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The Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recognized buildings worldwide for their innovation. Winners included the Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada (pictured) and the first-ever Innovation award to Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi for its computer sun screen.

In other news, Amy Helfand launches a new rug line, and Richmond gets a rebrand. See the headlines after the jump.

CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2012 | Arch Daily
The Natural World, in Wool | New York Times
Can The Old South Rebrand Itself? Richmond Tries, With A Dynamic New Logo | Fast Company

(Image: MAD Architects via Arch Daily)