Residential

Vol. 54, Issue 2 • Residential, Sustainability

Building better with steel

Steel buildings minimize environmental impact

On the shore of a northern Canadian lake, the need to respect the natural world hits home. For two families who have cottages here, sustainability matters. It was important to ensure that the build...

Vol. 54, Issue 2 • Residential

Home away from home

Steel clad residence at UNBSJ is built with longevity and legacy in mi

Nearly sixty years ago, the University of New Brunswick looked beyond its base in Fredericton and established a second campus in Saint John. For decades the Saint John site was modest. It developed a ...

Vol. 54, Issue 2 • Residential, Steligence®, Sustainability

Solving the Canadian housing crisis with Steligence®

Steel offers environmental and financial benefits for high-rise constr

Cities are economic engines. They have the greatest concentrations of companies, the most job opportunities and the highest salaries. However, housing in major cities is increasingly unaffordable. The...

Vol. 54, Issue 1 • Residential

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 he...

Vol. 54, Issue 1 • Residential

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...

Vol. 53, Issue 2 • Residential, Sustainability

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 unde...

Vol. 53, Issue 2 • Residential

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.  B...

Vol. 52, Issue 2 • Residential

Home Steel Home

The benefits of steel for residential construction

Steel is the go-to material for industrial and commercial construction. But when it comes to residential projects, steel is underrepresented. Jay Lim, principal at 25:8 Architecture + Urban Design in ...

Vol. 52, Issue 2 • Residential

A Sustainable Aesthetic

Custom cladding defines new building at McMaster University

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario needed more space. More classrooms, more room for student services, more residence beds, more parking, even a spot for a daycare. So university officials decid...

Vol. 52, Issue 2 • Residential

Steel from the Top Down

Metal tiles replicate natural roofing materials

Featuring True Nature Steel Tiles By Vicwest Ongoing maintenance is a necessary part of homeownership. Most homeowners are resigned to reshingling their roof every decade or so. But in addition to ...