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At this year's furniture fair in Milan, Vitra presented a number of smashing new and updated products

Apr 21, 2014

Projects in 12 Canadian cities receive 2014 National Urban Design Awards

Cities across Canada are seeing “renewed creativity and sensitive attention being paid to the public realm,” says the jury of the 2014 National Urban Design Awards. A dozen cities received awards: Calgary, Edmonton, Guelph,...
Apr 16, 2014

The art of lighting Ripley's Aquarium Canada, Toronto's newest big attraction

Toronto’s newest big attraction – Ripley’s Aquarium Canada – is not only the largest indoor aquarium in the country but also a first-of-its-kind in lighting design, as it is the only aquarium of its size in the world...
Apr 11, 2014

York House School in Vancouver demonstrates Acton Ostry Architects' light and sure touch

York House School is a leading independent school for girls in Vancouver. The new 36,000-square-foot senior school - designed by Acton Ostry Architects Inc. - provides a new entry point for the campus through a soaring glazed portal and...
Apr 4, 2014

Designtex + Charley Harper = magical materials (a carefully curated selection of 12 wallcoverings and textiles)

Designtex has long been an admirer of Charley Harper’s work, for its simultaneous simplicity and complexity, his use of colour, and his refreshing take on the ordinary. The Cincinnati-based American modernist artist, who died in 2007, was...
Mar 25, 2014

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is the 2014 recipient of the RAIC's Architectural Firm Award

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects as the recipient of its 2014 Architectural Firm Award.
Mar 21, 2014

An expanded and revitalized Craft & Design Studio - including a new Design Lab - is opening soon at the heart of Toronto's waterfront

Harbourfront Centre’s 10-year plan to revitalize its 10-acre central waterfront site continues with the official opening of the expanded Craft & Design Studio on April 5. The first major upgrade to the studio space since it opened in...
Mar 14, 2014

Winners of the Wood WORKS! BC 2014 Wood Design Awards

On a recent evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 10 years of Wood Design Awards in B.C. were celebrated by more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals - including architects, structural engineers, project...
Mar 6, 2014

Higher higher learning

Lecture halls at dizzying heights, libraries with glass-domed roofs or crooked seminar rooms with slanting walls – it is not just in the field of learning that universities have plenty to offer, but on an architectural level, too. From...
Feb 24, 2014

Simons victorious

The 2014 EuroShop RetailDesign Awards were handed out late Sunday evening at the Capitol Theatre in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Feb 20, 2014

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