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Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Revealed

Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Revealed

The design competition for Ottawa’s Memorial to the Victims of Communism has concluded with the announcement that Arc of Memory – a “living calendar” concept from a team led by Toronto architect Paul Raff – is the winner.

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May 19, 2017

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UNStudio and SCAPE Propose Stress-Busting Pods for the Workplace

UNStudio and SCAPE Propose Stress-Busting Pods for the Workplace

The cost of stress – for both people and their workplaces – has been under the microscope of late. Could these breakout pods, equipped with high-tech relaxation techniques, be the solution?

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May 8, 2017

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Bruce Mau on How Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

Bruce Mau on How Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

The Canadian designer and creator of the main exhibit at EDIT, Toronto’s inaugural design biennial, talks to Azure about the revolutionary power of design methodology.

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May 8, 2017

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8 Weird and Wonderful Wood Designs

8 Weird and Wonderful Wood Designs

Among the works that caught our eye during Toronto Design Week 2017 were dozens that used wood as the main medium. Here are eight unusual wood designs, including works from Djuna Day, Paolo Anguila and Propellor.

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March 8, 2017

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This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

Breaking Habits, a new installation by interdisciplinary Dutch studio RAAAF, explores how a chair-free environment could have positive health outcomes.

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February 28, 2017

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Nendo Shows Us How to Store Sake in Style

Nendo Shows Us How to Store Sake in Style

Like good wine, sake benefits from proper climate conditions. Tokyo studio Nendo has recently proposed a sleek refrigeration system for storing Japan’s top beverage of choice in style.

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February 7, 2017

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The Best Moments from Toronto Design Week 2017

The Best Moments from Toronto Design Week 2017

From a cubic concept kitchen and Jaime Hayon’s fantastical folklore-inspired quartzite furniture to the best from Umbra’s prototype contest, our favourite should-not-have-missed highlights from the Interior Design Show and the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

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January 26, 2017

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Quadrangle Architects Reimagines the CN Tower as a Condo Tower

Quadrangle Architects Reimagines the CN Tower as a Condo Tower

Toronto’s CN Tower is no longer the world’s tallest freestanding structure. To breathe new life into the landmark, a local firm has devised a solution: hang modular, timber-framed condo units from its sides.

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January 24, 2017

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Todd Bracher’s Das Haus Imagines a Home That Balances “Mind, Body and Soul”

Todd Bracher’s Das Haus Imagines a Home That Balances “Mind, Body and Soul”

On the floor at German furniture fair imm Cologne, David Dick-Agnew speaks to the New York industrial designer about his interpretation of Das Haus, the annual installation focused on the future of domestic space.

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January 16, 2017

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The 10 Best Ideas of 2016

The 10 Best Ideas of 2016

Second in our Best of 2016 series: the ideas and concepts that, while not yet available for purchase or implementation, pack major potential for architecture, design, wellness, and the environment. As selected by our editors, these are the best ideas of 2016.

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December 13, 2016

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