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Emaar Properties Planning 74-Storey Hotel for Dubai Beachfront

Expansive terraces meet greet the beach, The Address, Dubai, Emaar Properties
September 28, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The developer behind the Burj Khalifa is setting their sights on the Dubai beachfront, where they are planning a 74-storey hotel to be branded The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa at Jumeirah ... read more

Benoy Designs Major Mixed-Use Scheme for Shanghai

A 100-metre office tower gives tenants elevated perspective, Shanghai, Benoy
September 26, 2016 9:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
International architecture firm Benoy has unveiled their scheme for a mixed-use precinct within Shanghai's Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY development. Serving as the master planner, architect, and ... read more

Moss Park Redesign Impresses and Divides Design Review Panel

More Moss Park, MJM Architects, West 8, Public Studio, Toronto, Moss Park
September 23, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Public spaces are taking centre stage in Toronto as of late, as the City is investing millions—and possibly even billions—in bringing world-class public spaces to our expanding metropolis. With ... read more

Breiavatnet Lanterna to Bring Modern Office Space to Stanvanger

Breiavatnet Lanterna, Base Property, SHL Architects, SJ Arkitekter
September 23, 2016 3:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Set to bring more than 18,000 square metres of modern office space to Stavanger's historic city centre, a proposal put forward by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL Architects) for a ... read more

5 of Canada's Most Striking Public Libraries

A rendering of Calgary's Central Library, Canadian Libraries, Snøhetta
September 22, 2016 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though each is demographically and physically unique, Canadian cities and towns will usually yield a number of tangible commonalities. You'll typically find a fire and police station, at least one ... read more

43-storey Luxury Hotel and Residence Coming to Midtown Atlanta

SLS Atlanta Hotel & Residences, sbe, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart
September 22, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Soon to replace one of Midtown Atlanta's last affordable rental apartments, a recently approved 43-storey luxury hotel and residence by Trillist and sbe Entertainment is set to dramatically ... read more

10 Design Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Scheme in Zhuhai

Hengqin Wanxiang World in Zhuhai, China Resources, 10 Design
September 21, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Pearl River Delta city of Zhuhai, which borders the world's largest gambling hub in Macau, will soon welcome a new mixed-use district developed by China Resources Land. Hong Kong-based 10 ... read more

The Smile Showcases the Possibilities of Wood in London

'The Smile', image via Friends & Co, London, Arup, Alison Brooks
September 21, 2016 11:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Wood-framed building developments seem to be all the rage these days. Owing to its speed of construction and resulting durability, wood is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the steel ... read more

MVRDV Wins Design Competition for Hamburg Innovation Port

A diversity of building typologies define Hamburg Innovation Port, MVRDV
September 20, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has won a master plan competition with co-architect morePlatz for a major new development in the southern high-tech neighbourhood of Channel ... read more

Delta Toronto Hotel: Revisiting a Landmark in the South Core

Delta Toronto Hotel, Page+Steele/IBI Group, bcIMC, GWL Realty, Toronto
August 22, 2016 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has been nearly two years since the Delta Toronto Hotel opened its doors to the public amid much fanfare, and the cause for celebration has hardly abated since. The gleaming tower has earned ... read more

Achim Zeman's Straight Forward Unveiled at Concord Park Place

Achim Zeman's Straight Forward at Tango2 in Concord Park Place, North York
July 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's city-wide building boom is resulting in public art wherever new buildings pop up, adding colour and texture to the city, and enlivening streetscapes where sometimes the buildings on ... read more

The Hearn: What's Next for Toronto's Sleeping Giant?

Hearn Generating Station, Luminato, Toronto, PARTISANS, charcoalblue, Ryerson
June 29, 2016 11:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 2016 Luminato Festival has injected a shot of life into the rusting hulk of the Hearn Generating Station, as thousands of people flocked to the Port Lands over the past two weeks to take in ... read more

Focus Shifts to King Street Redesign as Visioning Study Kicks Off

King Street Visioning Study, TOcore, Pembina Institute, Toronto
June 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
"This is our moment, this is our opportunity to envision King Street as something fundamentally different!": these were the impassioned words of Toronto's chief city planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, at ... read more

Great Gulf Celebrates World's First Certified Active House

The world's first certified Active House, Great Gulf, superkül, Marcus Mitanis
June 13, 2016 4:11 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A concept that originated in Denmark—the Active House—has been unveiled in Etobicoke by Great Gulf, in this case the world's first to be certified as such. Active Houses focus on ... read more

Touring Regent Park's Remarkable New Community Centre

Regent Park Community Centre, Toronto, by City of Toronto, CS&P
June 8, 2016 12:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Moving from the Regent Park Community Centre's north entrance, the spine of the new facility runs through the building "like an indoor street." That's how architect Susan Spencer Lewin describes ... read more

Resilient Planning Takes Centre Stage at CityVision Event

Entuitive, Southern Harbour, 100 Resilient Cities, Alec Hay, Toronto
June 6, 2016 11:40 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
With Toronto's real estate market booming and unprecedented growth happening across the city, the future is looking bright for the GTA. But with a growing city, there inevitably comes growing ... read more

A Sneak Peek at The Kennedys' Interior Design and Sales Centre

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
June 2, 2016 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another major development is preparing to add to the growing cluster of condominium towers near Kennedy Road and Highway 401 in Scarborough. Back in April, we discussed SAMM ... read more

#PATH360: New Wayfinding System Launches Pilot Project

A part of the new map, image courtesy of the TFD BIA
May 31, 2016 2:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Take a right, then a left, then go about 500 feet down, and turn diagonally to your right. It'll be straight in front of you, but if you hit a set of stairs, you've gone to far. Got that?" For ... read more

Revisiting Toronto's Hidden Jewel of the Don Valley: The Sisters of St. Joseph Residence

Sister of St. Joseph Residence, Shim Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto
May 20, 2016 10:12 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Perched atop a hill overlooking the Don River, Shim-Sutcliffe Architect's sensuously curving Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto peacefully rests among its tranquil surroundings, ... read more

Wood Takes Centre Stage at Fieldgate and Hullmark's Heartwood

Heartwood the Beach, Toronto, by Fieldgate Homes, Hullmark, Quadrangle
May 12, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At Queen and Woodbine, Fieldgate and Hullmark's Heartwood The Beach will add a mid-rise presence to the northeast corner of this popular Toronto neighbourhood. Like many of the more modestly ... read more