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The Best Christmas Trees of 2017 (That Aren’t Actual Trees)

The Best Christmas Trees of 2017 (That Aren’t Actual Trees)

From conifers constructed out of hand-blown crystal to abstract light installations, here some of the best non-tree Yuletide trees on our radar.

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8 hours ago

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MVRDV’s Brilliant (but Impossible) Concept for a Hotel

MVRDV’s Brilliant (but Impossible) Concept for a Hotel

It may not be a real hotel, but MVRDV’s reconfigurable dwelling presents, in vivid colours, what may be the most essential ingredient for future cities to succeed: flexible living spaces.

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October 26, 2017

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Tree Tower Toronto Concept Revealed by Penda

Tree Tower Toronto Concept Revealed by Penda

Tree Tower Toronto proposes an 18-storey residential timber tower that includes trees and gardens on the terrace of each prefabricated unit.

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August 4, 2017

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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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June 20, 2017

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Pratt Institute Students Propose Design Solutions for Alzheimer’s Patients

Pratt Institute Students Propose Design Solutions for Alzheimer’s Patients

At ICFF, Pratt Institute students won an Editors’ Award for ‘Design for the Mind’ – their collection of compassionate designs for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers.

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May 29, 2017

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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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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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Bruce Mau on How Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

Bruce Mau on How Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

The Canadian designer and creator of the main exhibit at EDIT, Toronto’s inaugural design biennial, talks to Azure about the revolutionary power of design methodology.

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May 8, 2017

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8 Weird and Wonderful Wood Designs

8 Weird and Wonderful Wood Designs

Among the works that caught our eye during Toronto Design Week 2017 were dozens that used wood as the main medium. Here are eight unusual wood designs, including works from Djuna Day, Paolo Anguila and Propellor.

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March 8, 2017

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This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

Breaking Habits, a new installation by interdisciplinary Dutch studio RAAAF, explores how a chair-free environment could have positive health outcomes.

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February 28, 2017

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