For a residence in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough of Montréal, Qué., Thomas Balaban Architect (TBA) retains the modest character of a ‘shoebox’ house through contemporary means and geometric abstraction.
For public projects, as for other types of buildings, new engineered mass timber products, supported by recent legislation, make wood an economic and functional choice in both rural and urban areas. Two recent B.C. projects illustrate this point.
In an exclusive interview, Daniel Ling, principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects, speaks to Construction Canada on Toronto’s first-ever permanent supportive housing project that uses an innovative modular construction method.
As part of the HousingTO action plan, two new housing complexes, 11 Macey and 150 Harrison, have begun to take shape in Toronto. The goal is to create more design-forward, dignified, inclusive, and welcoming homes for the homeless.
Snøhetta, alongside collaborators R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak, has completed its fourth energy-positive building in its powerhouse portfolio. As part of the Powerhouse series, Powerhouse Telemark, Norway, sets a new standard for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings by reducing its yearly net energy consumption by 70 per cent when compared to similar new-construction offices, and by producing more energy than it will consume over its entire lifespan.
The new Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre (OTCC), a health and wellness facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is set to serve the needs of the Oakville (Ont.) community as a gathering place for groups large and small.