Posts Tagged ‘Cascade House’

SAB HOMES 4 - Cascade House

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Passive solar design, low-impact materials make award winner

Situated in Toronto’s Forest Hill, an old established neighbourhood of imposing, yet reserved residential architecture, the Cascade House disarms, with its bold rectangular forms and its striking material palette of green glass and dark slate.

By Paul Raff

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Vancouver Convention Centre West

Friday, August 20th, 2010

DA Architects + Planners, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership,

and LMN Architects

Jury Comments: This project takes a common, large and often mundane building form that does not usually integrate well into the city and makes it fit perfectly on a very tight, water-edge site. With great skill, the building is constructed as a bridge over an existing rail line and extending over the shoreline as piles. With a huge 2.5 hectare vegetated roof, this is a building as landscape with excellent sustainability technologies that make this project a leap forward in sustainable design, and a transformative building.

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