Architecture

New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation models across a wide range of the company’s building types… Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is taking a leadership role in the development of a sustainable design databank focused on energy-use reduction. The f...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office… Originally published on the Sab Mag blog, click through to see the rest of this years awardees. Jury comment A very high-performance building that does justice to its client’s corporate philosophy...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

Wood framed multi storey buildings are becoming more and more common; the one planned for Vienna, Austria next year would be the tallest in the world.… The emotional impact of watching a tree fall can cloud the reality of what wood actually represents to us as a building material. It's renewable and it acts as carbo...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Architecture

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

Vertical forests and vertical agriculture have long been dreamed of to help meet the need for urban food production and green space, but nothing ever got past the blueprints. Bosco Verticale in Milan is the first to break ground.… Canadian cities are relatively clean, green and few are severely overpopulated. Even i...

Vale Inco Living With Lakes Centre
Architecture

Perkins + Will Named One of 2013's Most Innovative Companies in Architecture World Wide.

Congratulations to Perkins + WIll for securing their spot on Fast Company's list of the top ten most innovative architecture firms in the world.… Having admired their work on numerous occasions we are not at all surprised that Perkins + Will made the Fast Company list of the world's top ten most innovative companies...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

Designed to exceed LEED Platinum status, architects Perkins + Will are pursuing the Living Building Challenge with the The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre.… The 19,000 square foot VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre creates a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape from a visual and ecolo...

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