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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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10 days ago

Section: Interiors

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In Memoriam: Michael Graves

In Memoriam: Michael Graves

The American architect, who died last week at the age of 80, bucked convention throughout his career, from his embrace of postmodernism to collaborations with consumer brands and a focus on healthcare and universal accessibility.

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12 days ago

Section: Curiosity

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Frei Otto’s Pritzker, and His Legacy

Frei Otto’s Pritzker, and His Legacy

The 2015 Pritzker Prize was announced just a day after Frei Otto, the German innovator of lightweight, tensile architecture, died at the age of 89.

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17 days ago

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Jan Kaplicky’s Futuristic Visions

Jan Kaplicky’s Futuristic Visions

A new book and an exhibit at the Architectural Association in London bring together the fantastic drawings by the Prague-born architect and founder of London firm Future Systems.

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19 days ago

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Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 2)

Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 2)

Our next 10 iconic chairs launched in the three decades of Azure’s history demonstrate how designers including Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, Joris Laarman and Front literally broke the mould.

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25 days ago

Section: Design

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10 Dreamy Hotels From the Past 30 Years

10 Dreamy Hotels From the Past 30 Years

As Azure celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back on the most exciting hotel interiors of the past three decades, by such designers as Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid and Julian Schnabel.

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29 days ago

Section: Interiors

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A Smart Home that Lets the Outdoors In

A Smart Home that Lets the Outdoors In

Ben van Berkel and UNStudio design a flower-shaped, generously glazed home in North-Holland that’s fully connected to the Internet of Things.

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February 18, 2015

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Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 1)

Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 1)

For Azure’s 30th anniversary, we go way back – to the breakouts of Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola and more – and select the cult-status chairs that every design lover should know about. Here’s our first 10, and their fascinating back stories.

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February 12, 2015

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Olson Kundig Re-Animates the Tacoma Art Museum

Olson Kundig Re-Animates the Tacoma Art Museum

The Seattle architecture firm’s ambitious expansion to the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington creates space for almost 300 newly acquired works of Western American art.

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February 6, 2015

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The European Central Bank by Coop Himmelb(l)au

The European Central Bank by Coop Himmelb(l)au

The new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt merge old and new in one handsome whole.

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January 29, 2015

Section: Architecture

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