Design

Design Icons: 1985 to Now

Design Icons: 1985 to Now

Azure turns 30 this year. To celebrate we have produced a special web-only journal, mapping out seminal moments in architecture and design, from the rise of Memphis Group in Milan to the evolution of smart technology, driverless cars and net-zero energy buildings.

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Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

The Design Museum in London has nominated 76 projects and products as the year’s very best, displaying them in an exhibit that runs to August 23. Here are our six favourite contenders, from responsive street furniture to mushroom lamps.

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Architecture

Out Now: Azure’s 30th Anniversary Issue

Out Now: Azure’s 30th Anniversary Issue

Our May 2015 issue celebrates Toronto – which has been Azure’s home since it started in 1985. The world’s most livable city is on the rise: from the waterfront revitalization and the rebirth of Union Station to the next generation of design and architecture firms taking the city by storm.

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7 Major Milestones in Green Architecture

7 Major Milestones in Green Architecture

From the birth of Cradle to Cradle and the first solar-powered cities to the development of organic building materials, here are seven big milestones in green building we’ve seen over the past 30 years.

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Interiors

Airbnb’s Portland Office Evokes A Sense of Community

Airbnb’s Portland Office Evokes A Sense of Community

The San Francisco company employed its in-house design team – plus local makers like the Good Mod, Phloem and SuperFab – in creating a hip and cozy customer experience centre in Portland, Oregon.

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A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

Interior designer Joanna Laajisto balances lightness and sultry darkness in devising two spaces in one establishment that work together harmoniously.

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Curiosity

Out Now: Azure’s 30th Anniversary Issue

Out Now: Azure’s 30th Anniversary Issue

Our May 2015 issue celebrates Toronto – which has been Azure’s home since it started in 1985. The world’s most livable city is on the rise: from the waterfront revitalization and the rebirth of Union Station to the next generation of design and architecture firms taking the city by storm.

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Latin America’s Unique Take on Modernism

Latin America’s Unique Take on Modernism

At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition shows how the region flouted all the rules of mid-century modernism, creating absolutely original architecture.

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