RDHA turns riverfront building into “Canada’s first bookless library”

Canadian architecture firm RDHA has added glazed volumes to an old limestone post office in Cambridge, Ontario as part of its transformation into a community centre with makerspaces. RDH Architects Inc (RDHA) renovated and expanded the landmarked masonry structure – completed by Canadian architect Thomas Fuller in 1885 as a government building, and then later […]

Cabins in Ontario by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple topped with massive hip roofs

Shiplap siding, glazed walls and large hip roofs form the exterior of holiday homes designed by Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects for an upscale resort island in Ontario‘s Muskoka region. The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are part of a planned community on a 210-hectare island in the Lake of Bays, located about 260 kilometres north […]

Building Arts Architects creates remote glass boathouse on Ontario lake

Toronto practice Building Arts Architects used a small watercraft and boats to transport prefabricated elements to build this boathouse on a site only accessible by water in Ontario. Building Arts Architects designed the boathouse on Kawagama Lake, which is about a three hours drive north of Canadian city Toronto. Because of this remote setting, the studio […]

Atelier Pierre Thibault turns Ottawa residence into minimal apartments

Quebec City architecture studio Atelier Pierre Thibault has added a slatted wooden terrace to the rear of a house in Ottawa, as part of its transformation into two apartments. Atelier Pierre Thibault overhauled an existing house in New Edinburgh, a quiet area just north of the city centre, into a pair of two-storey apartments stacked […]

NADAAA fuses old and new to create Daniels Building on circular Toronto site

Architecture studio NADAAA has renovated a Neo-Gothic brick building and added a sculptural extension with a jagged roof to house the design school at the University of Toronto. Officially called Daniels Building at One Spadina Crescent, the school building is located on the university’s campus in central Toronto. The project entailed the renovation of a […]

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