnktf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvu45a7tdpme6b2z.jpg"></p><p>"The large floor plates for workplaces recede to achieve the slender dimensions&nbsp;of residential floor depths. The texture of the fa&ccedil;ade in a similar fashion evolves&nbsp;from a smooth glass fa&ccedil;ade enclosing the work space to a three-di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119501700/get-lectured-mcgill-university-winter-15 Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-29T12:52:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5pfs25k769237ia.jpg" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, unless noted. Listed below are upcoming lectures only.</p><p><em>Feb 17</em><br><strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> / Tatiana Bilbao S.C.</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br><strong>Manon Asselin, Randy Cohen, Dan Hanganu</strong>: The New Architecture of Montreal Libraries<br>Moderated by Guy Berthiaume</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Sylvia Smith </strong>/ FXFOWLE Architects</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br><strong>Bruce Kuwabara </strong>/ KPMB Architects</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br><strong>David Newton</strong> / McGill University School of Architecture</p><p>For furthe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117960068/get-lectured-university-of-british-columbia-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of British Columbia, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-09T12:40:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T12:42:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/val4yiueqva2j7ey.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the 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 </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures start at 6:30pm and will take place at UBC Robson Square: 800 Robson Street. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Jan 12</em><br>Amale Andraos / Work Architecture Company, New York, and GSAPP, Columbia<br>Margolese Prize Lecture</p><p><em>Jan 19</em><br>Vikram Bhatt / Architecture, McGill University</p><p><em>Feb 2</em><br>Mikyoung Kim / Mikyoung Kim Design, Boston</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br>Jenny Sabin / Jenny Sabin Studio and Architecture, Cornell University</p><p><em>March 2</em><br>Christoph Reinhardt / Sustaina...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116043998/protesting-context-not-form-of-ottawa-s-victims-of-communism-memorial Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's "victims of communism" memorial Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-15T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T21:15:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4ny3kmapi3ll923i.jpg" width="514" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Blumberg doesn&rsquo;t understand why a memorial to victims of communism was given such an &ldquo;incredibly prominent, almost sacrosanct&rdquo; site. &ldquo;It is so centrally placed that it would seem to quite overshadow Canada&rsquo;s true history.&rdquo; [...] "I have a massive problem, a huge problem, with this memorial going on that site. I think it completely misrepresents and skews what Canada is all about.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism Justine Testado 2014-12-12T15:23:00-05:00 >2015-04-28T11:00:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ksvop1b17menhifn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture was chosen to design Canada's future National Memorial to Victims of Communism in Ottawa...The team was selected out of six finalists at the end of the two-phase national design competition held this summer. The memorial will pay tribute to the more than 100 million people around the globe who suffered or perished under communist dictatorship, as well as educate the public about the heavy consequences caused by communism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a national memorial, it will also signify Canada's role in offering refuge to those who escaped that oppression. It will be located on Confederation Boulevard beside the Supreme Court of Canada, the Library and Archives Canada, the Peace Tower, and other key federal institutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8orbj246ntjsfon.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's &quot;victims of communism&quot; memorial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116043998/protesting-context-not-form-of-ottawa-s-victims-of-communism-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's "victims of communism" memorial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/114590743/winners-of-warming-huts-v-2015 Winners of Warming Huts v.2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-26T18:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-28T11:18:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jkan53ty2mopaq8w.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Warming Huts competition is back with its 2015 edition! The blind jury sifted through over 100 submissions from around the world for this season's most creative warming huts. The top three winning designs will be constructed at the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. This year's competition awarded two Shelter category winners and one Installation winner.