Highlighting A Canadian Icon – Hani Rashid, Architect

Hani Rashid immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1967.  Expo was “the highlight of Canada’s Centennial celebrations in 1967”, according to Canadian Encyclopedia. How fortuitous it was for Hani to attend Expo at the age of nine; most certainly a life-changing and inspirational experience that was pivotal in Hani’s trajectory of his life and career. I have followed Hani’s work for many years after being introduced to his mother at a…
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Building Health: The Link Between Architecture and Well-Being

Architecture has been shaped by health crises throughout history, here’s how experts believe that building designs may adapt as we learn from this one. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Ask architectural historian Mohammad Gharipour what he believes to be one of the biggest influences on architecture throughout…
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Why The Direction Your Home Faces Matters

When you buy a home, you have many factors to consider from the size of the home to its layout, amenities, neighbourhood, accessibility and more. One aspect you may want to move to the top of that list is home orientation or the direction in which your home faces. Why does the direction your home…
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Atriums for luxury and design

Whether you’re connecting buildings or adding a luxurious element of design, an atrium can be the perfect way to create outdoor-like spaces that can be used year-round. Not to be confused with a Florida room, which features slanted glass panes, atriums are typically large open spaces within a building, adding light with either a glazed…
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