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Lake Louise Visitor Centre Renewal for @parks.canada. .The project brings new life to the existing visitor's centre—re-shaping it by subtracting redundant elements, highlighting its existing strengths, and re-centering the space around a new desk and revitalized rock wall....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #renovation #restoration #lakelouise #banff #calgary #alberta #mountains #parkscanada
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Lake Louise Visitor Centre Renewal for @parks.canada. . The project brings new life to the existing visitor's centre—re-shaping it by subtracting redundant elements, highlighting its existing strengths, and re-centering the space around a new desk and revitalized rock wall. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #renovation #restoration #lakelouise #banff #calgary #alberta #mountains #parkscanada

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Lake Louise Visitor Centre Renewal for @parks.canada. .The alterations to the building create an open, generous interior—welcoming guests by reconnecting inside and outside, allowing for a free flow of visitors, improving service interaction, and accommodating new exhibits....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #renovation #restoration #lakelouise #banff #calgary #alberta #mountains #parkscanada
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Lake Louise Visitor Centre Renewal for @parks.canada. . The alterations to the building create an open, generous interior—welcoming guests by reconnecting inside and outside, allowing for a free flow of visitors, improving service interaction, and accommodating new exhibits. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #renovation #restoration #lakelouise #banff #calgary #alberta #mountains #parkscanada

3 weeks ago
Lake Louise Visitor Centre Renewal for @parks.canada. .The information desk acts as a centre for the space, nestled against the base of the rock wall and awash in light from the skylight....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #renovation #restoration #lakelouise #banff #calgary #alberta #mountains #parkscanada
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Lake Louise Visitor Centre Renewal for @parks.canada. . The information desk acts as a centre for the space, nestled against the base of the rock wall and awash in light from the skylight. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #renovation #restoration #lakelouise #banff #calgary #alberta #mountains #parkscanada

3 weeks ago
We're happy to see three of our projects featured in 'Naturally Wood', a book on the use of wood in architecture. Link in bio..Image: Audain Art Museum, 2012 – 2016. Whistler, BC....@audainartmuseum  #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #whistler #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc
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We're happy to see three of our projects featured in 'Naturally Wood', a book on the use of wood in architecture. Link in bio. . Image: Audain Art Museum, 2012 – 2016. Whistler, BC. . . . @audainartmuseum #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #whistler #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc

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We're happy to see three of our projects featured in 'Naturally Wood', a book on the use of wood in architecture. Link in bio..Image: Gleneagles Community Centre, 2003. West Vancouver, BC....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #timber #masstimber #prefab #vancouver #westvancouver #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc
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We're happy to see three of our projects featured in 'Naturally Wood', a book on the use of wood in architecture. Link in bio. . Image: Gleneagles Community Centre, 2003. West Vancouver, BC. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #timber #masstimber #prefab #vancouver #westvancouver #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc

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We're happy to see three of our projects featured in 'Naturally Wood', a book on the use of wood in architecture. Link in bio..Image: Seabird Island Community School, 1988-1991. Agassiz, BC....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #timber #masstimber #agassiz #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc
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We're happy to see three of our projects featured in 'Naturally Wood', a book on the use of wood in architecture. Link in bio. . Image: Seabird Island Community School, 1988-1991. Agassiz, BC. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #timber #masstimber #agassiz #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc

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The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Many thanks to everyone who voted!. The temple is built of eight doubly-curved petals of wood and gypsum. The geometry of the petals is shaped from many related factors—from spiritual ideals to site conditions, from natural light to the intrinsic bending properties of plywood..The complex, curvilinear geometry of this project was achieved with relatively modest means and conventional building materials by fabricating its sweeping petal-like forms utilizing principally straight engineered timber elements. These straight members were arranged along continuously sweeping rule lines that reside on the dome's fluid surfaces. The petals were fabricated at @spearhead.ca just across Kootenay Lake before being craned into place on site and finished..For more on the innovative geometric and fabrication aspects of the project, check out our book Material Operations....#patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada
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The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Many thanks to everyone who voted! . The temple is built of eight doubly-curved petals of wood and gypsum. The geometry of the petals is shaped from many related factors—from spiritual ideals to site conditions, from natural light to the intrinsic bending properties of plywood. . The complex, curvilinear geometry of this project was achieved with relatively modest means and conventional building materials by fabricating its sweeping petal-like forms utilizing principally straight engineered timber elements. These straight members were arranged along continuously sweeping rule lines that reside on the dome's fluid surfaces. The petals were fabricated at @spearhead.ca just across Kootenay Lake before being craned into place on site and finished. . For more on the innovative geometric and fabrication aspects of the project, check out our book Material Operations. . . . #patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada

August 2019
The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Many thanks to everyone who voted!.The temple builds from the remnants of the original Temple of Light, which was lost to fire in 2014. The new design retains the original foundations and eight-lobed plan layout, with the complex form of the petals springing from its generous base....#patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada
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The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Many thanks to everyone who voted! . The temple builds from the remnants of the original Temple of Light, which was lost to fire in 2014. The new design retains the original foundations and eight-lobed plan layout, with the complex form of the petals springing from its generous base. . . . #patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada

August 2019
The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Many thanks to everyone who voted!.Open to sky, to horizon, to every direction in welcome; on a fixed axis, in free form, turning to all in support of an enduring vision; a place to collect and to introspect. The complex geometry of the worship space provides the community with new opportunities for celebration, music, and dance that are directly enhanced by the fluid form of the space....#patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada
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The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Many thanks to everyone who voted! . Open to sky, to horizon, to every direction in welcome; on a fixed axis, in free form, turning to all in support of an enduring vision; a place to collect and to introspect. The complex geometry of the worship space provides the community with new opportunities for celebration, music, and dance that are directly enhanced by the fluid form of the space. . . . #patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada

