Posts Tagged architecture

Niagara Peace Bridge

originally published in Award Magazine As today’s travelers traverse the second-busiest border crossing in Ontario, the Peace Bridge over the Niagara River, they might get the impression they are passing a massive overturned canoe that resembles, in shape if not in size, the canoes that First Nations

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Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Building Information Modeling

Originally published in Award Magazine Ever-savvier clients demand better-performing buildings. Interest in green technology continues to rise. Are you having trouble keeping up? Coordination (or lack thereof) within your own firm or with other disciplines working on a project may be to blame. Consider: communications inside your

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MuseumHouse

originally published in Award Magazine Perhaps inspired by the way Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa smiles from a small canvas hung in the massive Louvre, Yorkville Corporation chose a narrow plot of land in a tony area of Toronto to erect a masterpiece: the MuseumHouse con- dominium residence.

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Young + Wright Architects

originally published in Award Magazine. This profile was written prior to the acquisition of Young + Wright by IBI Group. Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. Kenyan Proverb In the long term,

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Speaking of Sustainability

Thoughtful discourse on green building design from industry insiders originally published in Award Magazine Events like BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill spur people to fret about the environment. Fortunately, encouraging signs exist. Whether people bring their own bags when shopping or choose fuel-efficient vehicles, society seems to

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Building Community: Hudson Kruse Design

originally published in Award Magazine The fall of 1999 brought interior designer Trevor Kruse the opportunity to work on the (then) Ritz Carlton condominium project in Toronto. That project came with a catch, though. “They asked me to set up a company and they would bring the

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Above and Beyond: Industry experts extol the long-term virtues of metal roofing and cladding

originally published in Award Magazine Few trends have outlasted the use of metal on buildings. “The Romans used metal roofing,” notes Gail Read, marketing manager for Robertson Building Systems. And the trend shows staying power. Many centuries-old churches, long-lasting government buildings and modern hockey rinks show significant

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Cityplace Luna

originally published in Award Magazine On a clear evening west of downtown Toronto, passersby may find their eyes drawn to the glowing rooftop of the city’s newest residential community, CityPlace Luna.

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CityPlace Panorama

originally published in Award Magazine What do a grocery chain distribution centre, a long-lost pier and Lake Ontario have in common? They each occupied or influenced the land where Toronto’s CityPlace Panorama condominium now rises.

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Mackay|Wong Strategic Design

originally published in Award Magazine Few design firms stay as closely associated with their inaugural project as Toronto’s MackaylWong Strategic Design. In the 90s, the firm designed the interior of Wayne Gretzky’s eponymous Toronto restaurant. The City of Toronto would soon accommodate the Great One’s request to

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