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Well, you killed that pretty quick.lol Don't tell Ayreonaut your secret. He still humours me.
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here's some from vancouver. contrary to popular belief, we do more than just condos

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

photo: http://news.ubc.ca/wp-content/upload...02/cbh-770.jpg

Blusson Spinal Cord centre

Photo: http://www.ledcor.com/getmedia/25360...axsidesize=960

Robert H Ho Centre

Photo: http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-co...01-397x500.jpg

Pharmaceutical Sciences Building UBC

Photo: http://www.dwphotography.com/data/ph...dg_my_site.jpg

Van Dusen Visitor Centre

Photo: http://c1038.r38.cf3.rackcdn.com/gro...012_main_0.jpg

Bosa Centre - Capilano University

Photo: http://photorator.com/photos/images/...ver--46640.jpg

Vancouver aquarium reno

photo: http://modernmixvancouver.com/wp-con...-entrance2.png

Centre for digital media

Photo: http://wecreatebc.com/site/wp-conten...ilding-685.png

sunset community centre

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Old Posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:14 AM
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You're from TO, love, how bad could it be, really?

And I still don't see it.
It's just barely jutting over the edge. There's sort of grey rectangle in the rear area.

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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.
I agree with this issue, but I think it's more a factor of rent prices and where we build our highrises. There's a few apartment buildings on the edges of downtown Ottawa that have some local pizzerias and similar quirky shops, but not too many of them. Most buildings with ground level retail are in the middle of the CBD or other high price areas that aren't very open to quirk anyway. Outside of the downtown of most cities most highrises lack ground level retail.

Also Hong Kong looks to have loads of quirky shops and bustling urban life at the feet of its tower forest.
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I really like those Vancouver projects, but I wish you would mention the architects since this thread is about them.
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University of Waterloo's new LEED Platinum Environment 3 building:


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Kingston's new $65M, Snohetta-designed concert & performance hall, the Isabel Bader Centre, is now complete. I'm going to a performance there the first weekend of November, so I'll snap plenty of pictures and share them here. I hear it's unbelievably gorgeous on the inside, and it's got great acoustics too.
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Hamilton | Harry Howell Arena | 2012


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Hamilton | Stoney Creek Recreation Centre | 2012


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Teeple Architects: (I've already posted a few of their other projects earlier)


Durham College Student Services Expansion
Oshawa / 2010







John M. Harper Branch Library and Stork Family YMCA
Waterloo / 2011







Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse
Peterborough / 2009







Sherbourne Common Pavilion
Toronto / 2011

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Small But Creative House by rzlbd

Friday, September 27, 2013


Totem House is interesting piece of modern architecture designed by rzlbd studio. It is small modern house located in Toronto, Canada.

Creativity once again wins the battle over small space. This place is designed to be high-end living space with everything needed for a normal modern life. The biggest gem is definitely combination of bedroom and bathroom blended together to create and save some space at the same time.

"Robert and John are travelers. They collect sculptures by local artists and bring them home. They have a keen eye for modernism and minimal design and they don’t settle for ordinary. They love cooking and they avoid the unnecessary. In building their home, rzlbd respects their curiosity for style.
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Charcoal House in Toronto, Canada by Reza Aliabadi Architect

May 13th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal


Charcoal House, situated in Pape and Danforth neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, is deceivingly presenting a raucous box. The randomly patterned square windows on its façade and the hidden entrance door at the corner of the building are elements that not only make it difficult to associate the building with a single family house, but they also trick the eye to an extend where the scale of the house is distorted and one might not be able to guess the number of floors inside. Although the monolithic façade, the black brick cladding, states an asperous architecture, the airy spaces within the black box reveals the true identity of its functional spaces. The house as the architect describes, resembles a “coconut” which is dark and hard on the outside, white and delicious on the inside.
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Parkside Village, Missisauga. These aren't particularly impressive, but it's good to see 'Sauga moving towards building in a more urban format.


Parkside Village
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Limelight & Chicago by MafaldaBoy, on Flickr

(now wtf is that monstrosity in the back?)
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Whoa the street level actually looks somewhat inviting! If the rest of the buildings in the area keep up the vibe it may turn out quite nicely.

But yeah - that thing in the background. Yikes!
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I spent the last four years hating this man but I have to admit I will miss the weekly/daily sideshow. A dark mark on Toronto s history.
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Alliance Française de Toronto
Architect: Hariri Pontarini
Completed: 2014


http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2014/05/...ees-completion


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Regent Park Aquatic Centre
Architect: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Completed: 2014


http://shaigil.com/featured/regent-park-aquatic-centre/









Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Completed: 2012


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/li-ka-sh...haels-hospital


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/li-ka-sh...haels-hospital


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/li-ka-sh...haels-hospital


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/li-ka-sh...haels-hospital



Sick Kids Hospital Research Tower
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Completed: 2014


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/full-scr...kkids-hospital


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/full-scr...kkids-hospital


http://www.dsai.ca/projects/full-scr...kkids-hospital



UTM Instructional Centre
Architect: Perkins + Will
Completed: 2011


http://www.azahner.com/portfolio/instructional-centre


http://www.archdaily.com/352555/univ..._image_02-jpg/
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Alliance Française de Toronto
Architect: Hariri Pontarini
Completed: 2014


http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2014/05/...ees-completion


UTM Instructional Centre
Architect: Perkins + Will
Completed: 2011


http://www.azahner.com/portfolio/instructional-centre
Love the top building. Awesome.

U of T Mississauga really impresses me... I took a course there early this year and it was the first time I'd actually seen the campus firsthand. Lots of nice buildings.
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The patina on the cladding of the UTM building is gorgeous.
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Damn there's some beautiful buildings in here!!!
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University of Sherbrooke, new Longueuil campus, Longueuil, Quebec
ARCHITECTS Marosi + Troy, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte, Labbé architectes en consortium


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Wow, something not horrible being built in Longueuil!!!
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