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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Environmental Leadership

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Environmental Leadership

In the Duke University Water Reclamation Pond, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects designed a five-hectare, multi-purpose project that reduced the school’s reliance on potable water. The project won a 2018 AZ Award for Environmental Leadership.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

An inventive water-distilling device, a community-focused guest house and a hostel providing in-patient treatment to Indigenous Australians prove that design can be a powerful agent for social change. Here are the recipients of the 2018 AZ Awards of Merit in the Social Good category.

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June 29, 2018

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The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings

The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings

Vancouver’s Michael Green Architecture, a firm specializing in timber buildings, has been acquired by Silicon Valley startup Katerra. 

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June 1, 2018

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Four Canadian Green Space Renewals That Will Transform Their Cities

Four Canadian Green Space Renewals That Will Transform Their Cities

Greenery is vital to the health of our cities – and our health, period. Here are four Canadian green space renewals that promise to inject nature into urban environments.

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May 18, 2018

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The BIG Tiny House Prefab

The BIG Tiny House Prefab

Prefabs have long held a fascination with designers and architects. Philippe Starck, Sir Richard Rogers and Tom Dixon, to name just a few, have dabbled in the typology. Now Bjarke Ingels has joined the tradition, with A45.

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May 18, 2018

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A Tennessee Company is Recycling Toilets Into New Tiles

A Tennessee Company is Recycling Toilets Into New Tiles

Since 2009, Crossville, Tennessee has been recycling toilets and turning them into new tiles. This week, Crossville Inc. and Toto USA announced how much was saved from being flushed away – and the numbers are staggering.

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April 20, 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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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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This Tiny Island in Copenhagen Harbour is the City’s Newest Public Space

This Tiny Island in Copenhagen Harbour is the City’s Newest Public Space

CPH-Ø1, a man-made island developed by Marshall Blecher and Fokstrot’s Magnus Maarbjerg, is an experimental public space that could eventually transform Copenhagen Harbour into a ‘parkipelago.’

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March 20, 2018

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Big, Clean Innovations in Surfacing That Could Shape the Built World

Big, Clean Innovations in Surfacing That Could Shape the Built World

Porcelanosa and Italgraniti have created air-purifying and huge-scale innovations in surfacing that they unveiled at Cersaie.

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March 5, 2018

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