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Molo’s Softshelter creates privacy in relief shelters

Molo’s Softshelter creates privacy in relief shelters

We spoke with Todd MacAllen of Vancouver studio Molo about a series of paper walls that can be easily assembled to form private spaces inside emergency relief shelters.

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September 19, 2011

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UrbanBs tends a dreamy garden at Jardins de Métis

UrbanBs tends a dreamy garden at Jardins de Métis

The international quartet has created a winter snowscape for Quebec’s annual international garden festival.

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September 13, 2011

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Q&A: Toronto’s Department of Unusual Certainties

Q&A: Toronto’s Department of Unusual Certainties

One local research and design collective uses ideas, insights and data to push urban planning into the future. Azure chats with two of the three partners, Brendan Cormier and Christopher Pandolfi, to find out how they plan to save our city.

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August 30, 2011

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BMW Guggenheim Lab opens in New York

BMW Guggenheim Lab opens in New York

Atelier Bow-Wow’s tent-cum-theatre goes live. Designed to cultivate ideas on how to improve urban livability, will this experiment lead to remedies and cures?

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August 10, 2011

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What’s On: Lego Architecture – Towering Ambition

What’s On: Lego Architecture – Towering Ambition

The National Building Museum shows off 15 astounding models of the world’s most iconic structures.

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August 9, 2011

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Azure Reads: Exactitudes

Azure Reads: Exactitudes

Containing hundreds of portraits shot on city streets around the world, this book raises some interesting questions about style.

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August 5, 2011

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Bruce Mau’s The Bureau of Doing Something About It

Bruce Mau’s The Bureau of Doing Something About It

This weekend is the last chance to check out Bruce Mau Design’s The Bureau of Doing Something About It, an interactive exhibit that sees the BMD team create solutions on site for more than 1,000 complaints submitted by Torontonians.

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July 29, 2011

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Arik Levy’s WellofLife

Arik Levy’s WellofLife

The French designer has created a series of lights that you’ll want to immerse yourself in.

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July 18, 2011

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Design on Film

Design on Film

This summer, ArchiText and InterfaceFlor present Docs at Dusk, an outdoor film fest in Toronto focussing on sustainability and design. The lineup: The End of Suburbia, So Right So Smart and Blue Gold: World Water Wars. 

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July 12, 2011

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Design meets craft in the Netherlands

Design meets craft in the Netherlands

At Zuiderzeen Museum, outside Amsterdam, an exhibition of works by dozens of designers demonstrates how the invention of new processes can become the goal and not just the means.

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July 6, 2011

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