SABMag 57 - Fall 2017
Winner of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize dissolves
Established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and RAIC Foundation, the biennial 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize consists of a monetary award of $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew. READ MORE ...
Universal Design as Social Sustainability
Universal design is for everyone. Informed by the preferences of as many people as possible, rather than retroactively adapting spaces for those who face barriers to access, universal design is an optimized, conceptual approach to development. But for universal design to flourish and spread, it needs to be recognized not just as optional, but rather as essential and even desirable. READ MORE ...
UBC Engineered Student Centre
Compact LEED Gold building celebrates structure
The University of British Columbia Engineering Student Centre [ESC] is a home away from home for the students, a place to meet, collaborate, and build a community. The vision was to create an iconic building that celebrates the science and art of engineering, while providing an inviting place for groups from two persons to 400 to socialize and study. READ MORE ...
Steelcase Worklife Showroom
Walks the sustainability talk
Global furniture manufacturer Steelcase has developed a broad sustainability program with economic, social and environmental targets. A special steering committee provides direction on achieving these targets, which include a commitment to a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas and VOC emissions, water use and waste by the end of 2020. READ MORE ...
Humber River Hospital
State-of-the-art design centres on better patient care
Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of over 850,000 in northwest Toronto. The hospital, though long praised for its commitment to patient care, was increasingly constrained by the limitations of its aging physical and technology infrastructure. READ MORE ...
First Avenue Residence
High efficiency, comtemporary style rejuvenate established Montreal neighbourhood
In order to provide durable, long-term architectural solutions that are adapted
to their context, our firm, Microclimat, brings together the required design and construction expertise under one roof. READ MORE ...
THE BEST TINY HOUSE WE'VE SEEN SO FAR
DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix.
Ben Hayward is a Carleton University Architecture grad student who has broken the typical mould of tiny houses, and designed something that in our opinion takes a big step closer to achieving one of the main goals of the tiny house movement; namely, being 'green'. READ MORE ...
Passive house case study
Salus Clementine Housing, Ottawa
The Salus Corporation is a Canadian charity that provides housing and support services for clients with mental health needs. The Corporation has more than 100 dwelling units in several buildings in Ottawa. READ MORE ...
An LCA Pioneer: The whole story
A pioneer in bringing life cycle assessment [LCA] to the North American construction sector, the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute celebrates a 20th anniversary this year. READ MORE ...
with Jeff Addison
Jeff Addison, Managing Director, Kiko Water Systems [www.kikowatersystems.com] is riding high after Kiko received the 2017 Green Building Product of the Year Award from the Canada Green Building Council for its Water Systems Cartridges, a nanotechnology that is green and not chemical. READ MORE ...