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Atlantic Architecture

Year: 2017
Producer: David Melia, Rob Parsons, Sheldon Garland, William Sovie
Genre: Lifestyle
Host: David Melia

Atlantic Architecture highlights regional diversity in a way that is unique to the rest of Canada. With freeze thaw cycles, snow, wind and vast spaces, architects need to consider climate and the environment when designing buildings in this region. Learn what makes Atlantic Canadian Architecture powerful. Explore how architects are using Atlantic Canada as a springboard to International recognition.

Episodes

Episode 1

Regional diversity plays an important role in architecture because design goes well beyond sketches, lines, shapes, materials and concepts. The region has a significant role in shaping an architect’s style. Atlantic Canada has provided a splendid backdrop for internationally recognized designers and architects to build their brand. Their work is often referred to as a lifetime study of how buildings meet the ground.

Episode 2

Climate is more important to architecture than many people realize. Understanding climate leads to design longevity and buildings that can withstand the test of time. Environmental response is an ingredient of design that can’t be overlooked. Knowing how the climate interfaces with the building design can help deliver more creative, unique and outstanding designs and buildings that perform with longevity.

Episode 3

The coastline of Atlantic Canada is like a picture frame for great design with buildings that can flow in and out of the landscape making the architecture an extension of the lines and shapes of the coastline. Architecture is about “experience” - the whole experience - and the Atlantic Coastline provides a perfect setting for unique Canadian design. From golf destinations that span the coast, to cottages that nestle into the landscape, this episode explores Coastal Architecture. 

Episode 4

Wood plays an important role in Canadian history and is our natural signature and is experiencing a Wood Revolution with the development of Compact Laminate Timber; Glulam beams and 20 story buildings made of wood. Wood is the only truly renewable resource and creates a warmth that is unrivalled. Adjusting people’s perception about what is possible in wood design and architecture is what will move its use to the next level in Canada.

Episode 5

Learning starts with listening, and in architecture we must begin to listen to what the land and space is telling us about the community; if we know what we have to work with we can contribute value to the site. Learning about the form and function of the landscape is the basis of good design. Ghost Lab provided architecture students with an experiential approach to architecture and a community curiosity in architecture. 

Episode 6

The role that history and heritage play in shaping great design cannot be understated. The concepts of restoration and idealization of historic sites are often at odds with one another. Restoration is about restoring the unique and often historically significant elements, while idealization is about recreating the design so people will understand the important elements of it. They both have a common thread - Storytelling.

Episode 7

Innovation is all about being true to our origins and successful modern architecture will demonstrate an understanding of those origins. The Halifax waterfront is exploding with urban development and the economic impact will be felt for years to come. It was important, however, that the design be true to the elements that make Atlantic Canada great such as sailing, shipbuilding and the sea. This discovery process is what led to great sustainable and relevant architecture. 

Episode 8

Using Atlantic seawater to cool a building is a fascinating approach to sustainability and architectural innovations. Wind, water and power can be productive contributors to a building design and sustainability elements. Using exist structures and historically significant elements can provide a great springboard in design and Atlantic Canada has some great buildings to work with. 

Episode 9

We are a sporting nation and a sporting culture that is inclusive and supportive. Accessibility has afforded all Canadians to participate in sport and to achieve greatness and this has framed the fabric of our culture. Community Centers, Pools, and play areas are becoming the community meeting place for young and old. 

Episode 10

Architectural education has evolved into giving back to the architecture community through experience and hands on knowledge. This leads to some amazing innovations in Atlantic Canadian architecture.

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