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RAIC call for submissions for Emerging Architectural Practice Award
Canadian Architect
This award recognizes the principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture. The award recognizes the achievements of the principals for the quality of their built work, service to their clients, innovations in practice and public recognition.
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WIDC the 'perfect showcase'
Prince George Citizen
At 29.5 metres, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George isn't that tall in conventional building terms — officially six floors, but topping out at a height of about eight storeys. As a wooden structure, however, the centre is anything but conventional. It is a towering example of all-wood construction, which, for better or worse, now stands as the province's poster building and ambassador for promoting the use of innovative techniques and products for constructing tall structures made out of B.C. wood.
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Un pavillon constitué à 80 pour cent de matériaux recyclés
Journal Métro
La firme italienne Nemesi & Partners a présenté les plans du Palazzo Italia, un bâtiment conçu pour filtrer les oxydes d'azote de l'atmosphère. Le bâtiment les transformera en sels inertes lorsque le soleil frappera sa surface. Il est aussi censé recevoir un toit en verre photovoltaïque. Sa construction sera achevée en avril prochain, et le bâtiment sera présenté dans le cadre de l'Expo 2015 de Milan.
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Fort York: Toronto's most historic site gets a 21st-century upgrade
The Globe and Mail
Railway lines, abattoirs, a parking lot, two homely bridges, and an overhead highway that bears a sooty rush of traffic. This is a partial list of the indignities that have been inflicted on Fort York, the spot where the town of York was founded in 1793. The 17-hectare site lies near the centre of downtown, and for 200 years has stood in the way of the city's smoke-belching, pork-slaughtering growth. Now it is at the heart of a newly emerging city — the western downtown, populated by carless young office workers and their pugs.
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Prix d'architecture et de design: Ernest-Cormier Gilles Saucier et André Perrotte honorés
La Presse
Les architectes Gilles Saucier et André Perrotte ont remporté récemment le tout premier prix Ernest-Cormier, nommé en mémoire d'un architecte montréalais. Cette récompense, qui devient la plus haute distinction en architecture et en design au Québec, couronne l'ensemble de leur oeuvre.
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Ontario breaks the timber ceiling
Northern Ontario Business
A silent cheer went up in John Stephenson's office with the news in late September that six-storey wood-framed buildings will be permitted in Ontario starting in January. "We've been waiting for this with baited breath for quite a while," said Stephenson, a partner with the award-winning FORM Architecture Engineering of Thunder Bay. "As a designer of wood buildings, I'm itching to roll up my sleeves."
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Can the design of hospitals help patients recover faster?
The Dyson Centre, finished in 2011 and funded in part by Sir James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner fame, is an example of a new and different type of healthcare design. Deliberately distancing itself from the traditional hospital look, feel and smell, this and other places like it are drawing on a growing body of research that shows that buildings themselves can speed the recovery of patients, as well as boosting the health and happiness of the staff who work in them. The centres were the idea of Maggie Keswick Jencks, a designer married to the architect and designer Charles Jencks.
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Architects have never enjoyed a position of such supreme prominence as they did in the worldview of Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller. To him, architects alone were capable of understanding and navigating the complex interrelationships of society, technology, and environment as viewed through the comprehensive paradigm of systems theory. Architecture, in this model, was intended to exist in close contact with both mankind and nature, playing civilization's most critical role in elevating the state of humanity and promoting its responsible stewardship of the environment.
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A house with a twist: Summerhill reno gets a Gehry-esque treatment
The Globe and Mail
A wisp of curling smoke? A twisting dancer? Architect Tye Farrow says it was all about "capturing something in a moment" when he put drafting pen to paper a few years ago. "It almost has a life — you can almost feel a pulse." A strong case can be made that this is the most beautiful staircase in Toronto. Walk from foyer to kitchen and it moves along with you.
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RAIC Gold Medal call for submissions
Canadian Architect
RAIC | Architecture Canada's Gold Medal is the highest honour that it can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture and is not to be construed as a competition. The award is given in recognition of a significant body of work deemed to be a major contribution to Canadian architecture, and having lasting influence on the theory and/or the practice of architecture, either — through demonstrated excellence in design; and/or, excellence in research or education.

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My Montreal: Architect Danny Pearl of firm L'OEUF
Montreal Gazette
In the mid-1980s, Montreal architect Danny Pearl was learning about the environmental footprint of development. At the time, he was finishing his architectural degree at McGill, and the most interesting aspect of his studies for him was the myriad social issues inherent in design. For nearly thirty years, alongside partners and associates at his firm L'OEUF, Pearl has been developing and practising an integrated approach to building design: one that deeply considers how design impacts people and surrounding ecosystems.

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How these Toronto architects are advancing the artistic application of wood
The Globe and Mail
Imagine you're an architect. You've just won $50,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts for your "exceptional artistic potential." You've got two years to spend it. What would you do? What wouldn't you do? Study the effect of mass movements in the Earth on the growth of trees? Interview the world's authorities on manufactured wood? Perhaps. Yet that is precisely what the small Toronto practice Williamson Chong went for after winning the Professional Prix de Rome in 2012.

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Yale exhibition highlights foundations of digital architecture
Yale News
This winter the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) will present "Archaeology of the Digital: Media and Machines," an exhibition featuring the work of six architectural offices that experimented with computation, interaction, and the design of virtual environments in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (CCA), the show will be on view Dec. 8, 2014–May 1, 2015, at the YSoA's gallery at 180 York St. It is free and open to the public.
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    Built to last: Generations-old buildings that stand tall across Canada (Huffington Post)
How these Toronto architects are advancing the artistic application of wood (The Globe and Mail)
B.C.'s best buildings reflect history, memories (CBC News)

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