Archinect - Features 2017-09-22T16:46:06-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150019966/audain-art-museum-by-patkau-architects Audain Art Museum by Patkau Architects Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-31T09:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T18:58:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/328/patkau-architects" target="_blank">Patkau Architects</a>, the Audain Art Museum,&nbsp;located in Whistler, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/89243/british-columbia" target="_blank">British Columbia</a>,&nbsp;is a 56,000 square foot museum housing Michael Audain&rsquo;s personal art collection which spans the history of British Columbia from the late 18th century to the present day.&nbsp;Spacious and minimal, the structure fits elegantly into Whistler's forest landscape, creating a serene environment for visitors. Recently, the art&nbsp;museum&nbsp;received a&nbsp;Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture medal in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5651/patkau-architects-d-arcy-jones-among-2017-aibc-architectural-award-winners" target="_blank">2017 AIBC Architectural Awards</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015839/after-being-destroyed-in-a-fire-canadian-firm-patkau-architects-rebuilds-the-temple-of-light After being destroyed in a fire, Canadian-firm Patkau Architects rebuilds the Temple of Light Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-06T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-07-08T16:09:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Construction is nearing completion on the Temple of Light at the Yasodhara Ashram in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/89243/british-columbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British Columbia</a>, Canada. Located near Crawford Bay and a visible landmark from Kootenay Lake, the temple was the vision of Swami Radha, a pioneer in the North American yoga movement who completed the original center in 1992.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015561/happy-canada-day-here-s-a-look-at-some-of-our-favorite-practices-from-each-province-and-territory Happy Canada Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite practices from each province and territory Nicholas Korody 2017-07-01T10:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T11:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Every July 1, Canadians unite to celebrate their country and its history. Specifically, Canada Day commemorates the merger of what were once three separate colonies&mdash;New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada (contemporary Ontario and Quebec). It was a milestone in the movement from colony to commonwealth to independent country.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006127/moshe-safdie-reflects-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-habitat-67-the-masterpiece-he-completed-at-25 Moshe Safdie Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25 Nicholas Korody 2017-05-10T11:41:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T00:20:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr89ff9o63nm9qlr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr89ff9o63nm9qlr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr89ff9o63nm9qlr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr89ff9o63nm9qlr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Fifty years ago, a young Canadian-Israeli architect got the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to realize his senior thesis for the 1967 World Fair in Montr&eacute;al. The resulting housing complex inspired generations of architects inside and outside of Canada, and its influence is visible in buildings built to this day. It wasn&rsquo;t just formal innovation that determined <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/97004/habitat-67" target="_blank">Habitat 67</a>&rsquo;s significance&mdash;although that&rsquo;s certainly part of it&mdash;but also the new way of life it imagined by way of affordable, dense urban housing with all the greenery, spaciousness, and privacy of the suburbs.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150004627/from-bjarke-ingels-to-kengo-kuma-ian-gillespie-is-a-developer-that-appreciates-the-value-of-architecture From Bjarke Ingels to Kengo Kuma, Ian Gillespie is a Developer that Appreciates the Value of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-04-26T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T20:59:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Making the leap from paper to brick and mortar (or from the screen to IRL) tends to require a fair amount of financial support. Back in the old days, that would mean a wealthy patron like a Medici or a Guggenheim. And today&mdash;well, it also usually means a wealthy patron. For big projects, like a <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" target="_blank">BIG</a> tower, they&rsquo;re often developers. But, as every architect knows, few developers actually support innovative design. Enter someone like Ian Gillespie, the founder of <a href="http://westbankcorp.com/" target="_blank">Westbank</a> and the backer of many significant projects by major architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150003660/designing-for-and-with-the-landscape-an-interview-with-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects Designing For and With the Landscape: an Interview with MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T01:34:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lg/lgy0i5mvqxd5mr07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lg/lgy0i5mvqxd5mr07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lg/lgy0i5mvqxd5mr07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lg/lgy0i5mvqxd5mr07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In a way, the work of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/13014492/mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects-ltd" target="_blank">MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</a> stands out in that it fits in. That is to say, while so many of their contemporaries orient their work around attention-grabbing icons, the Halifax-based practice led by Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple strives to make buildings that bring attention towards, rather than away from, the landscape.