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Happy Holidays from Azure!

Happy Holidays from Azure!

Wishing you the very best for the holidays, from all of us at Azure. After a short break, we’ll be back on January 3. Meanwhile, catch up on the best architecture and design moments of 2016, plus our most popular posts of the year.

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December 24, 2016

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These Artists Are Creating Sculpture From Sound and Scent

These Artists Are Creating Sculpture From Sound and Scent

When designers translate music or fragrance into physical forms, the results are magical.

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December 20, 2016

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Out Now: The Annual Houses Issue

Out Now: The Annual Houses Issue

Our 11th annual houses issue shines a spotlight on five stunning spaces that reimagine how we live. Plus, James Corner Field Operation’s revitalized Navy Pier in Chicago, the best product launches from London Design Week, and more.

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December 19, 2016

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Niagara Falls’ Light Show Gets a High-Tech Makeover

Niagara Falls’ Light Show Gets a High-Tech Makeover

A monumental, modern illumination project at Niagara Falls respects the natural beauty of the landmark while maximizing technological opportunities.

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December 13, 2016

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The 10 Best Ideas of 2016

The 10 Best Ideas of 2016

Second in our Best of 2016 series: the ideas and concepts that, while not yet available for purchase or implementation, pack major potential for architecture, design, wellness, and the environment. As selected by our editors, these are the best ideas of 2016.

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December 13, 2016

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A Prison Restaurant Opens in Italy

A Prison Restaurant Opens in Italy

One of Turin’s largest prisons is using design as a tool for social good – by improving the decor of an in-house restaurant and inviting in the public. The hope is to create a positive path toward rehabilitation.

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December 7, 2016

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Designer Books & More, From ‘The City of Tomorrow’ to ‘Lo and Behold’

Designer Books & More, From ‘The City of Tomorrow’ to ‘Lo and Behold’

A dictionary for architectural installations, plus Werner Herzog’s reflection on the human-machine relationship and a collection of essays on the technologies changing the future of cities.

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December 7, 2016

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This Digital Darkroom App Lets Architects Easily Create Amazing Glass Effects

This Digital Darkroom App Lets Architects Easily Create Amazing Glass Effects

Forms+Surfaces’ Zoom Digital Darkroom and Image Library solve a frustrating problem for architects and designers: finding and turning nature photography into large-scale glass applications.

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December 6, 2016

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‘Streetfight’ Offers a Roadmap for Redesigning – and Reinspiring – Our Cities

‘Streetfight’ Offers a Roadmap for Redesigning – and Reinspiring – Our Cities

In her book ‘Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution,’ former NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan turns her experiences into actionable ideas for urban planners and city change-makers.

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December 5, 2016

A Trippy Installation by de Allegri and Fogale Gets Revamped

A Trippy Installation by de Allegri and Fogale Gets Revamped

Initially installed at the V&A Museum for the London Design Festival in 2015, de Allegri and Fogale’s chromatic acrylic tunnel has returned, this time remixed and reinstalled at London’s Oxo Tower Wharf.

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December 2, 2016

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