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Alison Brooks Brings <em>The Smile</em> to London

Alison Brooks Brings The Smile to London

A gravity-bending structure by Alison Brooks Architects at the London Design Festival highlights the flexibility of cross-laminated timber.

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5 days ago

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5 Must-See Installations at the 2016 International Garden Festival

5 Must-See Installations at the 2016 International Garden Festival

Designers from Canada, the United States, France and Switzerland have produced interactive installations for the annual International Garden Festival in Grand-Métis, Québec, on view until October 2.

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12 days ago

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Out Now: The City Issue

Out Now: The City Issue

In September’s issue, we delve into how cities of today are preparing for the future by using advanced technology to become smarter, more efficient and super green. Plus, our top picks from NYCXDesign and NeoCon, a minimalist’s retreat in rural Portugal, and a crystal clear glass-brick façade by MVRDV.

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20 days ago

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Transforming Life Jackets into Shelters for Syrian Refugees

Transforming Life Jackets into Shelters for Syrian Refugees

Tens of thousands of life jackets left on Greek shores by Syrian refugees have become a building material for one 15-year-old student who is determined to find ways to turn them into makeshift shelters.

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22 days ago

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Inside Drake’s Bridle Path Home in Toronto, As Imagined by Norm Li

Inside Drake’s Bridle Path Home in Toronto, As Imagined by Norm Li

A visualization studio has taken a guess at what Drake’s Bridle Path home in Toronto might look like when it’s completed – and which special guests may drop by for a visit.

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July 28, 2016

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A Shocking-Pink Cycleway in New Zealand

A Shocking-Pink Cycleway in New Zealand

Two Auckland architecture and design firms collaborate on an inventive approach to urban cycling infrastructure.

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July 20, 2016

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A Sculptural Staircase Swirls Through a Tel Aviv Lobby

A Sculptural Staircase Swirls Through a Tel Aviv Lobby

Set within the lobby of the Amot Atrium Tower, a massive wooden staircase seems to actively writhe throughout the space, creating an awe-inspiring moment.

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July 19, 2016

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Designer Books & More, From Ice Station to On the Grid

Designer Books & More, From Ice Station to On the Grid

Author Ruth Slavid looks at the design ingenuity of an Antarctic research station, plus a film that imagines a post-apocalyptic residential tower, and a podcast created by and for graphic designers.

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July 18, 2016

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Why Only One Artist Can Use the World’s Blackest Black

Why Only One Artist Can Use the World’s Blackest Black

British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor is the artistic keeper of Vantablack, the world’s blackest black pigment.

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July 15, 2016

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5 More Hot Summer Pavilions and Installations

5 More Hot Summer Pavilions and Installations

’Tis the season for outdoor installations, designed by architects and artists for amusement and analysis. Here are five more of the best summer pavilions, from Bjarke Ingels, Vo Trong Nghia and more.

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July 7, 2016

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