Archinect - News 2014-04-18T02:11:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world's best building Justine Testado 2014-04-03T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T23:38:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8lnk20cqfjrl0l9.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The <a href="http://www.raic.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a> (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in the world. Now one of the world's largest architectural prizes, it consists of CAD$100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew -- perhaps making it a potential rival to the prestigious Pritzker Prize.</p><p>Moriyama and RAIC established the award in effort to raise the international stature of RAIC and the work of Canadian architects. Moriyama first thought of the idea in 1976 while on a three-month walk in the footsteps of Buddha through India and Nepal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1ecyjj5bl8ot73w5.jpg"></p><p>The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96032669/bright-nights-at-ted2014-vancouver-with-chrome-powered-aerial-sculpture Bright nights at TED2014 Vancouver with Chrome-powered aerial sculpture Justine Testado 2014-03-19T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwmhiu2j0reoefqy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Donning a spectrum of colors and moving beams of light, the "Unnumbered Sparks" installation comes to life every night as it hovers near the site of the 30th anniversary <a href="http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TED2014 world conference</a> in downtown Vancouver, Canada.</p><p>Artist <a href="http://www.echelman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Janet Echelman</a> and director of the Google Data Art Group <a href="http://www.aaronkoblin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Koblin</a> -- who both spoke at TED2011 -- collaborated in designing the aerial sculpture just in time for TED2014. Echelman officially introduced the work earlier this week at the conference.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2jrdigmqd3kecdz.jpg"></p><p>The 745-foot net, which is powered by Google Chrome and other modern web technologies, can be choreographed by visitors using their smartphones or tablets to "paint" the sculpture in real time.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nxjjf1vzbtsgnns.jpg"><br><br>Visitors in the area will be able to interact with Unnumbered Sparks every night until Saturday, March 22.</p><p>Check out the video below to see the creative process behind the piece.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96018931/get-lectured-university-of-british-columbia-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of British Columbia, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-19T12:52:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:53:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y2xh3x7ivdjmwdus.jpg" width="514" height="2330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from the University of British Columbia, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>UBC SALA has two lectures left for the season. Lectures will take place at 6:30 pm at UBC Robson Square: 800 Robson Street. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>March 24</em><br><strong>Cristina Moreno + Erfren Grinda</strong> / AMID (Cero9) Architects</p><p><em>March 31</em><br><strong>Benedetta Tagliabue</strong> / Miralles/Tagliabue Architects<br><br>For further info, click <a href="http://www.sala.ubc.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95641228/cabin-design-results-for-cfi-s-international-sustainable-architecture-competition-new-brunswick Cabin design results for CFI’s International Sustainable Architecture Competition, New Brunswick Justine Testado 2014-03-14T15:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T18:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kc5km9nsxyusyj0m.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If designing cabins is your thing, maybe you can find ideas from the Community Forest International's International Sustainable Architecture Competition in New Brunswick, Canada...The submissions presented new approaches to cabin design, but the jury decided "The Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin", by recent master's graduate Nathan Fisher from Toronto, was most suitable to be built at CFI's developing Rural Innovation Campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1st Prize &ndash; The Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin. Designer: Nathan Fisher, B.Arch Sci, M.Arch (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvxe629ei5olqrwk.jpg"><br><br>1st Runner Up &ndash; Acadian Abstraction. Designer: Belle Stone, BA, M.Arch (New York, NY, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fiojp8x00lcgg7oq.jpg"></p><p>Judge&rsquo;s Award for Architectural Poetry &ndash; Hearth. Designers: Kyle Schumann, B.Arch &amp; Katie MacDonald, B.Arch (Los Angeles, California, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9obuc83vbsijngd9.jpg"><br><br>People&rsquo;s Choice Award &ndash; Marlice. Designers: Alice Dupin, M.C.E, M.Arch and Marion Filliatre, M.C.E, M.Arch (Paris, France)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ju/juy5k130wca9mwsb.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_cfi_cabin_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95479347/get-lectured-mcgill-university-winter-14 Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-12T12:49:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T12:53:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uh/uhg8y0zm23jp3x09.jpg" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the McGill University, School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada. Don't miss out on the last few lectures this season!