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Farrow Begins Work on Projects in Scotland

September 7, 2017. Farrow has been engaged to develop their treehouse designs for Buccleuch Estates, the United Kingdoms largest private landholder. The treehouses, fabricated out of larch and oak wood combined with Grip Metal, will be hung from trees and feature a sitting area, sleeping accommodation and a bathroom. Design fabrication drawings will be complete by December 2017 with erection beginning in the spring of 2018. The treehouses will be located at the Drumlanrig Castle Estate and Bowhill House Estate, both in Scotland.

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Farrow Presenting at World Design Summit 2017, Montreal

September 7, 2017. Tye Farrow has been invited to present at the World Design Summit 2017, in Montreal. A historic gathering of 50 international organizations, all with a common objective: developing an international action plan for harnessing the power of design to address pressing global challenges. The title of Farrows presentation is “Living Bridges: Urban Infrastructure as a Multi-use Economic Asset.”

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Living Bridge Featured in Canadian Architect

September 6, 2017. Farrows Living Bridge design has been showcased in the Canadian Architect Magazine, in an article titled ‘Living Bridges’ Concept Reimagines Urban Infrastructure. The article states, “As governments globally invest in the repair and upgrade of infrastructure, new possibilities are emerging. Infrastructure has traditionally been viewed as an ongoing maintenance expense which is chronically underfunded. As a result, for example, bridges are in a perpetual state of disrepair. marrying revenue generation with infrastructure, Toronto-based architects Farrow Partners are proposing a ‘living bridges’ strategy that combines the physical infrastructure of bridges and roadways with commercial and residential uses.”

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Farrow’s “Neighbourhood Out Of Thin Air” Featured in The Globe and Mail

August 20, 2017. Dave LeBlanc featured Farrow’s Living Bridges in his article “A neighbourhood, out of thin air: Architect Tye Farrow's Living Bridges concept would build a condo community atop the Bloor Viaduct.” LeBlanc states: “I wasn't there, but when I hear architects speak of Toronto in the 1960s – and I try to listen as often as I can – it's hard not to smile: There was unbridled optimism, a sense of adventure, a feeling that the city was ripe for remoulding and that the spirit of Expo 67 wasn't confined to Montreal. It's as if everyone was drinking the same Kool-Aid.

That generation, full of Kool-Aid and vinegar, went on to create Aeroquay One, Ontario Place, the Science Centre and the CN Tower. But, at some point in the 1980s, conservatism, design-by-committee, increased regulation, purse string tightening, and recurring recessions all put the kibosh on dreaming. This, one could argue, has lasted well into the 21st century.

But, says architect Tye Farrow, a fan of Ontario Place since it opened in 1971, the time to dream big has come again. And Mr. Farrow has set his sights on another Toronto icon: the Bloor Viaduct.”

Farrow’s design imagines our city’s most costly infrastructure as high performing social and cultural urban revenue generators; that spending on pipes, pavement, single-use bridges and transit could be directed toward the challenges of affordable housing and community-building.

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