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The Architecture of Horror, Part 2

The Architecture of Horror, Part 2

The hotel, the suburb, the spaceship, the flat and the cabin – in our Halloween guide to the movies, we look at five more architectural memes that get major play in horrors and thrillers.

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October 24, 2015

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The Architecture of Horror, Part 1

The Architecture of Horror, Part 1

It all comes down to atmosphere: a scary movie can succeed or fail based on how well it conveys a sense of place. In time for Halloween, we’ve rounded up 10 architectural typologies – archi-types, if you will – that pop up repeatedly in spine-tingling films, and consider what they reveal about the things we fear most.

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October 22, 2015

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What’s On: New York’s Architecture & Design Film Festival

What’s On: New York’s Architecture & Design Film Festival

This week, the annual film extravaganza explores A&D’s big personalities – like David Adjaye and Bjarke Ingels – and bigger issues, like disaster-proof architecture and urban displacement.

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October 13, 2015

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Designer Books & More, From Super-Modified to The Future of the Skyscraper

Designer Books & More, From Super-Modified to The Future of the Skyscraper

A catalogue of the best in Behance.net, an assessment of the modern skyscraper and a documentary on everything – from design scheme to local politics – that went into relaunching the Rijksmuseum.

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October 13, 2015

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7 Stylish Films Debuting at TIFF

7 Stylish Films Debuting at TIFF

Kicking off today, the Toronto International Film Festival boasts a stellar movie lineup. Here are seven films that provide a visual feast – as well as a captivating storyline – for lovers of design and architecture.

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September 10, 2015

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10 Films Where Toronto Plays Itself

10 Films Where Toronto Plays Itself

It’s known as “Hollywood North” for its ability to stand in for a variety of locations, but rarely does Toronto get to play itself. In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we’ve rounded up 10 films from the past 30 years in which Azure’s hometown – and its unique architecture and streetscapes – gets a starring role.

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April 27, 2015

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Architecture on Film: Cathedrals of Culture

Architecture on Film: Cathedrals of Culture

Robert Redford aims his lens at Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute and Wim Wenders films inside the Berlin Philharmonie in this series of six documentaries that explores iconic buildings, showing at Toronto’s TIFF Lightbox from December 19.

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December 18, 2014

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Designer Books: Happy City, Briefly and Konstantin Grcic

Designer Books: Happy City, Briefly and Konstantin Grcic

A book on city (and suburb) building, a film on how Frank Gehry and Yves Béhar handle design briefs, and a monograph on German designer Konstantin Grcic.

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December 10, 2014

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Renzo Piano’s Out-Of-The-Box Architecture

Renzo Piano’s Out-Of-The-Box Architecture

His new home for the Pathé Foundation, squeezed into a courtyard between buildings, takes the shape of a dynamic parasite in an aluminum coil.

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November 4, 2014

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<em>Print the Legend</em>, Televising the 3D Printing Revolution

Print the Legend, Televising the 3D Printing Revolution

Available on Netflix – as well as in theatres in New York and Los Angeles – the feature-length documentary Print the Legend depicts the larger-than-life characters behind the consumer 3D printing phenomenon.

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September 25, 2014

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