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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

“I spend much of my time draw­ing. Whenever I have free time, I reach for my sketchbook,” the Spanish designer says. Here, he lets us in on his go-to sources of inspiration.

Listening
Lately, I’ve been into José González, an indie singer-songwriter from Sweden who makes beautiful, interesting music. He formed a band called Junip with Tobias Winterkorn, and they play a kind of mix between his usual style and electronic music.

Surfing
I’m using a lot of
Pinterest at the moment, just to look at the things that fascinate me. I’m renovating my new house, so I’m using it as a resource for ideas, looking at swimming pools and such.

Reading
I’ve been researching
Josef Hoffmann and what Viennese society thought about architecture at the beginning of the century – what Adolf Loos was doing, how the culture was looking at modernity. That era was quite special, but there’s not much attention paid to it. So I’ve been watching documentaries and reading about the subject. I find the work of Joseph Hoffman probably the most innovative ever.

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