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Preview: Interieur in Kortrijk

Preview: Interieur in Kortrijk

Before heading off to report on the Belgian biennale, Azure’s Elizabeth Pagliacolo checks out some of the products – by Nendo, Emeco, Dark and more – that will be launched at the fair from October 20 to 28.

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October 18, 2012

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Bold Acts

Bold Acts

Lanzavecchia + Wai exploded onto the scene this past spring in Milan, with wildly inventive ­furnishings that make theatrical, fun and intimate statements.

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September 24, 2012

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Architecture for natural disasters

Architecture for natural disasters

Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV headquarters in Beijing is just one example of a paradigm-shifting form that is also structurally engineered to withstand earthquakes. In advance of the Design Exchange’s new exhibit in Toronto, Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge, we chat with curator Effie Bouras about just what goes into future-forward resilient buildings.

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September 12, 2012

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More hits from the Venice Architecture Biennale

More hits from the Venice Architecture Biennale

Another round of standout installations, from architecture stars including Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, at the 13th edition of the biennial architecture extravaganza.

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September 4, 2012

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Hits from the Venice Architecture Biennale

Hits from the Venice Architecture Biennale

The biennial blockbuster exhibition kicked off this week. Here are five knockout installations, including two Golden Lion award winners, that we highly recommend.

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August 30, 2012

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World’s largest floating pool opens in Antwerp

World’s largest floating pool opens in Antwerp

The Badboot barge, designed by local firm Sculp(it), also features a restaurant and lounge terrace.

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August 14, 2012

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2012 AZ AWARD Winners announced

2012 AZ AWARD Winners announced

Last night at Toronto’s Thompson Hotel, 250 guests cheered for the winners, People’s Choice and finalists of the AZ AWARDS, our international awards competition.

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June 8, 2012

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Milan 2012: Mindcraft12’s Danish delights

Milan 2012: Mindcraft12’s Danish delights

At Ventura Lambrate, a massive off-site show held during Milan Design Week, Danish Crafts presented a diverse and experimental collection of furnishings from Denmark’s top-notch craftspeople and designers. Our favourite pieces included ones from GamFratesi and Louise Campbell.

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May 28, 2012

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Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival – the world’s biggest of its kind – kicked off this week. Dozens of galleries and public spaces throughout Toronto and more than 1,000 local and international artists are participating in the month-long event. Here are our top five shows not to be missed.

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May 2, 2012

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Best bets at Light + Building

Best bets at Light + Building

Among the luminares debuting at the upcoming Light + Building fair in Frankfurt, dazzling fixtures by Tobias Grau, Lasvit, Innermost, Delta Light and Vibia are guaranteed turn ons.

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April 8, 2012

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