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On Now: Jürgen Mayer H. at Art Institute of Chicago

On Now: Jürgen Mayer H. at Art Institute of Chicago

The Berlin architect’s code-heavy limited-edition book, Wirrwarr, is on view at the AIC.

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October 21, 2011

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James Dyson Award shortlist announced

James Dyson Award shortlist announced

Of the 550 entries for this annual competition, the top 15 have been revealed. We look at three projects contending for the top spot – including one by Canadians Michal Prywata and Thiago Caires.

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October 19, 2011

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Daniel Young and Christian Giroux win Sobey Art Award

Daniel Young and Christian Giroux win Sobey Art Award

The Toronto artists have nabbed the prestigious $50,000 prize for their sculptures, films and installations, which riff on Donald Judd, Ikea and Home Depot.

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October 18, 2011

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On Now: Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings

On Now: Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings

The exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture identifies, tracks and catalogues hard-to-find religious centres throughout New York City.

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October 7, 2011

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Stillspotting: Guggenheim’s tour of Manhattan’s quietest spaces

Stillspotting: Guggenheim’s tour of Manhattan’s quietest spaces

New York’s out-of-the-way locations are aurally enhanced by original compositions from Arvo Pärt and visually amplified by interventions from Snøhetta.

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September 28, 2011

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Molo’s Softshelter creates privacy in relief shelters

Molo’s Softshelter creates privacy in relief shelters

We spoke with Todd MacAllen of Vancouver studio Molo about a series of paper walls that can be easily assembled to form private spaces inside emergency relief shelters.

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September 19, 2011

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UrbanBs tends a dreamy garden at Jardins de Métis

UrbanBs tends a dreamy garden at Jardins de Métis

The international quartet has created a winter snowscape for Quebec’s annual international garden festival.

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September 13, 2011

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Q&A: Toronto’s Department of Unusual Certainties

Q&A: Toronto’s Department of Unusual Certainties

One local research and design collective uses ideas, insights and data to push urban planning into the future. Azure chats with two of the three partners, Brendan Cormier and Christopher Pandolfi, to find out how they plan to save our city.

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August 30, 2011

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BMW Guggenheim Lab opens in New York

BMW Guggenheim Lab opens in New York

Atelier Bow-Wow’s tent-cum-theatre goes live. Designed to cultivate ideas on how to improve urban livability, will this experiment lead to remedies and cures?

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August 10, 2011

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What’s On: Lego Architecture – Towering Ambition

What’s On: Lego Architecture – Towering Ambition

The National Building Museum shows off 15 astounding models of the world’s most iconic structures.

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August 9, 2011

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