</p></em><br /><br /><p>(Above) SHELTER WINNER: This Big by Tina Soli &amp; Luca Roncoroni from Dorebak Akershus, NORWAY</p><p>SHELTER WINNER: "The Hole Idea by Weiss Architecture &amp; Urbanism Limited from Toronto, CANADA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1r3eyutxw02ai7uv.jpg"></p><p>INSTALLATION WINNER: Recycling Words by KANVA, from Montreal, CANADA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fk4uxes8ta5umwr.jpg"></p><p>For more project details and other noted submissions, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_warming_hut_v.2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114043426/upcoming-iidexcanada-2014-adds-gehry-partners-david-mirvish-david-nam-as-keynote-speakers Upcoming IIDEXCanada 2014 adds Gehry Partners’ David Mirvish + David Nam as keynote speakers Justine Testado 2014-11-19T15:48:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T16:36:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u51ddmh5vyk3sb9p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IIDEXCANADA is almost here! Canada's national architecture and design expo and conference will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 3-4. The two-day event is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and socialize with over 20,000 fellow attendees. Over 350 exhibitors, more than 50 accredited seminars, and special feature exhibitions on multiple disciplines in the architecture and design community will be featured this year.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23mygi977zzx0e3x.jpg"></p><p>It's almost a lineup of Davids for the 2014 keynote speakers. Joining <a href="http://rockwellgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Rockwell</a> and <a href="http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> are David Mirvish and David Nam of <a href="https://www.foga.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a>.&nbsp; Mirvish and Nam will be in conversation with Globe and Mail Publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley about Mirvish's new development, Mirvish + Gehry Toronto.</p><p>Read more about <a href="http://www.iidexcanada.com/2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDEXCANADA</a> and how to register over on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/upcoming_iidexcanada_2014_adds_gehry_partners_david_mirvish_david_nam_as_ke/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112493007/arctic-adaptations-inuit-architecture-showcased-in-venice-biennale Arctic Adaptations: Inuit Architecture Showcased in Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-10-30T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T18:50:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a4793015cf82380a26b3dfaae02becb7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the first time in the 14-year history of the International Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Nunavut flag flew at the entrance to the Canadian Pavilion, an Inukshuk floating at the entrance of &ldquo;Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15.&rdquo; The exhibit, curated by architects Lola Sheppard and Mason White, from Toronto-based design firm Lateral Office, coincides with the 15th anniversary of the territory&rsquo;s creation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <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">&ldquo;Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15&rdquo; to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111971853/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-2014-15 Get Lectured: University of Toronto, 2014-15 Justine Testado 2014-10-23T20:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-27T10:51:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msx9qv9iwe5wm3bo.jpg" width="514" height="550" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. 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 University of Toronto&rsquo;s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.</p><p>Designed by <a href="http://catalogtree.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">catalogtree</a> and handfolded in The Netherlands, 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.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Daniels-Calendar-2014-2015-Animation---version-4.gif"></p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. All evening lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 103 at 230 College Street, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>2014 </strong></p><p><em>Nov. 4</em><br>Peter Rose / Peter Rose + Partners, Boston</p><p><em>Nov. 25</em><br>Michael Wilford...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library Terri Peters 2014-10-13T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:11:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33meszuvogp1mhty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural <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">2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a> of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply detailed, glazed volume screened by locally sourced wood twigs, set in a stunning rural landscape.&nbsp; Designed to make a big impact in its social context, the community-run facility is building its collection asking visitors to donate two books for each one they borrow. The award is for a &ldquo;single, transformative work of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tkjc170sh8ys5r7.jpg"></p><p>The award was founded by esteemed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama and this year&acute;s prize was judged by jurors Brian Mackay-Lyons, Patricia Patkau, Bing Thom, Maxime Alexis-Frappier, Barry Johns and Edward Cullinan.&nbsp; The submission guidelines were surprisingly open: any building, anywhere, any program, any size, by architects or designers.&nbsp; The main stipulation was tha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110410415/a21studio-5468796-cook-robotham-and-others-win-big-at-this-year-s-world-architecture-festival a21studio, 5468796, Cook Robotham and others win big at this year's World Architecture Festival Justine Testado 2014-10-03T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p7vc6cnaio6ksc4.