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RAIC call for submissions for Young Architect Award
Canadian Architect
This award recognizes a young architect for excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession. It is intended that this award will inspire other young architects to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work. An architect registered in Canada who is an Architecture Canada | RAIC member and is 40 years or younger on the date of the deadline for the Call for Submissions.
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5 hot talents to watch in Quebec's design and architecture scene
The Globe and Mail
Quebec's design and architecture scene is among the most dynamic in Canada, supported by a robust manufacturing sector and a cultural willingness among both clients and distributors to experiment. Who is doing the best work right now? Globe Style spotlights five hot talents to watch, from a master in the medium of concrete to the maker of impossibly sculptural seating.
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Mirko Zardini: l'architecture numérique
La Presse
Le Centre canadien d'architecture a ouvert ses portes il y a 25 ans. À sa direction, Mirko Zardini soufflera bientôt 10 chandelles. Mais c'est à l'avenir de cette institution internationale que songe cet homme de réflexion et d'action. L'avenir du Centre canadien d'architecture (CCA) sera numérique. Du monde entier bien sûr, mais le CCA se situe justement à l'épicentre de la planète architecture.
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Calgarians mourn passing of local philanthropist, influential architect and 'titan of urban ideas'
Calgary Herald
One of Calgary's most influential architects and proponent of urban design died recently, sparking condolences and tributes from family, friends and local politicians. Peter Burgener, an award-winning Calgary architect and founding partner of BKDI Architects, died after a long battle with cancer. "He was a titan of urban ideas and he loved Calgary and it showed with his works," said Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell.
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430 House / D'Arcy Jones Architecture
This renovation of a 1981 Vancouver Special on a 33 foot wide lot retained the entire foundation and structure of the house. The interior layout was flipped, moving the kitchen, dining and living areas from the upper floor down to the main floor, so the most important interior spaces could be at grade.
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Architects' passion for wood makes gallery debut
The Globe and Mail
In 2012, the small Toronto research and design office of Williamson Chong (WC) won the Canada Council's prestigious $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture with an engaging and very Canadian proposal. Their project: to study the new things that European and Asian architects, engineers, building technologists and craftsfolk are doing with forest products.
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Bhatt wins national prize for urban living ideas
McGill Reporter
Architecture professor Vikram Bhatt has won the 2014 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture announced. Bhatt was recognized for his decades-long work on minimum-cost housing and more recent work on urban agriculture. The $50,000 prize is awarded annually to a Canadian who has made and continues to make outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of living environments for Canadians of all economic classes.
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Des démarches pour inscrire le pont de Québec à l'UNESCO
La Ville de Québec veut que le pont de Québec soit placé sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. C'est Julie Lemieux, vice-présidente du comité exécutif de la Ville de Québec, qui en a fait l'annonce au conseil municipal lundi soir. Elle estime que la structure, au cœur d'un débat sur son entretien, est une « icône à nous, à l'image de la tour Eiffel à Paris ou encore de la statue de la Liberté à New York », a-t-elle fait savoir.
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The good, the green and the giant of timber buildings
A series of multi-storey wooden projects are rising across the globe, and now the White House has again demonstrated its strong government support through a competition initiative. The United States Department of Architecture (USDA) has formally launched a Tall Building Competition in support of sustainable forestry and to demonstrate the viability of building with wood.
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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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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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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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