RETHINKING MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – Optimizing flexibility, affordability and construction efficiency
By Michelle Xuereb, Dev Mehta, Adryanne Quenneville and Tiffany Wong of BDP Quadrangle
The world is in a period of increased urbanization. In 2018 the United Nations estimated that by 2050 68% of the global population will be living in an urban area. Urban population growth has driven up land value and the costs associated with residential building construction. For most, living in an urban area means residing in a multi-unit residential building (MURB).
Prefabrication and Modular Construction – The thermal performance of off-site prefabricated buildings and building enclosure systems
By Val Sylaj and Brian J Hall
As designers and owners are becoming more aware of the environmental impacts of the construction industry, including the types of materials used, more stringent requirements are being imposed by specifiers, and national codes and standards.
3 CIVIC PLAZA – Mixed-use project combines sustainability, transit density and community activation
By Patrick Cotter
This 52-storey, transit-oriented mixed-use project in Surrey, BC features 349 residential suites, a 144-room hotel, a vertical higher education campus, a mixing lobby that serves all building occupants, a rooftop garden, fitness centre and underground parking.
Lumenpulse Headquarters –New workplace mirrors client’s attention to design, and cuts energy use
By Jim Taggart
Located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal, Longueuil has long been a preferred location for leading high-tech industries including aerospace and renewable energy.
Eco Flats 1.0 – Upgrade preserves existing building while supporting low carbon living
By Carla Crawford
Eco Flats 1.0 is a conversion of an aged Toronto rowhouse into an energy-efficient, all-electric triplex. The ambitions for this project were: to increase urban density; provide quality housing during a housing crisis; create homes for multiple tenants that support a carbon-free lifestyle; and make it a super energy-efficient, all-electric building.