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Interior Design Show Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Center, North Building, Toronto
From January 19, 2017 to 22 January, 2017
With 19 consecutive years as one of North America’s leading design conferences and as the first global design fair of the year, the Interior Design Show (IDS17) is an annual catalyst to discover the latest design trends and innovations from across Canada and around the globe. The Interior Designer Show curators have forecasted some of the top trends for 2017 inspiring the direction of design for the year to come.
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Construction begins on Poland’s tallest tower designed by Foster + Partners
The construction of a new flagship development, Varso by international real estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an office tower designed by Foster + Partners, has commenced with completion scheduled for 2020. It presents a unique new hotspot for businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city centre. Varso Tower, at 53 stories (310 metres) will be the tallest building in Poland offering generous, flexible modern office spaces.
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The Architect’s studio Wang Shu
The Architect’s Studio is a new series of Louisiana exhibitions focusing on a new generation of pace-setting and prize-winning architects. The series intends to show developments among contemporary architects whose sustainable and socially aware practices take on the challenges of globalization. The first exhibition of this series focuses on Chinese architect Wang Shu.
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Zoe Robertson’s oversized flockOmania creations meld jewellery with performance
The Cass, London Metropolitan University presents ‘FlockOmania’, an exhibition created by jewellery artist and Cass alumna Zoe Robertson, on show at the Cass Bank Gallery from 9 to 26 January 2017. ‘FlockOmania’ showcases wearable objects that explore the interrelationship between jewellery and performance, blurring the lines between these two apparently unrelated worlds, and involving sound, film, dance and photography in the process.
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World Design Rankings
WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 88 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2016.
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Wave Housing by SAAHA AS
Wave Housing is situated in Otes, the suburban neighbourhood of Sarajevo, with the river and mountains as its close and distant surroundings.
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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Infinitus Plaza in Guangzhou
To be built as eight storeys and defined as a series of infinite rings that enhance connectivity, Zaha Hadid Architects has announced that ‘Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza’ in China, has broken ground. The sinuous layout of the Zaha Hadid-designed building mimics the symbol for infinity.