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    June
    2015

    When our country was built: An exhibit at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre will showcase centennial architecture projects

    Roughly 50 years ago, a crop of 900-odd performance art spaces, science museums and rec centres was established coast to coast explicitly to encourage Canada’s development. The intention of giving each young province a few public institutions was to spur homegrown culture, with the governments of the time believing the buildings themselves had a key […]

    18
    April
    2015
    Bata Library

    Trent looking for feedback on its new student centre

    As part of developing the design for a new student centre, Trent University has posted three different design approaches, prepared by Teeple Architects, to there web site here .  The options are as follows (from the Trent University web site): Design A is a two-storey building that stretches the of the site from the Bata Library to the […]

    9
    March
    2015
    Windemere Road elevation (Windsorite News)

    Heritage Committee: don’t knock down St. Barnabas Church

    The modernist St. Barnabas Church may end up avoiding the wrecking ball. The city’s heritage committee voted Monday to deny the Anglican Diocese’s application to demolish the main church, at 2115 Chilver Road, which was built in 1955. Instead, the committee wants the city to designate the structure a heritage building — which would prevent demolition […]

    27
    February
    2015

    My London: Web doc celebrates local icon

    One of the most beautiful buildings in my London — and, undoubtedly, yours — is on its way to becoming an Internet hit. The Dominion Public Building is a soon-to-launch web documentary on the classic and classy architectural gem at Richmond St. and Queens Ave. It’s a labour of love from Venezuela-born documentary-maker Juan Andres […]

    27
    February
    2015
    Bata Library

    Teeple Architects Inc. selected to bring vision for new Student Centre to life at Trent’s Symons Campus

    The highly-anticipated new Student Centre at Trent University, envisioned as an opportunity to enhance Trent’s well-known outstanding student experience, took an important step forward today with the official selection of Teeple Architects Inc. as the architectural firm that will bring the vision of this important new building on Trent’s Symons Campus in Peterborough to life. […]

    2
    February
    2015

    Goodbye concrete shroud – hello dazzle fit for a capital

    David McCuaig stands on the crimson carpet of the National Arts Centre’s mezzanine level and gestures northwest. Through the concrete-slatted windows, he points to Parliament, to Confederation Square, and to the terrace just outside. “You’ll enter right here,” he says, “right into the beautiful new space.” Mr. McCuaig is the director of operations for the […]

    29
    January
    2015
    Windemere Road elevation (Windsorite News)

    Demolition permit sought for landmark St. Barnabas Church

    St. Barnabas Church with its extraordinary modernist design should be saved from demolition, Windsor heritage planner John Calhoun said Wednesday. “I think it’s one of the finest 1950s buildings we’ve got.” The landmark church at Chilver and Tecumseh roads has been vacant and for sale for a few years. In early January a demolition permit […]

    26
    January
    2015

    Demolition Under Way at Dickinson-Designed Regent Park High-Rise

    Demolition is well under way on the second last of Regent Park’s noted Peter Dickinson-designed high-rise apartment towers. As Toronto is typically too intensely developed to allow for implosions, a careful teardown of the 1958 modernist structure at 605 Whiteside Place is occuring, with the removal of much of the building’s north facade happing on […]

    16
    January
    2015

    UrbSanity: Brutal heritage

    Brutalist architecture is like the blind date who has a great personality. And we all know what that means . . .she must be ugly. But maybe her beauty is an unexpected kind—one that is slowly revealed when you look carefully. It’s the kind of beauty that comes from character. And love it or hate […]

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