Why Is Canadian Architecture So Bad?

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Canadian architects posit that so much of their country’s architecture is environmentally unfriendly because Canadians have learned to settle for mediocrity. Toon Dressen has witnessed this first-hand after his proposal for an environmentally friendly police detachment in the Arctic was lost in a bid. His design exceeded the necessary levels of energy efficiency, but was rejected, apparently as most buildings are designed to just reach their efficiency certification, rather than to be truly energy-efficient buildings. Read full article here

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