Lisa Mok speaks of sitting around a table with friends and family. Perhaps the dinner-goers have drunk and eaten a bit too much, but they are happy, comfortable—and in love with the world through the lens of the room. “It’s a very beautiful moment in time where everybody seems to be truly blessed,” she says. Mok started thinking of ways …
There are tons of tall buildings going up, especially in Toronto, so we chose this list based not on size but on innovation and impact.
India Mahdavi is one of few people who have a forthright answer when asked to concisely define her style. But her answer, like her work, contains multitudes.
A facade of mahogany slats is inspired by the way branches provide shade yet allow sunlight to enter, creating the inside-outside blurring that both West Coast Modern homes and many East Asian styles are famous for.
Hunt’s process involves moving between mediums, and speaking with him, one can tell he lives in motion, with thoughts and words carefully chosen with a fluid precision.
A staid brutalism flirts with airy woods, with the percentage of both varying from room to room, as if a dualism is playing out in the materials.
Anything that bears the prancing horse logo is going to be much, much more powerful than most other things on the road at any given time.
A beautiful sculptural home in Lagos, Portugal that blends seamlessly with the old city, concealing a modern oasis inside.
It comes with a glimpse of a future completely in context of a tradition and of the singular artistic visions of its creators, Tosin Oshinowo and Chrissa Amuah
NCaved can only be described as a minimalist’s bunker.
“TAG Heuer and Porsche have common history and values, of course, but more importantly, we share an attitude,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.
Now, however, the more structured hats of yesteryear are having a comeback; and the success of Jaycow is evidence of that.
Like the surrounding mountains, the structure towers and juts in a sculptural way, marking itself as more than just a dwelling.
It is an emotional landscape that presents a vision of our own turmoil, but also the effects of light, of walking in the world and observing.
Her firm’s philosophy counters the monumentalism of Europe with the expansive territory of the Americas so that the architecture is “confused” with the environment.
True Outliers functions like a members-only club: it approves whether or not applicants can buy one of its parkas.
Partisans has been making waves in the Canadian architecture scene with a unique combinations of futuristic wave forms and wood. In this stunning house, the waves are literal.
More characteristic of an artist studio or an installation, the showroom allows clients to see the pieces in situ, inspiring onlookers to appreciate the creative prowess of the company and the city from which it comes.
Brightness and functionality are on the menu for 2021.
Made with prefabricated materials from BC Passive House in Pemberton, Buckhorn represents the lineage of passive housing in British Columbia, which began in in the province during the 2010 Olympics with the Lost Lake PassivHaus.
The 30 year design odyssey in Victoria was completed by a former associate of Erickson’s, John Graham.
What happens when you mix the paintings of famed surrealist René Margritte with the campy splendor of 1984’s Splash starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah?
The story behind this home sounds like that of an intrepid pioneer, which gives the evident contemporaneousness of the building an extra layer of charm.
In Daniel Marcello’s world, these vehicles are built for the toughest situations while still being aesthetically pleasing, allowing for a seamless transition between city and backcountry.
Originally from Ontario, Danylchuk has worked in a variety of roles, from fashion to set design, that have exposed her to the full breadth of the creative process.
A future encampment where all the technics of modernity are applied to the minimal comforts of life tucked within the harsh fold of nature.
The 2,100-square-foot chalet is located in the village of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François on the St. Lawrence River, an hour’s drive from Quebec City.
Lounging seems to be the raison d’être of this build.
Viberg works with small, old-world manufacturers, including family-run tanneries across Europe.
Hounds Vodka, a Canadian company, infuses its vodka with fulvic minerals and humic acid to turn it a deep, velvety black
Knowledge of a place generally helps shape structure, and the only way to achieve such knowledge is through being with the environment.
Not all puffers are made equal, but all of these puffers are made by Canadian companies.
Remarkably, when deciding how to expand the property, the architects decided to go up instead of out.
Interestingly, Hadid got her start in object design and interiors, so in many ways this chess set represents a coming-full-circle of her work.
With massive columns propping up an overhanging roof at the edge of the forest, this house, from certain angles, looks more like a temple to sport than a chalet.
The work was inspired by a fictitious traveler from England who “lived many moons in Turkey and Morocco.”
Hawaii is a popular vacation spot among Canadians, but its architectural scene is often overlooked. However, the latest project by Walker Warner Architects, a compound of sorts that incorporates modern and Indigenous design, is hard to miss and even harder to disregard.
Overall winners and the “Best of the Best” in Canada.
COVID is radically affecting the makeup of our cities, and we need a plan for what habitation will look like going forward.
Organizing and executing the work of putting together an exhibition is challenging at the moment.
None of these houses are actually haunted (as far as we know), but the milieu suggests the weird and eerie, and sometimes that’s enough.
A handmade and bespoke ethos reverberates through the makings of both this legendary whisky house as well as that of its partner, Aston Martin.
Instead of mountain or ocean views, Edgemont Residence faces a deep, forested ravine.
The Hollywood Hills House was a project Becker began while working at Olson Kundig and finished with Mutuus.
The Montreal architecture firm has created a fortress of wellness in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The key to these styles is versatility and durability.
The structure recalls in some ways Newfoundland’s traditional saltbox style: two storeys with sheer walls and a pitched roof.
Beyond Walls is an ongoing project in which interlinked human arms are painted on the ground in different locales around the world, symbolically connecting people over distinct geographies.
An immaculate guesthouse for lovers of the lake.
