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Highlights from the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards

Highlights from the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards

The 2015 World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of its annual awards – here are some of the prestigious program’s highlights.

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November 9, 2015

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A Humane Home for Elephants at Zoo Zurich

A Humane Home for Elephants at Zoo Zurich

Designed by Markus Schietsch, this wildlife enclosure in the Swiss city reveals our changing attitudes toward animal well-being.

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November 4, 2015

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The New Age of Aging

The New Age of Aging

By 2050, the global population over the age of 60 will top two billion, and for the first time in history, outnumber the generation under the age of 15. The statistics are spurring on leading think tanks, architects and technology brands – including Aging 2.0, HWKN and Frog – to improve life for seniors.

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October 1, 2015

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6 Ways Design is Improving the Aging Process

6 Ways Design is Improving the Aging Process

In “The New Age of Aging” we explore the many ways architects and designers are envisioning a better lifestyle for the aging population. Here are six ingenious initiatives that show getting older is only going to get better.

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October 1, 2015

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Controversial Vision for the Vancouver Art Gallery

Herzog & de Meuron’s Controversial Vision for the Vancouver Art Gallery

The Swiss architecture firm imagines a restrained stack of timber-wrapped boxes in a city of glass towers – but not everyone is a fan.

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September 30, 2015

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10 Award-Winning Interiors in Toronto and Beyond

10 Award-Winning Interiors in Toronto and Beyond

With the top award going to Bortolotto for an optometry shop inspired by the shape of an eye, the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario has announced the 2015 ARIDO Awards. Here are 10 knockouts from the 21 winners.

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September 22, 2015

Section: Interiors

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Learning Hub in Singapore

Thomas Heatherwick’s Learning Hub in Singapore

The in-demand designer gives the Nanyang Technological University a hive-like student centre wrapped in ribbed concrete panels.

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September 21, 2015

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A Bookstore Transformed into a Campus Hub

A Bookstore Transformed into a Campus Hub

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Office of McFarlane Biggar have transformed a dreary concrete bookstore into an active student hub wrapped in luminous glass.

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September 14, 2015

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10 Treehouses Full of Imagination

10 Treehouses Full of Imagination

These treehouses big and small, whimsical and practical – and by firms including Perspective Design/Build, Narein Perera and Sharon Davis Design – make the most of the nature-loving, folly-like structure.

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August 21, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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RIBA’s New Offices Let in the Light

RIBA’s New Offices Let in the Light

Architecture firm Theis + Khan has fashioned a new workspace for the staff of the Royal Institute of British Architects inside two existing buildings connected by a vibrant social space, front and centre.

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July 16, 2015

Section: Interiors

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