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THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017

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Robarts Common breaks ground

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IN BRIEF

Vaughan Davies joins Perkins Eastman as Principal

Vaughan Davies ISAA has joined international design and architecture firm Perkin...

Sir Terry Farrell has been awarded urban planning’s top honour

Sir Terry Farrell CBE has been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s...

Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017 shortlist announced

More than 80 of the UK’s top residential schemes have been shortlisted for...
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EVENTS

07.08.2017 

'Global Design Laboratory' exhibition - Zaha Hadid Architects 

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) transform notions of what can be achieved in concrete, steel,   ...read more

24.08.2017 

ARTKITEKTURA 

A Festival of Architecture and the Arts celebrating holistic approaches to architecture an  ...read more

13.10.2017 

Monterey Design Conference (MDC) 

By Tim Culvahouse, FAIA, with thanks to Shelly Kappe, Hon. AIA; Paul Welch, Hon. AIA; Davi  ...read more

Diamond Schmitt Architects are bringing a wraparound glass façade and wood accents to the concrete structure of the 14-storey Robarts Common Library
Canada’s largest academic library is growing. A major expansion of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto will add 1,200 work and study spaces to the iconic facility, which is known as an exemplar of the concrete Brutalist style of architecture from the 1960s. The new design by Diamond Schmitt Architects brings daylight and views to a five-storey, glass-enclosed addition along the west side. The original concept for Robarts Library included three pods surrounding the core of the library. Only two were realized and house the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Faculty of Information iSchool. The new student space completes the plan, which occupies an entire block on the downtown campus. “We’re adding a range of options for studying, both individual as well as more socially-oriented, collaborative settings to learn,” said Gary McCluskie, Principal, Diamo

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