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What’s next for Todd Saunders

What’s next for Todd Saunders

Not yet 45, the Canadian-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders has already built an impressive international career. Last week, he spoke at the University of Toronto about his Fogo Island project as well as his works – past and present – around the world.

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March 9, 2011

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Karno.in.ua reads: Living with Modernity

Karno.in.ua reads: Living with Modernity

In his new book Living with Modernity, Award-winning Dutch photographer Iwan Baan poetically explores two major architectural cities built in the 1960s – Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia and Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh.

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February 25, 2011

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Real artists on film

Real artists on film

Next week, Toronto’s Reel Artists Film Festival brings the work of such brilliant creators as Wanda Koop, Pipilotti Rist, Sol LeWitt and Ai Weiwei to the big screen.

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February 18, 2011

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Prix de Rome winner: Samantha Lynch

Prix de Rome winner: Samantha Lynch

Samantha Lynch of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of this year’s Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners, a prestigious $34,000 annual award by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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February 15, 2011

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BIG’s museum in Greenland

BIG’s museum in Greenland

Bjarke Ingels Group has announced yet another major competition win. Along with TNT Nuuk, Rambøll Nuuk and Arkitekti, the Copenhagen/New York firm has been selected to build the new National Gallery of Greenland in Nuuk.

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February 11, 2011

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What’s on Douglas Coupland’s mind

What’s on Douglas Coupland’s mind

Canadian superstar, author and artist Douglas Coupland spoke at the Conversations in Design symposium held last week in Toronto as part of the Interior Design Show. Here’s what he had to say about modern life.

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February 3, 2011

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This week: Maison&Objet

This week: Maison&Objet

Starting tomorrow, and running until January 25, is Paris’s Maison&Objet. The mega-show covers off all types of indoor and outdoor home furnishings and accessories, including coat hooks, salad bowls, and novelty coffee mugs. Here are eight reasons to check out the show.

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January 20, 2011

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Old boards, new tricks

Old boards, new tricks

Corian boards may come and go, but nothing looks, smells or feels quite as good as a well-used, solid wood chopping board. Despite its basic design, the lowly board is still prone to retooling and reinvention. Here are eight recent variations on the kitchen classic.

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January 18, 2011

Section: Interiors

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The Bouroullec brothers for Nanimarquina

The Bouroullec brothers for Nanimarquina

Losanges, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s stunning new carpet collection for manufacturer Nanimarquina, launches next week at Maison&Objet.

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January 13, 2011

Section: Interiors

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Great Danes

Great Danes

Architect Kim Herforth Nielsen is founder of Copenhagen’s 3XN and a keynote speaker at the recent IIDEX/NeoCon trade show of contract interiors in Toronto. Herforth Nielsen does not come across as the self-promoting type, but his firm is a powerhouse: it has been winning major competitions and building concert halls, high schools and hotels across Europe. Senior editor Catherine Osborne sat down with Nielsen to discuss the evolution of one of Denmark’s most dynamic architectural firms.

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October 7, 2008

Section: Architecture