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This Abandoned Coal Mine is Now a Hub for Arts and Culture

This Abandoned Coal Mine is Now a Hub for Arts and Culture

In Oignies, France, the decade-long transformation of a coal mine is complete – and 9-9 Bis is a sprawling cultural complex that honours its heritage.

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6 days ago

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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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9 days ago

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Unpleasant Design: The Rise of the Silently Hostile City

Unpleasant Design: The Rise of the Silently Hostile City

Urbanists often discuss cities as places for connectivity, community and inclusivity. But urban design can also be used for social control – something architect Selena Savic calls unpleasant design.

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10 days ago

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Oslo Airport City Will Be an Energy-Positive Terminal to the Future

Oslo Airport City Will Be an Energy-Positive Terminal to the Future

Haptic Architects has unveiled its master plans for Oslo Airport City, which it hopes to turn into an energy-positive smart city.

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15 days ago

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A Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Celebrating Our Obsession With Colour

A Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Celebrating Our Obsession With Colour

The Smithsonian’s design museum will debut Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, a comprehensive exhibit about the continuing history of colour perception, this May.

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22 days ago

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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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This Giant Board Game Teaches Kids to Build Cities

This Giant Board Game Teaches Kids to Build Cities

Kids Build Cities, a game developed by Toronto architect Naama Blonder, wants to get kids in on the discussion about development, city planning and density. Yes, adults can play, too.

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March 14, 2018

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The 2018 Winter Stations Are Helping Toronto Embrace the Cold

The 2018 Winter Stations Are Helping Toronto Embrace the Cold

The Bentway and Icebreakers are encouraging Torontonians to get outside, but the 2018 Winter Stations are the city’s prime cold weather attraction.

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February 26, 2018

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The Edmonton Funicular Connects the City to its Backyard

The Edmonton Funicular Connects the City to its Backyard

The Edmonton Funicular, designed by Dialog, offers sweeping views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley – and connects the city with its nearby green spaces.

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February 22, 2018

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Four Impressive Details From Toronto’s TTC Spadina Extension

Four Impressive Details From Toronto’s TTC Spadina Extension

For all the controversy surrounding the TTC Spadina Extension, the new stations contain several stunning examples of art and architecture.

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February 2, 2018

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