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Old Posted Nov 15, 2014, 2:13 AM
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2014, 2:35 AM
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Wow, I love that Witton Lofts project. Just gorgeous!
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Wow, I love that Witton Lofts project. Just gorgeous!
It's one of my favourite buildings. Pictures don't do it justice, it is even better in person.
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Hamilton | 118 James Street North (Restoration) | 2010


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The building was built in the 1800s and during the restoration the original windows were found behind the 1960s façade...

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The Witton Lofts look amazing.

And someone posted a picture of their amazing view on the skyline thread.

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Hamilton from the top floor of the recently completed Witton Lofts...


Hamilton | May 16, 2013 by Matt T, on Flickr
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Kingston's newly completed Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. A joint venture between Queen's University and the City of Kingston funded primarily by private donations it now the home of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, the Queen's Film & Drama departments, as well as Queen's University's student ensembles.

It is unbelievably gorgeous, and I'm half-ashamed to be posting these mediocre-quality pictures (combination of a low quality camera & my poor photography skills) so someone whose a good photographer with a great camera, please come and do this masterpiece some justice for me!

View from the street:


This is the first thing you see when you walk through the front door:


By the window is a student study space:


Here's some pictures from the actual performance space. The colour came out poorly in these pictures but the interior is entirely real wood, polished to perfection. The acoustics are astoundingly superb.




The ceiling:


Right next door is a dress rehearsal hall that is identical to the actual performance hall right down to the same type of polish used on each wood plank, so as to give musicians the opportunity to practice in a place with identical acoustics.

The lighting in this picture came out bad, but I'm still putting it up to show the amazing lake view. This is the rehearsal room used by the students of the Queen's University Wind Ensemble.


There is a waterfront porch attached to the building. It's empty now but the plan is to put chairs, tables, and an outdoor cafe on it during the warmer months.


There's a gently sloped walkway (off screen to the right) leading down to a waterfront promenade:


(Those blurry sticks on the horizon of the lake are windmills--the Wolfe Island Wind Farm which is one of the largest wind farms in Canada. It's hard to see in these pictures but the windmills are a very prominent and beautiful part of the lake view).
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That's gorgeous inside. Can't really get a feel as to what it's like outside though - got any more shots of it?
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Reminds me a bit of the Oslo opera house in those pictures. Sort of the same effect looking out on the water.
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That's all I took but here's a few from the internet:

View from the lake

Credit: Snohetta

View of the front entrance:

Credit: Construction Specifications Canada

View of front from further back. Shows what's its like outside the context of the lake view:

Credit: Urban Toronto
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Halifax Central Library
Architect: Fowler Bauld & Mitchell
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http://halifaxcentrallibrary.ca/gall...photo-gallery/
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I'm really digging the historic brick meets modern architecture. I'd much rather see older buildings revitalized this way than be torn down entirely.
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Altius Galleryhouse
Architect: Altius
Completed: ???


http://altius.net/projects/gallery-house/



Cedarvale Ravine House
Architect: Drew Mandel
Completed: 2012








http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle4556383/



House in the Beach
Architect: Drew Mandel
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http://www.drewmandeldesign.com/inde...-in-the-beach/



Lawren Harris House Renovation/Addition
Architect: Drew Mandel
Completed: 2011






https://www.flickr.com/photos/yossaw...57630402938038



House in Caledon
Architect: Ian MacDonald
Completed: 2010


http://www.ima.ca/projects.html



House in Collingwood
Architect: Ian MacDonald
Completed: 2014




http://www.ima.ca/collingwood.html



Muskoka Cottage
Architect: Ian MacDonald
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http://www.csarchitect.com/portfolio/muskoka-cottage/
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A couple of infill projects completed/nearing completion that I LOVE.



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Just beautiful!
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Just beautiful!
I don't know. As a former Trent student, I find Gzowski to be a bit jarring given its context on campus. It's a small school in the middle of a wooded area with some absolutely beautiful concrete buildings and structures (Champlain College especially) that relate well to the river that runs through the campus and to the surrounding natural environment. Gzowski, in comparison, kind of just sits there brashly, huddled over itself.

There's baggage there too. It's a school that really focuses (or, at least, focused) on the liberal arts - one of the most progressive university cultures in the province - so, of course, people took issue with the First Peoples' space on campus getting stuck in the basement of the building the wealthiest students tended to live in. And there was lingering resentment about the Mike Harris-era program that eventually led to its construction while the original campus (one of the two downtown colleges) was unceremoniously sold off (before my time, but still quite the controversy when I was there).
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