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A Warship Is Reborn as an ‘Art Reef’ in the British Virgin Islands

A Warship Is Reborn as an ‘Art Reef’ in the British Virgin Islands

Seventy-five years after surviving Pearl Harbor, a US Navy ship has been repurposed as the BVI Art Reef, an underwater gallery where art and science meet.

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May 31, 2017

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A Travelling Hotel in the Welsh Countryside

A Travelling Hotel in the Welsh Countryside

Eight pop-up hotel rooms, selected in an international design competition, have been installed in Snowdonia, Wales as part of Epic Retreats, a movable glamping resort.

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May 30, 2017

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Pratt Institute Students Propose Design Solutions for Alzheimer’s Patients

Pratt Institute Students Propose Design Solutions for Alzheimer’s Patients

At ICFF, Pratt Institute students won an Editors’ Award for ‘Design for the Mind’ – their collection of compassionate designs for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers.

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May 29, 2017

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Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Revealed

Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Revealed

The design competition for Ottawa’s Memorial to the Victims of Communism has concluded with the announcement that Arc of Memory – a “living calendar” concept from a team led by Toronto architect Paul Raff – is the winner.

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May 19, 2017

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How Good Design Increased an Indie Ice Cream Maker’s Sales by 50%

How Good Design Increased an Indie Ice Cream Maker’s Sales by 50%

When Brooklyn treat-maker Van Leeuwen ice cream hired Pentagram to refresh its branding, the goal was a stronger visual identity. The result was an unbelievable uptick in sales.

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May 15, 2017

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Hear Architect Michael Green in Toronto Next Week, on Why Wood is Good

Hear Architect Michael Green in Toronto Next Week, on Why Wood is Good

Green, Omar Gandhi and John Hemsworth will join Azure at [email protected] Canada on May 18 to discuss innovations for the humble material.

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May 9, 2017

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Out Now: The Office Issue

Out Now: The Office Issue

The June 2017 issue of Azure, now on newsstands, takes a close look at how worker health and wellness are being woven into office design in order to boost productivity and creativity. Plus, a safe haven for veterans in L.A., a new model for medicinal marijuana dispensaries, and more.

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May 8, 2017

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UNStudio and SCAPE Propose Stress-Busting Pods for the Workplace

UNStudio and SCAPE Propose Stress-Busting Pods for the Workplace

The cost of stress – for both people and their workplaces – has been under the microscope of late. Could these breakout pods, equipped with high-tech relaxation techniques, be the solution?

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May 8, 2017

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Bruce Mau on How Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

Bruce Mau on How Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

The Canadian designer and creator of the main exhibit at EDIT, Toronto’s inaugural design biennial, talks to Azure about the revolutionary power of design methodology.

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May 8, 2017

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Meet Massimiliano Fuksas, the 2017 AZ Awards Guest of Honour

Meet Massimiliano Fuksas, the 2017 AZ Awards Guest of Honour

On June 23, the winners of the 2017 AZ Awards will be revealed, and joining in the celebration will be Azure’s guest of honour, renowned Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.

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May 1, 2017

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