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True North Rising: Canadian Buildings We’re Watching

True North Rising: Canadian Buildings We’re Watching

In the future, Canadian skylines will look very, very different. From the nation’s tallest building to Inuit cultural centres in Newfoundland to starchitect-designed towers in the West, Azure’s editors have selected 10 new Canadian buildings to keep tabs on.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

The Copenhagen International School, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, isn’t just a place for academics – it’s a solar power plant, covered in 12,000 photovoltaic panels. The project is a 2018 AZ Awards Winner for Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit

An affordable-housing project for displaced farmers in China, and a stark and stunning city block in Madrid both impressed our jury, which granted each the 2018 AZ Award of Merit in Multi-Unit Residential Architecture.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Residential Architecture, Single Family

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Residential Architecture, Single Family

Nestled among the pine trees of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Entrepinos clusters six thoughtfully crafted volumes around a patio. Along with Big House, Little House, the Taller Héctor Barroso project is a winner of the 2018 AZ Awards in Residential Architecture: Single Family.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Temporary/ Demonstration Architecture

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Temporary/ Demonstration Architecture

DevolutioN Park, in Xiamen, China, challenges developers to think differently. In an empty 90-square-metre apartment, Jiansong Tang created a rolling green oasis 27 storeys in the sky. The project is a 2018 AZ Awards winner for Temporary/Demonstration Architecture.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

The 2018 AZ Awards of Merit for Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Feet went to an architecture faculty’s expansion, a walled boutique hotel, a geometric women’s shelter and the mirrored extension of a library. 

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

An inventive water-distilling device, a community-focused guest house and a hostel providing in-patient treatment to Indigenous Australians prove that design can be a powerful agent for social change. Here are the recipients of the 2018 AZ Awards of Merit in the Social Good category.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Residential Architecture, Multi-Unit

Instead of tearing down an abandoned grain silo, COBE used the landmark to create a 17-storey residential project in Copenhagen that places social sustainability – and expressively angled balconies – at its core.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Unbuilt Buildings

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Unbuilt Buildings

These dramatic unbuilt concepts, one a neo-brutalist condo development in Calgary and the other an ascetic residence New Orleans, won two 2018 AZ Awards of Merit for their originality.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres

Volume C, created by Marcio Kogan for São Paulo retailer Micasa, is a sculptural and flexible vessel – for displaying furniture, hosting events and more – defined by its exposed glulam-wood framing.

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