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Diamond Schmitt’s Transformation of an Ottawa Brutalist Icon

Diamond Schmitt’s Transformation of an Ottawa Brutalist Icon

For Diamond Schmitt Architects’ National Arts Centre renewal, upgraded acoustics enhance performance and public space alike in an Ottawa brutalist landmark.

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12 days ago

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Inside Perkins+Will’s Bank of Canada Renewal in Ottawa

Inside Perkins+Will’s Bank of Canada Renewal in Ottawa

Perkins+Will has completed a renewal of the Bank of Canada that respects Arthur Erickson’s original vision while modernizing its plaza, atrium and workspaces.

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19 days ago

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i29 Modernizes a Dutch Ceramics Museum Using Colour

i29 Modernizes a Dutch Ceramics Museum Using Colour

Using colour and contrast as their main tools, i29 Interior Architects brought the Princessehof ceramics museum into the 21st Century, without breaking the bank.

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April 18, 2018

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Toronto’s Next Timber Tower Plan Is A Go

Toronto’s Next Timber Tower Plan Is A Go

… and Moriyama & Teshima / Acton Ostry Architects is the winning team. Their scheme beat out four internationally renowned firms angling to build The Arbour, a mass-timber tower on Toronto’s waterfront.

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April 10, 2018

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How MJMA Designed the UBC Aquatic Centre’s Universal Change Rooms

How MJMA Designed the UBC Aquatic Centre’s Universal Change Rooms

In developing universal change rooms at the UBC Aquatic Centre, Toronto architecture firm MJMA tackles the issues of privacy, safety and accessibility through design.

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April 10, 2018

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The Dolní Břežany Sports Hall Could Double as a Spaceship

The Dolní Břežany Sports Hall Could Double as a Spaceship

The Dolní Břežany Sports Hall, designed by Sporadical in Prague West, clads an ellipsoid dome in aluminum scales – and it looks downright extraterrestrial.

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March 8, 2018

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How NADAAA Saved One Spadina’s Amazing Ceiling

How NADAAA Saved One Spadina’s Amazing Ceiling

Katie Faulkner, co-principal of Boston’s NADAAA, talks to Azure about how her firm rescued the University of Toronto architecture school expansion from losing its magnificent ceiling.

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December 11, 2017

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Casey House’s Striking New Home Gives Patients a Metaphorical Hug

Casey House’s Striking New Home Gives Patients a Metaphorical Hug

Can a building replicate an embrace? The new Casey House, a care centre for people with HIV and AIDS in Toronto, comes pretty close.

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November 30, 2017

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CHUM Superhospital Opens in Montreal

CHUM Superhospital Opens in Montreal

The first phase of the CHUM superhospital opened its doors in Montreal this weekend. CannonDesign and NEUF Architect(e)s led the design, which to date has involved over 500 architects.

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September 17, 2017

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French Firm Atelier Zündel Cristea’s Stacked School in Strasbourg

French Firm Atelier Zündel Cristea’s Stacked School in Strasbourg

French firm Atelier Zündel Cristea employs its trademark minimalism to deliver an educational institute that’s far from simple.

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September 1, 2017

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