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DoUC are the New Professionals

April 13, 2011

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DoUC are profiled in the latest issue of Landscapes | Paysages, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture’s quarterly publication.  The winter issue looks at new professionals and the issues and challenges they face.  You can download a full copy here. In their profile DoUC write: The mandate for any design practice must be to respond […]

DoUC Un/Earthed in Chicago

April 7, 2011

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If you happen to be in Chicago on April 9th Soiled Magazine will be hosting an event around their inaugural issue Groundscrapers, which features DoUC’s continued work around our favourite pollinators. You can find out more about the event here UPDATE:  The Soiled Launch party was had and by all accounts it was a great […]

Help Kickstart a DoUC Project

March 29, 2011

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DoUC is currently attempting to fund a new project for the Art Gallery of Mississauga which would essentially be the first audio-driving tour using smart phones and gps triggers set in a fictional year 2030, ever made.  Help be a part of the history by donating and check out all the free stuff you’ll get […]

String Theory

March 16, 2011

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Chicago’s Empty Necklace At the end of the 19th century plans were made to connect 7 major parks in Chicago with a network of 26 miles of boulevards.  The boulevards and parks would wrap around the city creating a so-called Emerald Necklace. The plan was largely successful and is still visible from satellite photos today. […]

DoUC in Monterrey with D3

February 23, 2011

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DoUC’s infographic  work is being featured in an exhibition entitled Post-Fact curated by D3 and hosted by the Universidad de Monterrey.  If you happen to be in Monterrey, Mexico any time soon, please drop by and tell us how it is. POST-FACT: Visualizing Information, an exhibit exploring emerging trans-disciplinary data visualization techniques, opens in Monterrey […]

This is W.A.R.

February 14, 2011

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DoUC was recently awarded honourable mention for their contribution to Conditions Magazine’s Tell Them What They Need competition concerning the future of competitions.  All of the winning entries will be featured in the most recent issue of the magazine.  We strongly recommend that you go and get yourself a copy – but in the meantime […]

StairSpace in Mark Magazine

February 11, 2011

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DoUC’s StairSpace project has been included in this issue of Mark Magazine.  We are incredibly pleased as Mark Magazine is one of the better architectural magazines out there right now.  You can order a copy here.

DoUC’s W.A.R. gets honourable mention

February 9, 2011

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Last November DoUC submitted to a competition held by Conditions Magazine called the Future of Competitions – a competition which challenged designers to re-think the terms of reference for competitions.  We are happy to announce that the new issue of Conditions has just been released featuring our project – and it has also been given […]

SOILED debuts with Bee City

February 3, 2011

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The inaugural issue of SOILED has just been released, and DoUC’s Bee City is given a graphic upgrade for the release.  SOILED is a product of Cartogram and is a semiannual journal that employs narratives, manifestoes, mappings, ephemera, and live events to mediate its architectural discourse to the broader public. The inaugural issue, entitled Groundscrapers,probes systems, populations, […]

DoUC is moving to the Design Exchange

January 22, 2011

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DoUC is happy to announce that we will setting up office at the Design Exchange in Toronto for a year-long residency. The Design Exchange is an internationally recognized non-profit educational organization committed to promoting greater awareness of design as well as the indispensable role it plays in fostering economic growth and cultural vitality. We are […]

Some Notes Towards a Lake Ontario City

January 7, 2011

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Lake Ontario City Prologue Shortly after the enviro-economic double meltdown of 2012 an emergency meeting was held at an undisclosed location somewhere at the bottom of Lake Ontario.  The meeting, affectionately dubbed by the press years later as “lacus mos servo” (the lake will serve), was attended by various government officials from both Canada and […]

DoUC presents RE:Site

December 29, 2010

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In the fall of 2010 DoUC worked closely with On Site Review to produce a companion piece to On SIte 23: Small Things. The issue is available for all On Site subscribers and will be on sale at the next On Site issue release party in the springtime.  In the meantime, you can peruse the […]

Secrets of the Beehive

December 9, 2010

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The following text was written by DoUC employee Brendan Cormier and appears in the November 2010 issue of Canadian Architect. The DoUC graphics will be appearing in the forthcoming debut issue of SOILED, an American publication assembled and edited Cartogram. Secrets of the Beehive Bees may have more to do with architecture than we think. […]

The Botanical Highway

December 9, 2010

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The following project was a collaboration between DoUC and Samo Pedersen(NoMadSpaceLab) for the Solar Park South competition held this summer in Calabria. The competition called for  a strategic plan for the re-use of an about-to-be-decomissioned highway. Botanical Highway The Botanical Highway is a response to societies changing attitudes towards the way we understand and view […]

The Department in Oslo

November 24, 2010

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DoUC will be featured in a lecture/exhibition held by Conditions Magazine this Friday November 26th 2010 at Gallery 0047 in Oslo.  DoUC recently took part in a competition curated by Conditions entitled The Future of Competitions – Tell Them What They Need. The contributions will be shown following a talk by Space Group Oslo founding […]

StairSpace to Heaven

November 21, 2010

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DoUC recently contributed to the John Street Ideas Competition held by the Toronto Entertainment District BIA with our submission entitled StairSpace.  The competition called for a new public space concept as the centre point of what has been dubbed a major cultural axis in the city – John Street. The current space is bland and […]

When we say “Party” you say “On Site”

November 10, 2010

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Fresh from some table musings in the Deep South, the Department is busy preparing for a party to celebrate the 24th release of On Site Review, a great Canadian magazine, pushing discussions of architecture and urbanism into new territories.  If you’re in Toronto, please come on down and support independent media. What: A release party […]

We’re Going to Jackson

October 24, 2010

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The Department is headed south to Jackson, Mississippi, from November 4th to 7th, to attend the FORMCities Symposium, where we will discuss ubiquitous community infrastructures and the potential for a never-ending table. There’s a host of great speakers and we’re excited to learn more about the Jackson Community Design Center, which by all accounts is […]

“Vancouverism is Everywhere” in Monu

October 18, 2010

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DoUC is especially excited to announce that we appear in the latest issue of Monu Magazine.  If you live in a city which has a decent bookstore that carries Monu, then go out and get yourself a copy. If you don’t live in a global world urban monstro-polis with a cool underground bookstore struggling on […]

It’s Mayor Time!

October 10, 2010

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For the Fall 2010 issue of Spacing Magazine, an issue devoted to the upcoming Toronto mayoral election, DoUC looked back in time by preparing a timeline of the past 63 mayors that have presided over Toronto the Good. The research revealed a few revelations: 1. Toronto has had a lot of mayors – mostly due […]

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