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.

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Exterior shot of Scotland's V&A Dundee design museum. Exterior shot of Scotland's V&A Dundee design museum. Exterior shot of Scotland's V&A Dundee design museum.
V&A Dundee is a Master Class in Landscape Inspired Architecture
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Exterior shot of John F. Kennedy airport's new TWA luxury hotel. Exterior shot of John F. Kennedy airport's new TWA luxury hotel. Exterior shot of John F. Kennedy airport's new TWA luxury hotel.
The TWA Hotel Gives an Old Architectural Icon New Wings
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DFAB House: the prefab home in Switzerland designed and built by robots. DFAB House: the prefab home in Switzerland designed and built by robots. DFAB House: the prefab home in Switzerland designed and built by robots.
DFAB House: The Prefab Home Designed and Built by Robots
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"The Street," a new student housing complex in India by Sanjay Puri Architects. "The Street," a new student housing complex in India by Sanjay Puri Architects. "The Street," a new student housing complex in India by Sanjay Puri Architects.
This Modern Student Housing Complex Embodies an Ancient Indian City’s Past
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The translucent Maggie Centre Barts in London. The translucent Maggie Centre Barts in London. The translucent Maggie Centre Barts in London.
The Empathetic Architecture of Maggie’s Centre Barts
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Exterior shot of the Czech Republic's new Nová Ruda Kindergarten. Exterior shot of the Czech Republic's new Nová Ruda Kindergarten. Exterior shot of the Czech Republic's new Nová Ruda Kindergarten.
At Nová Ruda Kindergarten, Learning and Play Become One
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One of furniture designer Pierre Paulin's modern chairs sits in the middle of a large art gallery. One of furniture designer Pierre Paulin's modern chairs sits in the middle of a large art gallery. One of furniture designer Pierre Paulin's modern chairs sits in the middle of a large art gallery.
This is Why Pierre Paulin’s Modern Chair Designs are Still Relevant
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Standalone shot of General Motors' new ARĪV e-bike, Standalone shot of General Motors' new ARĪV e-bike, Standalone shot of General Motors' new ARĪV e-bike,
GM’s New E-Bike Makes Urban Mobility Easier Than Ever Before
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Inside the new Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing, China. Inside the new Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing, China. Inside the new Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing, China.
Zhongshuge Chongqing: The Bookstore That Never Ends
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"Photo.Synth.Etica," a living wall (biological intelligence) that traps CO2 and cleans the air. "Photo.Synth.Etica," a living wall (biological intelligence) that traps CO2 and cleans the air. "Photo.Synth.Etica," a living wall (biological intelligence) that traps CO2 and cleans the air.
Photo.Synth.Etica: The Living Wall That Fights Climate Change
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Japan's new ARISA Humanoid Robot helper. Japan's new ARISA Humanoid Robot helper. Japan's new ARISA Humanoid Robot helper.
Is the ARISA Robot the Answer to Japan’s Labor Shortage?
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Craviations unique luxury furniture pieces, as made from repurposed aircraft salvage. Craviations unique luxury furniture pieces, as made from repurposed aircraft salvage. Craviations unique luxury furniture pieces, as made from repurposed aircraft salvage.
Craviations Turns Aircraft Salvage into Luxury Furniture
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Side view of a Robomart self-driving grocery store on wheels. Side view of a Robomart self-driving grocery store on wheels. Side view of a Robomart self-driving grocery store on wheels.
Can Robomart Succeed as a Self-Driving Grocery Store on Wheels?
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The Exocet chair being used as a pool lounger. The Exocet chair being used as a pool lounger. The Exocet chair being used as a pool lounger.
The Many Forms of the Minimalist Exocet Chair
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Aerial shot of the Red Cross Volunteer House's brick rooftop plaza. Aerial shot of the Red Cross Volunteer House's brick rooftop plaza. Aerial shot of the Red Cross Volunteer House's brick rooftop plaza.
The Bold Modesty of Denmark’s Red Cross HQ
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The Form of Wander art installation in Tampa, Florida. The Form of Wander art installation in Tampa, Florida. The Form of Wander art installation in Tampa, Florida.
Is Tampa’s “Form of Wander” Really a Place for Relaxation?
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