Category Archives: Architecture

Defining the library as a connective and democratic space for learning: Riddell Library and Learning Centre, Mount Royal University

Libraries old and new Libraries have operated as repositories of printed information and knowledge for centuries. One of the oldest and most famous in Europe, the Bodleian Library (Oxford), opened in 1602. Common practice then was to chain up their … Continue reading

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Exploring for knowledge at the Riddell Library, MRU

Ascent of Mount Royal Earlier this summer, the brand new Riddell Library and Learning Centre opened for the business of study at Mount Royal University in Calgary. For a short while, the doors were open, books could be borrowed but … Continue reading

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In the style of Martín Chambi: images inspired by a pioneering Peruvian photographer

  Social documentary photography The Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi (1891-1973) was a pioneer of social documentary photography and what we would now call street photography.  He began his career around 1908, working as an assistant in the Arequipa studio of … Continue reading

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Getting through Airlock #X-T1 in #YYC

On previous trips to the Calgary West Soccer Centre I had seen the potential for some surreal, spacey shots as the athletes came through this airlock-type revolving door. The design component helps keep the air pressure up and hence the whole … Continue reading

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Banff LEED in Sustainable Hockey

Banff: environmental role model for communities in the world Banff is a good place to visit anytime of the year including the early fall season when the golden swathes of forest are splendid, set against mountains just picking up their … Continue reading

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Lincoln Street Art Park: exploring the meeting point of the natural and urban worlds in #Detroit

Frank the Dino watches over a small urban art park on Lincoln Street in Detroit. His roots go back, not into fossils but to a range of plastics eventually derived from those fossils- and metals- all found and recycled products that … Continue reading

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Urban art in the #Detroit Grand River Creative Corridor

Grand River Creative Corridor (#GRCC) is an art corridor and neighbourhood revitalization project concentrated on Grand River Avenue between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It hosts a number of commissioned urban art works painted on buildings and walls, … Continue reading

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