News archive - November 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

llLAB. project “Bamboo Bamboo” wins ArchDaily’s 2021 Small Scale & Installations award & Dezeen's 2021 Small building of the year

Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions / IILab, GUILIN, CHINA

At present, large clusters of bamboo cover most of the site, creating structures of mingling pipes and leaves. As a means to coincide with what is already there, the new architecture looked at borrowing the materiality of the bamboo, re-configuring it to form new space....it aims to augment, albeit very gently, the surrounding bamboo groves and hills.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Upcoming panel: “Human beings are more important than real estate”, or why we need a gentrification tax in Toronto

Gentrification tax

Gentrification Tax Action (GTA) is a collective of artists and designers formed to campaign for a Gentrification Tax. Current members of GTA: Jane Mah Hutton teaches landscape architecture at the University of Waterloo; Sameer Farooq is an artist and documentary filmmaker; Kika Thorne is an artist; Adrian Blackwell is an artist and urbanist, teaching at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tom Patterson Theatre Wins Award Recognition

Tom Paterson Theatre Render

The Civic Trust Award in the United Kingdom has named the theatre as a Regional Finalist.

The new Tom Patterson Theatre at the famed Stratford Festival is receiving international acclaim even before the building opens for the 2022 Festival season. 

Monday, November 15, 2021

2021 Projects Review Exhibition

Projects Review Promotion

The University of Waterloo School of Architecture Projects Review 2021 features graduate and undergraduate projects from the past year.

The exhibition showcases the creativity, craft and commitment to architectural excellence that are internationally recognized qualities of the School.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Architectural historian Magdalena Milosz considers postwar residential schools and the illusion of progress.

Image: From the Indian Affairs film strip “We Learn English” (National Film Board of Canada)

Settler-Colonial Modern

Writing about modernism in colonial contexts, architectural historian Gwendolyn Wright proposes that “the physical environment became a strategy for enforcing common values while maintaining difference within a conjoint modern world.” In Canada, little else exemplifies this statement so strongly as the century-long experiment known as residential schools.

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