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Maison Gauthier / Atelier Barda architecture

© Maxime Desbiens © Maxime Desbiens
  • Structural Engineers: Latéral Conseil
  • General Contractor: Via Terra
  • Concrete Artisan: Atelier B
  • Lime Plaster Artisan: Art du Chanvre
© Maxime Desbiens © Maxime Desbiens

Context and setting

G’Day House / Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter

Going Going Gone: 12 Closed & Abandoned Travel Agents

[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]

Online trip planning has decimated storefront travel agents and these closed & abandoned travel agencies show the loss goes beyond just tour three.

The Jet Age saw an explosion of travel fueled by rising post-war prosperity accompanied by advances in aircraft design, capacity and performance. Our lead image featuring a still-vivid ghost sign from Toronto, Canada, epitomizes the optimism of that era. The above abandoned travel agent from Chicago, snapped by Flickr member ***kevin*** in late 2007, appears to equate foreign travel with esoteric artistic pursuits.

Parallelogram House / 5468796 Architecture

© James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography
  • Client: Nolan and Rachel Ploegman
© James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The Parallelogram House is a spacious bungalow for a young family of four located in the rural municipality of East St. Paul, just north of Winnipeg. Surrounded by typically suburban, stucco- clad dwellings on a quiet bay, the home presents a private, understated face to the street with extensive patio space and full-height glazing opening out over the tree-filled backyard.

Watch Balkrishna Doshi’s Live Pritzker Prize Laureate Lecture

Courtesy of VSF Courtesy of VSF

Balkrishna Doshi, the 90-year-old architect who became the first ever Indian winner of the architecture world's most prestigious award earlier this year, will present his Pritzker Prize Laureate Lecture entitled "Paths Uncharted" on Wednesday 16th May at 6:30 pm ET. The event is hosted by The University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the school's new home in the Daniels Building at One Spadina Crescent. The lecture will be one of the first events at the new building and marks the 40th anniversary of the Pritzker Prize. 2018 will also be the first year that the award is presented in Canada.

Though it sold out within minutes of tickets becoming available, the lecture will be available for all to watch via a live stream offered by U of T Daniels. Tune in to this page at 6:30 pm ET on Wednesday (11:30 pm GMT / 4:00 am Thursday in India) to watch the lecture online.

And, while you await the lecture on Wednesday, check out our previous coverage of Doshi's Pritzker Prize win below: 

Canada Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Examine Architecture & Restoration of the Canada Pavilion

 Canada Pavilion 1957 or 1958. Photo: NGC Canada Pavilion 1957 or 1958. Photo: NGC

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Canada Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

After close to 60 years of exhibitions featuring the work of some of Canada’s most celebrated artists and architects, the Canada Pavilion in Venice, Italy is undergoing a major, $3-million restoration. The designated heritage building is an important architectural landmark in the Giardini di Castello, the traditional site of the International Art and Architecture Exhibitions of La Biennale di Venezia.

Jury Members for the 2018 Venice Biennale Announced

© Andrea Avezzù © Andrea Avezzù

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, upon recommendation from 2018 curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, have announced the jury for the forthcoming Venice Biennale.

The jury will be responsible for awarding the Golden Lion for Best National Participation, the Golden Lion for Best Participant in the International Exhibition FREESPACE, and the Silver Lion for a Promising Young Participant in the International Exhibition FREESPACEThey will also have the opportunity to award one special mention to National Participations and two special mentions to the participants in the International Exhibition.

The international jury consists of the following members:

Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce / Atelier Big City

© Steve Monpetit © Steve Monpetit

Twelve Tacoma / Aleph-Bau

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban
  • Architects: Aleph-Bau
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Delnaz Yekrangian
  • Design Team: Gina Gallaugher, Golara Jalalpour, Joseph McBurney, So Tadachi, Fabiana Todescan, Leila Sadri, Kazem Yekrangian
  • Area: 114.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tom Arban, Kunaal Mohan