Kapwani Kiwanga – A wall is just a wall

As we go about our daily lives, we encounter spaces designed to shape and regulate our behaviour. In A wall is just a wall, Kapwani Kiwanga exposes the mechanisms of these underlying structures through wall paint inspired by colour theory and targeted fluorescent lighting.

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Quadrangle envisions the CN Tower as a Condo

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One thing that Toronto knows how to do well, is create condo’s out of historic structures. The CN Tower which was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world has fallen to the likes of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Canton Tower in China. So, what do you do with one of the most iconic buildings in the world? You open it up and let people live on it.

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George Brown College – Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts

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George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus is expanding to include an exciting new facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development that will house several School of Design programs and a research hub.

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Reflections: Unwritten Histories of Toronto’s Waterfront

Tonight, the student of George Brown College, Institute without Boundaries program presented their exhibit for the TO DO festival entitled: Reflections: Unwritten Histories of Toronto’s Waterfront.

Located in an abandon warehouse on the Lakeshore avenue, the students presented an interactive installation/research project to help them in their design process for the waterfront. Continue reading “Reflections: Unwritten Histories of Toronto’s Waterfront”

Evolution: Can human intelligence design better than nature?

“What do you think of the exhibit?” a nice lady asks me outside of the exhibition space. “I think there’s too much text”, I tell her. “Yeah, you really have to think through it.” Continue reading “Evolution: Can human intelligence design better than nature?”

OCAD: Creative City Campus

OCAD University’s constant evolution is based in the belief that creativity serves a vital function in society – that imaginations have the unique power to develop real-world solutions to improve and transform lives.

To lead the helm of The Creative City Campus (CCC) project with looks to revitalize and expand the institution’s core creative spaces on McCaul Street will be two internationally-renowned firms, Morphosis and Teeple Architects, who will work with Two Row Architect, a 100 per cent native-owned and operated firm on the Six Nations in Southern Ontario, to create the Indigenous Visual Culture and Student Centre and to ensure that Indigeneity is embedded successfully throughout the project. Continue reading “OCAD: Creative City Campus”

The Value of Silence & Tranquility in Extreme Temperatures

Situated on 25 acres of Canadian maple and pine trees is a most see and do, the Scandinave Spa. From the moment you enter the compound, signs of “Quite Please” are strategically placed at the entrances to set the tempo and mood for your thermotherapy experience. Continue reading “The Value of Silence & Tranquility in Extreme Temperatures”

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)

October of last year, I traveled to Lisbon Portugal to visit the 4th Lisbon Architecture Trienniale. As part of the opening the newly constructed MAAT (Museum of Art Architecture Technology) opened it’s doors to the public. The undulating structure, designed by AL_A is located on the River Tagus in the district of Belem, at the heart of an urban revitalization plan along Lisbon’s historic waterfront.

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