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Saucier + Perrotte in Ontario

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The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics has arrived in Waterloo, a satellite city west of Toronto, as a calibrated and surprisingly sensuous, geometric assemblage. The building has two distinct faces. To the south, alongside some rail tracks, is a deep, blade-like façade of matte black aluminium panels; it is cut into to create a set of niches and window openings that are lined in stainless steel to catch light and glint in the Canadian rain. To the north, stacked boxes protrude outwards at slightly different rates, each box like a tailored shipping container with views out over a reflecting pool to a small lake in the middle distance; these are the individual study chambers for the Institute’s physicians.
The Perimeter Institute was founded by Mike Lazarides, inventor of the Blackberry, as a centre for advanced research. Like the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla,...

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