The Power of Pop-up Architecture

Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail
June 15, 2012

Pop-up architecture is the entertainment of today and the urban destination of tomorrow. It’s light, lyrical and cheap to construct. Permanent, masonry-heavy architecture will continue to drill down into the ground, but architecture as light as Twitter can risk more – beginning with the need to invigorate neglected or marginalized public space right now. Pop-ups push urbanites to sample delightful and even disorienting architecture on a human scale. Maybe we’re more likely to immerse ourselves in something daring if it comes with a limited shelf life. More …

2012 Canadian Green Building Awards

Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine has announced the recipients of its 2012 Canadian Green Building Awards, and British Columbia-based firms lead the way. This year’s award process resulted in seven winning projects selected from 56 entries from across Canada. Among the selected were projects from three B.C. firms:

  • Karis Place – Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects, Vancouver
  • Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College – CEI Architecture, Vancouver
  • ·         Biological Sciences Complex – Acton Ostry Architects Inc., Vancouver

The jury consisted of  Helen Goodland (Brantford Consulting, North Vancouver), Eric Pelletier (Eric Pelletier Architects, Quebec City) and Stephen Teeple (Teeple Architects Inc., Toronto). Full details of the seven winning projects will be published in the July/August issue of SABMag.