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Capturing the High-Rise

Capturing the High-Rise

Katerina Cizek’s new interactive documentary sheds a skeptical light on the urban icon.

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April 16, 2014

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10 Towers in Scary Movies

10 Towers in Scary Movies

Happy Hallowe’en! Azure presents a roundup of 10 skyscrapers and high rises that take a starring role in scenes of horror and suspense.

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October 31, 2013

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10 Modernist Houses in Scary Movies

10 Modernist Houses in Scary Movies

Fans of suspense know that atmosphere is everything. Just in time for Halloween, Azure has gathered the top 10 modernist houses that serve as the sinister backdrop for thrills and chills on film.

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October 29, 2013

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This week: Top 5 Hot Docs

This week: Top 5 Hot Docs

From April 26 to May 6, Hot Docs in Toronto features a massive selection of films and documentaries that include glimpses into the lives of prolific artists and explorations of major urban centres. Here are five must-sees, including a doc about Ai Weiwei and another on Detroit.

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April 25, 2012

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What’s On: CBC delves into design

What’s On: CBC delves into design

A new documentary series on design – featuring industrial designers Patty Johnson and Helen Kerr, architect Trevor McIvor and a motley crew of urban-design guerillas – starts tonight on the CBC’s documentary channel.

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April 23, 2012

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Hot docs on artists and their work

Hot docs on artists and their work

Toronto is host to many indie film festivals, and Reel Artists Film Festival, which starts tomorrow, is one of the most original: five days of documentaries showcasing leading international artists, from photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto to performance artist Marina Abramovic.

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February 21, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Gigon/Guyer’s moving buildings

Gigon/Guyer’s moving buildings

An architecture exhibition in Zurich showing works by Gigon/Guyer Architects proves that a moving picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words.

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January 20, 2012

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Q&A: Talking with Gary Hustwit

Q&A: Talking with Gary Hustwit

The documentarian behind Helvetica, Objectified, and – his latest – Urbanized was recently in Toronto for an exclusive viewing of all three films, which are screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox until January 17. Azure caught up with him to talk about city planning, Frank Gehry and Massimo Vignelli.

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January 16, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Unfinished Spaces and the revival of Cuban architecture

Unfinished Spaces and the revival of Cuban architecture

A new film explores the re-energization of a series of architectural jewels by Ricardo Porro, Roberto Gottardi and Vittorio Garrati that were nearly lost to the Cuban jungle.

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January 13, 2012

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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

Section: Curiosity

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