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Claude Cormier’s Brilliant 18 Shades of Gay in Montreal

Claude Cormier’s Brilliant 18 Shades of Gay in Montreal

As Pride festivities ramp up worldwide, we’re celebrating with a look at Claude Cormier’s 18 Shades of Gay, a colourful installation in Montreal’s Gay Village.

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10 hours ago

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The Secret Behind the Success of Toronto’s Mjölk

The Secret Behind the Success of Toronto’s Mjölk

While department stores scramble to attract walk-in traffic, well-curated neighbourhood stores, like Toronto’s Mjölk, are staying afloat by remaining niche and thinking local.

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5 days ago

Section: Design

Linehouse Tucks a Hip Office into a Shanghai Laneway

Linehouse Tucks a Hip Office into a Shanghai Laneway

For the Shanghai office of Herschel Supply Co., Canada’s hipster backpack brand, local studio Linehouse has delivered a flexible space that references its evolving residential neighbourhood with layered materials and spaces.

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10 days ago

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Inside the World’s Greenest Airport Terminal (Featuring Two Snøhetta Bars)

Inside the World’s Greenest Airport Terminal (Featuring Two Snøhetta Bars)

Not only is Nordic Office of Architecture’s new Oslo Airport terminal the greenest building of its kind, it also boasts two Snøhetta projects.

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14 days ago

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Shigeru Ban’s Vancouver Timber Tower Pays Tribute to Arthur Erickson

Shigeru Ban’s Vancouver Timber Tower Pays Tribute to Arthur Erickson

A 1978 building designed by Arthur Erickson has provided the inspiration for Shigeru Ban’s Vancouver timber tower, set to be the tallest in the world.

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21 days ago

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A Warship Is Reborn as an ‘Art Reef’ in the British Virgin Islands

A Warship Is Reborn as an ‘Art Reef’ in the British Virgin Islands

Seventy-five years after surviving Pearl Harbor, a US Navy ship has been repurposed as the BVI Art Reef, an underwater gallery where art and science meet.

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23 days ago

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Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Revealed

Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Revealed

The design competition for Ottawa’s Memorial to the Victims of Communism has concluded with the announcement that Arc of Memory – a “living calendar” concept from a team led by Toronto architect Paul Raff – is the winner.

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May 19, 2017

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Slate Tile Patterns Define This Australian House

Slate Tile Patterns Define This Australian House

Charles House, a new addition to Melbourne’s upscale suburb of Kew, uses a variety of slate tiles to define the different volumes that accommodate a multi-generational family.

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May 17, 2017

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UNStudio and SCAPE Propose Stress-Busting Pods for the Workplace

UNStudio and SCAPE Propose Stress-Busting Pods for the Workplace

The cost of stress – for both people and their workplaces – has been under the microscope of late. Could these breakout pods, equipped with high-tech relaxation techniques, be the solution?

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May 8, 2017

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I.M. Pei Turns 100: 12 of the Architect’s Most Memorable Works

I.M. Pei Turns 100: 12 of the Architect’s Most Memorable Works

In honour of I.M. Pei’s 100th birthday, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favourite moments from the Chinese-American architect’s illustrious career.

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April 26, 2017

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