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A Corten-Clad Monument in the Prairies Reflects on Métis Life

A Corten-Clad Monument in the Prairies Reflects on Métis Life

The historic narrative of the Saskatchewan village of Batoche is a familiar one – appropriation of a thriving Métis settlement by the Canadian government. A new installation contemplates that past.

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4 days ago

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How Dyslexia Can Be a Creative Catalyst for Designers

How Dyslexia Can Be a Creative Catalyst for Designers

Dyslexic Design, a recent exhibition in London, makes the case that a disability can, in fact, be a gift that is a catalyst for innovative thinking.

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8 days ago

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A Bold Intervention in Chile’s Atacama Desert

A Bold Intervention in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Designed to draw visitors to one of the world’s driest environments, the Center of Interpretation of the Desert engages in a dramatic visual dialogue with the raw landscape that surrounds it.

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11 days ago

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The Best Architecture and Design Moments of 2016

The Best Architecture and Design Moments of 2016

From the breathtaking Bahá’i Temple Santiago by Hariri Pontarini to Campari’s sophisticated Toronto office to a game-changing concept for 3D-printed wheelchairs, these are the best architecture and design moments of 2016.

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12 days ago

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A Modern Community Space in a Rustic Italian Village

A Modern Community Space in a Rustic Italian Village

In the historic Italian village of Frisa, Cimini Architettura has unveiled the Pavilion of Transhumance – a surprisingly contemporary gathering place for the village’s farmers, winemakers and tourists.

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16 days ago

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Finnish Pop-Up Cabins in Paris Deliver a ‘Hygge’ Experience

Finnish Pop-Up Cabins in Paris Deliver a ‘Hygge’ Experience

KOTI, a living installation opening this month at the Finnish Institute in Paris, invites guests for sleepovers in cozy pop-up cabins designed and outfitted by Finnish creatives.

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18 days ago

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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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28 days ago

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The 10 Best Cultural Buildings of 2016

The 10 Best Cultural Buildings of 2016

It was difficult to pick favourites in a year that delivered such a bounty of breathtaking galleries, museums and gathering places. From the Baha’i Temple in the foothills of the Andes (by Hariri Pontarini) to the subterranean Dialogue Centre Przelomy by KWK Promes, here are 10 of the best cultural buildings of 2016.

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December 19, 2016

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Palestinian Museum Echoes the Landscape and Speaks to the Past

Palestinian Museum Echoes the Landscape and Speaks to the Past

Perched atop a hill in the West Bank and surrounded by gardens, the recently opened Palestinian Museum by Heneghan Peng Architects evokes the area’s agricultural traditions.

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December 9, 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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