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Designer Playlist: Sebastian Herkner

Designer Playlist: Sebastian Herkner

Furniture and product designer Sebastian Herkner, who created the Das Haus installation at this week’s IMM Cologne, on where he finds inspiration.

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17 days ago

Section: Curiosity

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What to See at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival

What to See at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Toronto Design Week kicks off today, and Azure is there – on the ground, cameras in hand, every step of the way. Here are eight must-see offsite shows we’ll be visiting in the week ahead.

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19 days ago

Section: Design

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A Stunningly Minimal Gallery in Beijing

A Stunningly Minimal Gallery in Beijing

Local firm Arch Studio has converted a traditional Chinese house into the Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery, by deploying screens at every turn to organize space while maintaining a sense of zen-like simplicity.

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30 days ago

Section: Interiors

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A Colour-Filled “Toy House” in São Paulo

A Colour-Filled “Toy House” in São Paulo

Local firm Pascali Semerdjian Architects has created a playful, low-maintenance space for leisure activities, just a stone’s throw from a family home in Brazil’s largest city.

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January 5, 2016

Section: Interiors

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Canada’s Team for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Revealed

Canada’s Team for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Revealed

In 2016, a team of architects and multimedia artists led by OPSYS of Toronto will represent Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale, exploring the ways resource extraction has shaped the country’s landscape and culture.

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December 9, 2015

Section: Architecture

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Toronto’s Partisans is on a Winning Streak

Toronto’s Partisans is on a Winning Streak

The architecture studio’s co-founder Alex Josephson has been named winner of the Design Exchange’s Emerging Designer Competition. It is just one of a recent string of accolades for the burgeoning firm.

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November 23, 2015

Section: Design

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Twenty + Change: Next Generation

Twenty + Change: Next Generation

In Toronto, the Twenty + Change exhibit of emerging Canadian firms – including Polymétis, Luc Bouliane and Peter Sampson Architecture – offers a glimpse of what tomorrow’s architecture has in store.

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November 20, 2015

Section: Architecture

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Highlights from the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards

Highlights from the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards

The 2015 World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of its annual awards – here are some of the prestigious program’s highlights.

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November 9, 2015

Section: Architecture

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One Parking Sign to Rule Them All

One Parking Sign to Rule Them All

Graphic designer Nicole Sylianteng has come up with a single street sign that puts all parking restrictions in one place, and is legible to all – even people with colour-blindness.

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November 5, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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Behind the Scenes of Drake’s <em>Hotline Bling</em>

Behind the Scenes of Drake’s Hotline Bling

We spoke with the Hotline Bling design team to get the inside scoop on how the strikingly graphic video’s beautiful lighting effects were achieved.

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October 30, 2015

Section: Design

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