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Remembering Robert Venturi, an Architect Who Took Playfulness Seriously

Remembering Robert Venturi, an Architect Who Took Playfulness Seriously

Robert Venturi, the celebrated Philadelphia architect who rejected the rigidity of modernism, has died. 

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3 days ago

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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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Studio Libeskind, Architects for Society Speak Out Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Studio Libeskind, Architects for Society Speak Out Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Architect Daniel Libeskind calls President Donald Trump’s ban of immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries “an affront to our freedom and core values.” Plus, how Architects for Society is responding.

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January 31, 2017

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Forms+Surfaces’ Augmented Reality App

Forms+Surfaces’ Augmented Reality App

Forms+Surfaces’ Augmented Reality app takes the guesswork out of specifying surfacing, outdoor lighting and site furniture.

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July 21, 2016

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La SHED’s Big Win

La SHED’s Big Win

La SHED has been named this year’s Emerging Architectural Practice by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Here’s why the nine-member team from Montreal is so worthy of the honour.

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March 11, 2016

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Joel Berman Glass Studios Joins Forms+Surfaces

Joel Berman Glass Studios Joins Forms+Surfaces

Vancouver-based Joel Berman Glass Studios is now BermanGlass, a division of Forms+Surfaces.

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March 10, 2016

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Next Generation of Cutting-Edge Architects

Next Generation of Cutting-Edge Architects

Today, the Architectural League of New York announced the recipients of the Emerging Voices Awards. Here’s a quick overview of the eight firms across North America – from Toronto to Mexico City – that are destined to become the next wave of A-listers.

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February 3, 2016

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Alejandro Aravena, Socially Conscious Architect, Wins the Pritzker

Alejandro Aravena, Socially Conscious Architect, Wins the Pritzker

The Chilean architect, who is also director of the 2016 Venice architecture biennale, is best known for his vibrant incremental housing projects.

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January 13, 2016

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Diamond Schmitt Joins Forces with Thomas Heatherwick

Diamond Schmitt Joins Forces with Thomas Heatherwick

London’s Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt of Toronto have teamed up to reimagine David Geffen Hall, the Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall.

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December 17, 2015

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Celebrating the Memory of Matthew Searle

Celebrating the Memory of Matthew Searle

A major presence in Canada’s design community, the late Matthew Searle was someone who connected people, supported designers and was a warm friend to many of us.

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December 3, 2015

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