Canadian Architect

September 2015

Looking Back: Musée de la Civilisation

Twenty-seven years after its completion, the Musée de la civilisation's success has hinged on the architectural form given to its institutional program and its spatial integration with Quebec City's historic district.

Book Review: Breaking and Entering

Ruth Jones reviews Breaking and Entering: The Contemporary House Cut, Spliced and Haunted

Book Review: Landscape Architecture in Canada

Odile Hénault reviews the authoritative Landscape Architecture in Canada by Ron Williams.

Eastern Star

Canadian-trained Nelson Chow is one of Hong Kong's emerging design talents.

Ryerson Rises

Located on Toronto’s bustling Yonge Street, Snøhetta’s boldly graphic light-filled building funnels students into its dynamic interior spaces.

Editorial: Sign on the Dotted Line

Architects in practices of all sizes are being pressured to sign agreements containing multiple pages of supplementary conditions, many of which depart from standard architectural practice. The unspoken threat: if they don’t sign, their client will find someone else to do the job.

The World’s Best Bar

Heavily inspired by Art Nouveau and Spanish design, the organic forms of Bar Raval’s CNC-milled mahogany interior seduce patrons—perhaps even more so than the inventive tapas menu.