Architecture

Jeanne Gang Talks to Azure About Her First-Ever Toronto High-Rise

Jeanne Gang Talks to Azure About Her First-Ever Toronto High-Rise

The Chicago architect has been commissioned to design One Delisle, an icon near the central node of Yonge and St Clair – but will her proposed vision be thwarted by tall-building NIMYBism?

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July 16, 2018

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How COBE Turned a Copenhagen Grain Silo into a Residential Tower

How COBE Turned a Copenhagen Grain Silo into a Residential Tower

The Silo, industrial landmark in Copenhagen, is reborn as a residential tower in a mixed-use neighbourhood.

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July 16, 2018

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Wonder Inc. Designs a Bold Hamilton Shipping Container Home

Wonder Inc. Designs a Bold Hamilton Shipping Container Home

Wonder Inc. has created a bold shipping-container home – a residence for a family that may one day be extended to include refugees, new Canadians and friends from afar.

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July 12, 2018

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10 Proposals, Two Green Spaces: Exploring Toronto’s New Waterfront Parks

10 Proposals, Two Green Spaces: Exploring Toronto’s New Waterfront Parks

Earlier this year, a number of international and local architects were invited to design Toronto’s two new waterfront parks. From toboggan hills to modular green spaces, here’s what they proposed.

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July 10, 2018

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Red Planet Playground is a Joyous Intervention in a Shanghai Plaza

Red Planet Playground is a Joyous Intervention in a Shanghai Plaza

Shanghai’s 100architects animates a drab plaza with Red Planet playground, a vibrant landscape for kids. One of the latest interventions by 100architects of Shanghai has its users seeing red –…

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July 9, 2018

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Randy Bens Turns a Shipping Container into a Backyard Micro-Office

Randy Bens Turns a Shipping Container into a Backyard Micro-Office

New Westminster, B.C. architect Randy Bens transformed a shipping container into a backyard office that fits three employees. Since 2005, Randy Bens has run his residential architecture firm out of…

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July 3, 2018

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True North Rising: Canadian Buildings We’re Watching

True North Rising: Canadian Buildings We’re Watching

In the future, Canadian skylines will look very, very different. From the nation’s tallest building to Inuit cultural centres in Newfoundland to starchitect-designed towers in the West, Azure’s editors have selected 10 new Canadian buildings to keep tabs on.

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June 29, 2018

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Escape to the Contemporary Canadian Cottage

Escape to the Contemporary Canadian Cottage

Whether they’re resplendent second homes or a reaffirmation of the time-tested dockside experience, these contemporary Canadian cottages elevate a summer tradition.

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June 22, 2018

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Wow! The Morpheus Hotel in Macau’s City of Dreams is complete and jaw-dropping. It’s both a feat of engineering and a sign of one gaming mecca’s huge wealth.

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June 15, 2018

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Just What is Indigenous Architecture?

Just What is Indigenous Architecture?

Unceded, Canada’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale, is an exhibit that has no precedent – the coming together of first nations firms from across Turtle Island (a.k.a. North America) in an exploration of Indigenous architecture.

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June 8, 2018

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