Design

Alain Gilles and Buzzispace Forge a Code of Silence

Alain Gilles and Buzzispace Forge a Code of Silence

The ongoing collaboration between the designer and the brand, both Belgian, has resulted in two new sound-buffering light fixtures: BuzziHat and BuzziZep. 

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4 Privacy-Boosters for Office Interiors

4 Privacy-Boosters for Office Interiors

These versatile dividers, by HBF, GKD, Spinneybeck and 3Form, delineate space and conquer noise – some in one fell swoop.

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Architecture

Q&A with Marina Tabassum

Q&A with Marina Tabassum

Aga Khan Award-winning Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum, who delivers a talk this week at IDS Toronto, tells Azure about courtyard culture, empowering villagers through architecture and why she avoids real estate developers.

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A Bold Circular Bridge Defines Waterfront Art Gallery in Nanchang

A Bold Circular Bridge Defines Waterfront Art Gallery in Nanchang

Designed by Lacime Architects, the Waterfront Art Gallery combines massive volumes, pristine landscape design and one indisputable wow factor: a floating, semi-circular bridge that connects two levels.

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Interiors

In the Bronx, MKCA Carves Out a Cozy Kids’ Library with Colour and Light

In the Bronx, MKCA Carves Out a Cozy Kids’ Library with Colour and Light

A recently completed children’s library by New York’s Michael K. Chen Architecture (MKCA) provides a quiet corner, furnished with a curved custom bookcase, to foster a love of reading.

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From Cavernous Warehouse to Light-Filled HQ

From Cavernous Warehouse to Light-Filled HQ

In the shell of a former warehouse, Taiwanese firm Waterfrom Design has crafted an appropriately fluid office environment for a maker of water dispensers.

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Curiosity

Charles Pétillon’s The Cloud Takes Up Permanent Residence in a Shopping Mall

Charles Pétillon’s The Cloud Takes Up Permanent Residence in a Shopping Mall

Known for his balloon photography, artist Charles Pétillon expands his oeuvre with the permanent installation in Beijing.

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1024 Architecture Illuminates Paris’s Underpasses

1024 Architecture Illuminates Paris’s Underpasses

The Paris firm 1024 Architecture has installed a pair of dynamic lighting installations – called Delta – to reclaim the dark underpasses of Boulevard Périphérique for pedestrians and cyclists. 

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