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Farrow Engaged to Create New Golf Simulation Centre

November 1, 2017. Farrow has been hired by The Toronto Hunt to design a new golf simulation centre, pro shop and related spaces overlooking the Lake Ontario. One of the oldest hunt clubs in North America and the second oldest in Canada, the Hunt was founded in 1843. Today, The Toronto Hunt owns approximately 71 acres with 2,000 feet of frontage overlooking the lake.

 

Farrow Presents at the Inaugural Healthy City Design International Congress, London, England

October 17, 2017. Tye Farrow presented and participated at the first Health City Design International in London, England. The first of its kind, the conference focused on how to design healthier, more sustainable cities that measure and promote health as it relates to culture, communities, economics, environmental, physical and mental health.

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Farrow Presents at Inaugural World Design Summit in Montreal

October 20, 2017. Tye Farrow presented his thoughts on reimagining infrastructure as Living Bridges on October 19 at the historic inaugural gathering of 50 international organizations, focused on harnessing the power of design to address pressing global challenges.

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Farrow on the Jury of the 2017 Woodworks Awards

September 27, 2017. Tye Farrow was on the jury of the 2017 Ontario Woodworks Awards. The awards program, in its 17th year, honours people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction. Twelve categories were awarded; ten awards for specific wood projects and two were given to professionals for contributions to the building industry that advances the case for wood design and construction.

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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.”

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Farrow interviewed on Vancouver Radio Station

Farrow was on Vancouver Roundhouse Radio’s Sense of Place morning show, discussing his Living Bridge design with Minelle Mahtani. Minelle asked Farrow: “Is it passible to build cities on a bridge; what would it look like.”

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