Category Archives: Architecture

What’s in store for the mall?

The Mall of the Future Will Have No Stores  After decades of building, designing, and studying, CallisonRTKL has blueprints for the malls of the future.  “What we know for sure is that the mall of the future is not a … Continue reading

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Appreciating brutalism, even if it isn’t beautiful

Some brutalist buildings are being saved. Some are being mourned. Recently in the DJC:  Brutalism being banished but not all think it’s ugly For all the Brutalist buildings that go down without a fight, a few get a loving farewell. … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Zoo, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Schønherr Landscape Architects and MOE have collaborated on a new yin and yang-shaped Panda House that resembles the Panda’s natural habitat and creates a peaceful environment for one of the world’s rarest mammals.  The new … Continue reading

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Tiny library gets tons of attention

This tiny timber library was one of the 10 winners of the 2017 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, announced last week.  Located in Newmarket, Ontario, this is Story Pod by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.  This 2.4-meter wide pod is a … Continue reading

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Hazel Wolf K-8 School – Where ‘biophilic’ design bonds children with nature

Hazel Wolf K-8 School is DJC Building of the Year for 2016 and a beautiful example of how natural elements like living walls and rain gardens can be integrated into school spaces.  Check out this great article by Laura Kazmierczak … Continue reading

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