Architecture

Harpa: Reykjavík’s new concert hall officially opens

Harpa: Reykjavík’s new concert hall officially opens

Harpa’s dazzling Olafur Eliasson-designed glass façade wowed crowds on August 20 as Reykjavík celebrated the concert hall’s inauguration with a day-long series of special events.

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August 21, 2011

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In Memoriam: Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011)

In Memoriam: Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011)

One of the most powerful and charismatic promoters of the green revolution died last week, leaving behind a thriving company and a legacy of industrial sustainability.

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August 17, 2011

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Musical Boxes in Manchester

Musical Boxes in Manchester

Using 78 shipping containers, the U.K.’s BDP created a multi-faceted musical playground for kids.

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August 10, 2011

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Damilano Studio Architects’ gas station

Damilano Studio Architects’ gas station

This sculptural and luxurious service station by Damilano Studio Architects will make you temporarily forget all the snags that come with long road trips, like cramped legs and astronomical gas prices.

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August 8, 2011

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Zaha Hadid’s Olympic Aquatics Centre

Zaha Hadid’s Olympic Aquatics Centre

With one year to go before the London 2012 Olympics, Hadid’s creature of the deep blue is finally complete.

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August 3, 2011

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High Art

High Art

Artist Lyla Rye’s Swing Stage, a giant platform suspended inside an industrial building-turned-gallery, pays tribute to the power and strength of trusses and nodes – the hardiest and most basic form of structural design.

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August 2, 2011

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Emmanuelle Moureaux’s colourful, playful bank

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s colourful, playful bank

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s latest bank in Japan is just another example of how institutional buildings don’t always need to be sterile, dull and monochrome.

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July 29, 2011

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Asensio_Mah at Jardins de Métis

Asensio_Mah at Jardins de Métis

Created in collaboration with students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, this living wall’s unusual shape lends itself to equally unusual uses.

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July 28, 2011

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Sherbourne Common opens in Toronto

Sherbourne Common opens in Toronto

A small but ambitious city park, Sherbourne Common is the latest development to be completed along the city’s waterfront and the first attraction of a yet-to-be-built neighbourhood.

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July 27, 2011

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What’s On: The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace

What’s On: The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace

An exhibit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture explores the role of reconstruction in post-conflict zones. 

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July 21, 2011

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