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Damping Technology Revolutionizing Tall Building Construction

kinetica, viscoelastic damper, toronto, yc condos, canderel, graziani+corrazza
November 26, 2015 9:14 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A Toronto-based engineering company is going global with an innovative new damping system that holds great potential for skyscraper construction. Kinetica, an engineering firm specializing in ... read more

Huge Buildings Show with IIDEX and more Hits Toronto in December

November 9, 2015 12:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Buildings Show, North America’s largest design and architecture-oriented event set to take over the entire Metro Toronto Convention Centre from December 2 to 4, 2015. The South ... read more

Ryerson Cocker Gallery Exhibition: Hariri Pontarini's Bahá'í Temple

Bahá'í Temple of South America, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 21, 2015 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hariri Pontarini Architects has grown to become one of the most successful and respected architecture firms operating in Canada, with a wide portfolio of award-winning works at home and abroad. ... read more

American Society of Architectural Illustrators Gather in Toronto

ASAI Conference, Toronto
October 20, 2015 2:58 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Last week, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) came together in Toronto, host city for the Boston-headquartered ASAI's 30th annual meeting. From October 14-18, the ASAI took ... read more

Daniels Waterfront to Contribute $3 Million towards Public Art

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
October 14, 2015 2:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With excavation of the first phase office component progressing swiftly, we continue to learn more details about the mixed-use Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, a new development that will ... read more

Abacus Lofts Creates the Unconventional from the Ordinary

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, RAW Design, Quadrangle Architects, Richard Witt, Toronto
October 9, 2015 11:07 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Abacus Lofts, the dramatic mid-rise condo building that has risen on Dundas West near Ossington, was recently completed and occupied this year to much fanfare. The 8-storey, 39-unit DAZ ... read more

Winners Announced for 2015 OHBA Awards of Distinction

Empire's flagship community, Eau du Soleil, is now under construction in Toronto
October 6, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On September 28th, the winners of the 2015 Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Awards of Distinction were announced at the prestigious Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, with awards being given ... read more

Winter Stations Design Competition Returns for Winter 2016

Winter Stations Competition, RAW Architects, Ferris+Associates, Curio, Toronto
October 2, 2015 2:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As the temperature drops and the warmth of summer fades into a distant memory, Torontonians will at least have one thing to look forward to this winter. The Winter Stations Design Competition is ... read more

U of T Looks to Revitalize St. George Campus With New Landscape

Landmark Quality Innovative Design Competition, University of Toronto
September 29, 2015 5:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The University of Toronto has long been contemplating the improvement of the grounds of their main St. George Campus in Downtown Toronto, and recently launched a process to pick a design team to ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Nasrine Seraji

Endlesshaus by Atelier Seraji Architectes et Associés
September 22, 2015 4:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science is kicking off its 2015-2016 lecture series this Thursday, September 24, with a lecture from Nasrine Seraji of Paris-based firm Atelier ... read more

Winners Announced for the 2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards

Toronto Urban Design Awards, 2015, Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat
September 18, 2015 10:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
There was an air of pride and optimism in the room at this year's Toronto Urban Design Awards gala, as the winners of the biennial award were announced and proudly took to the stage to accept ... read more

ACO NextGen Design Charrette to Re-Envision Christie Pits Park

ACO NextGen 4th Annual Design Charette, Christie Pits Park, Toronto
September 14, 2015 2:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Architectural Conservancy Ontario’s (ACO) NextGen group—a resource for students and emerging professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, built history, and ... read more

WZMH Architects and Pellow + Associates Merge Practices

WZMH, Pellow, Oxford Properties, Les Promenades Gatineau
September 1, 2015 4:10 pm | by Editor | Comments
Acclaimed Toronto-based firm WZMH Architects, known for office, institutional and highrise residential work across Canada and around the globe, has merged practices with pellow + associates, a ... read more

Ryerson's Cocker Gallery to Host Toronto City Hall Design Exhibit

Toronto City Hall Competition Models
August 31, 2015 3:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Open from September 1 to October 9, the Paul H. Cocker Gallery at Ryerson University will be hosting a special architectural exhibit, Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and ... read more

CastConnex Talks Innovative Engineering Solutions for Buildings

CastConnex, Toronto, High Strength Connector
August 19, 2015 7:20 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
We recently sat down with Carlos de Oliveira and Michael Gray, co-founders of the structural engineering company CastConnex, to talk about why their casted connections are so innovative and how ... read more

Playground Meets Public Art at New Exhibition Place Splash Pad

Exhibition Place Splash Pad, City of Toronto, terraplan
August 13, 2015 6:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the Pan Am Games having come and gone, and the Parapan Am Games coming to a close in a couple of days, Toronto's summer spectacles are nearly behind us, leaving in their wake an opportunity ... read more