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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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7 days ago

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A Closer Look: High-Tech Wood Facade by Shigeru Ban

A Closer Look: High-Tech Wood Facade by Shigeru Ban

The Japanese architect’s Aspen Art Museum seems deceptively simple, yet its facade – made of paper-resin composite and African okoume hardwood – showcases wood’s potential as a cutting-edge material.

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9 days ago

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A Restaurant that Serves Up the Future of Food

A Restaurant that Serves Up the Future of Food

Café ArtScience, a restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, conceived by Le Laboratoire Cambridge and designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, presents a radical way to rethink eating, drinking and interacting with food.

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10 days ago

Section: Interiors

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The European Central Bank by Coop Himmelb(l)au

The European Central Bank by Coop Himmelb(l)au

The new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt merge old and new in one handsome whole.

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29 days ago

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Architecture Education: University of Toronto Builds a New Campus

Architecture Education: University of Toronto Builds a New Campus

Designed by NADAAA and spearheaded by architecture school dean Richard Sommer, the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design will be a teaching tool in and of itself.

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January 14, 2015

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Architecture Education: Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich

Architecture Education: Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich

A champion of building in informal settlements, the atelier founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner brings its socially responsible ethos to the classroom at ETH in Zürich.

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January 13, 2015

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Architecture Education: New Robotics at University of Stuttgart

Architecture Education: New Robotics at University of Stuttgart

Digital fabrication doesn’t get any more advanced than this. In Stuttgart, various disciplines come together to build one knockout biomimetic pavilion each year.

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January 12, 2015

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A Hip Student Dormitory in Montreal

A Hip Student Dormitory in Montreal

Architecture studio Kanva finds a poetic way to mix the present with the past in devising the Edison Residence near McGill University.

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January 8, 2015

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects

2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects

From a glass distillery in London (by the always-inventive Thomas Heatherwick) to Jean Nouvel’s skyscraper in Sydney (draped entirely in greenery), here are 10 of the most mind-bendingly ambitious buildings completed this year.

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December 24, 2014

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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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