Architecture

How Can Cities Preserve their History and Be Modern, Too?

How Can Cities Preserve their History and Be Modern, Too?

That is the question posed by Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape, one of the foremost conferences in contemporary landscape design and urban planning, kicking off with a party tonight in Toronto.

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1 day ago

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In Nova Scotia, A New Getaway in an Old Schoolhouse

In Nova Scotia, A New Getaway in an Old Schoolhouse

For many years, Brian Mackay-Lyons has been restoring rustic cottages as vacation rentals in the seaside destination of Shobac. Now, the renowned architect has revived a decrepit 1830 school building as a simple, modern retreat.

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3 days ago

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Höweler + Yoon Unveil a Striking Memorial on MIT Campus

Höweler + Yoon Unveil a Striking Memorial on MIT Campus

J. Meejin Yoon, working with her colleagues and students at MIT, has designed a monument to Officer Sean Collier, a victim of the Boston marathon bombers, in massive granite blocks with sweeping curves.

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4 days ago

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5 Architectural Gems to Visit During Doors Open Toronto

5 Architectural Gems to Visit During Doors Open Toronto

It’s what’s inside that counts. Starting May 23, Doors Open Toronto grants two days of free access to the city’s most impressive architecture, including buildings that are usually off-limits. Here are five must-sees.

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7 days ago

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The Fort York Visitor Centre Opens in Toronto

The Fort York Visitor Centre Opens in Toronto

Designed by Patkau Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects, the low-slung structure nestled behind the Gardiner Expressway reinforces historical context in a busy metropolis.

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12 days ago

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Toronto’s Next Generation: Benjamin Dillenburger

Toronto’s Next Generation: Benjamin Dillenburger

Benjamin Dillenburger is a parametric designer and architect conjuring intricate and fantastical 3-D printed interiors and buildings. He’s part of Azure’s chosen five: Toronto firms that are climbing to new heights.

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12 days ago

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Vipp’s Charming Getaway Shelter

Vipp’s Charming Getaway Shelter

Talk about brand extension. Best known for its stylish garbage bins, Vipp has branched out to prefab shelters that plug right into nature.

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16 days ago

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A City-Within-a-City Transforms Malmö’s Cultural Life

A City-Within-a-City Transforms Malmö’s Cultural Life

Copenhagen’s Schmidt Hammer Lassen has designed a cultural hub in nearby Malmö, Sweden, that brings a range of functions together into a city-like collection of staggered volumes.

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22 days ago

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A Transformative House Addition in Ottawa

A Transformative House Addition in Ottawa

Batay-Csorba Architects reprogrammed an old-fashioned Victorian house with a three-storey addition that not only adds room, but also modernizes the existing space for a more open, functional plan.

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24 days ago

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Instagram Goes Inside the Gehry-Designed Facebook Campus

Instagram Goes Inside the Gehry-Designed Facebook Campus

A bevy of photographers have captured the first images of the flexible work environment – energized by blasts of colour – that Frank Gehry is designing in Menlo Park, California.

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April 17, 2015

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