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Deconstructing Karim Rashid’s Decant Bottle for Stratus

Deconstructing Karim Rashid’s Decant Bottle for Stratus

Karim Rashid talks to Azure’s editorial director Nelda Rodger about designing the Decant bottle, designing for content and when to stop designing.

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12 days ago

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Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood Imagine Workwear for Dream Jobs

Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood Imagine Workwear for Dream Jobs

Designers and artists, including Erwin Wurm, Faye Toogood, Issey Miyake, and Vivienne Westwood, participate in Italian designer Alessandro Guerriero’s Workwear exhibition – a series of fantastical garments for fantastical occupations.

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February 3, 2017

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The Venice Biennale and the Battle for Quality of Life

The Venice Biennale and the Battle for Quality of Life

What emerges at the Venice Biennale, curated by Pritzker laureate Alejandro Aravena – and featuring 88 firms from 37 countries – is a hopeful picture of architecture with a more relevant scope, whether in the developed or developing world.

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September 30, 2016

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National Pavilions: Report from the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

National Pavilions: Report from the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Highlights of the national exhibitions – including those from France, Japan and Australia – on display at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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June 13, 2016

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The Director’s Cut: Report from the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

The Director’s Cut: Report from the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Reporting from the Front, curated by Alejandro Aravena, brings together diverse responses to social, political and environmental issues.

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June 7, 2016

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A Preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

A Preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The Venice Architecture Biennale kicks off next week. The world’s biggest and most important architectural exhibition aims to be expand architecture’s scope. But it may even call architecture to task for the abysmal conditions under which some buildings are made.

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May 19, 2016

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Meet Gaetano Pesce, Guest of Honour at the 2016 AZ Awards Gala

Meet Gaetano Pesce, Guest of Honour at the 2016 AZ Awards Gala

The legendary designer Gaetano Pesce will be Azure’s guest of honour at the AZ Awards gala in June. Here are his thoughts on the importance of originality, technology and staying true to your own vision.

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May 4, 2016

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Maison et Objet 2016: What We Saw and Loved

Maison et Objet 2016: What We Saw and Loved

Lasvit’s candy-coloured lamps, Alessi’s inventive clocks and Kristalia’s graceful leather chairs were just a few of the highlights of Maison et Objet, which took place last month in Paris.

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February 5, 2016

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Interview with Zita Cobb

Interview with Zita Cobb

The force behind the revitalization of Fogo Island through geo-tourism and art, Zita Cobb talks about what inspired the decision to use her personal fortune to make a difference there.

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February 23, 2015

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2014 North American Holcim Awards Winners

2014 North American Holcim Awards Winners

The winning North American projects in this competition for sustainable building showcase innovative ways to deal with flooding and new biologically based materials.

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September 24, 2014

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