Online programming, live events, and more.
The famous surf town comes together to deal with the tensions of safety and tourism.
Biophilic design in the city is not always easy.
Legendary architect and designer Frank Gehry has designed a stunning decanter to celebrate the iconic product of the renowned French maison.
We are pleased to announce the rollout of NUVO’s new video series.
The way we organize our intimate, physical space has a lasting relationship with the way we think and experience life.
From sporty hybrids to its first fully electric vehicles.
The garden path from fashionable beauty to flowers is one walked from the ancient poets right to the present.
Some restrictions and the privileging of pass holders.
Known for their incorporation of rustic elements into a holistic chic, the Peart twins have optimized the resort in its recent redesign, both aesthetically and functionally.
The celebrity couple’s wedding a ray of happiness in dark times.
An hour north of Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s west coast, a one-mile stretch of coastline on lush, sloping land is the site of Mandarina, the newcomer to the One&Only collection of luxury resorts and the first branded residences.
Ian Williams is concerned with social honesty expressed through immaculate craft. In a time when many novels try to jockey for the hippest or most woke, Williams deals with the messy ambiguities, which is why a family is the perfect vehicle.
A house that rises out of the bedrock like the mountains that surround it.
The Ontario-based designer creates futuristic furniture for superstars like Drake and The Weeknd.
A vehicle that is capable both on the road and in the sky.
These patios, either long running or newly built, offer amazing food in the fresh air with great design and even better views of the city.
Beautiful Beach Houses: Living in Stunning Coastal Escapes takes readers on a journey of design and waves.
We’ve selected some contemporary manufacturers who are making porcelain tableware with a modern twist by incorporating exciting innovations in the design or production.
NUVO Thoughts: Privacy may well become more and more coveted, but its connotations will change, as things often do in dire times.
Toronto designers Samer Shaath and Kevin Chan are the duo behind upstart firm NIVEK REMAS, and all their projects take on distinct forms to fit the specific situation.
When it comes to road trips, there are almost too many considerations to list but we’ve done our best to think of everything from tents to CBD-infused pillows.
Since other forms of travel have been all but eliminated for the time being, Canadian scenic drives might be the salve that the wanderlust-stricken soul is yearning for.
The house features the circular shapes of ultra-modern design usually associated with the ostentatious mansions of Los Angeles but with softer wooden accents.
With so much of leisure shifting away from the city and perfectly paved roads, it makes sense as a way to reinvigorate the more than 100-year-old brand.
The duo focused on the material vernacular of the region to construct the cabin.
As remote becomes more and more the keyword of luxury travel, sustainable and seamless interface with the environs should continue to be paramount in design.
From Tofino to Halifax.
Support for businesses has been a crucial step in keeping Canada’s populations afloat.
Some highlights, exciting and not, from the first remote WWDC.
Enviable designs of private pools across the nation.
The idea behind LOGE is a revival of the idyllic energy of the 1970s road-trip culture that surrounded surfing, camping, and hiking.
Not being able to figure something out immediately may be a very good thing indeed.
Vancouver-based interior designer Karin Bohn is now one of the stars of Netflix’s Restaurants on the Edge.
It’s no surprise that many are searching for Vancouver restaurants with patios open for dine-in.
Summer architecture, in theory, would create a vibe that perpetuates warm-weather feelings throughout the year, and the outdoor spaces are the stuff of movies and memory.
During the ongoing COVID pandemic, we as a society have had to come to terms with the problems and opportunities of digital learning.
A list highlighting camping, architecture, and lodges that celebrate the natural beauty of Quebec.
Built in a charming house, the design incorporates patinas, glass, LEDs, acacia wood, and prefabricated steel—as well as graphic art work by Janko Dočekal.
There are always some innovative imaginings taking form in the True North. Here are some of the best and brightest furniture designers in Canada.
Bender’s premature death announcement in some ways prefigures his eventual eclipse in the history of Canadian imagination.
Peru’s history is in the architecture and stories of the people, like the changing textures in the strata of the Andes, streaming by like a living film reel in the window of the Hiram Bingham.
Digital creation allows for an intensity of colour or an unreal lack thereof, all set in realistic worlds uncannily separate from our own.
While we don’t recommend escapism for all your city-borne ills, having a place to go that is outside the sphere of your everyday life has its obvious benefits.
As I hunkered down to work from my apartment in East Vancouver, my mind started to turn more often toward the country where I was born. I understand that many Canadians are inundated by the American news cycle, and for the first time in my life I have received a sustained view of my birthplace from the outside
When someone wants to change the aesthetics of a city or of a scene, they usually start with the restaurants and bars, the hotels and parks, or even the street signs and information placards. Rarely do people, except for those interested in general style trends, focus on a house or a room.
On the outskirts of Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood, local, sustainably-sourced ingredients converge in Marta Café + Pantry.
The specificity of rudimentary shapes and colours in compound ways illustrate the intersection between form and function so often talked about, but rarely achieved on such a level.
Without socializing to escape the screen, I find myself checking the infection numbers like someone monitoring a game they have a lot of money riding on. The problems are all compounded.
Luis Barragán described his work as “emotional architecture.” His use of vivid colours is to modernist design what Frida Kahlo was to visual art: a contribution to an artistic and intellectual movement that does not eschew vibrancy nor humanism.
Some may say classical music is dead, but so is Edward Elgar, and that doesn’t stop the composer’s music triumphantly reverberating from the bow of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.