Architecture

Levittown’s Second Life

Levittown’s Second Life

Last weekend, Levittown, New York – famous as the first planned residential community ever built – held an open house, with a little help from Dutch design studio Droog and New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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April 28, 2011

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Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Open Parliament in Albania

Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Open Parliament in Albania

“Our design for the new parliament in Tirana, Albania, stands for the transparency of democracy,” says Wolf D. Prix, co-founder of the firm.

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April 26, 2011

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What Makes a Beautiful City?

What Makes a Beautiful City?

In the lead-up to Canada’s federal election, the future of cities should be on the minds of the 80 per cent of us that live in urban areas. What goes into a beautiful city was the topic of a discussion hosted at Toronto’s MaRS centre by the Martin Prosperity Institute, Salon Camden and the Design Industry Advisory Committee.

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April 21, 2011

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An Architectural Woodstock

An Architectural Woodstock

With head-liners like Juhani Pallasmaa, Glenn Murcutt and Kenneth Frampton, the Ghost 13 conference on a farm in Nova Scotia wants to rock the profession.

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April 11, 2011

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Where is Ai Weiwei?

Where is Ai Weiwei?

Ai Weiwei’s arrest more than a week ago has spurred protests and petitions around the globe. The internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, dissident and designer, who collaborated with Herzog & deMeuron on the famed Bird’s Nest for the Beijing Olympics, hasn’t been heard from since April 3.

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April 11, 2011

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Peter Zumthor does the Serpentine

Peter Zumthor does the Serpentine

On the lawn of London’s Kensington Gardens, Pritzker Prize laureate Peter Zumthor will design this year’s pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery.

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April 7, 2011

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Ryerson U gets a new iconic building

Ryerson U gets a new iconic building

Zeidler Partnership Architects of Toronto and Snøhetta, based in Oslo and New York, have teamed up to design a new Student Learning Centre for Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

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April 6, 2011

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Eduardo Souto de Moura wins the Pritzker Prize

Eduardo Souto de Moura wins the Pritzker Prize

The Portuguese architect is recognized for his neo-Miesian architecture and surprising use of age-old materials.

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March 29, 2011

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How green is your garden?

How green is your garden?

Deborah Nagan’s installation at Canada Blooms, the country’s largest flower expo, challenges how we perceive our gardens and their impact on the environment.

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March 17, 2011

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Brit Insurance Design of the Year’s top winner

Brit Insurance Design of the Year’s top winner

Yesterday, the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award announced that it’s top prize goes to the Plumen 001 low-energy light bulb, by Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger.

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March 16, 2011

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