Posts Tagged architecture

Weird Science

From self-bending metals to stones that repair themselves, ecopreneurs and scientists are developing a range of advanced building materials.

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MaRS Centre – Phase 2

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District supports innovators as they commercialize intellectual property. Phase 2 of MaRS will complete the vision when it welcomes tenants in September 2013. “Intellectual property is evaluated for its readiness to become the underlying logic of a business,” says Dale Martin, senior advisor to

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Going Green

Understanding the facts and the fallacies of green building design principles is a complex task. Buildings play major roles in our environment’s health, as well as our own. We need to make them more sustainable. So what’s the holdup? The holdups stem largely from a need for

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App Overload

You own a smartphone or tablet and you’re getting more work done on the go. Looking to do even more? Check out the apps in this article, many of which extend the features of systems you already use to your mobile device. (Note: not all apps are

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111 Richmond Street West

Oxford Properties Group owns Toronto’s 111 Richmond Street West, designed by the late Peter Dickinson. Built in 1955 and now part of the Richmond-Adelaide Centre, it had aged into an energy-inefficient building. Dickinson designed some of Toronto’s finest buildings, including the O’Keefe Centre (now the Sony Centre

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CityPlace – Parade II

Toronto’s CityPlace ranks among the most ambitious collections of highrise residential developments anywhere. And developer Concord Adex Inc. put the most ambitious touch in all of CityPlace between the existing Parade I condo and its fraternal twin, the more recently built Parade II. Parade II, originally known

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MBII & network convergence

Convergence: a fresh approach to complex systems Have you ever taken a good look at the multicolored, ordered spaghetti of cabling running through most buildings? Traditional engineering calls for one set of cabling for security systems, another for surveillance/CCTV, yet another for lighting, one for HVAC, then

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Toronto FC Academy and Training Facility

To the delight of Canadian soccer fans, Toronto FC debuted at BMO Field five years ago. To continue delighting those fans, the Major League Soccer team also requires both a practice facility and a place to develop promising players. TFC will meet these goals when the Toronto

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St. John's Rehab Hospital: The John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Ambulatory Care

Toronto in the 1930s was bustling to the point that the Sisters of St. John the Divine moved their convent north of the city, where they later founded the St. John’s Rehab Hospital. Today, along with its buildings, the hospital retains 23 acres of lawns, gardens and

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Integrated and efficient: using today's AEC software to make our jobs easier

Designing buildings. Estimating costs. Tracking time. Managing projects. Billing for time and materials. Reporting RFls. These, along with dozens of other types of paperwork, have long been crucial in the businesses of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). That all this work once ran on paper alone seems

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