Interiors

10 Memorable Retail Shops of the Past 30 Years

10 Memorable Retail Shops of the Past 30 Years

From the first Muji shops to Yabu Pushelberg’s breakout project, here are 10 momentous retail interiors that we have seen over 30 years of Azure magazine.

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7 days ago

A Sojourn in a 12th-Century Paris Monastery

A Sojourn in a 12th-Century Paris Monastery

In something of a divine intervention, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku installed the contemporary Fontevraud Hotel within the limestone walls of one of the world’s best-preserved abbeys.

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9 days ago

An Urban Oasis in Paris

An Urban Oasis in Paris

Dominique Coulon uses soft light to turn a neglected pool into a tranquil urban oasis.

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10 days ago

Munich’s Über-Stylish Pop-Up Hotel

Munich’s Über-Stylish Pop-Up Hotel

Creative personalities transform a telecom building into a hip hotel – the Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar in Munich’s Glockenbach district.

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11 days ago

Faye Toogood’s Trailblazing Agender Concept for Selfridges

Faye Toogood’s Trailblazing Agender Concept for Selfridges

For a department store in London, UK, the local designer reimagines the apparel shopping experience stripped of all branding and gender-based signifiers.

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17 days ago

Canadiana Inspires a Lululemon Shop in Edmonton

Canadiana Inspires a Lululemon Shop in Edmonton

Illustrator Jason Blower infuses the facade of a Lululemon boutique with local flavour, from geese to trees.

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19 days ago

Airbnb’s Portland Office Evokes A Sense of Community

Airbnb’s Portland Office Evokes A Sense of Community

The San Francisco company employed its in-house design team – plus local makers like the Good Mod, Phloem and SuperFab – in creating a hip and cozy customer experience centre in Portland, Oregon.

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25 days ago

A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

Interior designer Joanna Laajisto balances lightness and sultry darkness in devising two spaces in one establishment that work together harmoniously.

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March 18, 2015

A Tree-Inspired Daycare in Beijing

A Tree-Inspired Daycare in Beijing

Bursts of vibrant colour adorn the kid-friendly shapes of Sako Architects’ Familybox early childhood education centre.

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March 12, 2015

Sid Lee’s Cinema-Inspired Office Renovation

Sid Lee’s Cinema-Inspired Office Renovation

When the creative agency Sid Lee wanted to spruce up its informal meeting and event spaces in a Montreal warehouse, it looked to the movies – especially to directors Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch and Wes Anderson – for inspiration.

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March 5, 2015