A rigorous conservation process, focused on improving building envelope performance, seismic resiliency, and accessibility, has brought new life to a 1930s church. The restoration has received the Vancouver Heritage Award from the city.
The Nancy Pauw Bridge, a recently erected footbridge over the Bow River, connecting Central Park to the Banff Recreation Grounds in Alberta, amplifies the beauty of the Rocky Mountain landscape, with minimal impacts to the river and the environment.
Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and faster construction, compared to the more traditional and labour-intensive carpenter hand-built timber forms. ICFS are becoming increasingly popular as architects and builders around the globe recognize the windfalls of the technology.
The design for the Dining and Operations Centre at the University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) in King Township, Ontario, reimagines the future of school design by combining sustainability and high design without compromising on esthetics.
Deceptively simple in form, Calgary’s 17th Avenue Clinic’s articulation seeks to bring in light and enhance privacy and transparency. For its seemingly basic design, it has received a 2022 World Architecture Festival award.
DIALOG’s plan for the River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre in Edmonton reveals reliance on heavy-timber construction in order to minimize its infrastructure’s embodied carbon, allowing the project to pursue Zero Carbon Building certification.
Architecture and design firm Adjaye Associates has designed the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5400-m2 (58,125-sf) library seeks to be a space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective.
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