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Out Now: The September Issue

Out Now: The September Issue

Azure’s annual ideas issue explores 17 game-changing designs for the (near) future, profiles three design and architecture innovators, presents the most inspired national pavilions from the Venice biennale, and so much more.

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2 days ago

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3 Controversial Architecture Projects Changing the Conversation

3 Controversial Architecture Projects Changing the Conversation

Mirvish + Gehry’s Toronto condo, Zaha Hadid’s cultural centre in Azerbaijan, and the Islamic museum proposed for Lower Manhattan have stoked debate about what architecture means beyond the building envelope.

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9 days ago

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The House of Hammocks in Vienna

The House of Hammocks in Vienna

A public space for daydreaming – Austrian firm Heri & Salli builds a second Flederhaus in the Flugheld Aspern district.

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10 days ago

A Trompe l’Oeil Art Piece that Invites You In

A Trompe l’Oeil Art Piece that Invites You In

Camouflaging a full dining set, Panya Clark Espinal’s Lost in the Wood installation plays with perception.

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10 days ago

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AZ Awards 2011: Where Are They Now?

AZ Awards 2011: Where Are They Now?

On the occasion of the fourth annual AZ Awards, we tracked down a few of the winners of our inaugural competition – including Boston’s Matter Design, London’s Campaign, and Toronto’s Alex Josephson – to see what new and exciting things they are up to.

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11 days ago

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Would You Ride This City Bicycle?

Would You Ride This City Bicycle?

Five leading design studios have partnered with five bicycle craftspeople to envision the ultimate urban mode of transportation. Their concepts are now open to a public vote, with the winning prototype destined for production.

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22 days ago

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10 More Amazing Landscape Art Works

10 More Amazing Landscape Art Works

Staged during France’s Festival des Architectures Vives, these site-specific installations – by D.O.T.S., Nas Architecture, Reset Studio and more – encourage visitors to playfully engage with the tucked-way spaces in urban centres.

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24 days ago

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6 Thought-Provoking Landscape Sculptures

6 Thought-Provoking Landscape Sculptures

Each year, the International Garden Festival at the Jardins de Métis sees the arrival of wildly inventive landscape works in Grand-Métis, Quebec. Here’s a look at what’s new in 2014.

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July 21, 2014

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Q&A: Lateral Office

Q&A: Lateral Office

The Toronto firm, which is representing Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, discusses its fascination with Nunavut and how architects can respond to the challenge of building in the north.

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July 21, 2014

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What We’re Reading: Jasper Morrison on The Good Life

What We’re Reading: Jasper Morrison on The Good Life

The British designer and proponent of the Super Normal fills a book with his photos of ordinary, anonymous – and exceptional – objects and tools found on his travels all over the world.

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July 16, 2014

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