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This Abandoned Coal Mine is Now a Hub for Arts and Culture

This Abandoned Coal Mine is Now a Hub for Arts and Culture

In Oignies, France, the decade-long transformation of a coal mine is complete – and 9-9 Bis is a sprawling cultural complex that honours its heritage.

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6 days ago

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Renzo Piano’s Nautical Pavilion Sails on a Sea of Grapevines

Renzo Piano’s Nautical Pavilion Sails on a Sea of Grapevines

Renzo Piano’s latest project is like no other. For one, it’s planted six metres below a vineyard in the south of France.

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November 8, 2017

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Inside Mathieu Lehanneur’s Magical Maison Kitsuné Boutique

Inside Mathieu Lehanneur’s Magical Maison Kitsuné Boutique

Maison Kitsuné prides itself on being eclectic. Capturing its essence is no small feat, but Mathieu Lehanneur is up to the task.

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October 19, 2017

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The Best of EDIT, Toronto’s Future-Friendly Design Festival

The Best of EDIT, Toronto’s Future-Friendly Design Festival

EDIT, the Toronto design gathering that concluded on October 8, billed itself as the “Festival of the Future.” But it was impossible to separate it from the present.

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October 12, 2017

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How This Solar Egg Will Help a Swedish City Relocate

How This Solar Egg Will Help a Swedish City Relocate

Before a mining town in northern Sweden packs up its bags to leave, a golden sauna called the Solar Egg has been installed to help with the emotional challenges of…

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September 29, 2017

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Imago Mundi Brings 700+ Canadian Artists Together in Venice

Imago Mundi Brings 700+ Canadian Artists Together in Venice

In Venice, hundreds of Canadian artists — from Edward Burtynsky to Ursula Johnson — combined for the Imago Mundi: Great and North exhibit.

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September 28, 2017

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8 Material-Based Designers at London Design Festival 2017

8 Material-Based Designers at London Design Festival 2017

A number of studios exhibiting at the London Design Festival are pushing boundaries by exploring natural materials, from mushrooms to acid.

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September 27, 2017

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What to Expect at EDIT, Toronto’s New Design Festival

What to Expect at EDIT, Toronto’s New Design Festival

EDIT, Toronto’s new design festival opens this week, bringing an interactive expo to a former factory space in the city’s east end. Here is a sneak peek at some of the highlights to look for.

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September 26, 2017

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What to See at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

What to See at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opens September 16, is angling to become North America’s more significant architectural expo. Here are the events we’ll be covering.

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September 5, 2017

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5468796 Architecture Builds Mexico City Pavilion One Bucket at a Time

5468796 Architecture Builds Mexico City Pavilion One Bucket at a Time

The parking situation in Mexico City is so bad, it’s criminal. Winnipeg’s 5468796 Architecture recently teamed up with local firm Factor Eficiencia to put the spotlight on the issue, with One Bucket at a Time.

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August 24, 2017

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