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Henning Larsen Team Wins Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke, Toronto, Adamson Associates/Henning Larsen/PM
May 4, 2017 3:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Today, Build Toronto announced that the team of Henning Larsen, Adamson Associates, and PMA Landscape Architects has won the competition to design the new Etobicoke Civic Centre. read more

Explainer: Le Corbusier's Use of Pilotis

May 3, 2017 9:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' takes a look at Le Corbusier's implementation of pilotis, which the 20th century architect used as a prominent design element, pioneering some of the aesthetics and ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition: A Wrap-Up and Next Steps

April 28, 2017 4:11 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
After our four-part series covering the entries for the new Etobicoke Civic Centre (ECC) design competition, we are providing a quick round-up of the designs, along with a poll where you can cast ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Henning Larsen, Adamson Assoc., PMA

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Adamson Associates, Henning Larsen, PMA, Toronto
April 28, 2017 1:45 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

Sonic: A Look at Don Mills and Eglinton's Upcoming POPS

Sonic, SuperSonic, Lindvest, NAK, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 28, 2017 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Planned to rise just southeast of Toronto's Don Mills and Eglinton intersection, Lindvest's Sonic Condos and SuperSonic Condos are intensifying the area with a pair of 30- and ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: KPMB Architects, West 8

Etobicoke Civic Centre, KPMB, West 8, Toronto
April 28, 2017 9:32 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 3:42 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 2:04 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 5:30 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 9:08 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 8:42 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 4:30 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