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MAA e-Bulletin December No.2 Every building has an Architect. Bloc 10 | Architect: 5468796 Architecture Inc.

Every building has an Architect. Bloc 10 | Architect: 5468796 Architecture Inc.

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5468796 Architecture Inc.

From the Architectural Review, 23 November 2012. Text by Trevor Boddy

Rubik’s cube ingenuity applied with a resourceful verve for building housing modestly, but with elegance, in this winner of the ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture, Photograpy by James Brittain.

Then there is Winnipeg. Flat, boxy, constant, prairie-values Winnipeg, the railway hub born in the hopes it would become the next Chicago, but ended up as Dubuque with more snow. It is no accident that humble, isolated Winnipeg has created Canada’s most exciting new architectural firm in a decade, one dedicated to applying design innovation to the humblest of tasks, a plains-born, good-humoured, resolutely resourceful verve for building housing modestly, but with elegance.

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Registration closes on January 15th, 2013

On December 6th the University of Manitoba, in partnership with Manitoba Hydro, is launching VISIONARY (re)GENERATION, an Open International Design Competition. The objective of the competition is to create a vision to transform our 279-hectare (690-acre) Fort Garry campus into a model of sustainable design. The University recently acquired the Southwood Lands, a 49-hectare (120-acre )former golf course within the university boundaries, that will become a mixed-use residential community directly adjacent to the academic functions of the campus.


February 7-9, 2013

The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada hosts an annual symposium - ATMOSPHERE (ATMOS). Each year the ATMOSPHERE symposia explore issues that are intangible and overlooked in design, planning and architecture, those difficult to pin down, document, or record with conventional instruments and methodologies. ATMOS 5 will focus on Ecology + Design.


The 2012 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

The deadline is 12:00 noon, Friday, February 1, 2013.

The Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development established the Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards to recognize and honour people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the principles and guidelines of sustainable development into lasting achievements. Sustainable development is an approach to daily decision-making that integrates probable consequences to our environment, our economy and the health and well-being of all Manitobans. It's a way of making decisions that balances the needs of today without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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