</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, Events will take place Mondays at 6:00 pm in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 17</em><br><strong>Paul Kassabian</strong> / Engineer - Simpson Gumpertz &amp; Heger, Boston; Lecturer - Department of Civil &amp; Environmental Engineering, MIT<br>"Design (R)evolution: New Approaches to Structural ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88617656/audiotopie-awarded-the-phyllis-lambert-design-montr-al-grant-2013 Audiotopie awarded the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-11T19:11:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:04:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qkmtfqvgpquuzkzx.jpg" width="514" height="482" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Audiotopie was awarded $10,000 from the 2013 Phyllis Lambert Design Montreal Grant in Montreal, Canada earlier this week. Established in 2007, the annual grant distinguishes young, emerging Montreal designers who have shown excellence in their work and research study that can contribute to the city of Montreal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "The $10,000 grant will enable the <a href="http://www.audiotopie.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Audiotopie</a> team, which designs immersive sound works closely connected to physical spaces through creation of sensory experiences, to go on a study trip during which its members will compare sound environments in the underground spaces of three Asian cities."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aynhpi1bwr1eh86l.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88216540/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-rotterdam Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Rotterdam Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T15:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-17T16:24:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fzt865cp4g3uasz5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is delighted to present <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p> <p> 5468796&rsquo;s<em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table for Twelve</a></em> will hold dinner parties at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p> <p> From 5468796:</p> <p> <strong>DINNER</strong>:</p> <p> <strong>The Trip</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.5468796.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796</a> Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme, Ken Borton and Sean Radford recollect on their travels for the second leg of their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table for Tw...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88141091/warming-huts-competition-v-2014-winners Warming Huts Competition v. 2014 winners Justine Testado 2013-12-05T15:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T20:55:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgzsi4zfi45xs26s.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again &mdash; when the Warming Huts Competition winners are announced, that is. Every year, the competition invites architects around the globe to develop their most innovative warming-hut designs. With no theme for v. 2014, the competition was met with a variety of submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The international jury chose three winners out of 190 entries. As for the other three: one hut was selected for a separate University of Manitoba competition; one from an invited local architect (&Eacute;tienne Gaboury); another hut &mdash; soon to be determined &mdash; will become a class project for Kelvin High School&rsquo;s drafting program.</p> <ul><li> NUZZLES by RAW DESIGN INC. - Toronto</li> <li> Red Blanket by Workshop Architecture Inc. - Toronto</li> <li> Windshield by Kate Busby &amp; Bella Totino - Vancouver</li> <li> University of Manitoba winner: SKYBOX - Winnipeg</li> <li> &Eacute;tienne Gaboury's winner - Voyageur Hut</li> <li> Kelvin High School - TBA</li> </ul><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w267uch150ypaddz.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anyd2q0m7hj1muv1.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88135440/phyllis-lambert-steps-down-from-canadian-centre-for-architecture Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T06:28:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fowy0g68655paepw.jpg" width="514" height="592" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert, 86, announced Wednesday she is retiring as chair of the board of trustees of the museum and research centre she founded in 1979. A tireless defender of Montreal&rsquo;s built heritage, Lambert has taken an active role in every major urban planning debate in the city in the last four decades, from redeveloping the Old Port to protecting Mount Royal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Phyllis Lambert, founder of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46248430/canadian-centre-for-architecture-cca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a>, is stepping down as chairperson. She had also served as Director of the CCA until 1999. Toronto architect <a href="http://www.kpmb.com/index.asp?navid=15&amp;fid1=35&amp;fid2=1&amp;offset=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Kuwabara</a> will succeed her as chair of the world-renowned museum and research center.