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3 Hot New Showrooms in New York and Tokyo

3 Hot New Showrooms in New York and Tokyo

Three European manufacturers – Moooi, Molteni & C and Bisazza – have set up shop in New York and Tokyo, with showrooms that demonstrate how brands can express their unique identities through skillfully wrought interiors.

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3 days ago

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An Artist’s Home that Balances Life and Work

An Artist’s Home that Balances Life and Work

For an artist in the Portuguese city of Porto, Nuno Alves de Carvalho renovated an early 20th-century building and inserted a dramatic column of shelving that delineates studio and residential zones.

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10 days ago

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Instagram Goes Inside the Gehry-Designed Facebook Campus

Instagram Goes Inside the Gehry-Designed Facebook Campus

A bevy of photographers have captured the first images of the flexible work environment – energized by blasts of colour – that Frank Gehry is designing in Menlo Park, California.

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April 17, 2015

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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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March 25, 2015

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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

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10 Buildings That Redefined Their Cities

10 Buildings That Redefined Their Cities

In the 30 years since the first issue of Azure, we’ve seen a boom in paradigm-shifting architecture. Here are 10 of the best buildings – à la Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao – that prove how cities can be dramatically transformed by architecture.

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February 20, 2015

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8 Amazing Designs in Glass

8 Amazing Designs in Glass

From Thomas Heatherwick’s Bombay Sapphire Distillery in London to Dominic Wilcox’s driverless car topped with a stained-glass dome, we look at eight innovative uses of the translucent material.

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December 30, 2014

Section: Design

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Interiors

2014 in Review: Top 10 Interiors

Piet Boon’s The Jane restaurant, Autoban’s airport in Baku, Barbara Bestor’s office for Beats by Dre – these are just three of the 10 interiors that made our best-of-the-year list.

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December 24, 2014

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The Marvelous Food Market of Rotterdam

The Marvelous Food Market of Rotterdam

Resembling a rainbow, the Markthal by MVRDV is already an icon of the revitalized Dutch city.

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December 22, 2014

Section: Architecture

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A Sculptural Gallery in São Paulo

A Sculptural Gallery in São Paulo

Broad expanses of marble keep Triptyque Architecture’s Groenlândia gallery firmly grounded, even while its concrete rooftop seems to float skyward.

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December 10, 2014

Section: Architecture

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