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Northern Light

The opening of the new Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) this past January marks a major step in Edmonton's two-decades-long effort to recreate a vibrant downtown through its arts district. Centred around city hall and its expansive Sir Winston…

Telling Stories

Buildings always seek to create a narrative. But sometimes, if they are lucky, the narrative is already present and the building need only reflect it. And in even fewer instances, the narratives are multiple and varied and rich, in which…

No MINI feat

Cities do not generally like car dealerships much. They are typically seen as the real estate equivalent of squatters, taking up valuable land without contributing much to the landscape and surrounding communities. They belong "out there,…

The Concept as a Whole must Fit

For some years now glass has characterized modern architecture like no other material. Provided they are incorporated in an overall planning concept in line with their performance potential, glass materials not only characterize the…
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