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November Events

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It’s officially fall, but the events aren’t slowing down. This November we are celebrating architecture and design. Here are just a few events taking place this month:

2015 Design Matters Conference
November 4-6, 2015
Chicago, USA

World Architecture Festival
November 4-6, 2015
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Design Thinkers Conference
November 12-13, 2015
Toronto, Canada

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Invisible Barn

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The Invisible Barn by New York-based STPMJ is a design proposal for Folly 2014, an annual competition led by Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park. The design is a barn shaped-wooden structure covered with a reflective film on the surface that reflects the surrounding environment, highlighting different species of trees and plants, sky, ground and the seasonal changes of the site. The reflection allows the structure to smoothly assimilate with nature that allows for a novel and interactive experience. Continue reading

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When is a Kiosk Anything But?

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On a chilly February night last week, the Artscape Wychwood Barns opened their doors to student designers and the general public to host their first crowdsourced design jury. When the Barns were acquired by Artscape, a not for profit organization that “develops and manages unique multi-tenant facilities that deliver sustainable and below-market production, rehearsal, exhibition and living space for artists, creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and cultural organizations”, in 2001, the City of Toronto was planning to demolish the site which had been sitting unused since 1992. Continue reading

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