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Projet • By Moriyama & Teshima ArchitectsUniversités

Mukwa Waakaa'igan Indigenous Centre of Excellence

At the gateway to Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, currently stands Shinhigwauk Hall, the former residential school where children from 184 First Nations communities across Canada were taken from their parents, families, culture and communities. Since the school’s official closure in 1970, the Children of Shinhigwauk Alumni Association, the survivors of the school, have been working with Algoma University to heal this place, and work toward reconciliation through the vision of a cross-cultural learning centre – a facility of healing, cultural preservation, dialogue and transformation. A new heart for the campus, the design intent of the Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence is to provide... En savoir plus

Projet • By Gow Hastings ArchitectsUniversités

Université de l'Ontario français Campus

The Université de l'Ontario français (UOF) is Ontario’s first French-language university governed for and by Franco-Ontarians. Rooted in downtown Toronto’s East Bayfront, an emerging start-up and innovation neighbourhood, the 50,000 sf campus is home to the mobilization and creation of French-language education in Ontario. Occupying the entire second floor of a mixed-use building, Gow Hastings Architects designed the inaugural campus to retain existing industrial elements while introducing a new vision for academic design focussed on student-faculty interaction.  Tom Arban The design embraces the irregular shape of the building, its exposed concrete walls and structure to embody the spirit of the surroun... En savoir plus

Projet • By AssembledgeBars

Cactus Club Cafe: Sherway Gardens

Assembledge+ has continued its ongoing collaboration with Cactus Restaurant Group in support of the Vancouver-based company’s expansion into Canada’s eastern provinces. Michael Weschler Michael Weschler This expansion includes the new 17,000 sf flagship location of their award-winning Cactus Club Café fine-dining concept at the Sherway Gardens entertainment complex in the city’s western suburbs. Looking to build on the success of their downtown Toronto flagship, the goal was to export the brand’s hallmark formula of upscale, inventive, and global cuisine paired with a high-energy, high-design setting to a suburban location accessible to a new segment of the city’s residents. Michael Weschle... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 8 oct. 2021

25 best architecture firms in Toronto

The largest city in Canada and the capital of Ontario, Toronto is home to millions of people of all backgrounds, faiths, and races. It’s also the headquarters for thousands of architecture and design studios. From regional firms to international powerhouses, the scene is innovative and healthy. We rounded up 25 top studios working across sectors, some award-winning and internationally recognized but others smaller and more locally focused. Their projects are based in and near the limits of Toronto and its suburbs — or across the globe in Hong Kong, Istanbul, and Chile. Throughout, we found architects and designers focused on creating unique, thoughtful, and sustainable spaces, environments, and experiences. Collectively, these 2... En savoir plus

Projet • By Gow Hastings ArchitectsUniversités

Niagara College Welland Student Commons

  Le nouveau Niagara College Welland Campus Student Commons constitue un cœur accueillant au sein du campus tentaculaire et décentralisé, établissant un lieu de rassemblement flexible où les étudiants peuvent étudier, collaborer, manger et se rencontrer. En plus d'améliorer les commodités pour les étudiants, le projet modernise le campus datant des années 1970 avec une nouvelle entrée orientée vers le nord, améliore l'orientation et l'image de marque avec un traitement graphique audacieux, et ouvre le bâtiment à la lumière naturelle et aux vues extérieures. Scott Norsworthy   Au sommet d'un complexe d... En savoir plus

Projet • By DESK architectesBureaux

20-080_DESK

Situé dans le Vieux-Rosemont, à deux pas de la promenade Masson, le nouvel atelier de DESK architectes est installé au cœur du quartier qui l’a vu naître. Désireux d’opérer un lieu de rencontres et de collaborations évocateur de leurs convictions à l’égard de la ville, le groupe d’architectes a choisi de s’installer dans un local en relation directe depuis la rue; un postulat actif et proactif envers l’effervescence de Montréal. Le local choisi est caractérisé par des plafonds de plus de 13 pieds de haut, des matériaux bruts et une fenestration généreuse. La structure laissée apparente r&e... En savoir plus

Projet • By Studio JCIBureaux

Hill & Dale Mixed-Use Development

Award-winning architecture firm Studio JCI recently completed Hill & Dale, a 75,000-square-foot mixed-use development at the corner of Yonge and Roxborough Street in Toronto’s prestigious Rosedale neighbourhood. The eye-catching project accommodates retail, offices and residences, transforming a nondescript three-storey office block into a dynamic new six-storey building. Hill & Dale not only reflects a global trend in the design and construction industry, which favours working with existing structures as opposed to building new, but it also takes a highly creative approach to City of Toronto’s mid-rise guidelines, opting for a form that is far more varied than many of the cookie-cutter mid-rise developments in the city.... En savoir plus

