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5 Home Furnishings Made from Alternative Plastics

5 Home Furnishings Made from Alternative Plastics

A new generation of design studios, including Thing Thing, Dirk Vander Kooij, Soft Baroque, Kim Markel and Crafting Plastics, are retooling a problematic material with creative recycling and bio-based ingredients.

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30 days ago

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Why Zoning is Key to Combatting Climate Change

Why Zoning is Key to Combatting Climate Change

To more effectively combat climate change, it is past time that we rethink zoning – a pervasive regulatory instrument that affects every aspect of the built environment in cities around the world. Janna Levitt and Drew Adams explain.

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30 days ago

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Biodegradable Packaging is Making its Way into the Mainstream

Biodegradable Packaging is Making its Way into the Mainstream

Biodegradable packaging is moving into more refined – and inventive – territory. Here are seven new products (including coffee cups!) that are truly cradle to cradle.

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February 15, 2019

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The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

Big ideas can change the world – and so can small ones. Here, Azure’s editors select the concepts that stood out in 2018, including tiny wind turbines, pop-up parks and air-filtering textiles.

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December 21, 2018

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How Can Architecture Respond to Climate Change?

How Can Architecture Respond to Climate Change?

In the first article in a series on how the architecture profession should respond to climate change, Janna Levitt and Drew Adams of Toronto firm LGA Architectural Partners outline the best practices of creating sustainable buildings.

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November 28, 2018

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Trends 2019: Stretching the Limits of Wood

Trends 2019: Stretching the Limits of Wood

An elemental and time-honoured material, wood is being bent, twisted and layered in new and evocative ways – and replacing plastic while it’s at it.

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November 20, 2018

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Beyond Green Building: Where Architecture Meets Landscape

Beyond Green Building: Where Architecture Meets Landscape

Across the globe, the number of major projects melding built forms with natural elements is growing every year. And the trend’s most exciting aspect is the degree to which architects and landscape architects must co-operate.

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November 19, 2018

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decaArchitecture’s Ring House Gives Back to its Surroundings

decaArchitecture’s Ring House Gives Back to its Surroundings

Excavation material from Ring House, decaArchitecture’s hill-hugging project in Crete, is used to restore a scarred terrain.

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November 2, 2018

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The Remnants Clamp Turns Unwanted Materials Into Tables

The Remnants Clamp Turns Unwanted Materials Into Tables

Josh Carmody’s Remnants Clamp turns old surfacing materials into an elegant piece of furniture.

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October 30, 2018

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WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

Investing in connectivity ensures urban resiliency, says WXY’s Claire Weisz, whose repertoire includes cut-throughs, boardwalks and one spectacular salt shed.

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October 1, 2018

Section: Architecture

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