Architecture

A Sun-Drenched ‘Kaleidoscope House’ in Toronto

A Sun-Drenched ‘Kaleidoscope House’ in Toronto

Paul Raff Studio plays with mirrors and well-placed windows in Kaleidoscope House, a Toronto residence bathed in natural light.

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4 days ago

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Snøhetta Treehouse Opens at Sweden’s Treehotel

Snøhetta Treehouse Opens at Sweden’s Treehotel

Snøhetta’s 7th Room is the newest treehouse at Sweden’s fantastic architourism hotspot, the Treehotel.

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4 days ago

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A Corten-Clad Monument in the Prairies Reflects on Métis Life

A Corten-Clad Monument in the Prairies Reflects on Métis Life

The historic narrative of the Saskatchewan village of Batoche is a familiar one – appropriation of a thriving Métis settlement by the Canadian government. A new installation contemplates that past.

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7 days ago

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A Bold Intervention in Chile’s Atacama Desert

A Bold Intervention in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Designed to draw visitors to one of the world’s driest environments, the Center of Interpretation of the Desert engages in a dramatic visual dialogue with the raw landscape that surrounds it.

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14 days ago

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Talking with Wolf D. Prix about his Shenzhen ‘Cloud’

Talking with Wolf D. Prix about his Shenzhen ‘Cloud’

MOCAPE, the latest masterwork from Viennese architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, hides an unusual secret inside its imposing geometrical walls. Firm founder Wolf D. Prix tells Azure about ‘the Cloud.’

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17 days ago

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A Modern Community Space in a Rustic Italian Village

A Modern Community Space in a Rustic Italian Village

In the historic Italian village of Frisa, Cimini Architettura has unveiled the Pavilion of Transhumance – a surprisingly contemporary gathering place for the village’s farmers, winemakers and tourists.

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19 days ago

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Inside Microsoft’s Brave New Office Space in Vancouver

Inside Microsoft’s Brave New Office Space in Vancouver

L.A. architect Clive Wilkinson has created a flexible, nature-inspired hub for Microsoft’s Vancouver office.

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29 days ago

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The 10 Best Housing Projects of 2016

The 10 Best Housing Projects of 2016

The final instalment of our Best of 2016 series: the homes, cabins, residences, getaways, and social housing that wowed us. Here are the 10 best housing projects of 2016, including BIG’s twisting Grove at Grand Bay tower in Florida, and Jean Verville’s secluded FAHouse in Quebec.

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December 23, 2016

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Port House Holds Zaha Hadid’s Legacy Aloft

Port House Holds Zaha Hadid’s Legacy Aloft

In Antwerp, Zaha Hadid Architects’ Port House is a crystalline expansion in provocative dialog with the past.

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December 21, 2016

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Designing (and Certifying) Healthy Buildings

Designing (and Certifying) Healthy Buildings

A new building standard focused on wellbeing is encouraging designers and architects to create healthier spaces for humans. At IIDEXCanada, Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, shared the keys to a happier, more productive work environment.

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December 20, 2016

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