Peter Kuitenbrouwer had an article in yesterday’s Post highlighting an adaptive reuse proposal for part of the R.L. Hearn Generating Station. In their exhibition ‘Ecology.Design.Synergy’ at the MaRS Centre, Behnisch Architects showcase a schematic design proposal to insert three hockey rinks in the Hearn’s Turbine Hall – a plan which ERA was initially involved with exploring. Continue reading…
David Yoon has produced a series of retouched photographs illustrating how streets in LA would look and feel at imaginary, narrower widths. One might also think of them as a very effective demonstration of urban priorities – the built reality of the North American prioritization of the automobile versus human-scale livability. See more at his blog.
Conceptual collage of overlapping 1930s and contemporary MLG streetscapes at the corner of Church and Carlton (including Humphrey Bogart biking by, just for good measure). William MacIvor, ERA Architects.
The on-going adaptive reuse of Maple Leaf Gardens is featured in the June edition of Canadian Architect.
ERA Architects has signed on to deal with the restoration of the façade and the canopy. … [A]bout one-fifth of the bricks will be repointed, [and] much of the material can be salvaged from the new openings for loading bays and air intake vents. The upper level fenestration will be refitted with double-glazed vintage steel industrial windows. ERA is also developing a restoration plan for the oft-renovated entrance canopy that brings its appearance (including fonts) back to the Gardens’ heyday from the 1940s to the 1960s.