Articles tagged Canada

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What does Sidewalk Labs’ setback mean for the smart city?

Toronto – Once the most hotly anticipated urban development in the world, how should we reflect on Sidewalk Labs’ failure to realize a ‘smart’ future for Toronto with its …

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'I am an activist, but that’s part of being an architect': legacy and preservation in Phyllis Lambert's eyes

For our 2018 publication Legacy: Generations of Creatives in Dialogue, curator and writer Carson Chan spoke with the influential Canadian architect shortly after her 90th birthday.

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Here’s why experts agree this Toronto bar gives a vision into future hospitality

Toronto – The Frame Awards 2020 jury distinguished LAMAS Architecture’s Avling Kitchen and Brewery as the Bar of the Year because of its inclusiveness, generous use and social …

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Reporting From Toronto: lessons from an airport in the midst of a pandemic

Toronto – While returning to her hometown in Canada during the pandemic, Frame’s Iryna Humenyuk reflected on the travellers encountered during a layover in Reykjavik.

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Should heritage government buildings be thinking about (spatial) democracy?

Quebec City, Canada – Unchanged for over 100 years, the National Assembly of Quebec has a new reception pavilion targeted at the general public, thanks to Provencher_Roy and GLCRM …

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Want a workplace that feels like home? Hire an architect with residential expertise

Montreal – Underwhelmed by the proposals of commercial workplace designers, video game studio Eidos approached a residential architect to design its new Montreal office.

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On the West Coast, one co-working space aims for a ‘full and balanced lifestyle’

Victoria, Canada – In British Columbia, Hansenbuilt Design and MJM Architecture turn a former heritage building into co-working space Kwench.

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How a bean sprout farm became fertile ground for a Toronto restaurant-brewery

Toronto – The design of Avling Kitchen & Brewery by LAMAS reflects the hospitality client’s farm-centric ideals. 

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A retirement residence in Quebec helps senior citizens live better, by empathetic design

Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec – Montreal-based firm ADCF Architecture develops a humane residence to aid Québécois senior citizens in retaining their independence and autonomy.

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This Vancouver facial bar looks nothing like your regular dermatologist’s office

Vancouver – Further example of the changing face of clinical spaces, Fig – advertised as the world’s first clean skincare bar – was designed by Scott & Scott Architects.

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A sushi eatery in a Toronto mall doesn’t let its environment limit its design concept

Toronto – With Tora, Vancouver-based design studio Ste. Marie reveal that the stereotypes of in-mall hospitality can be overcome with a strong spatial concept.

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If dry-cleaning shops become attractive, will it help revive the market for the service?

Montreal – A Montreal dry-cleaning shop designed by Ivy Studio upends all expectations of the spatial typology to create a desirable destination in the dipping market.

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