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Partisans Bends Light to Create the Ghostly Gweilo Azure Video

Partisans Bends Light to Create the Ghostly Gweilo

Azure visited Partisans, a Toronto architecture and design firm, to film the making of its innovative Gweilo light ahead of its launch at the Interior Design Show. Here’s a sneak peek at what the studio will be making live at the show, which kicks off in Toronto on January 19.

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January 13, 2017

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Toronto’s Partisans Imagines a Trump White House

Toronto’s Partisans Imagines a Trump White House

The architecture firm has created a series of renderings that put a satirical spin on how the real estate mogul and reality TV star might make himself at home in the White House.

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November 11, 2016

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Luminato and Partisans Revive the Hearn

Luminato and Partisans Revive the Hearn

The cavernous Hearn Generating Station gets electrified by Toronto arts festival Luminato and local architects Partisans.

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June 13, 2016

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Toronto’s Partisans is on a Winning Streak

Toronto’s Partisans is on a Winning Streak

The architecture studio’s co-founder Alex Josephson has been named winner of the Design Exchange’s Emerging Designer Competition. It is just one of a recent string of accolades for the burgeoning firm.

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November 23, 2015

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Partisans at the OAA

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Lectures Toronto, ON, Canada September 24, 2015
Partisans at the OAA

Earlier this year, the Toronto studio, best known for its curvaceous wood interiors such as Bar Raval in Toronto and the Grotto Sauna, was named Best Emerging Practice by the Ontario…

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Toronto’s Next Generation: Partisans

Toronto’s Next Generation: Partisans

The firm behind Bar Raval and the Grotto Sauna is shaking things up in Toronto with its future-forward approach to digital architecture. Partisans is part of Azure’s chosen five: Toronto firms that are climbing to new heights.

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June 11, 2015

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The City Responds: Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer?

The City Responds: Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer?

In October, Azuremagazine.com published an argument in favour of a Chief Design Officer for the City of Toronto. Chief Planner Gregg Lintern and Director of Urban Design Lorna Day say they have it covered.

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7 days ago

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Out Now: Get the Interiors Issue

Out Now: Get the Interiors Issue

Step inside the world’s most remarkable interiors. The four projects in Azure’s annual Interiors issue offer a wide-ranging look at how some of today’s best designers are crafting the places we eat, shop and work.

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16 days ago

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Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer? Yes.

Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer? Yes.

Pointing to the example set by cities like Seoul, London and Los Angeles, Alex Josephson and Nicola Spunt of Toronto architecture firm Partisans make a case for the appointment of a Chief Design Officer on the eve of Toronto’s mayoral election.

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29 days ago

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Pooya Baktash Lecture: Beauty Emerges when Design Misbehaves

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Lectures Calgary, AB, Canada October 17, 2018
Pooya Baktash Lecture: Beauty Emerges when Design Misbehaves

Pooya Baktash, a co-founder of Toronto architecture and design studio Partisans, studied architecture at the University of Azad in Tehran, Iran, where he also worked at renowned firm EBA, recipient…

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