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Designer Books & More, From Infratecture to dutchDesign

Designer Books & More, From Infratecture to dutchDesign

Rotterdam city planner Marc Verheijen digs deep into infrastructure, plus Simon Fraser University’s dutchDesign films and a catalogue David Adjaye’s collaborations.

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April 14, 2016

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Designer Books & More, From The Infinite Happiness to The High Line

Designer Books & More, From The Infinite Happiness to The High Line

A documentary that leads us through the living tour-de-force that is BIG’s 8 House, a book on design inventions that keep us connected, yet untethered from the office, and a field guide to the creation of the High Line.

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March 8, 2016

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Designer Books & More, From Modern Ruin to Pop-Up City

Designer Books & More, From Modern Ruin to Pop-Up City

A documentary revisiting the 1964 New York State Pavilion, a compendium by Thomas Heatherwick and a collection of pop-up installations that explore the “flexibilisation” of urban environments.

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January 20, 2016

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Designer Playlist: Sebastian Herkner

Designer Playlist: Sebastian Herkner

Furniture and product designer Sebastian Herkner, who created the Das Haus installation at this week’s IMM Cologne, on where he finds inspiration.

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January 20, 2016

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The Architecture of Horror, Part 2

The Architecture of Horror, Part 2

The hotel, the suburb, the spaceship, the flat and the cabin – in our Halloween guide to the movies, we look at five more architectural memes that get major play in horrors and thrillers.

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October 24, 2015

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The Architecture of Horror, Part 1

The Architecture of Horror, Part 1

It all comes down to atmosphere: a scary movie can succeed or fail based on how well it conveys a sense of place. In time for Halloween, we’ve rounded up 10 architectural typologies – archi-types, if you will – that pop up repeatedly in spine-tingling films, and consider what they reveal about the things we fear most.

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October 22, 2015

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What’s On: New York’s Architecture & Design Film Festival

What’s On: New York’s Architecture & Design Film Festival

This week, the annual film extravaganza explores A&D’s big personalities – like David Adjaye and Bjarke Ingels – and bigger issues, like disaster-proof architecture and urban displacement.

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October 13, 2015

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Designer Books & More, From Super-Modified to The Future of the Skyscraper

Designer Books & More, From Super-Modified to The Future of the Skyscraper

A catalogue of the best in Behance.net, an assessment of the modern skyscraper and a documentary on everything – from design scheme to local politics – that went into relaunching the Rijksmuseum.

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October 13, 2015

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7 Stylish Films Debuting at TIFF

7 Stylish Films Debuting at TIFF

Kicking off today, the Toronto International Film Festival boasts a stellar movie lineup. Here are seven films that provide a visual feast – as well as a captivating storyline – for lovers of design and architecture.

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September 10, 2015

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10 Films Where Toronto Plays Itself

10 Films Where Toronto Plays Itself

It’s known as “Hollywood North” for its ability to stand in for a variety of locations, but rarely does Toronto get to play itself. In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we’ve rounded up 10 films from the past 30 years in which Azure’s hometown – and its unique architecture and streetscapes – gets a starring role.

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April 27, 2015

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