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La SHED’s Big Win

La SHED’s Big Win

La SHED has been named this year’s Emerging Architectural Practice by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Here’s why the nine-member team from Montreal is so worthy of the honour.

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March 11, 2016

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Designer Playlist: Enrico Fratesi

Designer Playlist: Enrico Fratesi

The Italian designer, one half of GamFratesi, on what he likes to read, watch and listen to.

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March 10, 2016

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Furniture as Art: 3 Must-See Shows

Furniture as Art: 3 Must-See Shows

This month, three top designers – Martino Gamper, Maarten Baas, and Fredrikson Stallard – show their works in contemporary art galleries, and blur the divisions between form, function and furniture in the process.

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March 8, 2016

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David Chipperfield Designs a Floating Village in China

David Chipperfield Designs a Floating Village in China

British architect David Chipperfield’s monolithic apartments in Hangzhou’s wetlands revive the ancient appeal of living on the water

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March 7, 2016

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Jean Prouvé’s Modern Classics Take Vancouver

Jean Prouvé’s Modern Classics Take Vancouver

This week, Vancouver showroom Inform Contract launches the Prouvé RAW Office Collection Exhibit, displaying furniture by the French modernist Jean Prouvé. Vitra reissued the collection in 2014, in a unique collaboration with architecture firm OMA and fashion brand G-Star RAW.

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February 22, 2016

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Toronto’s Winter Stations Warm Up the Beach

Toronto’s Winter Stations Warm Up the Beach

Despite the week-long cold snap, Torontonians headed out in droves to the city’s east-end beaches on Monday to take in the temporary pavilions of the Winter Stations – including the Belly of a Bear – as well as a permanent fire pit by architect Douglas Cardinal.

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February 16, 2016

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5 Designer Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

5 Designer Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

A selection of stunningly beautiful confections that say “be mine” – by Brandon Olsen, Nendo, BbyB and more.

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February 9, 2016

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Next Generation of Cutting-Edge Architects

Next Generation of Cutting-Edge Architects

Today, the Architectural League of New York announced the recipients of the Emerging Voices Awards. Here’s a quick overview of the eight firms across North America – from Toronto to Mexico City – that are destined to become the next wave of A-listers.

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February 3, 2016

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When Designers Dine

When Designers Dine

In support of Casey House, a hospice for people living with AIDS, 12 of Toronto’s top creative firms built the most dreamy table settings imaginable, and then invited guests for a sit-down meal.

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January 26, 2016

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The Towers We’re Watching in 2016

The Towers We’re Watching in 2016

From the world’s tallest skyscraper, in Saudi Arabia, to Hariri Pontarini’s monolithic One Bloor, in Toronto, here are the most remarkable towers set to redefine neighbourhoods and skylines.

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January 11, 2016

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