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Insight and On Site

December 2008

“Along with essays about the past, present and future of architecture, the coffee table volume shows how one company can revolutionize the world of architecture, with a philosophy of elegance and sophistication that has made this firm so in-demand worldwide.”

Shelf Life, Dec 16, 2008
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Insight and On Site

December 2008

“The sustainability-minded designs of Toronto-based Diamond and Schmitt Architects get the glossy treatment in this exhaustive compilation. The book features dozens of plans, layouts and photographs, including the architects’ best-known works, as well as a series of essays on sustainable modern cities.”

Winnipeg Free Press, Dec 6, 2008
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Insight and On Site

December 2008

“The Toronto firm of Diamond & Schmitt is responsible for some of the world’s most celebrated buildings… and is a champion of urbanism and social responsibility. The 12 essays in this book… discuss such topics as context, collectivity, beauty, sustainability, the reuse of old structures and building for the arts and education.”

Globe and Mail, Dec 6, 2008
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Insight and On Site

October 2008

“On a bright note, the prose itself does not succumb to the doltish and grammatically suspect bafflegab of so many architectural treatises. The gifts of co-author Don Gillmor, one of Canada’s most talented magazine writers, have no doubt been well harnessed here, and Witold Rybczynski serves up some clear and straightforward interview questions. …Diamond & Schmitt is justifiably renowned for good urbanism, consistently high-quality background buildings and the occasional subdued feature building…”

Canadian Architect, Oct 31, 2008
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Insight and On Site

October 2008

“Diamond and Schmitt Architects is an award-winning and internationally celebrated Toronto firm whose principals hold strong views on the creation of livable and sustainable spaces.”

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Oct 11, 2008
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Insight and On Site

September 2008

“…this book is a hugely refreshing treatise, an uplifting clarion call for architecture – and cities – that harness minimal materials for maximum usefulness.”

National Post, Sep 30, 2008
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Insight and On Site

September 2008

“…this book is a must-read. Discussion is illustrated by their projects located both internationally and in Canada.”

Edmonton Journal, Sep 13, 2008
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Insight and On Site

September 2008

“The book discusses the transformative power of architecture, its relationship to community building and its ability to affect civic mood. …With the global trend to urbanization and depletion of the planet’s resources, building compact cities with sustainable architecture is a matter of both quality of life and survival.”

Calgary Herald, Sep 5, 2008
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