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10 Best Bets at IDSWest

10 Best Bets at IDSWest

Now in its 10th year, IDSWest mixes stellar West Coast talent with top-tier international designers. Azure will be there – September 25 to 29 – to scope out the latest and greatest. Here’s our list of 10 things not to miss.

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2 days ago

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Project to Watch: Fort York Visitors Centre

Project to Watch: Fort York Visitors Centre

An iconic battleground of the War of 1812 finally gets the museum it deserves. But Toronto’s Fort York Visitors Centre – and its stunning weathered steel facade – needs a little help to live up to its fighting spirit.

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6 days ago

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A New Kind of Green Roof

A New Kind of Green Roof

For a local arts festival held in West Vancouver in August, architect Matthew Soules constructed an ideal shading device – a massive loggia with a three-dimensional canopy planted with ryegrass and white clover.

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17 days ago

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An Exciting Art Gallery Reopens in Toronto

An Exciting Art Gallery Reopens in Toronto

The Clint Roenisch Gallery, one of the city’s most remarkable and idiosyncratic destinations for commercial art, has reopened within a former fish packing factory.

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August 5, 2014

Section: Interiors

Would You Ride This City Bicycle?

Would You Ride This City Bicycle?

Five leading design studios have partnered with five bicycle craftspeople to envision the ultimate urban mode of transportation. Their concepts are now open to a public vote, with the winning prototype destined for production.

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July 31, 2014

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Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

As Toronto’s mayoral race heats up, graphic designer Jason Logan has launched his own campaign: to become the city’s Creative Director. Here’s why he believes big cities like Toronto need design thinkers like him.

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June 18, 2014

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Top 10 Exhibits at the Venice Biennale

Top 10 Exhibits at the Venice Biennale

On June 7, the 15th edition of the international architecture exhibition opened with 66 countries participating in the event. Here are 10 standout exhibits on view in Venice until November 23, 2014.

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June 10, 2014

Section: Architecture

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The Busy Life of Daniel Libeskind

The Busy Life of Daniel Libeskind

Last month, the New York architect’s proposed monument to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust got the green light in Ottawa. It is one of many impressive projects – and products – his firm has been rolling out over the past few months.

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June 6, 2014

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Can Cages Be Fun?

Can Cages Be Fun?

Since April, an installation titled La Cage aux Folles has occupied the courtyard of Materials & Applications in Silver Lake, L.A. Designed by architect Warren Techentin, the yurt-inspired structure doubles as a jungle gym for curious kids.

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June 4, 2014

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Phyllis Lambert to Receive the Golden Lion Award

Phyllis Lambert to Receive the Golden Lion Award

The founder of the CCA in Montreal will receive the life-time achievement award at the Venice Biennale. It is the latest news to spring from the centre she founded 25 years ago.

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May 21, 2014

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