</p> <p> Before becoming an architect in the 1960s, Lambert established herself as Director of Planning for the Seagram Building, where she was responsible for hiring Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as the designer. She recently published a book, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73106772/fred-bernstein-reviews-phyllis-lambert-s-building-seagram" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Building Seagram</em></a>, chronicling the experience.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86445863/get-lectured-ryerson-13-14 Get Lectured: Ryerson '13-'14 Justine Testado 2013-11-13T12:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T23:09:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqpvs6246xawdsqj.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. (<strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've begun adding international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> The Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science recently sent us the poster for their 2013-'14 lecture events. Although their 2013 events are nearly wrapped up, the Department will present an international list of lecturers and special exhibitions in 2014.</p> <p> Lectures are at <strong>6:30 p.m</strong>. in<strong> the Pit:</strong> (ARC202), 325 Church Street, Toronto, Canada.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 12</strong></em><br><strong>Ant&oacute;n Garcia-Abril</strong> / Ensamble Studio - Madrid<br> Sponsored by the Spanish Consulate</p> <p> <em><strong>September 19</strong></em><br><strong>Andrew Frontini</strong> / Perkins + Will - Toronto<br> Sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 3</strong></em><br><strong>Julia Gersovitz</strong> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86000920/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-13-14 Get Lectured: University of Toronto '13-'14 Justine Testado 2013-11-07T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-11-07T17:54:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9j7z8eann2lzom8.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. (<strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've begun adding international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's poster comes with nifty extras from the <a href="http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design</a>.</p> <p> Designed and handfolded in The Netherlands by <a href="http://catalogtree.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">catalogtree</a>, the Daniels' poster uses the Miura-Ori fold -- a technique created by Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura to simulate large solar panel arrays for space satellites. The school's poster from last year also includes the Miura-Ori fold and was featured on Fold Factory (<strong>video below</strong>).</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Listed b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85539619/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-lisbon Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Lisbon Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-04T11:04:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T23:33:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezruwzrztv96dc07.jpg" width="514" height="148" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is delighted to present <strong>5468796 Architecture</strong>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p> <p> 5468796&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a> will hold dinner parties at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p> <p> From 5468796:</p> <p> <strong>DINNER</strong></p> <p> The first installment of the &ldquo;Table&rdquo; in our year-long research project was held in Portugal during the opening week of the Lisbon Architecture Tr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84845931/get-lectured-mcgill-university-fall-13 Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-23T17:25:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T11:41:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sxb7a0go8okx6ltf.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> It's time to change things up a little here in GL. For starters, our first <strong>international school </strong>is McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.<br><br> Since 2001, the McGill School of Architecture has featured several notable names--and a colorful collection of posters -- in their seasonal lecture series. A few recent lecturers include Bjarke Ingels of BIG; ARUP Principal David Scott;&nbsp; Shigeru Ban; Jeanne Gang; Luc Courchesne of METALAB, and UPenn Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski. Another regular feature to take note of is their lunchtime Brown Bag ASA-sponsored lecture series.</p> <p> Select lectures are also available as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81595778/first-annual-lamp-design-challenge-exhibition-coming-in-october First annual LAMP design challenge/exhibition coming in October Justine Testado 2013-09-11T14:18:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T15:55:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08r7q0ngencp9vbv.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This will be an opportunity for those already engaged with architecture to re-imagine their talents in more conceptual explorations and a way for the public to engage with architecture in a format they may have never experienced.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Annika Hagen, Nicole Fox and Tyler Greentree of <a href="http://welovelamp.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAMP</a> (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) from Vancouver, BC will be hosting their first annual LAMP event--a live design installation exhibition and creative challenge--on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Woodwards Atrium.