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Old Posted Mar 4, 2016, 9:14 PM
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So many awesome buildings in this thread. I'm I the only one that finds the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Headquarters a little opulent though? I mean they are making cuts left right and centre and yet build themselves a new home that looks more like an upscale spa then something needed for a school-board.
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So many awesome buildings in this thread. I'm I the only one that finds the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Headquarters a little opulent though? I mean they are making cuts left right and centre and yet build themselves a new home that looks more like an upscale spa then something needed for a school-board.
I thought it was a terrific building, but I had the same reaction - it doesn't look like they stinted on it. Sticking with Hamilton, I also thought that the branch library posted a while back was fabulous.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2016, 9:28 PM
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I think this house would force me to become a never-nude. Lovely, though!
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I had the same reaction. Ever notice that folks in (or from) smaller towns tend to have their windows covered at night, while in the big city there tends to be a "light the lights, here we are" openness to being seen from the street?
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Don't think anyone's posted this in this thread before. Here is the National Music Centre in Calgary progressing nicely. The tiles are terracotta and the ones on the sky bridge have bronze on them I believe.



Some renderings of what the final product should look like:





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Very nice. I love the use of different materials there. Also the cheapest possibly free element the trees is something I may copy.
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williamson chong transforms narrow toronto home with a relocated stairwell

canadian architecture practice williamson chong has transformed a narrow edwardian property in a suburban neighborhood of toronto. the existing home was a poorly renovated residence, and required a complete overhaul in order to provide spacious and comfortable living accommodation. beginning at the front elevation, every effort was made to produce open and airy family-oriented spaces out of what was previously a cluster of small and awkward rooms. by removing the deep covered porch and opening the entry and living room to the south, the once-dark front rooms are now bathed in natural light. ‘this renovation and addition was for a family who endeavored to find a home that would exist seamlessly in a traditional neighborhood, yet exude a decidedly modern presence,’ explain the architects. ‘they asked for a study of contrasts, not only oppositions in style and form, but also in the color palette, citing a love for the contrast of dark against light.’

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I love the examples you post MonkeyRonin!
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Jewish general hospital - Pavillon K - Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes


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West Side Manor Townhouses on Vivian Avenue completed March 2016.


Korah Apartments on Second Line West completed November 2015.

Pictures by me.
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Bird-watching pavilions by Plant Architect are made from perforated plates of weathering steel

16 May 2016


Plant Architect has used weathering steel to create a series of wing-like structures for bird watchers in a Toronto park, which are punctured with both patterns and information about local species (+ slideshow).

Located in the city's East Point Park Bird Sanctuary, structures were completed by the Toronto-based firm as part of a local initiative to protect and promote bird habitats.

The scheme comprises a main viewing space, a bird blind and two entry signposts. These are all made from weathering steel – the pre-rusted metal often referred to by the brand name Corten.

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Jeebus.

Nothing like sitting on precast concrete and having your shirt take on a rusty look.


That house is considered narrow?!? Soap place looks tacky. Suits the concept though
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West Side Manor Townhouses on Vivian Avenue completed March 2016.


Korah Apartments on Second Line West completed November 2015.

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I hope that I am not sounding like a jerk but I think we can move this into the Ugly Canada thread
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I hope that I am not sounding like a jerk but I think we can move this into the Ugly Canada thread
Seconded.
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It's northern Ontario, people consider this good up here.

People here love the looks of these places and I don't no why. We once had a proposal that looked similar to a mid-rise you would see in Toronto and people hated it.

It got rejected because the city has so many stupid bylaws such as residential property can't sit directly on the property line facing the street so it has to be pushed back giving it a tower in the park feel and there must be two parking spaces for each unit which creates these big seas of parking lots.
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Hamilton | Rudy Hulst Commons | Invizij Architects | 2016


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Naturehumaine creates stripped-down facade for Montreal residences

25 May 2016


This Montreal residential building by local studio Naturehumaine features a simple brick facade punctuated with square windows and a rear parking area topped by a steel canopy.

Called the Marquette Residence, the multi-family building is located in central Montreal's Rosemont-Petite-Patrie district and faces a busy commercial street.

The 7,200-square-foot (670-square-metre) project consists of six units, each with two levels and private access. The units range from 1,100 to 1,300 square feet (100 to 120 square metres).

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