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Announcing the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 AZ Awards

Winners and finalists flew in from as far away as Poland and China to attend the celebration at Toronto’s iconic Evergreen Brick Works, where the results of Azure’s seventh annual AZ Awards competition were announced tonight in the presence of top talents from the local and international architecture and design communities.

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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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3 days ago

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Architectural Icons Steal the Show in The Weeknd’s “Secrets” Video

Architectural Icons Steal the Show in The Weeknd’s “Secrets” Video

The Weeknd’s latest video release has reached over 18 million hits, but the film’s biggest star isn’t Abel Tesfaye – it’s two of Toronto’s beloved but lesser-known building icons.

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6 days ago

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A Better Way to Design Refugee Shelters

A Better Way to Design Refugee Shelters

In the midst of a global refugee crisis, it is important to ask: what makes a house a home?

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6 days ago

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Designer Werner Aisslinger Imagines the House of the Future

Designer Werner Aisslinger Imagines the House of the Future

Visionary Werner Aisslinger imagines domestic life in the coming decades, where furniture grows like trees and robots tend to the vegetable garden.

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14 days ago

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MIT and Yves Béhar Collaborate on Robotic Furniture That Could Revolutionize Tiny Spaces

MIT and Yves Béhar Collaborate on Robotic Furniture That Could Revolutionize Tiny Spaces

Now available for purchase by real estate developers, the Ori system is an all-in-one solution for compact living.

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17 days ago

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The Supermarket of the Future Opens in Milan

The Supermarket of the Future Opens in Milan

Featuring technology developed by Carlo Ratti, one of the first cash-free grocery stores has opened in Milan, providing a glimpse into what retail stores of tomorrow will be like.

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24 days ago

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Recovered Guns and Bullets Become Works of Art

Recovered Guns and Bullets Become Works of Art

Currently on view in Toronto, Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change is an exhibit of artworks that feature decommissioned guns and bullets, with sales benefitting efforts to end gun violence.

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25 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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26 days ago

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A Travelling Hotel in the Welsh Countryside

A Travelling Hotel in the Welsh Countryside

Eight pop-up hotel rooms, selected in an international design competition, have been installed in Snowdonia, Wales as part of Epic Retreats, a movable glamping resort.

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27 days ago

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