Show me your skyscrapers…

When Toronto home builders unveiled a model of their sinuously undulating, Calatrava-like high-rise condo tower in Mississauga, Ont. last year the media -- which has always responded to readers' fascination with unusual, especially bizarre,…

Beware of free margaritas

If you're a builder, you've probably heard about Greenbuild, the annual gathering of the U.S. Green Building Council. If not, you will. The conference brought more than 15,000 builders, architects, designers and other environmentally-minded…

Going green is good business

Weaning American culture off its dependence on fossil fuels will be one of the most important processes of the modern age. Like any addiction, this Herculean task will take a long and painful course, made worse by the lack of any clear…

Breaking the architectural sound barrier

While much current architectural discourse centres around the use of technology as it relates to design visualization and fabrication, there is a rising interest in the potential of digital applications to create multi-sensorial and…

The nature of Ghosts

"As an architectural student in my early twenties, I quickly became suspicious of the nature of the architectural education that I was receiving. While daydreaming in the classroom, and looking out the window at the life on the street…
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