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How Winy Maas Designed Tianjin Binhai Library, a Monument to Knowledge

How Winy Maas Designed Tianjin Binhai Library, a Monument to Knowledge

Dutch architect Winy Maas, of MDRDV, details building the Tianjin Binhai Library, which is home to 1.2 million books.

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April 24, 2018

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AZURE Talks: Winy Maas on What’s Next

AZURE Talks: Winy Maas on What’s Next

On June 23, the day after our AZ Awards 2018 Gala, Azure will host a not-to-miss lecture by renowned Dutch architect Winy Maas.

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April 23, 2018

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This Beach House Has Four Storeys of Mediterranean Magic

This Beach House Has Four Storeys of Mediterranean Magic

Nook Architects helmed the restoration of this Catalonian beach house, maintaining its distinctly Mediterranean character by filling it with natural light, ocean breezes and views of the sea.

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April 17, 2018

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Toronto’s Next Timber Tower Plan Is A Go

Toronto’s Next Timber Tower Plan Is A Go

… and Moriyama & Teshima / Acton Ostry Architects is the winning team. Their scheme beat out four internationally renowned firms angling to build The Arbour, a mass-timber tower on Toronto’s waterfront.

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April 10, 2018

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What You Need to Know About Alison Brooks

What You Need to Know About Alison Brooks

The RIBA-awarding winning architect will be speaking at Architect@Work, an international convention being held in Toronto. Here are four key reasons why Alison Brooks is considered one of Europe’s most important architects.

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April 3, 2018

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Concrete is Becoming Smarter, More Sustainable and Beautiful

Concrete is Becoming Smarter, More Sustainable and Beautiful

One of the world’s most polluting building materials is undergoing a seismic revolution, becoming a leaner, lighter and smarter version of itself. Last fall, ETH Zürich released a video that…

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March 30, 2018

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Oskar Zieta’s Nawa is a Surprising Gateway to Daliowa Island

Oskar Zieta’s Nawa is a Surprising Gateway to Daliowa Island

To reinvigorate Daliowa Island in the Polish city of Wrocław, designer Oskar Zieta has built Nawa, an eye-grabbing wave-like gateway made of 35 steel arches inflated with air.

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March 29, 2018

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The Rise of Timber Towers

The Rise of Timber Towers

A decade ago, photovoltaics and geothermal were all the rage. Now, mass timber has usurped the race for environmentally friendly construction. Here are six towers under development, all of them pioneers of the plyscraper craze.

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March 22, 2018

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Connected House is an Architectural Experiment at the Edge of Paris

Connected House is an Architectural Experiment at the Edge of Paris

A Parisian family’s desire to grow old in a masterpiece results in The Connected House, an idiosyncratic project by architects Jakob + Macfarlane.

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March 15, 2018

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#MeToo: The Architecture of Harassment

#MeToo: The Architecture of Harassment

Many firms have anti-discrimination policies in place – but is that enough to prevent sexual misconduct in a profession dominated by men?

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March 14, 2018

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