Archinect - News 2014-11-24T11:37:24-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada Álvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T22:16:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojsyypmdwonv5soi.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Portuguese architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17135/lvaro-siza-vieira" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza</a> this week announced to donate his architectural archive to public architectural institutions in Portugal and Canada. The decision was motivated by Siza's desire of fostering discussion and dialogue in a research-oriented context.</p><p>One part of the archive will be donated to the <a href="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a> (CCA) in Montreal, and the other part will be given to two Portuguese institutions, the <a href="http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Homepage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="http://www.serralves.pt/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</p><p>&ldquo;The CCA is thrilled to accept this generous donation," remarked CCA Director Mirko Zardini. "I have known &Aacute;lvaro Siza and followed his work closely for several decades. His architecture escapes easy classification, but always offers a lesson &ndash; a new way of seeing the world around us. His buildings have a distinct character and particular relationship to their urban or natural settings, always born from the desire to participate in the world. Siza&rsquo;s drawings and sketches reflect his ability to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99486387/piecing-together-creativity-with-atelier-d-s-oblika-architectural-puzzle Piecing together creativity with Atelier-D's OBLIKA architectural puzzle Justine Testado 2014-05-09T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43qdtfm1i7s05e79.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twenty-two is the magic number for the OBLIKA architectural puzzle. Crafted by Jonathan Dorthe of <a href="http://www.atelier-d.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier-D</a> from Montreal, Canada the 22-piece wooden puzzle could be a nifty tool for coming up with new design ideas or simply a fun therapeutic way to take a break during those hectic weeks at work or school.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yz0styumx3i5whp7.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the puzzle's sleek aesthetics make it appropriate for creative minds of any age. Each geometric piece is made of 9 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' wide x 1/4'' thick wood that features an etched linear design. Then you can arrange the pieces inside the wooden frame to form a neat square or skip the frame and go crazy putting together any shape you want. The puzzle also includes a paper grid with examples to spark ideas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv1qcgcsjf8fn8hq.jpg"><br><br>"I was inspired by a childhood game 'tangram' which is a simpler version. I wanted to make it more architectural and more complex," Dorthe wrote in an email. "That's why I added lots of pieces of different shapes and even circular shapes. The laser etched pattern adds a graphi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/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/90310460/speech-bubble-lamps-make-montreal-street-into-comic-strip Speech-bubble lamps make Montreal street into comic strip Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-02T18:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:24:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gu/guy5sfnfmm7xxar2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Turn Me On Design recently won a competition launched in 2012 by Avenue Mont-Royal with IDEA-O-RAMA&mdash;their comic book inspired street lamps that help give the street a bite of personality [...] The lights are meant to induce "a new kind of dialogue that will 'talk to' the perspective of the Avenue." [...] It would be great to see more cities cultivating regional identity through projects like this.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The elemental is always open to re-interpretation.</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/84845931/get-lectured-mcgill-university-fall-13 Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-23T17:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sxb7a0go8okx6ltf.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>It's time to change things up a little here in GL. For starters, our first <strong>international school </strong>is McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.<br><br>Since 2001, the McGill School of Architecture has featured several notable names--and a colorful collection of posters -- in their seasonal lecture series. A few recent lecturers include Bjarke Ingels of BIG; ARUP Principal David Scott;&nbsp; Shigeru Ban; Jeanne Gang; Luc Courchesne of METALAB, and UPenn Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski. Another regular feature to take note of is their lunchtime Brown Bag ASA-sponsored lecture series.</p><p>Select lectures are also available as <a href="http://podcasts.mcgill.ca/architecture-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">podcasts</a>.<br><br><em>Wa...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75894901/is-your-architect-a-computer-a-new-exhibit-reveals-how-building-went-digital-and-why-you-should-care Is Your Architect A Computer? A New Exhibit Reveals How Building Went Digital... And Why You Should Care Archinect 2013-06-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:59:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24a492993c610021b8f3d8404af0a118.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a revealing new exhibit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture shows, ambivalence about digital architecture was characteristic of most of the architects who pioneered it, including Peter Eisenman, Chuck Hoberman and Shoei Yoh. &ldquo;The computer has become an opportunistic gadget for most of the profession,&rdquo; Gehry tells the architect-cum-curator Greg Lynn in an interview for the exhibition catalogue.</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/71076004/the-cca-is-offering-curatorial-opportunities-again-for-2013 The CCA is offering Curatorial Opportunities again for 2013 Archinect 2013-04-11T18:13:00-04:00 >2013-04-11T18:14:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7tud4n439r5p1r3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator&rsquo;s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture.</p> <p> For the third year the CCA launches two curatorial opportunities beginning in fall 2013: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program.</p> <p> <strong>Young Curator Program</strong><br> The Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project on the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design during a residency of 3 months at the CCA. Read the guidelines <a href="http://www.cca.qc.ca/system/files/126/original/Guidelines_2013_FINAL_1.pdf?1365190645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> Deadline extended to 5pm EST, Monday, 29 April 2013</p> <p> <strong>Curatorial Internships</strong><br> With the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada, the Curatorial Internships are designed to share the CCA&rsquo;s expertise with students ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65221528/cahier-d-exercices-by-saucier-perrotte-architectes Cahier d'Exercices by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Archinect 2013-01-10T14:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7589wkf4gki60h.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cahier d&rsquo;Exercices is located at the entrance level of the historic Ross warehouse-store.