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This Abandoned Coal Mine is Now a Hub for Arts and Culture

This Abandoned Coal Mine is Now a Hub for Arts and Culture

In Oignies, France, the decade-long transformation of a coal mine is complete – and 9-9 Bis is a sprawling cultural complex that honours its heritage.

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April 13, 2018

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Unpleasant Design: The Rise of the Silently Hostile City

Unpleasant Design: The Rise of the Silently Hostile City

Urbanists often discuss cities as places for connectivity, community and inclusivity. But urban design can also be used for social control – something architect Selena Savic calls unpleasant design.

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April 9, 2018

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Oslo Airport City Will Be an Energy-Positive Terminal to the Future

Oslo Airport City Will Be an Energy-Positive Terminal to the Future

Haptic Architects has unveiled its master plans for Oslo Airport City, which it hopes to turn into an energy-positive smart city.

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April 4, 2018

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How Canadian Money is Designed

How Canadian Money is Designed

A new Canadian $10 bill, depicting Nova Scotia civil rights icon Viola Desmond, will be circulated later this year. Here is what went into its design.

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April 2, 2018

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A Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Celebrating Our Obsession With Colour

A Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Celebrating Our Obsession With Colour

The Smithsonian’s design museum will debut Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, a comprehensive exhibit about the continuing history of colour perception, this May.

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March 28, 2018

Section: Curiosity

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Isa Melsheimer Meditates on Brutalism, Nature and Newfoundland

Isa Melsheimer Meditates on Brutalism, Nature and Newfoundland

After completing a residency on Fogo Island, Berlin artist Isa Melsheimer has created Year of the Whale, a solo exhibition that explores the tension between the natural and built worlds. 

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March 27, 2018

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen is Designing a Clubhouse for Nio Drivers

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is Designing a Clubhouse for Nio Drivers

Nio, an electric car startup, commissioned Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to create Nio House, a showroom that could double as a home away from home.

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March 23, 2018

Section: Interiors

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This Tiny Island in Copenhagen Harbour is the City’s Newest Public Space

This Tiny Island in Copenhagen Harbour is the City’s Newest Public Space

CPH-Ø1, a man-made island developed by Marshall Blecher and Fokstrot’s Magnus Maarbjerg, is an experimental public space that could eventually transform Copenhagen Harbour into a ‘parkipelago.’

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March 20, 2018

Section: Design

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Lasvit’s Breakpoint Mockumentary is About Light – and Tennis

Lasvit’s Breakpoint Mockumentary is About Light – and Tennis

The Breakpoint mockumentary, directed by Kryštof Jankovec, follows the career of Leon Jakimič, the aspiring tennis player who would eventually found Lasvit.

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March 15, 2018

Section: Curiosity

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This Giant Board Game Teaches Kids to Build Cities

This Giant Board Game Teaches Kids to Build Cities

Kids Build Cities, a game developed by Toronto architect Naama Blonder, wants to get kids in on the discussion about development, city planning and density. Yes, adults can play, too.

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March 14, 2018

Section: Design

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