</p> <p> LAMP invited four local architectural designers to participate in this one-night gala event. Bryn Davidson, Jorge Siemsen, Oliver Neumann + Cristian Schmitt, and Simon Montgomery were each given a thematic word to reinterpret and lighting packages to incorporate into their projects, and were assigned site-specific areas within the Woodwards Atrium. Other than that, they have complete freedom over their projects. The designers were given three months to create their pieces and have two days to install them in the Atrium. Then on the evening of Oct. 3, the results will be on display for the public to interact with and experience.</p> <p> <br> You can click <a href="http://welovelamp.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to purchase tickets, watch interviews with the designers, and more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76682209/canadian-telecom-giant-telus-taps-big-for-landmark-tower-in-calgary Canadian telecom giant TELUS taps BIG for landmark tower in Calgary Archinect 2013-07-09T17:13:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:13:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5edd1kgub3y68za2.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 750,000 square foot vibrant mixed-use tower will incorporate office, retail and residential space. There will be 430,000 square feet of office space, of which 155,000 square feet will be for TELUS. The development, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2017, will provide approximately 250 jobs for Calgarians, and engage local trades and companies to complete our vision.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>$400-million, 750,000 square foot LEED Platinum project to transform Calgary&rsquo;s skyline with an architectural marvel, creating a dynamic community of blended urban living and working</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2mrrw61plurauf3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Calgary, AB</strong> &ndash; TELUS is reaching for the sky with a new architectural landmark in Calgary&rsquo;s downtown core, transforming the entire 7th Avenue block into one of the most technologically innovative and environmentally-friendly sites in North America.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz9lv5hqj6v7kqwn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;The TELUS team is tremendously proud of our longstanding history in Alberta and thrilled to announce the development of TELUS Sky, which will stand as a lasting symbol of our passionate commitment to the Calgary community, our customers, our team members and to the province of Alberta,&rdquo; said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. &ldquo;Our new development is a powerful contribution to Calgary&rsquo;s economic strength, culture and social vitality. Notably, TELUS Sky will inject millions of dollars into the community and create hundreds of local jobs while...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74655678/5468796-architecture-wins-one-of-five-wan-21-for-21-awards 5468796 Architecture wins one of five WAN 21 FOR 21 Awards taiwanchu 2013-06-05T20:22:00-04:00 >2013-06-06T08:31:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/islxqwcauzstqeno.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canadian firm 5468796 Architecture has been selected for the WAN 21 FOR 21 Award by World Architecture News in London, UK. 5468796 was one of five emerging architectural practices chosen from over 150 entries and a longlist of 50 firms from around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62328288/michael-maltzan-selected-to-design-inuit-art-and-learning-centre-for-wag Michael Maltzan selected to design Inuit Art and Learning Centre for WAG Archinect 2012-11-28T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrff7ki18nr6a4m4.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan has been selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the <a href="http://wag.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winnipeg Art Gallery</a>. The Centre will house both the WAG&rsquo;s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world, and the Studio Art and Learning programs. Michael Maltzan will be the Prime and Design Architect for this historic project, and supporting his team will be Cibinel Architects, Ltd, led by principal George Cibinel, acting as the Associate and Technical Architect in Winnipeg.</p> <p> This past August, 65 prospective architectural teams from 15 countries responded to the Call for Expressions of Interest for the IALC project. In September, the architect selection committee narrowed it down to six finalists who submitted expanded proposals and were interviewed last month. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing Michael Maltzan as the winning architect, and this recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60925721/domus-on-mad-s-absolute-towers Domus on MAD's Absolute Towers Archinect 2012-11-07T18:52:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:21:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/5046e33ac9cbc76d224343287576b252.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For over a century, a simple dilemma has vexed architects. How to escape the formal monotony of a series of identical stacked plates, without losing the efficiency of the canonical high-rise formula? Through a series of astute formal moves, and by evoking empathy, Chinese architecture practice MAD has achieved a rare breakthrough.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59649978/local-architects-power-winnipeg-s-reinvigorated-design Local architects power Winnipeg’s reinvigorated design Archinect 2012-10-19T20:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2bz8qs02orppa27.