A SENSE OF PLACE

VOLUME 54 ISSUE One

Spring 2022

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

STEELING AWAY TO THE LAKE

Pre-fabricated steel building in harmony with its lakeside setting

The shore of a quiet lake in Northern Ontario is a spot to commune with nature. It’s also a place to see how steel structures can intersect and complement the natural surroundings. The new head office for Prestige Steel showcases the potential of pre-fabricated steel buildings. Located on Kahshe Lake, the building uses steel, wood, […]

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FRESH OUT OF THE KEG

Molson Coors builds on two centuries of history in Canada

In 2021, the Molson Coors Beverage Company completed construction on an integrated brewing and distribution centre in Longueuil, Quebec. The ultramodern production and distribution complex is one of the most significant investments in the company’s 235-year history, with a budget of $600 million. At the centre of the new facility is a commitment to sustainability […]

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LIVING LUX WITH STEEL

Lightweight steel framing provides elegance in Oakville condo

Oakville, Ontario is known for its high-end real estate. Close to Toronto, but removed from the bustle of the city, Oakville is a desirable community with established neighbourhoods and well-appointed homes. The Coventry, a condominium in downtown Oakville, caters to those looking for luxury. Suites are spacious—the four storey building houses just 12 units. Inside, […]

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WEATHERING REFLECTIONS OF FUTURE PAST

Honouring past and present with weathering steel in Sudbury

Go for a walk around Sudbury, and you’ll find traces of both the region’s history and industries. Black leathered rocks, etched from mining. Red-orange ore seeping through the weathered ground.  The region’s physical character was one inspiration for the new Place des Arts, a French arts and cultural centre currently under construction in Sudbury. Other […]

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AND THE CORRECT ANSWER IS…

The Impact and Durability of Steel in Passive Housing

Wrapped in black steel cladding, the Parkview House in Victoria, BC is visually striking. The home is a simple two-storey design with a typical peaked roof. Its simplicity makes it stand out. But under the steel, the Parkview House stands out for another reason—it is a passive house. Passive house is an international system for […]

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THE ALCHEMY OF WATER AND STEEL

The Growing Market of Insulated Metal Panels in Aquatic Centres

Beloeil, Quebec, southwest of Montreal, is tucked between Mont Saint-Hilaire and the Richelieu River and surrounded by agricultural fields. Beloeil’s new aquatics centre celebrates this unique setting through its architecture.  The centre was designed as “a translucent and luminous glass case set on a solid black base,” notes architectural firm Lemay. “Combining opacity and transparency, […]

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A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

Modular Pods Create Modern Backyard Offices

A room of one’s own is necessary, Virginia Woolf tells us, for creativity and productivity. The thousands of people working from home over the last year and a half would surely agree.  But where to find such a space? For Trevor Gilbert of Modeco, the answer was his own backyard.  Modeco specializes in modular, prefabricated […]

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FORM + FUNCTION

Expanding the palette of coloured steel surfaces

THE RECENTLY COMPLETED STRUCTUBE HEAD OFFICE IN LAVAL, QC – THE LARGEST WAREHOUSE IN THE CITY. Picture a child with a red crayon. Ask them to draw a house, and you’ll likely see a rectangle topped with a triangle. This distinctive shape has come to symbolize home. When Structube was looking to construct a new […]

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A CLEAR SPAN FOR SUCCESS

KF Aerospace’s growth plans take off with steel support

THE NEW KF AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE HANGAR LOCATED AT JOHN C. MUNRO, HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. A Boeing 777 airplane is 74m long, 65m wide and 18.5m tall. If you want to park it in the garage, you’re going to need a big one. Such a garage—or hangar, more accurately—exists at the YHM Hamilton International Airport. Opened […]

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