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Op-Ed: The so-called NIMBYs have it right on infill
Ottawa Citizen
While most are open to, even thrilled by, the novelty of large scale changes to the public realm, changes that have a direct bearing on one's domestic space are very unsettling. Major changes in the dimensions or character of houses can have dramatic effects on how one enjoys life in a fundamental way — daylight in one's kitchen in the morning, the ability to garden on one's property, and so forth.
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Halifax project banks on heritage
The Chronicle Herald
An ambitious development will transform a downtown Halifax block. "We just think it's time to redevelop these buildings," said Wolfgang Thiel, president of Robin Halifax Holdings Ltd., the family-owned company that owns Royal Bank Tower and the block on which it stands. The planned 500,000-square-foot, twin-tower development, called 22nd Commerce Square, will span the area bounded by Granville, George, Hollis and Duke streets.
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ID-JCCM: Repenser et recréer Montréal via entre autres l'urbanisme, l'architecture et le design
À l'aube de la campagne électorale pour l'élection de la prochaine administration à la mairie de Montréal, qui se tiendra en novembre 2013, la Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) s'exprime au nom de ses membres, soit 1 500 professionnels et entrepreneurs du Grand Montréal, en exposant les attentes, les préoccupations et la vision de la relève d'affaires relativement au développement et à la bonne gouvernance de notre métropole.
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  Are Inefficient BIM Processes Dragging Down Your Team's Performance?

Wherever your firm may be in the adoption of BIM, if you’ve invested in tools like Autodesk’s Revit, you need to ensure that you reap the benefits. Yet, it’s difficult for project teams to recognize the flaws in their workflows. IMAGINiT’s Revit Health Check can help.

Architect Harold Ship spent decades making a mark on Montreal
The Globe and Mail
When he was two years old, Harold Ship was given a hammer by a Jewish workman who came to his family's modest apartment in Westmount, QC, for kosher meals prepared by his mother. The hammer struck a passion in the child: He would spend hours bashing nails into a door frame, much to his parents' chagrin. This summer, Mr. Ship donated all his files to Quebec's National Library and Archives. He wanted to mark an era in the city's history.
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L'Édifice Sun Life remporte le Prix du patrimoine commercial 2013
CNW Telbec
L'Édifice Sun Life a remporté le prestigieux Prix du patrimoine commercial 2013, décerné conjointement par la Ville de Montréal et Héritage Montréal à l'issue de l'Opération patrimoine architectural de Montréal (OPAM), qui en est à sa 23e édition. Cette initiative lancée en 1991 a pour but de souligner l'importance de la protection du patrimoine bâti montréalais et de récompenser les pratiques les plus respectueuses à cet égard.
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Moore Studio / Omar Gandhi Architect
Arch Daily
The home is built on a recently purchased piece of land amidst a dense forest in the small town of Hubbard's, NS, approximately 45 minutes south of the city of Halifax. The 1,500-square-foot house is designed to be left exceedingly raw, providing open spaces and allowing plenty of natural daylight to penetrate the interior. The objective was to provide a platform for their artistic aspirations to flourish once again, while also providing a quiet setting for the couple to enjoy the surrounding landscape with their dogs, free of the stress of the city.
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Heritage masonry excellence recognized in Kingston by panel
Daily Commercial News
Five heritage buildings have been cited by a panel of industry experts as some of the finest examples of masonry construction and design in the Kingston area. "Kingston is the quintessential example of a city defined by its building material," says Jack Prazeres, president of MasonryWorx, the provincial trade association of brick, block and stone masonry professionals, in a statement.
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Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine
Arch Daily
The changing needs of a growing family triggered the complete reconfiguration and extension of their existing 1950 concrete house. They wanted a contemporary extension that would harmonize with the modern spirit of the original house. The extension fills the void created by the split level of the existing house and is capped on either side with generous glazing.
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Hudson's Bay opened 100 years ago, launching a new era in Calgary
Calgary Herald
Brimming with the excitement and optimism that permeated their burgeoning city at the turn of the century, nearly 8,000 Calgarians lined Stephen Avenue that summer's day, gloved ladies spinning parasols, top-hatted gentlemen checking pocket watches. The Hudson's Bay downtown opened to great fanfare on Aug. 18, 1913 — marching bands, horses and more than 30 police officers standing by to keep the peace.

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Appel de présentations : Festival d'architecture IRAC /MAA 2014
La Manitoba Association of Architects et l'IRAC sollicitent des propositions d'activités de formation continue pour le Festival d'architecture 2014 qui se tiendra Winnipeg (Manitoba) du 28 au 31 mai 2014, sur le thème Les 100 prochaines années | À fond de train!

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Construction d'une école primaire à l'Île des Soeurs
Nous rendons public le rapport de la consultation tenue au début de l'été sur un projet de construction d'une école primaire à l'Île des Sœurs, dans l'arrondissement de Verdun. Plusieurs centaines de personnes se sont présentées aux séances d'information organisées par l'Office de consultation publique de Montréal et plus de 200 mémoires et opinions ont été reçus.

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Election 2013: Defining Edmonton
CBC News
When Mayor Stephen Mandel steps down, he leaves behind a city that has been profoundly altered over his nine years in office. Downtown has changed thanks to the new Art Gallery of Alberta, the Churchill Square revamp and the condo towers that have transformed 104th Street. The ground is set to break on the downtown arena and Royal Alberta Museum. The man who famously proclaimed that the city should tolerate "no more crap" in its architecture leaves behind big shoes to fill.
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Le 'plus gros incubateur numérique du monde' bientôt dans le 13e arrondissement
Metro News
La ville de Paris vient de présenter le projet de reconversion de la halle Freyssinet, ancien hangar de la SNCF, dans le 13e. Rachetée par une société dirigée par Xavier Niel, le patron de Free, la halle va être transformée en immense incubateur pour les start-ups.
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