Category Archives: Architecture

RZLBD HOPSCOTCH EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH

You’re invited to our upcoming exhibition and book launch on Thursday, March 1st, at 401 Richmond Street West
in the UrbanSpace Gallery.

RZLBD is a boutique architectural practice based in Toronto founded by architect Reza Aliabadi. The ateliers work extends to designing buildings & objects, curating installations & expositions, and publishing a zine called rzlbdPOST. The practice is not just an ordinary operation that serves; rather like a positive virus, it contributes, communicates, challenges, and adapts itself to the needs of the project and its context.

Part monograph, part manifesto, RZLBD HOPSCOTCH questions the conventionality of the single family home through 12 built residential infill projects within the Greater Toronto Area. Exploring space through volumes and voids, RZLBD works to positively infect the urban context pixel by pixel.

BOOK LAUNCH
March 1st > 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, UrbanSpace Gallery

GALLERY EXHIBITION
March 1st – May 27th > 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, UrbanSpace Gallery

RSVP HERE

HOPSCOTCH RZLBD

Join Us in Launching Young Frank, Architect: Thursday 10 October



Please join us for a talk by award-winning illustrator and children’s author Frank Viva, followed by a book signing and light refreshments.

Frank will be doing a drawing demonstration for the little ones. (Children are welcome too …)

With its rich colour palette of greys, olives, ambers and cream (it’s printed using nine colours instead of the usual four), Young Frank, Architect is a gorgeous publication, an inspiration for budding architects and a lesson for those who think they’ve seen everything.

See our Facebook page for more details.

The Big Sale. It's Big, and It's a Sale.

Well, it’s finally starting to feel like spring, and we all know what that means:

Cleaning!

No? Okay then, let’s try:

Sale!

That’s right. In honour of the season and its renewing, motivating forces, we’ve decided to comb through our collection at the 401 Richmond store and reduce prices on a selection of products, books and magazines for pretty much all of the next month. It’s the inaugural Big Sale, and it’s aptly named, unlike our former annual Sidewalk Sale (which we were never actually allowed to have on the sidewalk).

Big Sale offerings include Bodoni’s mammoth Manual of Typography from Taschen;
$5 back issues of magazines and annuals such as Communication Arts, Archive and Print; a mixture of classic and contemporary products from Nava, Arzberg, Umbra, imm Living and Rosti; information-loaded digital weather-station clocks designed by Philippe Starck; past issues of the architecturally uplifting 2G Magazine (which has – rather sadly – just gone digital with the newest issue, so grab those printed copies while you can); and some elegant one-off pieces of silverware (because really, who says you need a table setting of four?).

We’ll be discounting these items, and more, right through to Sunday, May 26, when we’ll be open for the final day of Doors Open Toronto. (Another excellent reason to visit the 401 Richmond building, and Swipe in particular.)

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To purchase any of the products or titles mentioned here, please visit Swipe at 401 Richmond Street West, call us toll-free at 1-800-56-swipe or email us at info@swipe.com.