Daniels Wins Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

Jury comment:

“The University of Toronto Daniels Building and landscape at One Spadina Crescent grapples with a challenging but glorious site. The landmark roadway circle and heritage building were inherently disconnected from adjacent streets and the University of Toronto campus, but remained a highly visible and historically significant site in the city. The designers have ingeniously exploited these constraints delivering an iconic landscape and building expansion that serves as a significant anchor to the University campus and, playing up its 360 degrees of exposure, addresses the public around the circle. To the south, the original building stands proud above new tall grasses. To the east and west, entrance plazas serve to connect to adjacent neighbourhoods, and to the north, a planted amphitheatre forms a dramatic space for outdoor events and lounging.

In particular, the jury applauds the striking and experimental landscape design which is bold enough to make a statement in this space of non-stop traffic. Sloping planted landforms and a wild plant palette challenge expectations of more mundane campus landscape design and offer great diversity in a relatively small area. It serves as a marker of design experimentation – an important indication of the activities within the building’s walls.”

More information on the Toronto Urban Design Awards Program can be found 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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New RISD Res Hall Opens!

Posted on September 6th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD RES HALL

NADAAA has been working with the Rhode Island School of Design and a collaborative team of engineers, consultants, and contractors on the new North Hall on RISD’s Freshman Quad. Incoming students moved in this past weekend to start the fall semester in a residence hall that underpins the specific needs of art and design students.

“We are excited to open a new residence hall that so fully supports RISD’s unique form of education, meeting the needs of today’s students—a generation unlike any before them,” notes President Rosanne Somerson. “This new residence hall demonstrates our collective dedication to contributing to a sustainable planet and ensuring student health and wellness—both priorities of our new strategic plan.”

Read on via RISD’s post HERE and stay tuned for more!

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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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Daniels nominated for William Greer Built Heritage Award

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

This award celebrates building owners who have undertaken projects to conserve or adapt a historic property or architectural feature of a historic property within the municipal boundaries of the city of Toronto. Congrats to the Daniels Faculty! See the full list of nominees HERE.

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MIT Mock-Up featured in DAVID K. ROSS Exhibit

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Installations + Exhibitions

The Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montréal will present, from August 28 – October 19, 2019, “ARCHETYPES” by David K. Ross, featuring new photographic works. There will be an artist reception Wednesday, August 28th at 5:30pm. More info HERE.

“The result of four years of research and exclusive access to construction sites around the globe, Ross’ photographs take us behind the scenes and over the hoardings to encounter these rarely-seen fragments from the world of architecture. Captured using flash photography on building sites locked down for the evening, the scale and location of these structures remain ambiguous.” – Patrick Mikhail Gallery

“Mock-ups carry something of the photographic within them. Both the mock-up — and its image — physically and indexically reference concepts and ideas that are in formation but are not viewable in their totality. Like photographs, mock-ups are framing devices that focus attention on specific elements taken out of context.” – David K. Ross 

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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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PEAKS AND GABLES

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

Matthew Marrani describes in the Architect’s Newspaper how the Daniels Building uses modern material systems to reference the language of the Gothic heritage Knox College building.

Read more HERE.

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ADAMS WINS SARANY DESIGN AWARD OF HONOR

Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Awards

The Adams Street Branch Library has won a Design Award of Honor in the Unbuilt and Theoretical Projects category. Find it in the SARANY 2019 Journal HERE!

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DANIELS IN BAUNETZ

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

The Daniels Building was featured in German online publication Baunetz.

Read HERE.

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