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A Beijing Tea House Blends New and Old

A Beijing Tea House Blends New and Old

Local firm Arch Studio composes a modern tea house and restaurant in a Beijing hutong using a series of modernist light-wells to frame centuries-old houses.

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9 days ago

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Summer Reading: 6 Books for Art Lovers

Summer Reading: 6 Books for Art Lovers

There are few better ways to pass a hot summer afternoon than lounging in the shade, lemonade at the ready, book in hand. We’ve rounded up six books for art lovers – especially large-scale and installation art – that are sure to delight.

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19 days ago

Section: Curiosity

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The Fort McMurray Airport Terminal Is a Prairie Oasis

The Fort McMurray Airport Terminal Is a Prairie Oasis

Vancouver firm OMB has designed a tranquil and expansive terminal for this booming international airport in Wood Buffalo, Alberta.

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22 days ago

Section: Architecture

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Bulgari Hotel’s Secret Garden in Milan

Bulgari Hotel’s Secret Garden in Milan

For a discreet corner of the Bulgari Hotel Milano’s private garden, Cassina Contract, working with local firm Fase Modus Architettura, has crafted a casual-chic lounge that oozes sophistication.

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July 21, 2015

Section: Interiors

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Studio WM Diffuses Fragrances Beautifully

Studio WM Diffuses Fragrances Beautifully

Rotterdam’s Studio WM delved into the world of fragrance production, and used insight on the different ways scents can be dispersed to shape the forms of three stunning diffusers.

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July 7, 2015

Section: Design

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Experiments in Micro-Architecture

Experiments in Micro-Architecture

An exhibition by the Boston Society of Architects highlights the unique role of installations to a studio’s growth, with site-specific works by IK Studio, NADAAA and others.

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July 4, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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Basket Beauties: Modern Twists on Woven Works

Basket Beauties: Modern Twists on Woven Works

Weaving is enjoying a comeback, with designers exploring novel ways to recharge an ancient tradition. These two projects – by Matali Crasset and Nendo – bring the trend to new dimensions.

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June 26, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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Barber Osgerby’s Animal Rugs Capture a Sense of Play

Barber Osgerby’s Animal Rugs Capture a Sense of Play

Barber Osberby’s latest designs for The Rug Company extend their collection of wildlife-themed rugs with four new animals. Azure sat down with Jay Osgerby and The Rug Company co-founder Christopher Sharp to learn more about the unusual collaboration.

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June 25, 2015

Section: Design

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Fresh Takes on Ye Olde Candle Holders

Fresh Takes on Ye Olde Candle Holders

Amassing four dozen candelabra, candlesticks and candle holders from established and emerging studios, an exhibit by American Design Club presented new perspectives on a traditional object.

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June 15, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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Moss and Concrete Define This Salon in Krakow

Moss and Concrete Define This Salon in Krakow

Warsaw firm Faab Architektura brings a smartly programmed space to life using a small but vibrant palette of materials.

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June 9, 2015

Section: Interiors

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