Architecture

This Crematorium in Belgium is an Ode to Light, Not Darkness

This Crematorium in Belgium is an Ode to Light, Not Darkness

Defined by soaring ceilings, architectural lighting and its béton brut exterior, KAAN Architecten’s modernist Crematorium Siesegem is both grand and solemn. Yet it never hides its main function – or the humanity of its visitors.

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2 days ago

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Inside Espace C2, Sid Lee Architecture’s Event Space Atop Fairmont Montreal

Inside Espace C2, Sid Lee Architecture’s Event Space Atop Fairmont Montreal

Espace C2 is a dramatic new event space with a floating butterfly roof that lands atop a landmark Montreal hotel.

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6 days ago

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The CCA’s Postmodernism Exhibition Raises the Dead

The CCA’s Postmodernism Exhibition Raises the Dead

David Theodore assesses the CCA exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths – which he calls an homage to the work of famous men – at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

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9 days ago

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Heatherwick Studio Transforms Two Warehouses Into a Shopping District

Heatherwick Studio Transforms Two Warehouses Into a Shopping District

Coal Drop Yards, Heatherwick Studio’s contribution to the redevelopment of London’s King’s Cross neighbourhood, is topped with a sinuous “kissing” crown.

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10 days ago

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The City Responds: Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer?

The City Responds: Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer?

In October, Azuremagazine.com published an argument in favour of a Chief Design Officer for the City of Toronto. Chief Planner Gregg Lintern and Director of Urban Design Lorna Day say they have it covered.

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11 days ago

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10 Exhibitions Around the World To Keep You Inspired

10 Exhibitions Around the World To Keep You Inspired

Because architects and designers are not immune to the winter doldrums, here are 10 must-see exhibitions around the world that will broaden your horizons – all the way to the moon.

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12 days ago

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Rafael de Cárdenas Designs a Vibrant 3D Façade for Kenzo

Rafael de Cárdenas Designs a Vibrant 3D Façade for Kenzo

For Kenzo Seoul, the fashion label’s Korean flagship, Architecture at Large’s Rafael de Cárdenas tailors a showstopping 3D facade on a modular metal grid.

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12 days ago

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A Skatepark By Constructo Design Opens in Belgium

A Skatepark By Constructo Design Opens in Belgium

French skatepark designers Constructo have installed a new L-shaped amenity for local skaters in Tournai, Belgium.

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15 days ago

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decaArchitecture’s Ring House Gives Back to its Surroundings

decaArchitecture’s Ring House Gives Back to its Surroundings

Excavation material from Ring House, decaArchitecture’s hill-hugging project in Crete, is used to restore a scarred terrain.

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16 days ago

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Fuzhou’s Massive Cultural Centre is Inspired by a Tiny Flower

Fuzhou’s Massive Cultural Centre is Inspired by a Tiny Flower

In Fuzhou, China, PES-Architects has erected the sprawling Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre, a five-building hub that resembles a jasmine blossom.

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24 days ago

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