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/146888284/a-prize-winning-installation-pays-tribute-to-a-historical-quebec-village A prize-winning installation pays tribute to a historical Quebec village Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-10T17:03:00-05:00 >2016-03-11T16:46:18-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjc6grqwkdexv7fx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjc6grqwkdexv7fx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjc6grqwkdexv7fx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjc6grqwkdexv7fx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Vercheres, a small village near Montreal, has recently integrated a unique memorial to honor those who originally settled the region in 1740. A local firm, <a href="http://www.lesateliers-guyon.com/" target="_blank">Les Ateliers Guyon</a><strong>,</strong> has designed a cluster of benches with white oak sails rooted along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. <em>Sails Benches </em>echoes the arrival of 18th century explorers, while reflecting a particular artistic aesthetic that Les Ateliers Guyon has become known for. The project has recently garnered accolade from the prestigious World Interiors News Awards in London, receiving first place in the &lsquo;Furniture Category&rsquo;.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/146210511/modular-benches-provide-maximum-functionality-and-versatility-for-lake-jasper-house Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-02T13:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-19T14:07:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Lake Jasper House, designed by <a href="http://www.architecturama.ca/" target="_blank">Architecturama</a>, stands in the midst of a forested haven in Chertsey, Canada. The Quebec-based architecture firm has thoughtfully combined a minimalist aesthetic with maximum functionality, optimizing the use of the house&rsquo;s interior space. In keeping with their manifesto, Architecturama has approached their design with the intention &ldquo;to have a present, living and enthusiastic architecture that engages the senses,&rdquo; in addition to reducing an environmental footprint in any way conceivable.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/146210511/modular-benches-provide-maximum-functionality-and-versatility-for-lake-jasper-house Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-02T13:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-19T14:07:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Lake Jasper House, designed by <a href="http://www.architecturama.ca/" target="_blank">Architecturama</a>, stands in the midst of a forested haven in Chertsey, Canada. The Quebec-based architecture firm has thoughtfully combined a minimalist aesthetic with maximum functionality, optimizing the use of the house&rsquo;s interior space. In keeping with their manifesto, Architecturama has approached their design with the intention &ldquo;to have a present, living and enthusiastic architecture that engages the senses,&rdquo; in addition to reducing an environmental footprint in any way conceivable.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects Showcase: Slate House by Affleck de la Riva architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-06T20:27:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T18:29:34-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zkh0wytdujs02o3j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zkh0wytdujs02o3j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zkh0wytdujs02o3j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zkh0wytdujs02o3j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Suburbia doesn't have to be faceless. Slate House, a proud black sheep in a family of tract houses, manages a demurely chic presence amid the former farmlands of Laval, Montreal's largest suburb.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people Rem's Venice Biennale is "like being immersed in a stormy S,M,L,XL, with a glass of wine, and hundreds of other people" Terri Peters 2014-06-16T10:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-13T20:25:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Is Modernism &ldquo;history&rdquo;? How do Modern concepts, especially regarding representation, nature, technology and housing, relate to the current state of architecture? These were some overarching questions embedded in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas. The show opened June 7th under the &ldquo;Fundamentals&rdquo; theme, and it is worth visiting for the important questions it raises about the current state of architecture and building.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/94499693/screen-print-8-satellite Screen/Print #8: Satellite Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-28T12:56:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T19:12:20-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j5/j5ei99uanbru1xug.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j5/j5ei99uanbru1xug.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j5/j5ei99uanbru1xug.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j5/j5ei99uanbru1xug.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em><strong>Screen/Print</strong></em></a>&nbsp;is an experiment in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. Divorcing content from the physical page, the series lends a new perspective to nuanced architectural thought.</p><p>For this issue, we&rsquo;re featuring <a href="http://www.satellitemagazine.ca/" target="_blank"><strong>Satellite</strong></a>'s&nbsp;<em>Toronto.</em></p><p>Do you run an architectural publication? If you&rsquo;d like to submit a piece of writing to&nbsp;<em>Screen/Print</em>, please&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">send us a message</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/60372984/working-out-of-the-box-skip-schwartz Working out of the Box: Skip Schwartz Archinect 2012-10-30T15:15:00-04:00 >2012-11-22T10:05:19-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhe18sg91e8zbs57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhe18sg91e8zbs57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhe18sg91e8zbs57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhe18sg91e8zbs57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh In Focus: Sam Javanrouh Archinect 2012-02-21T18:33:00-05:00 >2012-02-25T09:46:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikqntursjr5pl9jl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikqntursjr5pl9jl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikqntursjr5pl9jl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikqntursjr5pl9jl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to Iranian-Canadian creative director and photographer <a href="http://www.samjavanrouh.com/" target="_blank">Sam Javanrouh</a>.</p>