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3-D printing technologies create new opportunities for architects
The Varsity
Science and art are two subjects that often appear to be mutually exclusive. As is made evident by the recent large-scale 3-D printing exhibition, 3DXL, held in Toronto, this distinction is becoming increasingly blurred by modern technological advancements. One of the main attractions at the exhibition was a project titled "Arabesque Wall." The wall was designed and created by architects Benjamin Dillenburger — who is also currently an assistant professor of Architecture at the University of Toronto — and Michael Hansmeyer, in collaboration with Design Exchange, Toronto.
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Renderings released for proposed 56-storey zebra-like tower in downtown Vancouver
VanCity Buzz
Another proposed skyscraper with a distinct architectural flair, designed by internationally renowned Vancouver-based Bing Thom Architects, could help shake up downtown Vancouver's mundane skyline. First Baptist Church on the northwest corner of Burrard and Nelson streets has partnered with Westbank Projects Corporation to revitalize the 1911-completed church building while also expanding the congregation's outreach and initiatives within the local community.
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Premier regard sur la tour «mystère» de Saint-Roch
Le Soleil
La tour de 20 étages actuellement en construction dans Saint-Roch fera la part belle au verre, elle sera largement fenestrée et composée de blocs de diverses tailles, peut-on voir dans une esquisse numérique obtenue par Le Soleil. Il y a un moment déjà que les citoyens du quartier Saint-Roch se demandent de quoi aura l'air la voisine de la bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, une tour du promoteur Cromwell.
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Justus League: Architectural superheroes assemble at the rapids
Northern Life
Fifty-two students from the first new architecture school to open in Canada in the last 40 years are helping move the Mill Market to its permanent home in the old St. Marys Paper board mill at Mill Square. "We're working with Justus Veldman on his development," said Thomas Strickland, assistant professor at Laurentian School of Architecture in Sudbury. "The plan is to study his buildings and in particular the board mill building. The market will hopefully be moving there very soon. Our project is to work with Justus on studying how this market works, how it integrates with the community and how it can translate some of that success into the new building."
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Retour aux sources pour le père du Living Building Challenge
Voir Vert
Jason McLennan, le père du Living Building Challenge, quitte son poste de président exécutif de l'International Living Future Institute (ILFI), dont il demeurera président du conseil d'administration. Amanda Sturgeon, directrice générale de l'organisation, le remplacera à compter du 1er janvier 2016. Au moment d'annoncer son départ, Jason McLennan a indiqué qu'il souhaitait consacrer les prochaines années de sa carrière à l'architecture, au design et à l'aménagement du territoire.
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Architecture boosts economy in smaller communities
Sault Star
Architects can lead the way with rehabilitation projects by designing spaces that will fit into a community's urban fabric and preserve its history. Tone Dreesen, president of the Ontario Association of Architects, was speaking at the annual Ontario Association of Architects President's Tour — The Algoma Society, meeting in Sault Ste. Marie recently. He gave kudos to Sault Ste. Marie's redevelopment efforts.
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Interview with Johanna Hurme
Canadian Architect
There's an angular beauty to 5468796 Architecture's latest residential project on the outskirts of Winnipeg. Jutting out on a diagonal across the driveway, the rich brown single-level home jumps out from the ticky-tacky homes on an unassuming suburban street. I enter to behold dreamy rays of sunshine stretching across the floor-to-ceiling windows at the rear. A lone cat skulks about the backyard, looking vaguely guilty in the bright light of day, as a harried photographer sets up his tripod for an upcoming magazine feature.
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Architect: Vancouver lacks dynamic public spaces
The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver needs to focus on building public spaces in the centre of the city that are as dynamic as beaches and the seawall around its edge, according to a Vancouver architect. Brian Wakelin said the kinds of urban spaces he's talking about aren't parks, but places such as Italian piazzas that can used for many different purposes, from outdoor markets to concerts. "I'm not talking about spaces being used every day that are all important — such as grassy fields and park benches and playgrounds," he said.
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Restored townhouses keep Corktown quirky despite gentrification
The Globe and Mail
Fifteen years ago, Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood was a destination only to those who lived there. Many buildings were dilapidated, a few were vacant, and alleyways were littered with syringes and condoms. Shady characters on doorsteps steered nice folk into taking evening constitutionals elsewhere; besides, Corktown coffee came only in the lukewarm, greasy spoon variety.
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