Friday 30 November 2007

Save the O'Keefe/Hummingbird/Sony Centre.....

The Toronto city icon is slated to undergo a 'liebskinmorphosis' unless people save it.....


Thursday 29 November 2007

CCA Exhibit

an energy crisis...


From the 2001 Archive......

The Beach house............


Wednesday 28 November 2007

Niagara Cellars Winery Competition

This past year G.Bruce Stratton Architects was on the shortlist for the new Niagara Cellars/Dan Aykroyd winery. The scheme consisted of two woven buildings supported on wood stilts.

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Half-Life Toronto

The architetcture of Toronto has made it to a mod project of a popular video game called Half Life 2. According to Kotaku's blog "players will be able to visit the Eaton Center, Mel Lastman Square, Dundas Square, St. Michael's Hospital and the TTC system, all en route to CN Tower, which is City 7's citadel, of sorts."


Tuesday 27 November 2007

In case you missed it.......

Deceit in architecture?? check your source!


Monday 26 November 2007

Interior Design- Government of Ontario

The firm is currently working on the interior design of a couple of government offices.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services along with The Human Rights Tribunal(Ministry of The Attorney General) will have new spaces in the near future. This work will compliment a growing list of interior projects completed by the firm for the Ministries in the provincial government.

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Friday 23 November 2007

Sonata 27

This year the Toronto Public Library approached a few architectural practices to provide a piece of artwork for their Booklovers Ball. The artwork would be auctioned. The key to the design was that old books would be used.

The architects in the office came up with the 'Sonata 27'. It consisted of 27 plexiglass cubes. Once assembled the cubes would form 1 solid white cube. Inside each cube was a 'momento' of a book. The designs varied from cutting out individual words or weaving, stacking, burning, folding, and shredding pages and hardcovers. The final cube consisted of 27 individual stories created by the architects. The storied cubes were open to several interpretations and displays.

The artwork claimed the highest bid in the auction. We miss them......

Thursday 22 November 2007

Peel Schools Near Completion

Phase 1 of Middlebury Public School and Plum Tree Park Elementary School are both very close to being complete. Phase 1 of the Middlebury addition includes over 14 classrooms. The Plum Tree Park addition has 6 classrooms and two kindergartens. The general contractor for both schools is Pre-Eng. The Plum Tree addition follows a previous addition done by the firm a few years ago.

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Wednesday 21 November 2007

GBSA Travels

A photo of the Termini Station in Rome taken by Joanne
on her recent trip to Italy.

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Tuesday 20 November 2007

Woodside Square Library

Woodside Square Library is located in a midsized enclosed shopping mall in Scarborough. Immediate mall neighbours include Shopper’s Drug Mart, LCBO and the Royal Bank. The inclusion of public spaces such as libraries into the private realm is not a new concept but it remains somewhat of an enigma given that public institutions do not often partner with private interests. We would argue that Woodside Square Library has made a noticeable positive impact on the ‘streetscape’ of the shopping mall. Interior architecture is always about material selection and the marriage of the materials as well as the composition, texture, colours and lighting both natural and artificial. Maple veneers, stainless steel, coloured glass, recycled carpet tile and porcelain tiles are the materials which have been selected for the library. Energy efficient T5 suspended light fixtures have been utilized for the study areas. Public libraries within Toronto are cornerstones of communities and focal points even if they are located in midsized suburban shopping malls.

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Monday 19 November 2007

OAA Design Award of Excellence 2007

The Runnymede Library addition received a design award from the Ontario Association of Architects. It was recognized as one of the top projects that incorporated a well known historical building. This award is a welcome achievement to a strong and successful partnership with Toronto's Public Library system.

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Friday 16 November 2007

Ontario Collaboration Centre

Construction is underway for a new (2000 sq.m) presentation centre at 250 Yonge Street in downtown Toronto. The project goal is a LEED silver for commercial interiors.

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Thursday 15 November 2007

The Niagara Colio Estate Winery

The new winery for Colio Estate Wines is undergoing Site Plan Approval. This 30,000 sf facility is to be located on the Niagara River Parkway. The design incorporates several sustainable elements including a green roof and a lagoon for process wastewater.


Tuesday 13 November 2007

Bruce Stratton Architects Launches Blog

G. Bruce Stratton Architects has started a blog.

Keep checking for new and exciting news about the practice!


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