Winning Formulas: Daniels in Special AIA COTE Top Ten issue

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards, Press

Last Spring the Daniels Building was selected as an AIA COTE Top Ten Award recipient. In an end-of-year reflection on AIA’s evolving measures of not only sustainability but on Design Excellence, ARCHITECT Magazine revisited the ten award-winning projects that “represent the pinnacle of green architecture”. On the Daniels Building Edward Keegan, AIA and Clay Risen write “From the beginning, [NADAAA and local architect Adamson Associates] saw the brief in three parts: make the building sustainable, make it a teaching tool for design students, and knit it back into the surrounding community. The overarching goal was to leverage the existing building’s resources wherever possible while minimizing the impact of new materials.”

Read the full piece on Daniels HERE. More on AIA’s evolving measures HERE.

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Power Picket on Archello

Posted on December 5th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Power Picket, Press

NADAAA’s public urban art project in Austin can be seen on Archello.

“The NADAAA intervention on the periphery of the substation adopts the centrifugal pull of its edges to create out of the remaining liminal spaces some idea of the public realm. The precast Power Picket project is the defining liner of this fringe space, giving definition to what is ostensibly a ‘terrain vague’, curiously absorbed by the onslaught of commercial development.”

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Daniels in C3 404: Additions that add More than Space

Posted on November 21st, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

The Daniels Building is featured in the current issue of Korean architecture magazine C3. The focus of the issue is on distinguished urban additions that give “its users and the public something more”.

“The [building] by NADAAA, which includes [historic] Knox College, can be observed from 360 degrees. Each angle gives the viewer an architectural history lesson. The best view of the Daniels Buiding is from the streetcar, which glides around the western and eastern halves of Spadina Crescent. Examples of all three disciplines taught at the school can be found on the site, which makes it a sample size of Toronto’s built environments, past, and present.[…]

“Each surface, space, texture, shape, and form found on the interior of the addition, as well as the architecture on the exterior, serves to inspire the next generation of designers. they are taught, study, and build in a building that is itself an example of what is possible. A building that encourages creativity, and internally strives to be a radical departure from generic academic spaces. These are the spaces that people go to architecture school to create, that are not construction cost induced replicas. The addition, along with Knox college, is a constant tutorial of great architecture.” – Phil Roberts

Read the full piece HERE. Order copies HERE.

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North Hall in the Press

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, Press

Recent press on North Hall:

The Architect’s Newspaper

Structure Magazine

Building Design + Construction

High Profile

New England Real Estate Journal

Providence Business News + Another Providence Business News

Construction Specifier

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Daniels Building in Stir

Posted on October 5th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

“The design of the building must follow its function, and it is rare to witness a proposal where the building would itself become a learning tool, where its experiences and knowledge would inspire the users.”

Read Stir‘s take on the Daniels Building HERE.

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North Hall mention in New York Times

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, Press

Frank Lowenstein, Brian Donahue and David Foster write for the New York Times on how CLT can help solve the climate crisis. RISD’s recently completed North Hall is cited as a case-study. Read the full article HERE.

“Across North America, trees stand ready to help us solve the climate crisis. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their wood. One way to respond to a challenge from the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, to seek “bold action and much greater ambition” on climate change is to protect forests from development, improve forest management and use sustainably harvested wood to build tall buildings. This will allow us to pump carbon from the atmosphere and store it both in forests and in cities. It will also support rural economies, improve wildlife habitat and create more affordable housing. This opportunity arises from cross-laminated timber, or CLT.”

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Daniels featured in Blueprint

Posted on September 29th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

NADAAA’s Daniels Building is featured in this month’s Blueprint. Alex Bozikovic writes: “The late American architectural historian Vincent Scully believed that architecture should be a conversation between eras. Rarely does this metaphor play out with such drama as in the Daniels Building at the University of Toronto, where two very distinct architectural discourses run together on a prominent urban site. […] the very particularity of the building makes it a beautiful and distinctive place. It is architecture that aims to say something bold and complex, and in so doing adds to the conversation that is the city.”

View full article HERE.

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‘Landscape Will Thank You to Remember That’

Posted on September 12th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Power Picket, Press

David Heymann challenges the boundaries between and terminologies of architecture, public art, and landscape. Is NADAAA’s Power Picket public art or architecture? Read Heymann’s take HERE.

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Daniels Building in Yapi

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

The Daniels Building at One Spadina is featured in this month’s issue of Turkish magazine Yapi! Read on HERE.

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TANDERRUM IN TRANSFER

Posted on July 31st, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Press

Transfer Global Architecture Platform features the Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration with Oculus.

Video by Coco and Maximilian. Read more HERE.

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