Projet • By Atelier RZLBDBureaux

AK Clinic

Our own human body reveals that beauty or health is symmetrical, balanced, and ordered. The smallest intervention project of Atelier RZLBD to date, the AK Room is a spatial experimentation of these values, converting a typical clinic room of an insignificant footprint (6’ by 10’) into one that transcends its physical boundary and inspires a deeper sense of well-being. Expressing the idea of “care” beyond clinical service, the room is composed of two symmetrical “hands” coming together from above and below, embracing a body in the very center. The materials of the ceiling (wood) and the floor (tile) extend on the two side walls up to the ribbon mirror in the middle, forming a U-shaped bottom and its counte... En savoir plus

Projet • By Atelier RZLBDMaisons privées

Twosome House

Twosome House is a two-storey, 540-square-metre Etobicoke home designed for a family of five. Following in the tradition of Louis I. Kahn, floor plans are defined by precise regulating lines. Two axes divide the property into distinct zones, with rooms plotted according to their program. This organization of “public/private” & “servant/served” spaces establishes a clear sense of order throughout the home.   The first of the project’s dividing lines runs north to south. Upon approach, the structure presents as two distinct volumes: a stuccoed rectangular western block, and a square-shaped eastern wing clad in stone veneer. This two-part configuration separates family-oriented areas (kept to the west)... En savoir plus

Projet • By Michael Muraz PhotographyFoyers de soins

Connect Communities Hamilton

Connect Communities is a transitional residence for those recovering from Acquired Brain Injuries or Stroke. The Hamilton facility is their first in Ontario, using a new treatment model that creates a residential environment with 42 bedrooms and ensuites, as well as communal living areas connected by amenity spaces and offices.   This past January, we photographed the interiors of the facility with dpai architecture before it was fully occupied, to avoid being disruptive to the staff and the residents. My approach was to highlight the clean and simple, yet warm design of the space. In several rooms, the views of the windows were framed carefully to highlight the architecture of the other wings of the building.   Despite the di... En savoir plus

Projet • By Michael Muraz PhotographyAteliers

LiUNA Local 506 Training Centre

The LiUNA Local 506 Training Centre was designed to meet the growing demand for trade apprenticeship programs, skills training, and certification in the region. It provides training in four programs: construction craft worker, cement finisher, precast erector, and hazmat worker.   BNKC Architects commissioned me to photograph the full project in December 2019. The winter conditions provided some great opportunities for dramatic exterior images. The minimalist snow cover helped emphasize the materials of the building.   The goal of the interior images was to highlight the different learning spaces. Including people in some of the shots helped provide scale and give an idea of the types of activities the building was designed fo... En savoir plus

Projet • By Studio JCIBureaux

1133 Yonge Street

TORONTO ARCHITECTS REVITALIZE AN 80S MIXED-USE, MID-RISE BUILDING,REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS AND WASTE   Toronto-based architecture firm, Studio JCI, has just completed a major renovation of 1133 Yonge Street, completely modernizing the 80s mid-rise, mixed-use building, increasing the amenities and accessibility for occupants, and upgrading the building’s energy efficiency. This project reflects a global trend in the design and construction industry that favours working with existing structures, as opposed to building new; in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and waste.   “The project provided us with a real opportunity to explore the concept of ‘embodied energy’ and the environmental benefits of reus... En savoir plus

Projet • By Packsac StudioMagasins

Décapsuleur

Le mandat consistait à développer une boutique de vente de bières de microbrasseries québécoises et d’aliments en vrac esthétique, mais surtout fonctionnelle. Tout d’abord, nous avons élaboré le design d’une identité visuelle. Puis, nous avons aménagé l’espace et fait la production des plans techniques pour la construction. Ce qui nous a amené a créer un site web vitrine permettant au Décapsuleur d’avoir une présence numérique. L’objectif de Packsac Studio est la cohérence sur le plan du design, de l’architecture et du numérique dans le but de renforcer la puissance de la mar... En savoir plus

Projet • By Atelier RZLBDMaisons privées

Mask House

The Mask House is a two-storey dwelling that grounds its presence by embracing juxtapositional qualities in order to set an example for its neighbourhood which is undergoing a rapid gentrification. Located at the Roncesvalles Village, in the west end of Toronto, the project was designed and built respecting the narrow elongated trapezoidal site, the limited budget, the very restricted Zoning & By-laws, and of course a demanding brief from the client. Yet, the outcome brings vivid energy, inspires renewal, and suggests possibilities that design can offer.   The façade may challenge the viewer to speculate a direct relation between manners of the exterior and the interior, assuming alikeness of aesthetics with ethics in rega... En savoir plus

Projet • By KPMB ArchitectsCentres culturels

“The Leaf” at Canada’s Diversity Gardens, Assinibo

The new botanical conservatory is situated at the head of the current Formal Garden at Assiniboine Park, on axis with the Corydon entrance gates. It will celebrate cultural and botanical diversity. Designed for LEED Gold Certification it will play a critical role in shaping how a community perceives, interacts with and understands nature and sustainability. Through compelling architecture and innovative programming, it will meet a modern purpose: to capture the imaginations of new generations and promote a greater understanding and love of the botanical world while addressing critical conservation issues. It will be a signature piece of architecture that generates awareness and a presence in the park, an interactive destination that focuses... En savoir plus