Monthly Archives: June 2014

Glimpse into a post-oil era

But Solar City Tower not expected to see the light of day for 2016 Rio Olympics By GREG McMILLAN You couldn’t say that Rafael Schmidt and his team from Zurich-based architecture and....

Dejardins unveils the tallest indoor living wall in the world

The artwork, called “The Currents”, draws inspiration from the fascinating view of the St. Lawrence River The new Desjardins building in Lévis houses the tallest interior living wall in the....

A MAD, MAD world

Green, futuristic Chaoyang Park Plaza breaks ground in Bejing From the architectural firm behind Absolute Towers in Mississauga – MAD – comes the news that Chaoyang Park Plaza, a realization of....

Made in Russia

Energy-efficient dome could provide disaster relief and be built on land or water With climate change trends constantly drawing more and more attention around the world, it’s no coincidence that architects....

Schooled in Sustainability: Algonquin College’s Perth Campus Meets the Gold Standard

Algonquin College’s new Perth Campus building by GRC Architects is a 4,155 m2 (44,715 ft2) facility that combined several strategies, including sustainable wood construction, to create an efficient, environmentally responsive....

Breaking away

Barbini Design Build’s luxury contemporary renovation offers the best green features By GREG McMILLAN Some builders might encourage homeowners to add one or two green elements to their houses and leave their....

A century based on trust

By Greg McMillan When you’ve been in the construction business for 100 years, expect to deal with a few changes along the way. So it’s no wonder M. Sullivan & Son Limited,....

A step ahead

By GREG McMILLAN One thing is bound to happen each time a project gets underway for Chatsworth Fine Homes – there will be a discussion about sustainability. “Sustainability is talked about during....

A step ahead

Empire Communities embraces green building and with a constant eye on the future By GREG McMILLAN It’s one thing to talk about green building goals, it’s quite another to actually have a....

Safe, Strong and Sophisticated – New Construction Option to Transform Ontario Streetscapes

By Michael Giroux A change in construction rules for midrise buildings in Ontario will not only reduce their carbon footprint through the increased use of renewable wood products, but will also....

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