Daniels as Film Set

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Things We Like

Trekkers and Trekkies rejoice! Serving as a prequel to the forthcoming Star Trek: Picard series, CBS has released a six-minute teaser partially filmed in the NADAAA-designed Daniels Building! This mini-episode, ‘Children of Mars’, features two antagonistic young girls attending an academy set within the Daniels Building. Watch the full six-minute teaser HERE. Background info from Trek News HERE.

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Detail on Daniels

Posted on January 7th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

“NADAAA has created an intriguing combination of old and new, at the same time making the extension with its jagged exterior an interactive pedagogical tool for its users.” Read on HERE.

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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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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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Daniels Experimental Gallery launches

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Events, Installations + Exhibitions

photo by Scott Norsworthy via Canadian Architect

The NADAAA-designed 7,500-square-foot experimental gallery at the Daniels Building is launching with an installation curated by Dean Richard Sommer and New York-based designers, Pillow Culture. The installation is titled New Circadia (adventures in mental spelunking) and is launching tomorrow, November 7th, 2019 at 7:30pm. Registration is required for this event. Please register at the link here

More on New Circadia via: Canadian Architect | Canadian Art | CBC Radio | The Spaces | Globe and Mail  | Toronto Life  | Archinect  | Toronto Society of Architects  | Designlines  | ArchNewsNow 

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Daniels wins William Greer Built Heritage Award

Posted on October 28th, 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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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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Daniels wins Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Re-use

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

“Architectural Conservancy Ontario recognizes and supports excellence in the heritage community through our annual Heritage Awards. These awards honour and celebrate the people who have made significant achievements in heritage preservation in the previous year. They recognize the work of professionals, groups, and individuals in their work to preserve community heritage, including advocacy, restoration, adaptive reuse, landscape heritage, and craftsmanship.”

See all the winners of the 2019 Architectural Conservancy Ontario awards HERE.

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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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Daniels wins two Architecture Masterprize Awards

Posted on September 18th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

The Architecture MasterPrize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide. Daniels was selected as a top building in both the Education and Green categories.

See all the winning projects HERE.

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