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The Philosopy of Bureau Spectacular, in Five Words

The Philosopy of Bureau Spectacular, in Five Words

Jimenez Lai of Los Angeles-based Bureau Spectacular works at the intersections of architecture and design, possible and practical. Here are five words that reveal Lai’s unique take on humanizing architecture and keeping things interesting.

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3 days ago

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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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10 days ago

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Top 5 Tech Breakthroughs of the Past 30 Years

Top 5 Tech Breakthroughs of the Past 30 Years

From concept to construction, here are five influential technologies that have shaped the field of architecture and design over the past 30 years of Azure.

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16 days ago

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Snøhetta’s Sweet Spot

Snøhetta’s Sweet Spot

On an Oslo rooftop, a pair of hives designed by Snøhetta make a nice home for 160,000 honey bees.

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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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17 days ago

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Designer Books: Architecture and the Unspeakable, Curationism and Rebel Architecture

Designer Books: Architecture and the Unspeakable, Curationism and Rebel Architecture

A short film that wordlessly takes viewers into buildings around the world, a book that stars Hans Ulrich Obrist and other arbiters of taste, and a doc series that explores architecturural interventions in informal communities.

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18 days ago

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Designer Books: Shigeru Ban’s Relief Structures

Designer Books: Shigeru Ban’s Relief Structures

Humanitarian Architecture delves into the projects that the Pritzker Prize laureate has created for victims of war and natural disaster.

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18 days ago

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Designer Playlist: Ben van Berkel

Designer Playlist: Ben van Berkel

The architect and designer at UNStudio, in Amsterdam, who has just completed the W.I.N.D. house among many other projects in the Netherlands and around the world, shares what he’s reading, watching and surfing.

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18 days ago

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4 Ways Björk Is the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Innovator

4 Ways Björk Is the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Innovator

With a new album out and a retrospective exhibit opening March 8th at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the musician Björk is as determined as ever to push the boundaries of performance.

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24 days ago

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AZ Awards 2015: Last Chance

AZ Awards 2015: Last Chance

Submissions to the AZ Awards 2015 are now closed. Stay tuned for further AZ Awards announcements.

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February 24, 2015

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