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like the meeting of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, there&rsquo;s a compelling confluence of urban activists standing next to each other on the sidewalk of Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg. To my right is a group of First Nations flood evacuees protesting (politely) against cuts to their daily living allowance. To my left, below the gleaming, mirror-polished aluminum balconies of the Avenue on Portage mixed-use development...</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/55406926/melting-permafrost-plagues-dawson-city Melting permafrost plagues Dawson City Archinect 2012-08-16T15:42:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T14:47:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3kje1bxs3qqltpq.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dawson City spent more than $600,000 last year dealing with damage to roads and pipes caused by melting permafrost. A recently-published report says the shifting ground, a result of climate change, can do a lot of damage to infrastructure such as water and sewer systems.</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/53694416/why-canada-s-houses-are-getting-smaller Why Canada's houses are getting smaller Archinect 2012-07-17T12:09:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T18:58:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1z24qdbyy5b9kgpg.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Milllennials, the generation born from 1983 onwards, enjoyed a childhood free of bunkbeds or even shared bathrooms. Growing up in plush megahomes undoubtedly helped them become, in the words of one author, &ldquo;self-centred, needy, and entitled with unrealistic work expectations.&rdquo; Oddly, it also spawned a group of people patently unimpressed with backyards and breakfast nooks.</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/51519806/winners-of-azure-magazine-s-2012-az-awards Winners of AZURE Magazine’s 2012 AZ Awards Alexander Walter 2012-06-15T19:08:00-04:00 >2012-06-15T19:37:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylppa7ubv3krpbyc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big names of the international architectural and design community recently gathered at Toronto's Thompson Hotel as AZURE Magazine revealed the winners of its second annual AZ Awards, the only international, multi-disciplinary design competition in Canada. Representing a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design, submissions were open to designers, architects, firms and manufacturers of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields.</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/45559505/a-towering-artist-s-studio-on-a-canadian-island A towering artist’s studio on a Canadian island Archinect 2012-04-19T14:42:00-04:00 >2012-04-19T15:43:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70f77a3502a12ecdf0eadb353c43c6ad.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fogo Island is less than 100 square miles just east of Newfoundland and Labrador. The craggy island isn&rsquo;t the most hospitable place, but the roughly 3000 inhabitants are committed to living there and even taking steps to draw tourists to their rocky shores. Across the island, six artist&rsquo;s studios designed by Saunders Architecture are taking shape. The hope is that the island will draw the kind of cultural tourists that have flocked to places like Marfa or Bilboa.</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/45228582/bracket-goes-soft-buoyant-light bracket [goes soft]: Buoyant Light Archinect 2012-04-16T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:24:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i03cngff7fnhxuvz.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In anticipation of this week's event, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45228588/join-archinect-in-hollywood-this-thursday-for-publish-or-bracket-goes-soft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</a>, we will be showcasing a piece from the book each day this week. We hope to see you this Thursday!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/soft/selections/buoyant_light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Buoyant Light</strong></a><br> by Claire Lubell and Virginia Fernandez</p> <p> <em>The Canadian Arctic is a vast landscape, dotted with remote communities whose lives depend on natural cycles for subsistence. While imagining widespread distribution, Buoyant Light is sited in Igloolik, an Inuit community of 1600 at 70 degrees North with active creative and research programs. Like much of the Arctic, Igloolik is witness to acute changes in permafrost, sea levels and ice. As an island, it is particularly vulnerable to unreliable freeze-thaw cycles of the sea which directly affects safe hunting and traveling.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vy80lgim7scbc94.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Image: View of Igloolik at night, illuminated on land and water by a distributed series of buoyant lights.</p> <p> <em>Buoyant Light consists of a balloon and a buoy which serve a dual function: to harvest solar energy, providing Iglooli...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44413002/clats-de-verre-by-atomic3 Éclats de verre by Atomic3 Archinect 2012-04-09T16:31:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T17:07:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzmtlzymifwoi9cv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Montr&eacute;al-based design outfit <a href="http://atomic3.