News Clips/ Les manchettes
Jun. 14, 2013

U of T releases new design for architecture school at 1 Spadina Crescent
Yonge Street Media
It turns out, 1 Spadina Crescent, the big 19th-century building Spadina curves around just north of College, was never completed. The University of Toronto School of Architecture is going to change that. The school's Dean, Richard Sommer, announced recently that U.S. architect Nader Tehrani has designed an addition to the north side of the building, which will be built in conjunction with thoroughgoing renovations to prepare the building to be the new premises for the expanding architecture school, the country's oldest.More

Première mondiale pour le nouveau parc d'abribus par Leblanc + Turcotte + Spooner
Kollectif
Pour le plus grand bénéfice des Montréalais et des visiteurs de la métropole, Québecor Média et la Société de transport de Montréal (STM) sont fières de présenter en grande première mondiale dans le domaine du mobilier urbain, l'abribus numérique interactif de 84 pouces à reconnaissance gestuelle. Venant renforcer le positionnement de Québecor Média comme leader dans le marché, ces nouveaux abribus à la fine pointe de la technologie enrichiront l'expérience des clients de la STM, tout en permettant aux annonceurs d'atteindre encore plus efficacement leurs publics cibles.More

The Playground Project at the Heinz Architectural Center
Canadian Architect
The Playground Project at the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh presents some of the most outstanding and influential playgrounds from Europe, the United States and Japan from the mid-to-late 20th century in order to prompt a reconsideration of our own time and the way we approach childhood, risk, public space and education. The project also puts the concept of play into the foreground as an important way of thinking, one that has influenced the development of the 2013 Carnegie International.More

Loi sur les architectes: Le nouveau projet de loi est déposé
OAQ
Le ministre de la Justice du Québec, Bertrand St-Arnaud, a déposé le projet de loi 49, Loi modifiant diverses lois professionnelles et d'autres dispositions législatives dans le domaine des sciences appliquées. S'il est adopté, ce projet de loi modifiera notamment la réglementation encadrant plusieurs professionnels de l'aménagement — agronomes, architectes, chimistes, géologues et ingénieurs — dont le champ d'exercice sera altéré.More

Polar Securities Office / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Arch Daily
This office renovation involves tenant fit-up to the 19th floor of a downtown Toronto high-rise, home to the new corporate headquarters of Polar Securities, a successful Bay Street Hedge Fund and Investment firm. The project focuses on strengthening corporate identity, and creating the most desirable and functional work space to attract and retain the industry's top talent.More

3 Canadian firms featured in Atlas of the Unbuilt World exhibition in London
Canadian Architect
The British Council has announced details of Atlas of the Unbuilt World, an international exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture 2013 that recently opened at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Royal Ear Hospital. Designed by Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio, the exhibition showcases architectural models of future projects from around the globe by some of the most by exciting practices and emerging studios.More

USGBC — « La certification Leed veut gagner 112 pays »
Kollectif
« Le processus d'obtention de la certification environnementale Leed sera offert gratuitement aux premiers projets du genre dans les pays où la norme n'est pas encore implantée, soit dans 112 pays et territoires. C'est dans le but d'encourager les premiers projets de bâtiments « verts » dans ces pays, que le U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), créateur du programme de bâtiments écologiques Leed, a annoncé le lancement de cette campagne à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'environnement récemment.More

Clear Lake Cottage / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Arch Daily
The site is located on Clear Lake in Seguin Township, ON. The lot has a large frontage and an existing dock. The orientation is predominately to the east collecting warmth and direct light in the morning. The building sits quietly behind trees away from the water. It was decided a peaked sloped roof would be used. This could achieve an ambiguously modern vernacular feel and was beneficial for snow and water shedding. This approach yielded interesting opportunities to define exterior spaces. More

Regroupement pour la qualité architecturale du futur pont Champlain
Kollectif
Le Regroupement pour la qualité architecturale du futur pont Champlain* a remis à Transports Canada un premier mémoire précisant ses recommandations afin que le pont le plus achalandé du Canada soit un véritable ouvrage d'art, responsable, inspirant et marquant pour l'ensemble du Canada, le Québec et la région de Montréal.More

Le MuCEM, un musée dont l'architecture valide le béton technologique
Les Echos
Parmi les premiers visiteurs du MuCEM figurent bon nombre de sociétés d'ingénierie venues voir de près comment l'architecte Rudy Ricciotti a utilisé le béton fibré à ultra performance (BFUP) à une dimension jamais réalisée auparavant. Composé de granulats, de fibres métalliques et de liant, ce matériau issu de la recherche française présente une résistance mécanique à la compression jusqu'à huit fois supérieure à celle d'un béton classique.More

Brampton Soccer Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Arch Daily
A rigorous modern language and urban sensibility are used to create a unique sense of place and civic destination for this sport and recreation facility in the rapidly developing community of north Brampton, ON. The design of the Brampton Soccer Centre reflects the changing demographics of many Canadian metropolitan areas.More

Plans for CFB Rockcliffe facelift to be finalized
Daily Commercial News
The Canada Lands Company (CLC) is spearheading redevelopment of the former Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Rockcliffe, a 310-acre site located just a few kilometres from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The federal Crown corporation is in the midst of public consultations for preparation of a community design plan, which will provide a framework for creating a mixed-use sustainable neighbourhood. More

The Bow / Foster + Partners
Arch Daily
Special events have been held in Calgary recently to mark the official opening of The Bow, a 237-metre-high headquarters tower — the city's tallest building and Canada's tallest tower outside Toronto. A bold new landmark on the skyline, the project is equally significant in urban, social and environmental terms: The public base of the tower is filled with shops, restaurants and cafes and extends into a generous landscaped plaza, while the office floors are punctuated by three six-storey sky gardens, which encourage natural ventilation and help to significantly reduce energy use.More