Canadian Architect


Engineering Canadian Modernism

An excerpt from an upcoming book highlights the pivotal role played by the Yolles engineering practice in Canadian Modern architecture.

In the Teeth of Technology’s Buzzsaw

An exhibition of digital art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reveals the unfulfilled potential of the new media.

House in Tokyo by Kazuyo Sejima

Out with the Mould

Mould in buildings can cause health problems, but can be easily controlled by avoiding the build-up of moisture.

Living Large in Small Spaces

The conversion of a speculative one-bedroom unit forms the basis for an illuminating case study on the possibilities of apartment design.

Vital Signs in Garbage City

Contemporary Japanese architecture proposes a promising fusion of conceptual rigour, programmatic inventiveness, and environmental consciousness.

Digital Disappointments

An assessment of electronic resources for architects sends our reviewer running back to Banister Fletcher's printed pages.

Modern Living

Housing for veterans in Montreal continues the Modernist ideal of rationally planned, airy, brightly-lit housing.

Light, Air and View

Ongoing experimentation in plan and section distinguish a series of Modern housing projects from the norm.

Enlightened Government

New federal government offices use innovative design to challenge hierarchical organizational structures.