Architecture

Montreal’s La Géode Adds a Gem-Like Twist to the Plateau’s Typology

Montreal’s La Géode Adds a Gem-Like Twist to the Plateau’s Typology

La Géode’s brick facade in Montreal looks severe, but the ADHOC architectes project opens to a surprisingly playful courtyard.

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July 23, 2018

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Domino Park Turns a Former Sugar Factory into a Sweet Deal for Brooklynites

Domino Park Turns a Former Sugar Factory into a Sweet Deal for Brooklynites

The riverside green space by the makers of the High Line aims to connect New Yorkers to both their waterfront and industrial history.

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July 19, 2018

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Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Poised to open in October, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has a sinuous roof-scape embedded with open-air spaces for taking in concerts.

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July 18, 2018

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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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