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Oh! I retract my point. I assumed it was just this really cool thing we all knew.
Bah, no problem.

I'm a big architecture fan and I do collect architecture books. In my experience, very very few projects from Canada make an appearance in books about 20th century architecture. The few exceptions to the rules would be Habitat 67, Toronto's New City Hall, Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome (also from Expo 67) and... well, that's about it.
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^ That is strange considering that we were on the forefront of research in terms of Building a decade ago. Perhaps it is our relatively small population. And I guess great building design in terms of energy efficiency does not translate to fancy looking building hailed throughout the architectural community.
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^ That is strange considering that we were on the forefront of research in terms of Building a decade ago. Perhaps it is our relatively small population. And I guess great building design in terms of energy efficiency does not translate to fancy looking building hailed throughout the architectural community.
The fact that our country is under the radar, media-wise, is a big factor. If the Olympic Stadium was in New York, it would be much more famous than it is now. Same for many other buildings. But it's a fact that Canada does not register much in architecture books or magazines.
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A perch to view the watery wilderness

John Bentley Mays
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Published Thursday, Mar. 06 2014, 11:58 AM EST
Last updated Thursday, Mar. 06 2014, 12:19 PM EST



On a deep-frozen afternoon last week, I visited a place on Lake Erie called Indigo House and, through its wide windows, saw one of those winter scenes I will probably never forget.

The expanse of lake ice stretched from the bluff the year-round residence is perched on out into the misty distance, toward the far American shore. Here was something wildly, bleakly beautiful that southern Canadian city-dwellers rarely experience even in our chilliest months – something desolate, severe, completely unforgiving. Here was winter in its essence, hard and grey as steel. Indigo House has been designed by Toronto architect Cindy Rendely to open toward this stunning view from every room.

In other ways, as well, the 3,380-square-foot structure has been made to sync with its high, exposed, weather-beaten site. There is nothing pretty or sentimentally rustic about it. The roof is flat, and the strict overall composition is a modernist matter of clearly articulated oblong or bevelled volumes bundled together.
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The Long Embrace

Teeple Architects’ latest residential project in southern Ontario celebrates all that surrounds it: fields, trees and water


Residential House on the Lakefront
2011
Port Hope, Ontario

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Toronto

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413 Square Metres

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30 Hectares

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In late fall, the farmland on the lakefront road into Port Hope, Ontario, is pristine, even idyllic: golden fields rolling toward a shimmering horizon of water, here and there clutches of tall trees, their leaves a brittle yellow or blazing red. As the main road turns into a gravel lane that winds through an open field, there is still little evidence that a newly built house, by Teeple Architects, lies straight ahead. Not, at any rate, until one catches a glimpse of the muted green, zinc-clad structure rising and curving up from the scrub and flaring toward the lake.

Set on 30 hectares, the two-storey dwelling at its highest point overlooks a rocky bluff that drops precipitously to the lake. But this unusually narrow, low-lying house really begins sunken in the region’s compact earth at its north end, with a rectangular lap pool and a whirlpool surrounded by a wooden deck and radiant-heated limestone. The pool is kept warm year round because the Danish owner prefers to swim in the dead of winter.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2014, 7:07 PM
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That last house is a jaw-dropper. I love the beton brut... I want my next house to incorporate some!
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George Brown Waterfront Campus
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Ryerson Image Centre
Architect: Diamond & Schmitt
Completed: 2012


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/ric-ryer...son-university


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MaRS Centre Phase 2
Architect: B+H Architects
Completed: 2014


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Market Wharf
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Completed: 2013


Market Wharf
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Market Wharf Condos
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Thompson Hotel
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Completed: 2011


http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2011/06/...-new-buildings


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St. James Cathedral Centre
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Completed: 2012


http://www.archdaily.com/485573/st-j...tectsalliance/


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Toronto pals had a driving ambition for a laneway home

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Published Thursday, Sep. 19 2013, 10:28 AM EDT
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On a balcony high above Church and Adelaide streets, two roommates – one starting a career as a real estate developer, the other studying to be an architect – would cradle glasses of scotch and gaze at the city below.

“We’d dream about building big things,” says Craig Race, now an intern architect at Sustainable.TO. “Our entire friendship is based on a mutual admiration for Toronto’s buildings and a desire to contribute to the city.”

They’d dream about small things, too, says Alex Sharpe, now a principal at Spire Commercial Realty and co-founder of IQ Office Suites at the recently restored Dineen Building: “We’d talk about how awesome laneway houses were and how much we wanted the opportunity to do a project.”
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Home of the Week: Laneway home takes the high road

MADELEINE WHITE
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Published Friday, Nov. 22 2013, 11:07 AM EST
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2 MILES PLACE, TORONTO

Asking price: $829,000

Selling price: $829,000

Lot size: 17.67 by 35.21 feet

Taxes: $3,430 (2013)

Agent: George Niblock, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

Every house has its plans: mockups, city paperwork, photos. But not every house has an overstuffed binder, full of drawings, notes, stories, such as the one Jeff Pangman carries around when he shows off the laneway house he designed.

So to say that 2 Miles Place is Mr. Pangman’s baby is an understatement.

“I’ve been thinking building my own laneway home for about 10 years now,” says Mr. Pangman with a touch of astonishment.
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Hats off to MonkeyRodin for creating such an interesting thread!

I've always found that skyscraper, considering the sheer number of people they hold, add a lot of people to the urban core they actually add little urbanity. Ya, for losers like us on these threads that love looking at skylines they may look cool from a distance but when you get up close and personal they add little to the streetscape and urban vibe itself.

Low and Mid-rise building is where you get the most interesting architecture and yet the buildings add to the urban landscape as opposed to over powering it. Also at the base of tall buildings {especially when they are part of a huge complex like CityPlace} you may get retail and other commercial elements but often they are of the very generic kind.....Timmys, a bank, real estate office, Bell/Rogers/Telus dealer etc.

Smaller buildings tend to be far more open to more novel and individual businesses and hence create a more unique and welcoming urban environment. Due to their more unique form and often better and more interesting designs, colours, building materials they don't add sterility to an area like a nameless blue glass condo box.

I think this why I have never been a fan of much of Vancouver.........tons of points for density but all the steel and glass towers are alienating and seem sterile. This is why the West End seems more like a true neighbourhood and community and the new condo towers east of Granville seems more like just a collection of apartments.
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My cousin actually worked on that blue house on Lake Erie as a architectural technician or something.
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Some of the designs of superkül:


Stealth Cabin, Bracebridge, ON









Gradient House, Toronto









Mineral Springs, Niagara Region











SHIFT Cottage, Georgian Bay











SPLIT House, Toronto









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Home/Gallery, Toronto





Annex House, Toronto







Crescent Road House, Toronto







Marlborough House, Toronto











Home/Office, Toronto

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So, without creating the impression that I'm hitting you... which I totally am, but shh...

As much as I see love seeing MonkeyRonin is the most recent poster in any thread, it's especially exciting in this one.

And another great one.

Marlboro house is awesome. But I can't reconcile the front with the back? How does that work?
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You're hitting on me without even knowing what I look like? I'm definitely flattered.

The Marlborough house is a renovation with an addition on the back - if you look at the first pic you can see it peeking up over the top.
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You're from TO, love, how bad could it be, really?

And I still don't see it.
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