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Designer Christophe Pillet Talks Style, Luxury and the Future

Designer Christophe Pillet Talks Style, Luxury and the Future

The French designer of such top brands as L’Oréal, Cappellini and Moroso is speaking at IIDEXCanada on December 1. Azure had a chance to speak with Pillet about what the next game-changers in the luxury market.

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12 days ago

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5 Classic Products Redesigned for 2016

5 Classic Products Redesigned for 2016

From Kodak’s Ektra camera to the humble paper bag, some of the most ubiquitous products of the 20th century are being retooled to embrace our tech-savvy times. Here are five classics you thought were history, but actually aren’t.

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16 days ago

Section: Design

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Inside Deloitte’s Toronto Headquarters, Where Assigned Seating Is a Thing of the Past

Inside Deloitte’s Toronto Headquarters, Where Assigned Seating Is a Thing of the Past

From woodsy lounge areas to treadmill desks, Deloitte’s new office in downtown Toronto has taken the concept of activity-based work to the extreme.

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26 days ago

Section: Interiors

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A Trekking Cabin in Iceland’s Rugged Backcountry

A Trekking Cabin in Iceland’s Rugged Backcountry

Two University of Toronto architecture grads have won top prize for an international competition that will see remote trekking cabins installed across Iceland’s boreal landscape, providing basic shelter for those hiking across the country of fire and ice.

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October 25, 2016

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A Divine, Light-Filled Church in Mexico

A Divine, Light-Filled Church in Mexico

It may be modest in scale, but this beautifully articulated church in Monterrey, Mexico, by architecture firm Moneo Brock Studio, is a marvel of contemporary design, traditional forms and sustainable solutions.

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October 19, 2016

Section: Architecture

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5 Canadian Artists Vie for the 2016 Sobey Art Award

5 Canadian Artists Vie for the 2016 Sobey Art Award

In a lead-up to announcing this year’s winner of the Sobey Art Award – Canada’s premiere visual arts prize – the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa is exhibiting works by the artists shortlisted for the coveted $50,000 top prize.

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October 12, 2016

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Inside David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Inside David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Decades in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has finally opened in Washington D.C. We had a chance to walk through the space on opening day, and here’s what we saw.

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September 27, 2016

Section: Architecture

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5 Showrooms to Check Out in New York

5 Showrooms to Check Out in New York

The city’s furniture scene has been on the move recently, with top brands opening (or about to open) in beautiful new digs. From B&B Italia, Poliform and Herman Miller to Lee Broom and Tom Dixon, here’s where to find them.

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September 14, 2016

Section: Interiors

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North America’s Largest Hospital is Set to Open in Montreal

North America’s Largest Hospital is Set to Open in Montreal

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) will soon welcome its first patients after 10 years in the making. Designed by CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s, the megahospital is one of the largest medical centres ever built.

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September 12, 2016

Section: Architecture

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MAD Creates a Little Playhouse in Japan

MAD Creates a Little Playhouse in Japan

For his first project in Japan, Ma Yansong of MAD Architects has converted a two-storey house into a kindergarten, and the results are as playful as you might expect from an architect who loves to challenge the status quo.

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August 23, 2016

Section: Architecture

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