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Smart City Prototypes Debut at Sidewalk Toronto’s 307

Smart City Prototypes Debut at Sidewalk Toronto’s 307

On a small corner of Toronto’s eastern waterfront, Sidewalk Labs presents its latest innovations as criticism of the “smart city” project mounts.

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March 6, 2019

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On Now: Ai Weiwei Unbroken at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

On Now: Ai Weiwei Unbroken at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

Ai Weiwei Unbroken has opened at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. With a special focus on the controversial artist’s ceramic works, the show includes a new large-scale piece making its worldwide debut.

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March 1, 2019

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Could This (Actually) Be the Future of Economy Seating?

Could This (Actually) Be the Future of Economy Seating?

Benjamin Hubert and his UK design agency Layer has released Move, an airplane seating concept for Airbus that provides a more optimistic view of what the future of flying economy could be.

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February 20, 2019

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Biodegradable Packaging is Making its Way into the Mainstream

Biodegradable Packaging is Making its Way into the Mainstream

Biodegradable packaging is moving into more refined – and inventive – territory. Here are seven new products (including coffee cups!) that are truly cradle to cradle.

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February 15, 2019

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This Weatherproof City Bike is Engineered for Year-Round Cycling

This Weatherproof City Bike is Engineered for Year-Round Cycling

Winter can be rough on bikes, so Bulgarian designer Hristo Tashev created the Urbanized Bike to make year-round commuting in the city a breeze.

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February 13, 2019

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Shower to the People: From Big Rig to Public Washroom

Shower to the People: From Big Rig to Public Washroom

Public sanitation needs are challenging many cities. One solution – proposed by StudioAC for Toronto non-profit World Changers – may lie in converted big rigs.

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February 12, 2019

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Out Now: Azure’s Products and Materials Issue

Out Now: Azure’s Products and Materials Issue

Azure’s March/April 2019 does a deep dive into the new materials and interior elements inspiring architects and designers. Plus, we tour Snøhetta and DIALOG’s Calgary Central Library and Alejandro Aravena’s incredible house on the Chilean coast.

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February 11, 2019

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X Marks the Spot for Valentine’s Photo Ops in Times Square

X Marks the Spot for Valentine’s Photo Ops in Times Square

The Times Square Valentine Heart installation series brings community love to a New York landmark, in the form of a giant X.

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February 7, 2019

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Canada’s Love of Hockey Inspires Public Art in Nova Scotia

Canada’s Love of Hockey Inspires Public Art in Nova Scotia

For a permanent public art series in a Nova Scotia sports arena, Passage Studio delivered a multi-part design inspired by the area’s athletic history and unique landscape.

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February 6, 2019

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An Outdoor “Sofa” Animates a City Square in Uppsala, Sweden

An Outdoor “Sofa” Animates a City Square in Uppsala, Sweden

To transform an empty square in Uppsala, Sweden, into a lively people-magnet, White Arkitekter has developed a program with a sinuous 65-metre-long “sofa” as its spine.

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February 5, 2019

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