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27 June 2024
Grow Community Housing
Architecture: Modern Office of Design + Architecture
Grow Community Housing Calgary Alberta
photo : Ema Peter
Grow Community Housing, Calgary
Modern Office of Design + Architecture’s GROW is a 20-unit, multi-residential housing project that cultivates a diverse inner-city community (Bankview, Calgary AB) through the provision of varying unit sizes, using the binding social element of a barrier-free, 0.6 acre rooftop urban farm.

26 June 2024
Spirit of Water, plaza at BMO Centre expansion, Stampede Park
Design: UK sculptor, Gerry Judah
Spirit of Water, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
photo from the designer
Spirit of Water, BMO Centre at Stampede Park
Standing at an impressive 70 feet tall by 45 feet wide and weighing 112,000 pounds, the sculpture now stands as a striking focal point within the expansion’s nearly 100,000 square foot plaza, providing a dynamic gathering space for convention attendees, visitors to Stampede Park, and the people who live, work and play in The Culture + Entertainment District.

Architecture in Calgary

21 Aug 2022
Sidewalk Citizen Solarium, Central Memorial Park
Design: Studio North
Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary
photos : Hayden Pattullo and Damon Hayes Couture
Sidewalk Citizen Solarium
Calgary’s Central Memorial Park was developed during Calgary’s first major boom at the turn of the 20th century to show the confidence and optimism of a young city, which is a spirit that remains to this day.

27 June 2022
9th Avenue Parkade + Innovation Centre
Design: 5468796 Architecture in collaboration with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design, and Planning
9th Avenue Parkade and Innovation Centre Calgary
photo : James Brittain
9th Avenue Parkade and Innovation Centre, Calgary
The design team’s solution is a building in the form of an elliptical helix, bridging the easement and thereby recapturing much of the lost land value. Vehicles enter at grade, directly over the easement.

22 Sep 2021
TELUS Calgary Tower Award News
Design: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
TELUS Sky Calgary
image © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
The world’s most renowned architecture award for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award: second place was awarded to TELUS Sky in Calgary which has become the city’s third tallest building. The tower is named after its tenant “Telus Communications” a Canadian telecommunications company.
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2020

25 Feb 2021
Yakisugi House
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Yakisugi House Calgary
photo : Joel Klassen
Yakisugi House, Calgary Property
A phenomenal custom home whose every angle is designed to frame beautiful views to the downtown skyline. A 20′ grade difference between the street and back alley led to some unique architectural solutions including a detached garage with tunnel and green roof.

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Calgary Buildings 2020

4 Apr 2020
SODO Residences, 620 10 Avenue SW, Beltline District
Architects: IBI Group
SODO Residences Calgary Beltline District
image courtesy of architects office
SODO Residences Calgary
IBI Group designed the SODO Residences to create a strong accent building as an entrance to the downtown core and the newly-developing residential zone to the west in the Beltline District of Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada.

4 Feb 2020
Rodeo Drive House in Calgary, Alberta

1 Feb 2020
Modern Farmhouse near Calgary

31 Jan 2020
River’s Edge House
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta
photography: Joel Klassen
River’s Edge House in Calgary
Alloy Homes Incorporated designed and built this new family home to feel like it’s been a part of the neighbourhood for years. The modern home is wrapped in low maintenance natural materials designed to weather gently and enhance its character as time passes.

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Calgary Buildings 2018

6 Nov 2018
Calgary Central Library
New Central Library in Calgary
photo © Michael Grimm
New Central Library Calgary

Feb 4, 2018
Withrow Laneway House
Architects: Studio North
Withrow Laneway House
photo : Mark Ericksony
Withrow Laneway House
Affordable housing in a thriving city like Calgary is a challenge for many, not the least for two newly graduated professionals starting a design studio with big dreams and a limited budget. We see alleys as a new place for community and dwelling. This project offers an opportunity to save one of Calgary’s heritage houses and to build an affordable, compact living space in the inner city.

Feb 1, 2018
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Architects: DIALOG
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
photograph : Ema Peter Photography
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
DJD, a professional and recreational dance company, has been exploring how jazz music shapes movement and feeling since its humble beginnings in 1984. Over 30 years later, DJD continues innovating and evolving this art form, growing a jazz-savvy community around the world. The site of DJD’s new studio is at the Kahanoff Centre, a unique facility in the heart of downtown Calgary, providing space to nonprofits at discounted rates.

10 Jan 2018
The Slender House, Ogden
Design: MU Architecture
The Slender House
photograph : Stéphane Groleau
The Slender House in Ogden
Located in the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships near the US border in Quebec, the Slender House Residence unfolds in a long linear volume. Nestled on the steep shores of Lake Memphremagog it opens-up onto a peaceful secluded bay.

