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Presenting Ontario’s first mass timber commercial building in over 100 years

Presenting Ontario’s first mass timber commercial building in over 100 years

16/01/20

January 10, 2020 The 80 Atlantic Avenue building in Toronto is Ontario’s first mass timber commercial structure in over a hundred years. Photo courtesy Doublespace Photography Designed by Quadrangle, 80 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto is Ontario’s first mass timber commercial building in over a hundred years. The 8361-m2 (90,000-sf), five-storey building completes a courtyard with […]

How Cities are Using Architecture to Combat Flooding

How Cities are Using Architecture to Combat Flooding

14/01/20

  THIRD NATURE Written by Niall Patrick Walsh Forty percent of the human population lives within 100 kilometers of a coastline, with one in ten living under ten meters above sea level. As climate change induces more volatile flooding events and long-term sea level rises, it is estimated that coastal flooding could cause as much […]

What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

13/01/20

By Andrew Macklin January 4, 2020 Few years will have as much impact on infrastructure development as 2019 did. In the past 12 months we saw Ontario reveal its pipeline, Alberta slash its budget, consistent spending in B.C. and Quebec, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) start investing and, oh yeah, a little thing called the […]

Federal scientists study adapting building codes to climate change

Federal scientists study adapting building codes to climate change

07/01/20

The Canadian Press January 7, 2020 When storm winds howl and rivers flood, buildings take the brunt. And as climate change makes all kinds of extreme weather more frequent and more destructive, scientists at the National Research Council are trying to figure out how to ensure Canada’s built environment is ready. “We’re going to see […]

New pilot program to help attract skilled workers in southern Ontario

New pilot program to help attract skilled workers in southern Ontario

06/01/20

BELLEVILLE, ONT. — A new Ontario Government program aims to assist businesses in small and rural communities attract and retain skilled workers in an effort to fulfill labour needs in construction, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism that are not being met locally. The Regional Immigration Pilot program is part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). […]

Vancouver on track to build world's tallest passive-house buildings

Vancouver on track to build world’s tallest passive-house buildings

10/10/17

A rezoning application has been submitted to the city of Vancouver that would see the construction of a two-tower development giving off close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. The developers, Landa Global Properties and Asia Standard Americas, have submitted an application for a 43 and 48-storey development at 1400 Alberni St. that they say will be […]

Landmark 'green lamp' office tower could change the face of downtown Vancouver

Landmark ‘green lamp’ office tower could change the face of downtown Vancouver

12/06/17

If this office tower proposal for downtown Vancouver is approved, it will likely set a new benchmark for skyscrapers in the city. Local real estate developer and architectural firm Westbank has partnered with Merrick Architecture for its rezoning application to the City of Vancouver to redevelop the Budget Car & Rental site at 400 West Georgia […]

Vancouver releases plans for new 11-acre Northeast False Creek park

Vancouver releases plans for new 11-acre Northeast False Creek park

12/06/17

The City of Vancouver has released its conceptual plans for the redevelopment of Northeast False Creek, which entails the controversial demolition of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and the construction of an 11-acre extension of Creekside Park. The new park designed by James Corner, the internationally renowned landscape architectural whose firm is behind New York City’s […]

Shigeru Ban-designed residential structure poised to become world’s tallest hybrid timber building

Shigeru Ban-designed residential structure poised to become world’s tallest hybrid timber building

12/06/17

The wood, concrete, and glass building will rise approximately 233 feet when finished. PortLiving, a Vancouver-based developer, recently revealed the design of what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building. Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, Terrace House will rise 19 stories and 233 feet above Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood. According to the Vancouver Sun, […]

Vancouver to get unique 'soft skyscraper' in West Georgia corridor

Vancouver to get unique ‘soft skyscraper’ in West Georgia corridor

07/02/17

Vancouver’s skyline is about to get a unique addition: a ‘soft skyscraper’, clad with shingled panels to create soft, blurred reflections expected to make the building look ephemeral. The 43-storey tower at 1550 Alberni is designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kuma described his tower’s shape as organic and unique. On the north and south sides, […]

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