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The Best Christmas Trees of 2017 (That Aren’t Actual Trees)

The Best Christmas Trees of 2017 (That Aren’t Actual Trees)

From conifers constructed out of hand-blown crystal to abstract light installations, here some of the best non-tree Yuletide trees on our radar.

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3 days ago

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Cerith Wyn Evans Is Making Neon Art in a Post-Bulb World

Cerith Wyn Evans Is Making Neon Art in a Post-Bulb World

Give Cerith Wyn Evans two kilometres of neon tubing, and here’s what he can do.

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October 18, 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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Toronto’s Landmark TD Centre Lights Up for its Birthday

Toronto’s Landmark TD Centre Lights Up for its Birthday

Toronto’s landmark TD Centre, the epitome of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s less-is-more ethos, gets an illuminating update for its birthday.

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September 6, 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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5 Colourful Summer Installations

5 Colourful Summer Installations

These colourful summer installations – which include elements of the International Garden Festival in Quebec, and a new pavilion by Brooks + Scarpa – are enlivening garden festivals and public spaces around the world.

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August 22, 2017

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An Arctic Installation Marks the End of An Era

An Arctic Installation Marks the End of An Era

An arctic installation, by artist Maureen Gruben, marks Canada’s 150th with stitches of scarlet broadcloth that weave across the icy tundra outside Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories.

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August 17, 2017

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The Hottest Summer Pavilions of 2017

The Hottest Summer Pavilions of 2017

After the July 6 opening of the Hive, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., the hottest summer pavilions of 2017 are officially up and running. Here are our picks for the top installations of the season – including follies from SelgasCano, Jenny Sabin Studio, IF_DO, and Studio Gang.

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July 10, 2017

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2017 AZ Awards Gala

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2017 AZ Awards Gala

Chandeliers made from upcycled plastic bottles, an elaborate paper installation and sleek steel trophies designed by Philippe Malouin upped the wow factor at the 2017 AZ Awards Gala on June 23. Here’s how they came together.

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July 7, 2017

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Can Design Solve Workplace Stress?

Can Design Solve Workplace Stress?

Working hard is hardly working. These designers are exploring ways to nurture creativity through rest, relaxation and recharging.

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June 29, 2017

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