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The stone fa&ccedil;ade, its cast iron columns, and an expansive brick wall (punctuated with pieces of wood and metal) that runs the length of the store recall the 19th Century building&rsquo;s industrial past as a retailer of large tissues, leathers and furs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqlesyzvvg3g6axh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Crossing the threshold, the visitor is invited to explore the boutique by the clever use of a &ldquo;degrad&eacute;&rdquo; &mdash; or gradient effect &mdash; on the ceiling.&nbsp; The colour changes gradually from a reflective, latex-like black to a pure diaphanous white, drawing visitors toward a reflective, opalescent mirror that extends the perspective of the space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpe7xoqdtcrh0pe9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Placed at distinct intervals and delicately suspended from the ceiling, the racking system was custom designed by the architect to permit the clothing displayed to be perceived as a changing and evolving building material.&nbsp; Slightly reminiscent of the sculptural work of artist Fred Sandback, the straight, c...</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/40595474/montreal-landmark-wins-lego-contest Montreal landmark wins Lego contest Alexander Walter 2012-03-07T14:16:00-05:00 >2012-03-08T13:35:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a91c68d18b90366ee6390e9043ad8e6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A quirky Montreal landmark has won an international competition among Lego enthusiasts &ndash; but the thrill of victory has been tempered by the sting of rejection. The Habitat 67 housing complex won an internet vote, beating out iconic structures like Paris' Eiffel Tower, Rome's Coliseum and the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.</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/38988460/cultural-center-in-verdun-by-saucier-perrotte-architectes Cultural Center in Verdun by Saucier + Perrotte, Architectes Alexander Walter 2012-02-22T15:07:00-05:00 >2012-02-22T15:08:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31sfoupnmg3gxfgi.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this month, we published the winners in the competition for a new cultural venue in Montreal's Verdun Borough with Les Architectes FABG taking home the First Prize. One of the four outstanding finalist entries was submitted by Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte, Architectes which we present here in detail.</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/37259482/les-architectes-fabg-wins-competition-for-new-cultural-venue-in-montreal Les Architectes FABG Wins Competition for New Cultural Venue in Montreal Alexander Walter 2012-02-07T15:38:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T15:41:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1p63r252jq6byqx.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Les Architectes FABG is the winning firm in the architecture competition for a new cultural venue adjacent to the St. Lawrence River in Montreal's Verdun Borough. The project includes a professional theater and also provides for redevelopment and expansion of Verdun's circus school, the &Eacute;cole de cirque de Verdun.</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/31976234/results-of-montreal-s-yul-mtl-moving-landscapes-ideas-competition Results of Montreal’s YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes Ideas Competition Alexander Walter 2011-12-23T18:38:48-05:00 >2011-12-28T15:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avhzmbyt04k26vmj.jpg" width="514" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The YUL-MTL : Moving landscapes international ideas competition on the Autoroute 20 gateway corridor linking the Montreal-Trudeau Airport to downtown Montreal recently announced three equal winners. The competition [...] aimed to develop strategic visions for the development of the 17 km corridor mainly composed of transport infrastructures, residential and industrials areas and brownfields in dire need of revitalization.</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/31609470/saucier-perrotte-hughes-condon-marler-architects-win-indoor-soccer-center-competition-in-montreal Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects Win Indoor Soccer Center Competition in Montreal Alexander Walter 2011-12-20T14:21:00-05:00 >2012-10-16T17:29:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y42zwliknkq1udk2.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Mayor of Montreal, G&eacute;rald Tremblay, recently unveiled the winning project in the architecture competition for the new indoor soccer center at the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC). The jury has chosen the concept developed by Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects from among the four submitted by the finalist firms.</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/28478613/hip-cities-that-think-about-how-they-work Hip Cities That Think About How They Work Archinect 2011-11-23T11:46:07-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:31:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6419d6247b96df0a830f70e9b2783492.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This survey is not based solely on quality of life, number of trees or the cost of a month&rsquo;s rent. Instead, we examine some cities that aim to be both smart and well managed, yet have an undeniably hip vibe. Our pick of cities that are, in a phrase, both great and good...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT selects Auckland, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Santiago, Shanghai and Vilnius as the hippest cities for young professionals.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/11046632/alleged-forced-resignation-at-mcgill-university-stirs-backlash-from-students Alleged Forced Resignation at McGill University Stirs Backlash from Students Paul Petrunia 2011-06-24T12:37:28-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/sel7m5365l8bm867.jpg" width="325" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Word has been spreading since yesterday about the resignation of Michael Jemtrud, Director of McGill's School of Architecture. Archinect has just been anonymously informed, however, that "a very reliable senior faculty source within the school" has confirmed that the resignation was forced and that Jemtrud is not allowed to talk about it.</p> <p> The message we received follows:</p> <p> <em>On Thursday, June 23, 2011, Michael Jemtrud was forced to resign from his position as Director of McGill University School of Architecture. Jemtrud was hired four years ago with a mandate to integrate current technologies into the professional programs, to reinvigorate critical discussion and research about their use, and to foster a clearer organizational structure and closer collaborations within the school's many professional and post-professional programs. Jemtrud approached the job with a distinct vision and direction, and an ability to move quickly while continuing to foster the school's longstanding str...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6234032/fifth-anniversary-of-montreal-unesco-city-of-design Fifth anniversary of Montreal UNESCO City of Design Paul Petrunia 2011-05-13T18:16:44-04:00 >2011-05-13T18:16:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpc24ni9iwg9njmy.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Montreal UNESCO City of Design initiative aims at creating opportunities for designers in Montreal so as to give vital and tangible expression to Montr&eacute;al&rsquo;s status as a UNESCO City of Design. First launched throught an investment of $1.2 million over three years (2007-2011), the initiative aims to fund design and architecture competitions as well as promote made-in-Montr&eacute;al design initiatives via various digital communication tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Montr&eacute;al's designation of a UNESCO City of Design, the city will be hosting a year-long event titled <em>Montr&eacute;al, UNESCO City of Design</em>, from May 2011 to May 2012.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>