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By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect

 Embracing Density

Water-main breaks caused by the cold tax the city’s infrastructure budget.  (JOHN WOODS/ FREE PRESS FILES)

It has been a difficult time for Winnipeg's infrastructure. Our water periodically looks, but certainly doesn't taste, like a fine Canadian whisky. A combination of the polar vortex and daily water-main breaks has entombed cars from Charleswood to Transcona in knee-deep ice. Recent snow-clearing efforts left most of us wanting to trade in our car for a late-model Mars Rover, and of course in the not-too-distant future, the annual pothole invasion will begin.

By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect

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Nixing door-to-door delivery in cities creates an opportunity to design unique community spaces that bring people together. It’s up to Canada Post to deliver. (MIKE DEAL / FREE PRESS FILES)

By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect

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Artist’s rendering of the skyline profile of the James Avenue Pumping Station project..

By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect

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Museums such as Dalnavert allow us to immerse ourselves in ideas that cannot be experienced by reading Wikipedia or watching the Discovery Channel. (photo: JOHN WOODS / FREE PRESS ARCHIVES)

The fantasy renderings are an appropriate reminder of our downtown’s shortcomings and provide an image to strive for in the real world.

The fantasy renderings are an appropriate reminder of our downtown’s shortcomings and provide an image to strive for in the real world.

Number TEN Blog

Number TEN Inspired! captures the knowledge, passion and ideas of our award winning architects, interior designers and supporting staff, as they navigate through the complexities of the modern design landscape. We are creative problem solvers, advocates for better ways of doing things, and observers of all that is interesting and noteworthy in our field. This blog is our effort to share our knowledge and ideas in a way that resonates with everyone. Whether you work in the industry as an architect, interior designer, building manager, property developer, or are just someone with an interest in creativity and new ways of doing things, this blog has something for you.