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Meadows Construction Update

Edmonton Studio 09 Nov 2012

The Toronto contingent from Perkins + Will has been in Edmonton recently – remaining involved in the regular reviews of the rapidly expanding structure on the south side of Edmonton. After some early challenges due to significant water presence on ...[ CONTINUE READING ]
The Toronto contingent from Perkins + Will has been in Edmonton recently – remaining involved in the regular reviews of the rapidly expanding structure on the south side of Edmonton. After some early challenges due to significant water presence on site, construction on the Meadows rec centre continues to move swiftly.

The exciting activity recently has been centred on lifting one of the main scuppers into place. Three cranes performed a precise ballet, coordinating to install the giant prefabricated piece and its supporting structure. The scupper, 18,000lbs, and large enough to stand in, will collect and direct all of the water from the green roof over the library.

All of the Glulam beams (laminated wood) are wrapped in white tarpaulin to protect them against damage and weather, but they will eventually be exposed, and will be visible to the interior as a visible expression of the structure.
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Urban Experiment in Seville

Saskatoon Studio 11 May 2011

In Seville, Pedro Kok has created a video-narrative exclusively for Domus Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer H.: a giant-scale structure that, like Santiago Calatrava’s nearby El Alamillo suspension bridge, emerges forcefully from the urban fabric. ...[ CONTINUE READING ]
In Seville, Pedro Kok has created a video-narrative exclusively for Domus Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer H.: a giant-scale structure that, like Santiago Calatrava’s nearby El Alamillo suspension bridge, emerges forcefully from the urban fabric. According to Kok, Parasol is a kind of architectonic promenade that physically transports people over city rooftops, offering an unexpected point of view. He raised thousands of controversies among politicians and experts, but residents have successfully adopted it, rediscovering a square in the historic town which for years had been relegated to the parking. Check out the video at the link below. [ CLOSE ]


Modern Christmas Tree

Saskatoon Studio 29 Nov 2010

Ever thought of making a sustainable reusable Christmas tree out of a sheet of plywood?? Well Build LLC has - check out their most recent post on the Build blog....[ CONTINUE READING ]
Ever thought of making a sustainable reusable Christmas tree out of a sheet of plywood?? Well Build LLC has - check out their most recent post on the Build blog. [ CLOSE ]


Group2 in the news - 20 Years of "A Better World"

Edmonton Studio 02 Nov 2010

This article providing information about "A Better World" and the support it provides marks 20 of service for the charity organization. Group2 has been consistently involved in the many projects in Africa over the last 5 years, donating both architec...[ CONTINUE READING ]
This article providing information about "A Better World" and the support it provides marks 20 of service for the charity organization. Group2 has been consistently involved in the many projects in Africa over the last 5 years, donating both architectural services and funding to build a better life for people in Africa. [ CLOSE ]


MADE in Edmonton celebrates 10 Years!!!!!!!!!

Edmonton Studio 14 Oct 2010

M.A.D.E. in Edmonton will kick off Edmonton Design Exposed (EDE) with an opening reception showcasing a retrospective exhibit of the last decade of M.A.D.E. events at the Art Gallery of Alberta on October 14 2010. They will be exhibiting all things M...[ CONTINUE READING ]
M.A.D.E. in Edmonton will kick off Edmonton Design Exposed (EDE) with an opening reception showcasing a retrospective exhibit of the last decade of M.A.D.E. events at the Art Gallery of Alberta on October 14 2010. They will be exhibiting all things M.A.D.E., including an expansive display of the past film screenings, exhibitions, symposiums, street furniture competitions, and, of course, lectures. Join MADE as they reminisce about how this volunteer group has evolved since its inception, and how Edmonton has evolved and changed simultaneously. [ CLOSE ]


Seattle Design/build Firm - BUILD LLC

Troy Smith 05 Apr 2010

Seattle design/build firm BUILD LLC has a great blog that is updated twice a week. They blog about overall design culture that is affecting and influencing their work but they also show off their work and attempt to demystify the hiring of an archit...[ CONTINUE READING ]
Seattle design/build firm BUILD LLC has a great blog that is updated twice a week. They blog about overall design culture that is affecting and influencing their work but they also show off their work and attempt to demystify the hiring of an architect and the design/build process that they take each client through. They design, build and have their own custom cabinet shop that does well crafted simple millwork. There are some great posts on the 'Process of Architecture' and a 'Construction Cost Cheat Sheet' - check it out. [ CLOSE ]

BUILD cabinet shop - wine rack
BUILD cabinet shop - wine rack

BUILD cabinet shop - wine rack
BUILD cabinet shop - wine rack



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