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10 Standout Ideas by Up-and-Coming Designers

10 Standout Ideas by Up-and-Coming Designers

The Pure Talents Contest for up-and-coming designers is an annual highlight of imm Cologne, Germany’s residential furniture fair. Back from the show, David Dick-Agnew picks the best ideas by the young designers who wowed him most.

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January 27, 2017

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Todd Bracher’s Das Haus Imagines a Home That Balances “Mind, Body and Soul”

Todd Bracher’s Das Haus Imagines a Home That Balances “Mind, Body and Soul”

On the floor at German furniture fair imm Cologne, David Dick-Agnew speaks to the New York industrial designer about his interpretation of Das Haus, the annual installation focused on the future of domestic space.

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January 16, 2017

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5 Product Launches That Prove Curves Are Back

5 Product Launches That Prove Curves Are Back

Want a peek at the fresh new furniture and lighting that will launch in the coming year? Look no further than the imm Cologne 2017 international interiors show, opening on January 16. Here are five upcoming debuts which suggest that — when it comes to furniture and lighting — there are curves ahead.

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January 10, 2017

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Talking with Wolf D. Prix about his Shenzhen ‘Cloud’

Talking with Wolf D. Prix about his Shenzhen ‘Cloud’

MOCAPE, the latest masterwork from Viennese architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, hides an unusual secret inside its imposing geometrical walls. Firm founder Wolf D. Prix tells Azure about ‘the Cloud.’

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January 6, 2017

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How Virtual Reality is Changing the Game for Architects

How Virtual Reality is Changing the Game for Architects

Virtual reality technology is taking hold in the worlds of architecture and design, giving firms a powerful tool for sharing their projects.

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December 27, 2016

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Designer Playlist: Patricia Urquiola

Designer Playlist: Patricia Urquiola

The Spanish designer dishes on what gives her good vibes.

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November 17, 2016

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A Sneak Peek Inside NADAAA’s University of Toronto Revamp

A Sneak Peek Inside NADAAA’s University of Toronto Revamp

Perhaps the biggest expansion and restoration project ever undertaken by a Canadian school, One Spadina – the future home of the University of Toronto’s faculty of architecture – is shaping up to be a skillful blend of past and future.

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November 8, 2016

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New Rome EUR Convention Hall Hosts a Ghostly Intervention

New Rome EUR Convention Hall Hosts a Ghostly Intervention

Levitating in the main atrium of Italy’s latest megastructure – New Rome EUR Convention Hall by local firm Studio Fuksas – a cocoon-like insertion brings an otherworldly presence to Rome’s business district.

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November 3, 2016

Section: Architecture

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13 Spooky Designs for Halloween Lovers

13 Spooky Designs for Halloween Lovers

For Halloween, we’ve rounded up 13 of the most grisly, unsettling and spooky designs both new and old, from skeleton-inspired furniture and lighting to a chair that hides a disappearing ghost.

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October 30, 2016

Section: Curiosity

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Didzis Jaunzems Conjures Up a Swarm of Bats in Latvia

Didzis Jaunzems Conjures Up a Swarm of Bats in Latvia

On the grounds of an 18th-century Baroque manor, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture installed a swarm of paper bats 10,000 strong.

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October 28, 2016

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