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ATA recently attended the open house for a new building we designed in conjunction with Ryerson University, the National Research Council of Canada and Autodesk. Located in Smithville, Ontario, the dwelling was designed to be as much a machine as an architectural stucture. And, from the swept delta form to the innovative battery in the basement, it was also designed to save energy. The process used to develop the Aza house provided a glimpse into the future. Using simulations and fluid modelling systems in conjunction with Building Information Modelling, ATA was able to get a better idea of how the building would perform in real world conditions. The end result – a sustainable, forward-thinking and aesthetically pleasing architectural structure – was enthusiastically received by all in attendance.
Mark Driedger (Senior Architect at ATA) recently had an article published in Construction Canada, the national magazine for design/construction professionals. The feature delved into the need to develop an objective database for wall assembly performance. As Mark explains, ATA met this need by creating an innovative system that “allows design professionals to make informed decisions regarding wall type use at the start of the drawing process.” To read the full article, click here.
Students at Ryerson University recently joined forces with ATA Architects Inc. to create a sustainable energy strategy for Hearth House (located in Smithville, Ontario). To find out more about this innovative project, read the article in Construction Canada.
In 2008, ATA Architects Inc. was asked to prepare a heritage report for the City of Mississauga. The structure? A retro-futuristic concrete canopy that was used to provide shelter for a number of gas pumps. Originally built in 1968, the winged canopy was in need of an overhaul. After reviewing ATA’s report, the structure was fully restored, taking into account various recommendations made by the firm. The report itself was so well received that ATA entered it into a competition hosted by the heritage association, where it won the Award of Merit. Today, you can see this city landmark (and get gas) at Canadian Tire’s Southdown Road location. Read the full article.
A joint project between Alexander Temporale and one of his sons was recently published in the Homes and Cottages April 2011 issue. Read the full article by Oliver Johnson.
A complete renovation of a 1920s house by ATA Architects Inc. was featured in The Globe and Mail. Read the article here.