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atomic3</a> has shared with us their light installation, "&Eacute;clats de Verre" for Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles on Emilie-Gamelin square.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21jzki30k1pq94ij.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&Eacute;clats de verre<br> Place &Eacute;milie-Gamelin / Montreal / Canada<br> December 15th, 2011 - February 26, 2012</strong></p> <p> Montreal has long been known as the &rdquo;city of a hundred steeples&rdquo;. Through the heart of this northern metropolis, ATOMIC3 has scattered &Eacute;clats de verre: a giant shattered stained-glass window reorganised into a playful maze that offers a unique immersive experience to its visitors, and a colourful panorama to passersby.</p> <p> Winner of the Cr&eacute;er l&rsquo;hiver competition, &Eacute;clats de verre is one of three works that make up Luminoth&eacute;rapie 2012. The goal of this event produced by the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal is to beat the winter blues, using interactive light-based installations.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s42h387w0hcgff00.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &Eacute;clats de verre transforms Place &Eacute;milie-Gamelin, located in the Latin Quarter, into a field of vibrant hues. Passersby ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42465001/calatrava-s-peace-bridge-to-open-tomorrow-in-calgary Calatrava's Peace Bridge to open tomorrow in Calgary Archinect 2012-03-23T19:37:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T14:15:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q0/q05rube055tbqu9w.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It has been extraordinarily controversial and I made no bones of the fact that it&rsquo;s not a project I would have supported if I had been on council at the time,&rdquo; said the mayor. &ldquo;But the thing is, it&rsquo;s there. It&rsquo;s an indelible and a permanent part of the landscape of our city. &ldquo;It would all do us good to grow to love it.&rdquo; The span, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is officially pegged at $24.5 million, but is expected to cost more.</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/38081762/beach-howe-tower-proposal-vancouver-big-tower-bjarke-ingels-group Beach & Howe Tower Proposal Vancouver BIG Tower Bjarke Ingels Group Archinect 2012-02-14T18:37:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d61979a579435cae4b8a9a7b7a4ffda.jpg" width="514" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal is for a mixed-use development. On the Howe Street side, there will be a 49-storey residential tower with a 9-storey podium which includes market rental housing, commercial uses, and a childcare facility. The building height is at 150 metres and will be the tallest building on the southern end of downtown and the 4th tallest building in the city, unless the Ritz Carlton site gets developed before this, in which case it would be the 5th tallest.</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/37498806/jane-jacobs-compares-toronto-montreal-1969 Jane Jacobs compares Toronto & Montreal, 1969 Archinect 2012-02-09T17:29:00-05:00 >2012-02-09T20:27:40-05:00 <em><p>From CBC TV's "The Way It Is" program, circa 1969, urbanist and author Jane Jacobs compares late 1960s Toronto and Montreal on how they have been planned and built, while condemning major highways planned for GTO.</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/36145079/very-cool-warming-hut-designs-win-big-at-the-forks Very cool: Warming-hut designs win big at The Forks Archinect 2012-01-29T00:10:00-05:00 >2012-01-31T12:37:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bv6cnd5t4pfzr4z0.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three huts were chosen from an open design competition with the winning designs coming from the Czech Republic, Norway and New York. A fourth was chosen from student submissions at the University of Manitoba while the fifth was designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.</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/35058280/portuguese-architect-diogo-burnay-appointed-director-of-the-school-of-architecture-of-the-faculty-of-architecture-and-planning-of-dalhousie-university Portuguese Architect Diogo Burnay appointed director of the school of architecture of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University hugonascimento 2012-01-19T12:00:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T16:06:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1eopjy9lvdpt1wl.jpg" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The portuguese architect Diogo Burnay to head Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University, at Halifax, Canada, after being selected among three finalists in an international competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Portuguese architect Diogo Burnay was appointed to be the director of the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, after being shortlisted among three finalists in an international call for applications.</p> <p> Diogo Burnay applied last year to the post of Director of the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and in August was selected for a "short-list" which also included an American, an Italian and a Norwegian architect.</p> <p> Working outside of Portugal is not new for this 46 year old architect who founded in 1999 in Lisbon, next to Cristina Ver&iacute;ssimo, the office CVDB (1). Diogo Burnay was living in Macau when he taught at the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong. He also taught in various universities in the United States, the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the...</p>