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Zaha Hadid first woman to receive Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Zaha Hadid first woman to receive Royal Gold Medal for architecture

The world’s most famous woman architect, and one of its most controversial, has received Britain’s highest award for architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Royal Gold Medal. Zaha Hadid received the honour in London, the first woman ever to get the medal, which has been given annually since 1848. The medal is awarded… Continue Reading

Tridel releases floor plans for chic new Parfait condos

Tridel releases floor plans for chic new Parfait condos

Tridel has released floor plans for two suites at its brand new Parfait boutique condominiums in North York. The newest and final addition to the hugely successful Atria community on Sheppard Avenue east of the 404, Parfait is being called “the cherry on top.” The sweet fruit and food imagery pervades the “deliciously priced, delectably… Continue Reading

Winning design for Canadian building trades monument revealed

Winning design for Canadian building trades monument revealed

A veteran Nova Scotia sculptor and an award-winning architect from the same province have been selected to design a new monument to Canada’s building trades. Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, co-founder of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects and sculptor John Greer won the design competition, which attracted submissions from forty design teams. The Canadian Building Trades Monument will be… Continue Reading

Greener retail better for customer health, wellbeing, and profit: report

Greener retail better for customer health, wellbeing, and profit: report

Retailers could attract more customers, sell more goods and make more money if they made their stores “greener,” according to a report from the World Green Building Council (WGBC). The report, Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit, is a companion study to an earlier WGBC report… Continue Reading

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Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

By Sassa Brown — Extravagant chef’s kitchens are not necessary in pulling off spectacular meals that will amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can create delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the comfort of your own home, even if that home is a small condo with less than 800 square feet of total space. How…

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

Small spaces can feel quite cramped, especially when your family starts to grow. If you have grown accustomed to larger homes with backyards and guest rooms, the change in size and space can be even more daunting. However, it does not have to completely overwhelm you. Decorating in splashes of color, particularly light colours, can…

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Millennials are used to being blamed for all of society’s ills, from workplace recruitment issues to short inventory supply in real estate markets.  In reality, they’re mostly a victim of demographics. If they “boomerang” back to their parents homes it’s because they’re priced out of the hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver. As more and…

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