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Artists Turn Toronto Lifeguard Towers into Follies for Winter Stations 2017

Artists Turn Toronto Lifeguard Towers into Follies for Winter Stations 2017

Now on view in the city’s east end, Winter Stations 2017 brings a series of art installations to the chilly shoreline.

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2 hours ago

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Valentine’s Day Wisdom from Power Couples of Architecture and Design

Valentine’s Day Wisdom from Power Couples of Architecture and Design

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we asked architect and designer couples like Neri & Hu, Scott & Scott and Jakob + MacFarlane how they stay together – in work and in love.

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7 days ago

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Out Now: The Buildings of Tomorrow Issue

Out Now: The Buildings of Tomorrow Issue

In our March/April issue we explore four of the world’s most ambitious new cultural buildings. Plus, Herzog & de Meuron’s long-anticipated Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Patricia Urquiola’s effervescent Room Mate Giulia in Milan, and more.

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8 days ago

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These Colour Creators Are Turning Plants into Beautiful, Earth-Friendly Dyes

These Colour Creators Are Turning Plants into Beautiful, Earth-Friendly Dyes

In Tennessee and Toronto, two companies are combining colour and social good to create plant-based dyes that are both vibrantly hued and environmentally friendly.

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9 days ago

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‘Contemporary Persians’ Exhibition Challenges Western Perceptions of Iran

‘Contemporary Persians’ Exhibition Challenges Western Perceptions of Iran

‘Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians,’ a collection of post-revolution works by Iranian artists, confronts issues of gender, religion, politics, and the West’s characterization of Iranians.

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14 days ago

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Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood Imagine Workwear for Dream Jobs

Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood Imagine Workwear for Dream Jobs

Designers and artists, including Erwin Wurm, Faye Toogood, Issey Miyake, and Vivienne Westwood, participate in Italian designer Alessandro Guerriero’s Workwear exhibition – a series of fantastical garments for fantastical occupations.

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18 days ago

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Meet the Jury of the 2017 AZ Awards

Meet the Jury of the 2017 AZ Awards

We are pleased to introduce the five jurors for the seventh annual AZ Awards, Azure’s international competition that celebrates excellence in architecture and design.

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19 days ago

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Studio Libeskind, Architects for Society Speak Out Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Studio Libeskind, Architects for Society Speak Out Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Architect Daniel Libeskind calls President Donald Trump’s ban of immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries “an affront to our freedom and core values.” Plus, how Architects for Society is responding.

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21 days ago

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Instead of Trump’s Wall, a Treehouse on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Instead of Trump’s Wall, a Treehouse on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Overlooking a steel wall separating Tijuana and San Diego, Japanese art collective Chim Pom has constructed a timely installation – a treehouse they call “U.S.A Visitor Center.”

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21 days ago

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Quadrangle Architects Reimagines the CN Tower as a Condo Tower

Quadrangle Architects Reimagines the CN Tower as a Condo Tower

Toronto’s CN Tower is no longer the world’s tallest freestanding structure. To breathe new life into the landmark, a local firm has devised a solution: hang modular, timber-framed condo units from its sides.

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28 days ago

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