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Etobicoke Civic Centre: KPMB Architects, West 8

Etobicoke Civic Centre, KPMB, West 8, Toronto
April 28, 2017 10:32 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting a Path for Unprecedented Growth

Jennifer Keesmaat addresses ULI, image by Edward Skira
April 27, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Understanding the city is a daunting undertaking, one that gets all the more complicated and intricate as Toronto grows—almost explodes—from a regional metropolis into a centre of the global ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Diamond Schmitt Architects, MVVA

Looking north to the Etobicoke Civic Centre, designed by Diamond Schmitt Archite
April 27, 2017 3:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Moriyama + Teshima, MJMA, Forrec

Etobicoke Civic Centre Precinct, Moriyama & Teshima, MJMA Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2017 6:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition to design a new ... read more

Explainer: ETFE

Eden Project, image by Flickr user Tim Parkinson via Creative Commons
April 26, 2017 10:08 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' goes over ETFE, a building material that has recently attracted the attention of many architects thanks to its flexibility in application, its innovative qualities, and ... read more

Dog Sculptures Populating Berczy Park's Whimsical Fountain

Berczy Park, City of Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
April 21, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since a December 5th, 2016 soft opening gave residents of Toronto's St. Lawrence community their first taste of the rebuilt Berczy Park, finishing touches have continued to take shape in ... read more

Siamak Hariri's TED Talk: How Do You Build a Sacred Space?

Siamak Hariri, Hariri Pontarini Architects, TED Talk, Bahá'í Temple
April 18, 2017 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
"The school of architecture that I studied at some 30 years ago happened to be across the street from the wonderful art gallery designed by the great architect Louis Kahn. I love the building, and ... read more

Explainer: Louvers as an Architectural Statement

Louver House, Miami, by Mast Capital
April 5, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' goes over the topic of louvers, a building element which dates all the way to the middle ages. Their use has proven to still be relevant and practical to the modern world, ... read more

Quadrangle-Designed Samsung Store to Open at Eaton Centre

Samsung Experience Store, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Quadrangle Architects
April 3, 2017 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new retailer set to open this Summer at Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre will have a major impact on the shopping centre's exterior facing Yonge-Dundas Square. Earlier ... read more