August 2019
At over eighty meters in height, the @uoft Academic Wood Tower will be the tallest timber-structure building in North America when complete. Its structure is composed entirely of #glulam beams, braces, columns, and floorplates. Unlike many similar #tallwood buildings that rely on steel or concrete cores to brace the timber, even the core of the Academic Wood Tower is made from glulam. This allows it to maximize the amount of carbon it sequesters, reducing its embodied energy and life-cycle carbon footprint....#patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #tower #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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At over eighty meters in height, the @uoft Academic Wood Tower will be the tallest timber-structure building in North America when complete. Its structure is composed entirely of #glulam beams, braces, columns, and floorplates. Unlike many similar #tallwood buildings that rely on steel or concrete cores to brace the timber, even the core of the Academic Wood Tower is made from glulam. This allows it to maximize the amount of carbon it sequesters, reducing its embodied energy and life-cycle carbon footprint. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #tower #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

June 2019
The @uoft Academic Wood Tower is built atop a previous Patkau + @mjma.ca project, the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. The two buildings share a lobby, with a feature staircase cantilevered off the east facade providing access to the tower and mediating between the scale, form, and expression of the two buildings....#patkauarchitects #patkau #mjma #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #tower #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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The @uoft Academic Wood Tower is built atop a previous Patkau + @mjma.ca project, the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. The two buildings share a lobby, with a feature staircase cantilevered off the east facade providing access to the tower and mediating between the scale, form, and expression of the two buildings. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #mjma #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #tower #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

June 2019
Glulam super-braces diagonally wrap the @uoft Academic Wood Tower, providing lateral rigidity to its timber frame. While the initial engineering called for a single, small diagonal brace in each bay, the up-sized super-braces free up the facade while dramatically expressing the forces in the building. At the base, the braces branch to reconcile the six-bay structure of the tower with the five-bay structure of the existing building below....#patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #tower #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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Glulam super-braces diagonally wrap the @uoft Academic Wood Tower, providing lateral rigidity to its timber frame. While the initial engineering called for a single, small diagonal brace in each bay, the up-sized super-braces free up the facade while dramatically expressing the forces in the building. At the base, the braces branch to reconcile the six-bay structure of the tower with the five-bay structure of the existing building below. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #tower #timber #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

June 2019
Work in progress! Building a model of the Academic Wood Tower for an exhibit on #masstimber buildings for @naturalresourcescanada. Part of the @uoft campus, the tower will be the tallest wood-structure building in North America when complete -- achieving a significant reduction in embodied carbon over similar concrete or steel buildings....#patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #hightechlowtech #oldschoolnewschool #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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Work in progress! Building a model of the Academic Wood Tower for an exhibit on #masstimber buildings for @naturalresourcescanada. Part of the @uoft campus, the tower will be the tallest wood-structure building in North America when complete -- achieving a significant reduction in embodied carbon over similar concrete or steel buildings. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #hightechlowtech #oldschoolnewschool #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #masstimber #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @naturalresourcescanada @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

May 2019
Work in progress! Building a model of the @uoft Academic Wood Tower for an exhibit on #masstimber buildings for @naturalresourcescanada. The glulam super-braces (one of which Zach is installing here) wrap diagonally around the body of the building, providing lateral stability to the structure and adding character to the facade....#patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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Work in progress! Building a model of the @uoft Academic Wood Tower for an exhibit on #masstimber buildings for @naturalresourcescanada. The glulam super-braces (one of which Zach is installing here) wrap diagonally around the body of the building, providing lateral stability to the structure and adding character to the facade. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau with @mjma.ca #architecture #wip #model #design #wood #glulam #woodconstruction #woodarchitecture #prefab #tallwood #lowcarbon #campusarchitecture #toronto #torontoarchitecture #uoft @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

May 2019
Daegu Gosan Library, competition entry, 2012.The surfaces of the library alternately merge, crease, and pull apart—enriching the experience of the building while opening the interior to light, views, and circulation....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #competition #library #form #shellstructure #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #masstimber #glulam @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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Daegu Gosan Library, competition entry, 2012. The surfaces of the library alternately merge, crease, and pull apart—enriching the experience of the building while opening the interior to light, views, and circulation. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #competition #library #form #shellstructure #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #masstimber #glulam @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

April 2019
Daegu Gosan Library, competition entry, 2012.While every timber member in the shell is parallel in plan and straight, they fold together in section at a series of curves that arc fluidly through space....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #competition #library #form #shellstructure #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #masstimber #glulam @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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Daegu Gosan Library, competition entry, 2012. While every timber member in the shell is parallel in plan and straight, they fold together in section at a series of curves that arc fluidly through space. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #competition #library #form #shellstructure #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #masstimber #glulam @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

April 2019
Daegu Gosan Library, competition entry, 2012.The complex curvature of the building's shell is formed entirely from straight timber members—akin to a huge woven basket....#patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #competition #library #form #shellstructure #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #masstimber #glulam @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag
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Daegu Gosan Library, competition entry, 2012. The complex curvature of the building's shell is formed entirely from straight timber members—akin to a huge woven basket. . . . #patkauarchitects #patkau #architecture #design #competition #library #form #shellstructure #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #masstimber #glulam @canadianarchitect @archdaily @architizer @archdigest @architectmag

April 2019
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