News Clips/ Les manchettes
Jun. 12, 2015

Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park
Dezeen Magazine
A faceted glass dome peaks above the prayer hall of Toronto's new Charles Correa-designed Islamic cultural centre, which shares a patch of parkland with Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum. Indian firm Charles Correa Associates designed the Ismaili Centre in partnership with local studio Moriyama & Teshima Architects to provide a cultural centre for the Islamic community.More

Why growing vegetables on the roof is the future of Toronto architecture
Toronto Star
Green roofs are nice, but rooftop farms are better. They're the future of living architecture, say international green roof advocates who gathered in Toronto last week. Traditional green roofs reduce energy consumption by keeping buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and they also absorb rainwater instead of sending it into storm sewers. For this alone, they have become official policy in Toronto.More

Sudbury's architecture school taking form
Sudbury Star
Phase two of the Laurentian University School of Architecture in downtown Sudbury is beginning to take shape. The two-storey structure is being built with cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam wood. The CLT structure is part of the 54,000-square-foot Phase Two facility of the new school, and represents the most significant use of CLT in a public building in Ontario to date, according to officials.More

The role of architectural discourse in the 'new media age'
Arch Daily
In an interview with Julia Ingalls Paul Goldberger, former architecture critic of the New York Times and forthcoming biographer of Frank Gehry, discusses the critical relevance of architecture in what he dubs the "new media age." According to Ingalls, Goldberger has thrived "by writing informed narratives that examine not just the trendy cladding of a building, but the deep historical, social, and political environments that invariably give rise to it." More

Parsons-led student competition bolsters rise of urban timber
New School News
Ever since the start of the Industrial Revolution, concrete and steel — the standard in large construction projects — have dominated our city's skylines. However, over the past decade, the design industry has been looking increasingly toward timber as a sustainable, flexible material for the construction of high-rise buildings. In other words, say socially engaged designers, "timber is the new concrete."More

Planning to thrive: A discussion with 5 city planners from across Canada
Canadian Architect
Great Places has announced that five chief planners from across Canada will engage the Saskatoon public in an interactive discussion about the current planning challenges and solutions being deployed by Canadian cities and regions to create communities that citizens are happy to live in. More

Faculty of architecture celebrates 125 years
The Varsity
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design is celebrating its one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary this year, having established Canada's first architecture program in 1890. To commemorate the milestone the faculty hosted an anniversary event on May 30, which included talks by prominent alumni architects, an exhibition showcasing the faculty's past accomplishments, and an alumni cocktail reception at the Royal Ontario Museum. More

Diane Dufresne prête son nom au centre d'art et de création
Le Journal de Montréal
Le nouveau centre d'art et de création de Repentigny, à l'est de Montréal, portera le nom de Diane Dufresne. L'annonce a été faite mardi par l'administration­­ de la mairesse Chantal Deschamps, qui a dévoilé l'enseigne du bâtiment. Le Centre d'art Diane-Dufresne, conçu par l'architecte Maxime-Alexis Frappier de la firme a c d f *, sera inauguré cet automne au terme de travaux de 4 millions $. Le quart de la somme provient de contributions du milieu institutionnel et du monde des affaires.More

10 revealing time-lapse videos that explore architecture's impact in construction
Arch Daily
Designers are trained to consider the context for a finished building, but often neglect to consider the construction phase. When architecture is primarily judged based on the impacts it has on their surroundings once they are built, what can be learned from the process of building? The time-lapse is a method that can help architects to do just that, as it can capture years of complex development in a matter of minutes. This can uncover patterns of impact on social and economic levels, as months to years are played back over several minutes.More