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12 February 2010

Architectural firm earns accolades

A three-year-old Winnipeg firm is making waves in North American architecture circles after winning two prestigious awards in the last three months. The latest accolade for the firm with the unusual name —...

10 February 2010

Snà¸hetta to design Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Zeidler Partnership Architects of Toronto in association with Snøhetta of Oslo, Norway and New York City has been announced as the co-architects for Ryerson’s new Student Learning Centre (SLC). “We are very pleased...

04 February 2010

OUR HOUSE isn’t a very, very, very fine house

While Ontario, Quebec and Alberta put the finishing touches to Olympic pavilions designed with flair and distinction, the host country is preparing to welcome the world in a structure that is little more...

02 February 2010

CCA presents the exhibition Take Note

From 4 February until 30 May 2010, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents the exhibition Take Note, which traces selected pivotal moments in the ongoing relationship between writing and architecture over the...

02 February 2010

New library for Saint-Laurent, Montreal announced

The winner of the Quebec-wide architectural competition for Saint-Laurent’s new library has been announced today. The chosen project was submitted by the team composed of Cardinal Hardy/Labonté Marcil/Éric Pelletier Architectes en consortium/SDK et...

30 January 2010

The big picture

Photographic credit: Robert Lemermeyer Architect Randall Stout expects tomorrow to be the best day of the year, maybe even the decade. Opening a new building is usually like that, said the Los Angelesbased...

28 January 2010

Olympic Games Canada Pavilion called ‘shameful

Architects are panning the Canada Pavilion for the 2010 Olympic Games, designed by a U.S. firm and unveiled yesterday in Vancouver, saying it is the latest of a string of dowdy pavilions erected...

19 January 2010

From brutal brooding to retrofit chic

Constructed of pre-cast concrete skinned in dark brown brick veneer, 222 Jarvis Street is an imposing modern mass that stands out among its Victorian-style neighbours on one of Toronto’s oldest streets. It’s a...

19 January 2010

Throwing the world a few curves

When tens of thousands of Olympic visitors arrive in this city next month, they’re likely to come with stories about the glories of “Vancouverism” ringing in their ears. The media often focus on...

19 January 2010

Leblanc + Turcotte + Spooner win Montreal bus shelter design competition

The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, has unveiled the winning concept in the city bus shelter design competition, submitted by the consortium Leblanc + Turcotte + Spooner. The competition was for the design...