architecture

(Photography by Tony Luong)

Why Moshe Safdie wants Canada to rebuild its sense of adventure

“The public often thinks a building can be functional but ugly as hell. To me, that’s impossible.”
(Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre | Photos courtesy of Formline Architecture and Urbanism)

Inside UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Fusing Western design with Indigenous tradition is at the heart of architect Alfred Waugh’s craft
(Photograph by Claude Lafond)

Behind the evolution of Montreal’s Biodôme

The animals that inhabit Montreal’s beloved Biodôme are at the centre of its recent overhaul
The festival purchased its very own woodlot in Tobermory to mill birch slats for the stage. (Photography by doublespace photography)

Inside the Stratford Festival’s $72-million theatre makeover

This summer—after years of delays—the show will finally go on at Stratford’s immaculately redesigned Tom Patterson Theatre
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This Winnipeg art gallery is a monument to Inuit culture

Qaumajuq is not just an art gallery or a stylish feat of architecture. It’s much more.
Altair (Courtesy of Safdie Architects)

Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie’s bright and green designs are travelling the globe

More than 50 years after Habitat 67 was built, its principles are finding new life around the world
Japandi design: At Wander clean lines, wood tones and neutral palettes combine for a calming aesthetic (Courtesy of Tara McMullen)

The rise of Japandi design and the quest to create a calm place in a turbulent world

A blend of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics has created an increasingly popular style that’s ’simple and calm and restful’
Architectural firm MAEID’s 'Magic Queen, 2020,' an autonomous techno-organic environment of 3D-printed organic material (Andrea Avezzù/Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia)

A post-pandemic Architecture Biennale

The 2021 Biennale poses the questions: Will life ever return to “normal”? Do we really want it to? This year’s exhibits imagine how we’ll live alongside fungi, bacteria—and each other.
Rendering of the Château Laurier addition, the Bytown museum view. (LARCO)

The Chateau Laurier fiasco exposes the idiocy of city amalgamations

Stephen Maher: The politicians who voted to let this happen represent people who have as much to do with the Laurier as people in Nova Scotia
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The Chateau Laurier battle, and the risk of marring Ottawa’s historic core

In the Parliament Hill precinct, just about everything built, upgraded or repurposed demands scrutiny