Constructing landmark buildings that are forward-thinking while still retaining classical architectural elements is not new for Mizrahi Developments. The firm was founded in 2008 by Sam Mizrahi to realize an ambition of introducing quality, craftsmanship and a classical sense of permanence to luxury homes, qualities that Mizrahi thought were lacking in Toronto real estate development.
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The flexibility and simplicity of steel framing systems draws many clients because there are no interior load-bearing walls, so remodeling or reconfiguring rooms when needs change is a snap. “When children leave at 28, you can easily knock down walls. And when they return at 32 you can erect them again,” BONE founder and president […]
No, I’m not talking about letting sunlight into the room. These windows actually generate electricity! They are being installed in the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan, and they are connected to the local electricity grid. Solar panels are usually connected to the local electricity grid to supply the grid with electricity using […]
Built out of reclaimed wood palette boards, separate modules collectively form the modern work place, facilitating both individual work and collaboration. Our designers claim the result is a workspace that is simultaneously bare bones and tailored to the individual. In sinuous forms, the reclaimed boards morph from wall and floor planes into furniture elements.
Good news for contractors and builders in Toronto that recycle. According to Waste 360, Waste Management, Inc. plans to open a facility in Toronto to process construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
Greenbuild NEXT focuses on what's next and with this in mind, I went to the exhibition hall to meet with the companies to discuss what they are doing to take their company to the next level in their sustainability effort. I found most of the companies focused on waste product and how to minimize that waste stream to the best of their ability. The hypothetical question, 'How do we recycle or reuse what no longer works for us?' seems to be the question everyone is asking.
I arrived in Toronto, Canada this afternoon for Greenbuild 2011 called Greenbuild NEXT. This is the first time the biggest green building expo/conference is held outside the United States. Although the conferences has started today, I will not do a full coverage of the expo until tomorrow. As I took the public transpo to my […]
USGBC is now accepting proposals for Greenbuild | Next in 2011. The conference will focus on what lies ahead for green building.
[social_buttons] Toronto has revealed the future of farmer’s market by by unveiling this futuristic design proposed by Adamson Associates Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. This industrial design was the winner of the competition held to replace the St. Lawrence Market North in Toronto. By an unanimous decision by the judges, the winner of […]
Renovating and ‘re-using’ older homes may be one of the greenest forms of construction. But fixing up an old house tends to be a highly individual endeavor, and the lessons learned while retrofitting a single home are difficult to adapt to larger-scale applications. In spite of this, Lorraine Gauthier, co-founder of the socially-conscious Toronto design […]