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Jul. 11, 2014

Jury announced for Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the appointment of a distinguished jury to select the winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize — one of the largest architectural prizes in the world. The jury includes independent experts of international stature engaged in architectural practice, teaching, sustainable development and service to society and the architectural profession.More

Architect Louis Kahn's gift for form and light is explored at London's Design Museum
'Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture' is a thorough exploration of the visionary architect's work through a wealth of architectural models, original drawings, sketches, photographs and films; in fact the several clips on display, showing interviews with prominent contemporary architects — including Sou Fujimoto, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry and Peter Zumthor, and Kahn's former collaborators, like Balkrishna Doshi — attest to Kahn's lasting global reach, weight and legacy. More

Quand l'architecte Frank Gehry érige le siège social en art
C'est l'année de Frank Gehry en France. Après avoir posé la première pierre d'une tour en aluminium de 56 mètres de haut à Arles, l'architecte américano-canadien de 85 ans inaugurera, le 27 octobre, le spectaculaire édifice de la Fondation Louis Vuitton aux portes de Paris. "Un nuage de verre au-dessus du bois de Boulogne", dixit Bernard Arnault, le PDG de LVMH. Au même moment, le Centre Pompidou accueillera, pour la première fois en Europe, une rétrospective consacrée au génial lauréat du prix Pritzker, le Nobel de l'architecture. More

Architect advocates high quality over density
Calgary Herald
A development site on the corner of Royal Avenue and 8th Street S.W. was deserving of a rather splendid design, and that's what Chris Harker of Casa De Ville sought. His first big decision was to select the right architect for his project and he was able to commission Richard Lindseth, a Calgary architect with a long list of unique, high-end homes in his portfolio.More

Excellence et patrimoine religieux
Le Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec lance un appel de candidatures pour ses prix d'excellence. L'organisme cherche à récompenser des projets de restauration ou de mise en valeur réalisés au Québec en 2012 ou 2013. Le Prix restauration concerne les immeubles, les œuvres d'art ou les orgues à tuyaux. Les projets peuvent être soumis par une municipalité, une fabrique, un diocèse, un consistoire, une communauté religieuse ou l'équivalent.More

Cree Cultural Institute in Quebec by Rubin & Rotman Architects
Design Boom
In the Northern Canadian village of oujé-bougoumou, Rubin & Rotman Architects has designed a cultural center that pays homage to the region's vernacular architecture — the traditional longhouse. In addition to its role as a community hub, the 'Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute' also comprises an exhibition hall built according to international standards, ensuring that the building functions as both a museum and meeting place for a diverse range of visitors.More

Halifax architecture firm wins international award for Cliff House
The Chronicle Herald
A Halifax architecture firm has won an international award for its design of a modern wooden house perched on the edge of the Nova Scotia coastline. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects earned the AZ Award for best residential architecture from AZURE Magazine for the Cliff House project, the magazine announced in its latest edition.More

Rapport McGraw-Hill: Le marché du bâtiment durable en pleine progression
La Section du Québec du Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada (CBDCa) tient à souligner l'importance du marché du bâtiment durable notamment à travers un important rapport international qui vient d'être publié sur cette industrie, un des premiers relatant la vigueur du marché du bâtiment durable au Canada.More

Pyramid skyscrapers taking shape
When thinking of pyramidal structures, most consider the Great Pyramid of Giza and the architecture surrounding it as benchmark buildings. Built thousands of years ago, the iconic limestone buildings have been an aesthetic source of inspiration for an array of tall building projects. Pyramids are regularly reflected in some of the more ambitious visions of creating vertical cities in the future.More

A Toronto home that's cool, contemporary and connected
The Globe and Mail
When a London-based investment manager decided to move back to Canada with his family, he used a quick trip to Toronto to buy an older house on a leafy lot in Moore Park. "I didn't look too hard, as I was rarely in town long enough to make a proper search," recalls Rasheed (who asked that his last name not be used). "I stopped at the first thing that was close to what we thought we would want."More

Architecture and urban design students helped create a fully functional microhouse built using 3-D printing technology
A bed. A kitchen. A place for lounging and watching television. Full bathroom. Storage space. Those are typical minimum requirements for a person's apartment. Now imagine all of that packed into fewer than 50 square feet in a portable structure that you can "build" in one day. That was what the third-year master of architecture students in UCLA's 3M futureLAB were challenged to create in just 10 weeks this past academic year. Thanks to 3-D printing technology, a prototype of the microhome of the future stands today.More

Wood building reaches for the sky in Prince George
Journal of Commerce
Canada's biggest foray into tall wood structures, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, is nearly complete. At 90 feet tall, it will be the tallest modern all-wood building in North America. "Wood is not only beautiful, it creates healthier places to live and work," said Michael Green, the building's architect. More

Deerhurst Resort's $400 million redevelopment plan aims to 'take the lake experience up five notches'
National Post
Gil Blutrich gets a kick out of breathing new life into aging properties. A few years back, the Toronto real estate mogul did it with Toronto’s 111-year-old King Edward Hotel, injecting millions of dollars to convert three vacant floors into 145 condominium residences. And in 2007 he bought up 1,000 acres along Georgian Bay's waterfront at century-old Port McNicoll in Midland with thoughts of building new homes and two years ago returned the historic SS Keewatin steamship from Michigan to its original site to much fanfare.More