Phil Roberts

Phil Roberts is a design writer based in Montreal, Canada. He also works as a design consultant for various companies in the creative industries. He has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where he majored in architectural design and minored in Canadian studies and Spanish. See more of his work at philroberts.ca, or connect with Phil on Linkedin.

Articles

The lattice-like atomic make-up of graphene. The lattice-like atomic make-up of graphene. The lattice-like atomic make-up of graphene.
How Graphene Could Change the Face of the Fashion Industry
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Samsung's new Infinity Flex Display foldable smartphone (unfolded) Samsung's new Infinity Flex Display foldable smartphone (unfolded) Samsung's new Infinity Flex Display foldable smartphone (unfolded)
Could Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone Make Life Easier?
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Front exterior of Houghton ZM, a modern Johannesburg home by SAOTA. Front exterior of Houghton ZM, a modern Johannesburg home by SAOTA. Front exterior of Houghton ZM, a modern Johannesburg home by SAOTA.
The Expansive Comforts of Johannesburg’s Modern Homes
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La Marseillaise, designed by Jean Nouvel. La Marseillaise, designed by Jean Nouvel. La Marseillaise, designed by Jean Nouvel.
The French Beauty That is Jean Nouvel’s La Marseillaise
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Exterior shot of a prefab home assembled by Plant Prefab. Exterior shot of a prefab home assembled by Plant Prefab. Exterior shot of a prefab home assembled by Plant Prefab.
Why Amazon is Starting to Invest in Our Homes
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Close-up of the bricks that make up the Parking House Ejler Bille's front facade. Close-up of the bricks that make up the Parking House Ejler Bille's front facade. Close-up of the bricks that make up the Parking House Ejler Bille's front facade.
Parking House Ejler Bille is a Prime Example of Human Scale Infrastructure
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One of the house boats being built in Amsterdam's Schoonship community. One of the house boats being built in Amsterdam's Schoonship community. One of the house boats being built in Amsterdam's Schoonship community.
Amsterdam Wants to Create Europe’s Most Sustainable Floating Neighborhood
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Pictures of the renovated Auckland Waterfront area. Pictures of the renovated Auckland Waterfront area. Pictures of the renovated Auckland Waterfront area.
Why Aucklanders Love Their Industrial Waterfront
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Biomega's new SIN electric car. Biomega's new SIN electric car. Biomega's new SIN electric car.
The Beauty of Biomega’s Affordable, Lightweight Electric Vehicle
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Renderings of the new Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium at Howard Terminal. Renderings of the new Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium at Howard Terminal. Renderings of the new Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium at Howard Terminal.
Will the Oakland Athletics Finally Get a New Stadium?
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Exterior shot of the Norra Tornen's Innovationen Tower. Exterior shot of the Norra Tornen's Innovationen Tower. Exterior shot of the Norra Tornen's Innovationen Tower.
How Will Norra Tornen Affect Stockholm?
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Exterior shot of Desert City at night, with all the lights on inside and cacti visible in the foreground. Exterior shot of Desert City at night, with all the lights on inside and cacti visible in the foreground. Exterior shot of Desert City at night, with all the lights on inside and cacti visible in the foreground.
How Madrid’s Desert City Encourages Sustainable Water Use
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A shoe featured in Adidas and TFL's upcoming subway-themed sneaker collection for women. A shoe featured in Adidas and TFL's upcoming subway-themed sneaker collection for women. A shoe featured in Adidas and TFL's upcoming subway-themed sneaker collection for women.
Will Adidas’ Subway-Themed Sneakers Increase Public Transit Use?
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A proposal that sees Montreal's old MR-63 subway cars being turned into a multidisciplinary building in the city's innovation district. A proposal that sees Montreal's old MR-63 subway cars being turned into a multidisciplinary building in the city's innovation district. A proposal that sees Montreal's old MR-63 subway cars being turned into a multidisciplinary building in the city's innovation district.
Montrealers are Finding New Uses for Old Subway Cars
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Rendering of a Roboat taxi picking up passengers along one of Amsterdam's many canals. Rendering of a Roboat taxi picking up passengers along one of Amsterdam's many canals. Rendering of a Roboat taxi picking up passengers along one of Amsterdam's many canals.
Can Autonomous Boats Change a City?
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Rendering for a 150-plus-person homeless shelter in Los Angeles. Designed by DLR Group and EPT Design. Rendering for a 150-plus-person homeless shelter in Los Angeles. Designed by DLR Group and EPT Design. Rendering for a 150-plus-person homeless shelter in Los Angeles. Designed by DLR Group and EPT Design.
Why We Should Support LA’s New Community-Based Homeless Shelters
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