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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: http://www.blogto.com/arts/2017/04/contact-photography-festival-toronto-2017/ 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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A Practical Approach to Climate Change

This Winter Sheena Sharp published another article in the “In Touch” magazine by the REIC (Real Estate Institue of Canada) on “A Practical Approach to Climate Change”.  The text is reproduced below. The Toronto 2030 District is a program created by Architecture 2030, a non-profit think tank looking at how our buildings can meet the challenge […]

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Occupant Behaviour and Net-zero Design

The focus of this blog post is on how occupant behaviour effects designing buildings for net-zero. The topic of user-behaviour and net-zero design came up when we were analyzing the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) energy modelling software for a net-zero energy envelope retrofit project this week.  We noticed that the clothes dryer used close to 20% of […]

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Ontario’s Climate Action Plan and Homes

“Climate change is a fact in our daily lives — raising the cost of our food, causing extreme weather that damages property and infrastructure, threatening outdoor activities we love, and melting winter roads that provide critical seasonal access to remote northern Indigenous communities. It affects every aspect of our lives, so it is our collective […]

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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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