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A Hip Student Dormitory in Montreal

A Hip Student Dormitory in Montreal

Architecture studio Kanva finds a poetic way to mix the present with the past in devising the Edison Residence near McGill University.

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January 8, 2015

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects

2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects

From a glass distillery in London (by the always-inventive Thomas Heatherwick) to Jean Nouvel’s skyscraper in Sydney (draped entirely in greenery), here are 10 of the most mind-bendingly ambitious buildings completed this year.

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December 24, 2014

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Interiors

2014 in Review: Top 10 Interiors

Piet Boon’s The Jane restaurant, Autoban’s airport in Baku, Barbara Bestor’s office for Beats by Dre – these are just three of the 10 interiors that made our best-of-the-year list.

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December 24, 2014

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Montreal’s Dramatic New Library

Montreal’s Dramatic New Library

With a bold roofline that slices through the interior, the Bibliothèque du Boisé, situated just outside the city core, establishes a modern landmark that merges indoors and out.

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November 18, 2014

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A Jaw-Dropping Business Faculty in Santiago

A Jaw-Dropping Business Faculty in Santiago

Two distinctive towers – punctuated by voids and rising from a landscaped plinth – establish a unique architectural identity in this scheme by Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, and Gabriela Manzi.

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November 11, 2014

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A Community-Engaging Library in Southern California

A Community-Engaging Library in Southern California

The vibrant centrepiece of a new LEED-certified park in Santa Monica, the Pico Branch Library also represents a significant milestone in the regeneration of a low-income neighbourhood.

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October 3, 2014

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Reflections on the 9/11 Museum

Reflections on the 9/11 Museum

At Ground Zero, an asymmetric pavilion by Snøhetta serves as a graceful entrance for the new museum and the memorial site.

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September 30, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture > 1,000 Square Metres

2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture > 1,000 Square Metres

Regent Park Aquatic centre, and Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, both in Toronto; Valencia Waste Treatment Plant; Elena Garro Cultural Centre, Mexico City; WMS Boathouse, Chicago; and Community Rowing Boathouse, Boston.

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September 12, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

The Screen in Dichen Valley, China, by Li Xiaodong Atelier; Ecohawks Research Facility in Lawrence, Kansas, by Studio 804; and Assiniboine Park Washrooms in Winnipeg, by Peter Sampson Architecture Studio.

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September 5, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards Winner: Best Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

2014 AZ Awards Winner: Best Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

As its name suggests, School Floating in the Sky is a dream of a learning space. Envisioned by a student in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand, it was realized by D Environmental Design System Laboratory.

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August 20, 2014

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