Archinect - News 2017-10-24T02:05:24-04:00 PLANT Partners Receive Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal PLANT Architect Inc. 2012-11-23T11:34:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:43-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> PLANT partners Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, and Mary Tremain have been awarded the 2012 Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal from the University of Waterloo. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 22 November 2012 at the annual Dean of Engineering Dinner in Waterloo, Ontario, where Dean Pearl Sullivan presented the medal to the team. Since 2005, this prestigious award has established a tangible recognition of the professional achievements, volunteer leadership, and research excellence of Waterloo Engineering alumni.</p> <p> Rapoport, Pommer, and Tremain founded PLANT Architect Inc. in 1997, using their academic experience as a launching pad for their collaborative practice. Since that time, the partners have moved beyond architecture, branching into the domains of landscape, ecology, furniture, art, graphic design, and public space.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are thrilled to receive this award from the institution that set our careers in motion,&rdquo; said PLANT partner Lisa Rapoport. &ldquo;It is ...</p> PLANT ARCHITECT’S EXHIBIT OPENS AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE PLANT Architect Inc. 2012-10-04T11:00:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T12:59:30-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> On 29 September 2012, the Architecture Exhibition Fall 2012 opened at Harboufront Centre in Toronto. Curated by Patrick Macaulay, <em><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BREATHTAKING: Constructed Landscapes </a></strong></em>features PLANT Architect Inc.&rsquo;s installation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Lenticular Curtain</strong></em></a> alongside the works of architects Baird Sampson Neuert, Idea Tank Design Collective, and visual artist Vid Ingelevics.</p> <p> <em><strong>BREATHTAKING: Constructed Landscapes</strong></em> explores the use of architecture in defining and directing how people view and understand nature and landscape. In response to the curatorial question &ldquo;<em>How can architecture create an awe-inspiring experience through the placement of built form within the landscape?</em>&rdquo;, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a> designed an immersive architecture meant to overwhelm, infuse, inhabit, and amplify the landscape. <em><strong>Lenticular Curtain</strong></em> is a larger-than-life, interactive lantern&mdash;a sculptural intervention that, when entered, disturbs and distorts multiple landscapes in order to form new ones. The central role of the visitor, whether ...</p>