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands closed on a festive note with the final top-prize winners being announced during a gala dinner and awards ceremony on October 3...The WAF "super jury" awarded the overall winning World Building of the Year award to The Chapel in Vietnam designed by Vietnamese architecture firm a21studio. Three projects in Victoria, Canada, Australia, and China also won major top awards, and two Inaugural Prizes were given.</p></em><br /><br /><p>World Building of the Year: The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6hany9y9sm5fend.jpg"></p><p>Future Project of the Year: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8bwq5j3gtr2hvlh.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hox5tp2qysohdzp.jpg"></p><p>Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin, The University of Hong Kong</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9n3zquct3tzleno.jpg"></p><p><strong>INAUGURAL PRIZE WINNERS</strong><br>Colour Prize: Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi01jp3a7q4iwdq1.jpg"></p><p>Wood Excellence Prize: Alex Monroe Studio, Snowfields, UK, designed by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxi4dnkgip8ppxos.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a21studios_the_chapel_in_vietnam_wins_the_waf_world_building_of_the_year_20/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109580888/the-regional-holcim-awards-2014-winners-for-north-america The regional Holcim Awards 2014 winners for North America Justine Testado 2014-09-22T19:28:00-04:00 >2014-11-10T17:52:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fsapfc0nyz58c6e3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following the European announcement, the North American regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 were recognized at a recent ceremony at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada...The international jury led by Toshiko Mori (USA) highlighted 13 projects from across the U.S. and Canada, which altogether received US$330,000 in prize money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Winning projects include those by students, emerging professionals, and leading practitioners&nbsp;&mdash; with some familiar names like BIG, the "Hy-Fi" by The Living's David Benjamin, Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx, and NADAAA.</p><p>Below are a few of the winning projects.</p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS GOLD 2014 - North America: Poreform: Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin, Las Vegas, NV, USA</strong><br>Main authors: Amy Mielke, Water Pore Partnership, New York, NY, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor, Water Pore Partnership, Woodbridge, VA, USA<br>Further Author: Keller Easterling - Yale University, New Haven, USA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88meyyss5amobtv3.jpg"></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS SILVER 2014 - North America: <em>Rebuilding by Design: Urban flood protection infrastructure</em>, New York, NY, USA</strong><br>Main Authors: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Daniel Kidd and Jeremy Siegel, BIG &ndash; Bjarke Ingels Group; Laura Starr, Stephen Whitehouse, Andrea Parker and Melon Wedick, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects &amp; Planners; James Lima, James Lima Planning + Development; Steve...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108715362/toronto-set-to-unveil-first-museum-of-islamic-culture-in-north-america Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T19:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47099616dae13a17178c135eac48e08b.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Aga Khan Museum, which opens Sept. 18, offers a welcome antidote to these clich&eacute;s through art that celebrates the rich cultural history of the Islamic world. The building&rsquo;s architect, Fumihiko Maki of Japan, has used geometric patterns inspired by the great mosques of classical Islam, repeating them in the inlaid floor of the courtyard, etched glass, and wood screens in the auditorium.</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/108110602/iidexcanada-2014-expo-to-feature-david-rockwell-and-daniel-libeskind-as-keynote-speakers IIDEXCanada 2014 expo to feature David Rockwell and Daniel Libeskind as keynote speakers Justine Testado 2014-09-03T17:43:00-04:00 >2014-11-19T15:52:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8p40ks13uep1mhxc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/iidexcanada_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDEXCanada</a>, the country's national architecture and design expo and conference, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, North Building on December 3-4.</p><p>The two-day event will include over 350 exhibitors, over 50 accredited seminars, and special feature exhibitions on multiple disciplines in the architecture and design community -- making the expo a great big opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and socialize. Another thing to make note of: <a href="http://rockwellgroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Rockwell</a> and <a href="http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> are this year's keynote speakers.</p><p>"Attendees include professionals from the fields of interior design, architecture, construction, project management, property management, facility management, real estate, development, lighting, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, education, workplace, landscape, retail, industrial, textile and materials. Our 350 exhibitors feature products and services in the same fields...The event embodies all areas of design, real estate and con...</p> 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>