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Night Visions – Contact Photography Festival 2017

UPDATE: blogTO has featured “Night Vision” as one of the 20 must-see exhibits of the Contact Photo Festival — check out the full list here: Coolearth Architecture is pleased to once again take part in the annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout the month of May. This year we are featuring the photography […]

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Visit Coolearth at Construct Canada

Coolearth will be presenting a seminar on our net-zero conversion of a semi-detached residential building as well as hosting a booth as part of the Passive House Canada Pavilion on November 30th. Our seminar will take place on November 30 from 9-10:15am. Look for us in the South Building (code w300).  The brief for the […]

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Frank Llyod Wright Inspired Parry Sound Cottage

At Coolearth we are currently working with a couple to build their retirement home just outside of Parry Sound. The clients were attracted to Coolearth because of our sustainable specialization as well as portfolio of modern homes.  At the first design consultation they brought arm fulls of books on Frank Llyod Wright’s houses: and we […]

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Opening Reception for Contact Photo Festival – This Saturday

The opening reception for “On Toronto’s Water” is fast approaching this Saturday.  Just a reminder that you and a guest are cordially invited to the Opening Reception for Toni Skokovic’s “On Toronto’s Waters” photography exhibition as part of this years Contact Photography Festival. The opening is May 7th from 6-9pm at Coolearth’s office and storefront gallery at […]

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On Toronto’s Water – A Guest Post by Toni Skokovic

Toronto’s lakeshore and ravines hide endless possibilities for recreation and enjoyment of nature’s beauty. Ancient waterways and trading routes, Toronto’s waters are now a stage to an ever evolving landscape, shifting under and shaping the cycles of urban development and conservation efforts. In this process, we are left with landscapes, grand and intimate, in the […]

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Designing for Future Ontario Climates – Homes and Cottages

Map showing the extreme daily maximum temperature change in degrees Climate change is topping national, provincial, and municipal conversations these days: and for good reason.  The fast few years have been the warmest on record (“NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015“) and the perils of business-as-usual become apparent. Ontario is implementing a Cap and […]

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We are excited today to share a guest post by Nabia Majeed, on her thesis work at the University of Toronto around healing environments. Nabia participated in the Passive Building Show at Coolearth Architecture in the Fall of 2015.   Nabia Majeed is a Master of Architecture graduate from the University of Toronto who completed […]

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Reframing “Sustainable” Payback: Cost or Comfort?

A common element in Sustainable Design is projected payback period. Payback is in this sense defined as cost savings in dollars that the sustainable measure will have over the long term, i.e by using less electrcity or natural gas. Here is an example of a typical pay-off calculation:   If the typical home is 1500 […]

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MAGICBOX Installation up this week for Toronto Offsite Design Fesitval 2016

Tonight is the opening reception for the installation entitled “MAGICBOX”, as part of this years Toronto Offsite Design Festival. Swing by to see the work, meet the artists, and enjoy snacks and refreshments! January 20th 7-9pm is also the Junction wide reception with over 14 other artists and designers installations. MAGICBOX is an installation exploring […]

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