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RAIC Metro Vancouver Chapter announces 2015 Advocates of Architecture Award recipients
Canadian Architect
The Metro Vancouver Chapter of the RAIC has announced the 2015 Award recipients of the Advocates of Architecture from its community. These individuals and organizations efforts have inspired a dialogue of critical issues relevant to the architectural industry and have contributed to society's increased awareness and appreciation of the significant role architecture plays in all our lives.
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Future of Memorial to Victims of Communism hinges on election result
Ottawa Sun
The Memorial to the Victims of Communism is on ice — for now. According to a letter from National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson, the controversial memorial won't come before the NCC board for final approval until mid-November. The delay is a surprising concession from the federal government. I've been part of a group of architects advocating against the memorial's planned location adjacent the Supreme Court.
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Building the future: How Snohetta is rewriting the rules of global architecture and landscape
The Globe and Mail
This is Snohetta's work: Design that makes you think. Led by Dykers in New York and Kjetil Thorsen in Oslo, the firm works in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design and branding. And in the past few years, they’ve quietly become one of the world's leading design firms. They have more than 60 ambitious projects under way, including Calgary's New Central Library and an expansion of San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art.
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Modern, arc-shaped tower with skybridge proposed for Vancouver
Vancity Buzz
The northern foot of the Cambie Street Bridge could have a sleek-looking "gateway" building if a new development proposal by Concord Pacific receives its necessary approvals. The developer has submitted a formal application to construct a 288-foot-tall (88-metre) residential tower with 29 storeys at 89 Nelson Street, a site formerly used as a parking lot. The aptly-named "Arc" building, designed by Vancouver-based Francl Architecture, features two towers nearly identical in height with a curvy form that bends inwards and outwards.
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Le Lloyd's cultive ses traditions dans un immeuble avant-gardiste
Les Echos
Au cœur de la City de Londres, le marché de l'assurance est installé dans un immeuble conçu par Richard Rogers, l'un des deux architectes du Centre Pompidou de Paris. Aujourd'hui, c'est un immeuble classé, reconnu comme l’un des joyaux architecturaux de la City de Londres. Mais lorsqu'il a été inauguré par la reine en 1986, le siège social du marché de l'assurance Lloyd's a été accueilli avec scepticisme.
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Floating House by MOS Architects bobs on the surface of Lake Huron
Named Floating House, the two-storey building provides a summer residence on the Canadian side of Lake Huron — one of North America's Great Lakes — for a Cincinnati-based couple. Thanks to its pontoon base, the house adapts to the changing water levels of the lake, which rise and fall throughout the year.
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Ottawa architect designs 'sponge house' for children with special needs
CBC News
When a six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy asked for a house that she can't hurt herself in, an Ottawa architect and her team came to the rescue. Sonia Zouari and her team came up with a house full of rounded edges and cushioned surfaces, as well as therapeutic open spaces, textures, smells and sounds to stimulate the brain.
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