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MAA e-Bulletin June 2018 No.1 line break Architecture Matters. On the Docks | Alexander's Garden | Cornoiu Sabin |

Architecture Matters. On the Docks | Alexander's Garden | Cornoiu Sabin |

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A Conversation on Architecture - On the Docks

Tuesday June 12

This year's conversation on architecture will take place on June 12th in the RMTC Warehouse Theatre and will feature a FRONTlines session, co-organized by StorefrontMB and On the Docks ideas competition. Four compelling entries to the competition will be presented by the authors and then discussed by our distinguished panelists.  The conversation will reflect a broad range of perspectives, and engage the audience in a larger discussion of Winnipeg's urban future and our rivers.  Doors open at 7PM, the discussion starts at 7:30.

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2018 Governor General's Medals in Architecture

May 7

Congratulations to 5468796 Architecture for Parallelogram House!

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, created by the RAIC, contribute to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture and increase public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society.

Medals are awarded for excellence in the art of architecture. The jury considers elements such as conceptual clarity, compatibility with the site, detailing, innovation and uniqueness, and sustainable design.

The awards are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners.

"At once radical and subtle, Parallelogram House experiments with the context of ordinary suburban architecture. Its diagonal facades front and back afford more expansive and yet more private view lines than the ubiquitous and non-private in-line siting of houses in residential neighbourhoods. Its use of steel fins provides a provocative alternative both in material and form to the predictable and banal materials that are more common to the programme. This is domestic architecture that challenges its paradigm, and yet with its single-story height and earth-toned façade, it maintains a low profile."

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Building Accessible Futures Symposium

June 14, 2018. Viscount Gort Hotel,
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. 9 am - 12 pm

This is a technical symposium for professional home renovators and designers. Marnie Courage, Inclusive Design Consultant with Enabling Access will provide an introduction to the levels of residential accessibility, national initiatives in the area of Home Modifications and how renovators, designers, and occupational therapists can effectively work together with residents to create safe and accessible environments.  Pat Acquisto, from Pro Accessibility Ltd. in Toronto, is an accessibility builder and consultant who will be sharing considerations for designing and constructing home renovations and modifications that allow people to Age In Place and create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the technical challenges faced when renovating or creating accessible bathrooms, kitchens, and entrances. Project samples and expert tips will be shared and products that improve residential accessibility will be showcased by our exhibitors. This Home Modification Symposium has been accepted by the Manitoba Home Builders Association for 3 hours of professional development credit.


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Deadline for Submissions: July 22

MB ARCH VOL_04 is prepping for production. The popular books are accessible to all, and read by design enthusiasts, the general public, and politicians of all stripes. Everyone is proud and excited about the work done in Manitoba.

Submissions will be chosen based on their image quality, context, project scope, and design excellence. Submissions that aren’t included this year may be included in coming editions of the collection. Projects will also be used in the MAA e-bulletin, and may be used in more public e-newsletters in the future by Storefront Manitoba or the MAA.

In your submission include 4-8 images that best represent your project. If possible, include a floor
plan, section, or rendering. If your project is visitable, please include an address (or lat/long).

Watch for the submission form in the next e-bulletin.

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