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Calgary Buildings 2017

20 Nov 2017
Bowling Lane House, Albert Park
Design: Studio North
Bowling Lane House
photograph : Matthew Kennedy
Bowling Lane House in Calgary
Existing behind a 1920’s heritage house, this project seeks to maintain and preserve the original house while adding versatility and liveable space to the property. The laneway house’s linear form frames the adjacent yard, with an alcove and large glass doors that allow the garden space to flow in to the central living room.

26 Jun 2017
Hudson Block Bank and Cafe in Calgary
Design: Lemay + Toker
Hudson Block
photo © Andy Nichols
Hudson Block Bank and Cafe in Calgary
Calgary-based Lemay + Toker, the product of a recent merger between architecture and interior design firm Toker + Associates and Montreal-based integrated services leader Lemay, has worked with community stakeholders and two valued clients to reinvent the historic Hudson Block in downtown Calgary as an inviting, community-oriented space showcasing local artists and the latest in retail design.

6 May 2017
St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary
Design: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture with Civitas, Inc.
St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary |
image courtesy of architects
St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary
The redesign of St Patrick’s Island is the centerpiece of an ambitious redevelopment strategy for Calgary’s East Village. Charged with transforming a neglected urban island into an engaging park, we drew on the ecological history of the island for inspiration to increase its biodiversity and create a “living island.”

5 Nov 2013
Calgary New Central Library
Design: DIALOG + Snøhetta
New Central Library Calgary site
image from architects
Calgary New Central Library
The current Central Library was built in two phases in 1963 and 1974, when the population of Calgary was less than 400,000. Now, nearly 50 years later, the building is stretched beyond capacity to support the growing operations of the Calgary Public Library.

10 Jul 2013
TELUS Sky Tower
Design: BIG
TELUS Sky Tower Calgary
image from architect
TELUS Sky Tower
Just in time for the Calgary Stampede, BIG presented its design for a new architectural landmark for one of Canada’s leading telecommunication companies TELUS in Calgary’s downtown core. The 750,000 sqft tower creates a dynamic community by blending urban living and working seamlessly.

6 Jun 2013
The Bow, Calgary’s tallest tower – EnCana and Cenovus Headquarters, Alberta, Canada
Design: Foster + Partners with Zeidler Partnership
The Bow Calgary
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
The Bow Calgary
This headquarters tower is the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto. The architecture is like an inverted Swiss Re tower, the logic to the form is robust: the building faces south, curving towards the sun to take advantage of daylight and heat, maximising views o the Rocky Mountains. By turning the convex facade into the prevailing wind, the structural loading is minimised, reducing the amount of steel needed. Clever building.

Calgary Buildings

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Calgary Bridge Design Contest
Design: SPF:architects
Calgary Bridge Contest
picture from architect practice
It was not our goal to create a geometric icon but rather too simply make a specific object for Calgary that also challenges the notion of what a bridge ought to be as a way of linking two parts of the city. In other words, the goal of Glide is to create links from the north and south banks the Bow River and St. Patrick’s Island using the notion of a public environment as the geometric generator for the bridge.

St. Patrick’s Island Bridge
Calgary Bridge
photo from architect office
St. Patrick’s Island Bridge
St. Patrick’s Island is 30 acres of green space sitting in the Bow River, directly across from East Village and adjacent to St. George’s Island – home to the Calgary Zoo. St. Patrick’s Island is being envisioned as a major recreational asset for the entire city, and a readily accessible open space for adjacent neighbourhoods like downtown, East Village, Bridgeland and Inglewood.

East Village Masterplan
Design: Broadway Malyan
Calgary Masterplan
picture from CM
Calgary East Village Masterplan
International planning and design consultancy Broadway Malyan has been appointed masterplanner for the regeneration of East Village in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Masterplan Vision for East Village is Broadway Malyan’s first Canadian project, covering 55 hectares of city centre land in the western province of Alberta.

Calgary National Music Centre Building
Design: Allied Works Architecture
Calgary National Music Centre Building
image from architect
Calgary National Music Centre Building + National Music Centre Calgary
The Cantos Music Foundation announce that Allied Works Architecture has been selected to design Cantos’ new National Music Centre at the King Eddy site in Calgary’s East Village.

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary
Hôtel Le Germain Calgary
image from architect office
Hôtel Le Germain Calgary Building
At Le Germain Calgary, the materials and interior design were selected to combine ease and comfort. “Our goal was to create a welcoming environment with a flash of innovation,” explains Viateur Michaud. The hotel’s exterior cladding of Prodema wood-laminate panels prefigures the warmth of the interiors, where wood is a dominant element.

Peace Bridge
Design: Santiago Calatrava
Peace Bridge Calgary
image from architecture practice
Peace Bridge Calgary
“The Peace Bridge is very different from all of the other bridges that Calatrava has designed. In a departure from the soaring vertical icons that he’s known for, Calatrava opted for a low single-span bridge, eliminating the need for support and cables and therefore meeting the city’s environmental protection laws pertaining to the Bow River.

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