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Baseball stadium architecture has come a long way since SkyDome opened in the late 1980s
National Post
Since 1993, there have been only seven times when the stadium that played host to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was not a brand-new barn. That year, of course, featured Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the now already iconic "nostalgia park" that has gone on to become the template for so many other cities' efforts to capture the traditions and heroics of eras in a game whose history spans three centuries.
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Concours à Saint-Jérôme : annonce du lauréat
Les firmes d'architectes Manon Asselin et Lamarre Pratte construiront la nouvelle salle de spectacle à Saint-Jérôme, en consortium avec SDK et associés inc., Enerpro / SMi inc. et Marchand Houle ing. L'organisme Diffusion En Scène, chargé de la gestion du lieu, a annoncé le résultat du concours d'architecture.
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Art gallery architect left 'indelible' mark on Edmonton's downtown
Edmonton Journal
The American architect who designed the Art Gallery of Alberta, a landmark swirl of steel, patinated zinc and glass on the northeast corner of Churchill Square in Edmonton, has died. Randall Stout died from renal cell cancer, said Sabina Lira, spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based Randall Stout Architects Inc. The 56-year-old leaves behind a wife and three children.
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Bijou architectural méconnu
Université du Québec
Située en plein coeur du Quartier des spectacles de Montréal et classée bien patrimonial par le gouvernement québécois en 2012, au même titre que le théâtre situé dans son soubassement, l'église du Gesù est l'une des plus belles et des plus anciennes églises de Montréal. Afin de mieux faire connaître ce bijou de l'architecture au grand public, l'équipe du professeur Luc Noppen, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain, a mis sur pied des visites guidées en collaboration avec la Compagnie de Jésus et le Gesù.
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B.C. wood helps rebuild Japanese communities
The Vancouver Sun
More than three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami tore through their community, many residents of the small Japanese town of Yamada-machi are still living in temporary housing. Now, their children can play at a new community centre designed for them and built with donated B.C. wood. The Oranda Jima House, built in the fishing town about 300 km northeast of Fukushima, is the third project on Japan's eastern seaboard involving timber donated by Canada Wood — the marketing arm of the Canadian lumber sector.
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Proposed downtown Calgary condo project will include apple orchard
Calgary Herald
Fresh apples will be ripening between two downtown condominium towers as a developer aims to give Calgary a more fruitful and dynamic city centre. The Orchard on Twelfth is a two-tower project at the southeast corner of 12th Avenue and 5th Street S.E., just northeast of Stampede Park. Lamb Development of Toronto is planning two 31-storey buildings, which will nestle a one-acre orchard of apple trees between them on a 61,000-square-foot land parcel.
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Award-winning buildings push boundaries
The Record
Like many in our community, I have been impressed by the four Governor-General's Award-winning buildings grouped together in Waterloo. One common denominator is the presence and support of benefactors who sought to push the boundaries of architectural design. Charles Bronfman and his sister, Phyllis Lambert, who hired Barton Myers for the Seagram Museum project, and Myers' sensitivity to heritage and the social space of heritage on an industrial site, blends the importance of industrial architecture with the ability to create world-class architecture.
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Une cour dans la maison
La Presse
Sur son terrain restreint, dans le Plateau-Mont-Royal, à Montréal, un couple avec deux enfants a autoconstruit sa propriété autour d'une petite cour intérieure à ciel ouvert de type patio, où s'épanouissent lierre et plantes en pots. Conçue par l'agence d'architecture _naturehumaine, l'habitation, tout en hauteur, est coiffée d'une mezzanine avec terrasse sur le toit. Un havre de paix au coeur de la ville.
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David Mirvish on the edge
Toronto Life
David Mirvish wants to dismantle his famous father's empire to build two giant Frank Gehry towers and a gallery for his personal art collection. He thought Toronto would be grateful. He was wrong. Here is a behind-the-scenes story of mega-monuments and monumental egos.
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Double Dwelling presents new option for multigenerational living
Yonge Street Media
"It's an instrument for living." That's how architect Donald Chong describes the so-called Double Dwelling at the corner of Huron and Howland in Chinatown, a house that's been raising eyebrows while under construction in the mostly Edwardian and post-war neighbourhood. Formerly two houses on two lots, Chong was commissioned to design a house that would accommodate three generations of a single family, allowing them to benefit from living together, without living on top of each other.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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