Canada Architecture

LOOK: B.C. Winners Of National Architecture Awards

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Three buildings in British Columbia have earned national recognition with the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. Awarded by the Royal Arc...

How This Architect Combated Urban Sprawl

David Hamilton Stouck | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada
David Hamilton Stouck

The bulldozing of landscapes and older areas of cities Arthur Erickson viewed as an act of aggression against one's fellow humans only exceeded by warfare itself. Instead of freeways the answer he proposed was denser urban cores and, instead of high rises, vertical real estate in diverse layers with services at every level.

Why We Need to Bring 'Art' Back to the Olympics

Jon Packer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

A surprise to many, the arts were once an integral part of Olympic games programming, creating a rich legacy of cultural achievement. That's right, gold, silver and bronze for painting, sculpture, music and literature. Early activities also included musical contests and the high profile contest of the heralds and trumpeters.

Ten Signs You Have a Great Project Manager

Benjie Nycum | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business
Benjie Nycum

Project management is about managing and leading a project or major task from start to finish. At Nycum + Associates we manage projects as well as work with PMs in the design and construction industry. This is our list of special qualities that identify a highly effective PM.

Canadian Style Icons: Umbra's Paul Rowan

Daniel Eckler | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the expression goes, and Paul Rowan's story attests to that. Born and raised in Toronto, Rowan graduated from George Brown in 1974 with a degree in graphic design. As a young man, trying to decorate a new apartment, he couldn't find any blinds that he liked. So he made is own. Rowan teamed up with a friend, Les Mandelbaum, and together they founded Umbra.

How I Started My Dream Business in One Week

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

I have often thought it would be cool to own a yoga studio and as I type this blog, I am actually sitting in my very own studio gulping down a protein shake. How did it happen? Well that's a good question because it happened in one just one week, (well sort of...).

LOOK: New Dino Museum's Design Will Blow Your Hair Back

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's newest dinosaur museum's unique design is attracting attention in international architecture circles. Azure magazine has selected the Phi...

New Museum Makes Winnipeg the No. 5 Place to Visit in Canada in 2014

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Winnipeg's reputation has languished for too long. Lambasted for its frigid temperatures in winter and buggy conditions in summer, the Manitoba capital has had to work hard to earn back some good PR. It has built momentum in recent years, thanks to an under-the-radar dining scene and the return of the city's beloved NHL team. But with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the city has a chance to regain the tourism spotlight.

Canada's Coolest Restaurant Is in Winnipeg

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

It's the first day to purchase coveted seats for this year's RAW:almond pop-up restaurant and Mandel Hitzer is doing brisk sales. The project that started as a what-are-we-getting-ourselves-into experiment earlier this year enters its second go-round as the hottest table in a city that suddenly needs to be on every culinary travellers' itinerary.

When You Love the Library, You Never Stop Learning

Hilary Farr | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
Hilary Farr

It's not easy being a student today. You need some relief -- try Learning-For-The-Sake-Of-It which can discovered and nurtured by...books! Who knows how long these stunning old buildings will survive the wrecking ball or be turned into condos. Enjoy them while you can.

Canadian Style Icons: Douglas Cardinal

Daniel Eckler | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Your heritage always leaves a lasting impression on the person you are, and there's no doubt that's the case for Douglas Cardinal. His aboriginal heritage has molded him into the artist and visionary he is, gifting Canada and the world with his unique vision of naturalistic, organic architecture.

Italian Examples of Cities Made for People

Ron Dembo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada
Ron Dembo

I love the Italian Piazza. You find them in every town, big or small. Rome is full of them. They are gentle and filled with human sounds, blended voic...

If Your Office Is Too Hot or Too Cold, You're Not Alone

David Dodge | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

What are the two most common complaints from office workers? It's too hot, and it's too cold. These dichotomous complaints are symptoms of a wider problem. Not only do aging, poorly-designed office buildings do a terrible job at keeping the people within them comfortable, they are energy sieves that are expensive to operate and maintain.

What Does the Future of Toronto's Skyline Look Like?

Jon Packer | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada
Jon Packer

Twenty-five years ago, Toronto was described as "the city that works." Few people believe that today. Toronto is lucky enough to be grappling with growth that out-paces almost every other city on the continent. The conversation should focus on what this future looks like and what kind of buildings we want to make up our communities.

Creative Spaces: The World's Coolest Pools

Rana Florida | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Travel
Rana Florida

Tomorrow marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year. The sun is at its maximum elevation, and that means many of us long to be poolside. Whether we use them to relax, exercise, entertain or simply recharge, pools have long been the crown jewel in home design and social status. We all clamor for fun in the sun, and a pool to cool off in.

Creative Spaces: Schools That Don't Suck!

Rana Florida | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Rana Florida

Developing a school that not only makes students feel welcome and safe but encourages students to unleash their creative potential is a huge and important challenge. There is no silver bullet for transforming school buildings into an environment that inspires and ignites the creative flame, but an imaginative design can go a long way.

Creative Spaces: Stadiums that Could Teach the Super Bowl a Few Tricks

Rana Florida | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada
Rana Florida

Most people will be tuning into Super Bowl on February 5 to watch the game. I will be checking out the stadium. Location is not the only important consideration -- design, art, and architecture matter too. How well does the building fit into its neighborhood? A stadium doesn't have to be a faceless behemoth.

Creative Spaces: Where to Find Inspiration

Rana Florida | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada
Rana Florida

Creative workers need peace and quiet and privacy, but they need social stimulation. Can you do that in a fish bowl-style cubicle? Drab furniture, white walls, no natural sunlight, and bland, boring spaces do little to ignite the imagination.

Creative Spaces: The Need for Space Outside the Office

Rana Florida | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Business
Rana Florida

Most corporate jobs -- to put it mildly -- are profoundly uninspiring. We've moved from an agricultural society to one that was industrial, then knowledge-based, and now, creative. But the majority of our employers and working environments have yet to adapt.

Creative Spaces: New Lives for Abandoned Buildings

Rana Florida | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Business
Rana Florida

Built To Play The Part: Montreal's Habitat 67 Could Be A Lego Set Soon

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - A quirky Montreal architectural landmark could be upstaging some of the world's most famous buildings in the race to be immortalized as a p...

What Makes Public Art Good?

Andrea Carson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada
Andrea Carson

If audiences for art are passing through museums without stopping to consider the art, then putting art -- at an enormous scale -- on the ceiling of a restaurant, or in the middle of a public space or on the edge of a waterfront view would seems like a good idea.