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Canada’s Monumental Controversies

Canada’s Monumental Controversies

The past few weeks have not been good for Canadian monuments. Two projects have been called out by the architecture community for being too big, too negative and just plain hideous. What’s going on?

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July 1, 2015

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5 Things to Know in Design-World News

5 Things to Know in Design-World News

Start your week off right, with the most important happenings of the design and architecture world, from the Cooper-Hewitt’s honourees to the fate of Google’s BIG plans.

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May 11, 2015

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In Memoriam: Michael Graves

In Memoriam: Michael Graves

The American architect, who died last week at the age of 80, bucked convention throughout his career, from his embrace of postmodernism to collaborations with consumer brands and a focus on healthcare and universal accessibility.

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March 16, 2015

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Ikea Versus the Furniture Hackers

Ikea Versus the Furniture Hackers

Big brands go to great lengths to shut down copycats and knock-off manufacturers. But Ikea misfires when it goes after the designers who hack its products to make them more customizable.

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February 9, 2015

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Newsmakers

2014 in Review: Top 10 Newsmakers

Frank Gehry’s middle-finger salute, Herman Miller’s shopping spree, Shigeru Ban’s big year – these are just a few of the 10 most memorable moments in the year of architecture and design.

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December 23, 2014

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Integral House’s Next Life

Integral House’s Next Life

In 2009, Toronto’s Shim-Sutcliffe completed Integral House, one of the most significant houses to be built in North America. With the passing of its owner, Jim Stewart, what will happen to a house designed for one man’s unique passions?

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December 8, 2014

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Liyuan Library by Li Xiaodong Wins Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Liyuan Library by Li Xiaodong Wins Moriyama RAIC International Prize

This past weekend, on Raymond Moriyama’s 85th birthday, the celebrated architect introduced the winner of the inaugural $100,000 prize established with hopes of elevating Canada’s — and the world’s — architectural aspirations.

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October 14, 2014

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Five Seminars To Check Out at IIDEXCanada

Five Seminars To Check Out at IIDEXCanada

IIDEXCanada, taking place in Toronto this December, has just announced its 50 seminars. Here are five exciting talks – on topics as varied as the neuroscience of design to 3-D printing and the branding of cities – we are looking forward to.

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October 14, 2014

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Three Award-Worthy, Potentially Life-Changing Initiatives

Three Award-Worthy, Potentially Life-Changing Initiatives

A portable stove with reduced carbon emissions. A syringe that warns you of prior use. Flatpack refugee tents with integrated solar panels. One of these three ingenious finalists will win the World Design Impact Prize.

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February 5, 2014

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In Memoriam: Niels Diffrient

In Memoriam: Niels Diffrient

The American industrial designer who literally wrote the book on ergonomic design has died at the age of 84.

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June 12, 2013

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