Products & Trends

decorative-glass

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
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Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
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Three exemplars of modern workplace design

A recent AgilQuest webinar profiling exemplary projects showcased workplace design features inspired by Hollywood, millennials and technology.
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Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
Gen Z

Preparing the workplace for Gen Z

If organizations want to be ready when Gen Z enters the workforce five years from now, it’s time to start designing with this demographic cohort in mind, says Kay Sargent.
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T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
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2016: The year of kids in condos?

If Ben Myers’ big prediction for 2016 pans out, kids’ play spaces could become the hottest amenity in the condo market.
luxury vinyl tile

LVT gains ground in commercial markets

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is gaining ground. The luxurious-looking product also promises a long lifespan, but this requires proper care.
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Creating timeless kitchens

From countertops and cabinets, to appliances to islands, here are some of today's hottest kitchen design trends that will have long-lasting appeal.
Match Marketing

Match Marketing forgoes move for office reno

The recent renovation of Match Marketing’s Mississauga offices delivered a cafe and patio — both features that have become must-haves for ad agencies.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.
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The fine art of managing samples

With so many samples to juggle, and as technology has become forever intertwined in our lives, documenting information in a digital format appears to be the perfect solution.
Benefits of radiant heating

Benefits of radiant heating

Radiant heating provides a range of benefits, including improved comfort and freedom to place furniture where desired without worrying about radiators, grills or heat vents.
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2015 kitchen design trends

Like the fashion scene, kitchen design trends change from year to year. So, what are the latest styles being embraced by designers in 2015?
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The latest trends in hardwood floors

Wider boards, textured surfaces, and natural grey toned patinas are the current trends in hardwood floors.
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The growing appeal of large format tiles

In the late 2000s, a new type of tile developed out of Europe that was both very large and very thin. Today, large format tiles have tremendous versatility and appeal.
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Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was