Architecture Archive

  • How architecture and engineering promote sustainable lifestyles in urban centres Developers build for the future. But only recently has sustainability become a major factor for the industry. Over the last decade, developers experienced a dramatic shift from regarding green features as optional features to following […]

    The role of new development in the future of green cities

    How architecture and engineering promote sustainable lifestyles in urban centres Developers build for the future. But only recently has sustainability become a major factor for the industry. Over the last decade, developers experienced a dramatic shift from regarding green features as optional features to following […]

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  • Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards poised to take its place among top entrepreneurial hubs Ingenuity and sustainable progressive thinking are talking points for Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and Waterloo’s Communitech, but now they’ve got company. Enter Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (ICBY). The […]

    On the cusp

    Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards poised to take its place among top entrepreneurial hubs Ingenuity and sustainable progressive thinking are talking points for Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and Waterloo’s Communitech, but now they’ve got company. Enter Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (ICBY). The […]

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  •         Derek Nicholson Incorporated has developed a stellar reputation working with some of Canada’s most innovative architects   The words ‘cutting edge’ come to mind whenever one thinks about the work done by Derek Nicholson Incorporated. It’s easy to see why. As […]

    On the cutting edge

            Derek Nicholson Incorporated has developed a stellar reputation working with some of Canada’s most innovative architects   The words ‘cutting edge’ come to mind whenever one thinks about the work done by Derek Nicholson Incorporated. It’s easy to see why. As […]

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  • Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Lauded with AIA Sustainable Design Award GSA project highlighted as example of reducing operating costs, saving tax payer money and providing healthier work space for a federal agency The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment […]

    AIA – Top Ten Plus

    Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Lauded with AIA Sustainable Design Award GSA project highlighted as example of reducing operating costs, saving tax payer money and providing healthier work space for a federal agency The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment […]

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  • Projects showcase excellence in ecological design principles and reduced energy consumption The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects […]

    The American Institute of Architects Select the 2016 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

    Projects showcase excellence in ecological design principles and reduced energy consumption The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects […]

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  • Wood – a natural choice for today when considering our tomorrow by Peter Moonen National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council Photography: Ema Peter (Vancouver, BC) Photo courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program In November 2015, countries from around the world came together […]

    Wood – Renewable and Responsible Choice

    Wood – a natural choice for today when considering our tomorrow by Peter Moonen National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council Photography: Ema Peter (Vancouver, BC) Photo courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program In November 2015, countries from around the world came together […]

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  •   Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre built to world’s strictest environmental standards By Sarah Hicks Walking through the Hollidge Tract of the York Regional Forest today it is difficult to believe that a century ago it was a treeless wasteland. Yet as recently […]

    Forest Stewardship and Education Centre wins Environmental Design Award

      Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre built to world’s strictest environmental standards By Sarah Hicks Walking through the Hollidge Tract of the York Regional Forest today it is difficult to believe that a century ago it was a treeless wasteland. Yet as recently […]

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  • Toronto’s first wood-frame condo development features character and sustainability Toronto is known as a city with a vibrant, cross-cultural population mix, but that penchant for diversity is now extending into the housing market as well. With the construction of Heartwood the Beach Condos, the traditional […]

    Heartwood the Beach

    Toronto’s first wood-frame condo development features character and sustainability Toronto is known as a city with a vibrant, cross-cultural population mix, but that penchant for diversity is now extending into the housing market as well. With the construction of Heartwood the Beach Condos, the traditional […]

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  • Up, up and away Adventurous homeowner bucks tradition with unique treehouse dwelling Photo credits JVL Photography For 20 years, the owner of a beautifully-lush, heavily-wooded Ottawa property lived in a little bungalow surrounded by abundant foliage. Then something happened that changed things forever … and […]

    Treehouse

    Up, up and away Adventurous homeowner bucks tradition with unique treehouse dwelling Photo credits JVL Photography For 20 years, the owner of a beautifully-lush, heavily-wooded Ottawa property lived in a little bungalow surrounded by abundant foliage. Then something happened that changed things forever … and […]

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  • Zero-impact custom portable islands can be placed anywhere in the world The age-old dream about ‘having your own private island’ has taken on a whole new meaning these days. Up until recently, you’d probably need a top-shelf real estate agent to track down that little […]

    Floating paradise

    Zero-impact custom portable islands can be placed anywhere in the world The age-old dream about ‘having your own private island’ has taken on a whole new meaning these days. Up until recently, you’d probably need a top-shelf real estate agent to track down that little […]

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