Azure’s annual ideas issue explores 17 game-changing designs for the (near) future, profiles three design and architecture innovators, presents the most inspired national pavilions from the Venice biennale, and so much more.
Our September issue, now on newwstands, is a must-have for anyone curious about what the future of design innovation holds. Starting with our cover story, a beachfront house like no other, designed in California by Johnston Marklee, we present projects, people and concepts that push the boundaries in positive ways. We also visit the 9/11 Museum, with its reflective glass and metal entrance building by Snøhetta; and we take a tour of the Venice architecture biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas, and present its most thought-provoking pavilions.
Central to this indispensable issue is our package on game-changing designs for the future – a compendium of 17 innovations in design that will soon make an impact on everyday lives, from the Google Lens for diabetics and David Benjamin’s tower made of mushrooms to Dan Roosegaarde’s smog vacuums for clearing the air in Beijing. We also profile three innovators – industrial designer Philippe Malouin, textilist Elizabeth Whelan and responsive design expert Jenny E. Sabin – who bring a spirit of experimentation and a rigorous process to everything they do.
Among our product coverage, we highlight the best from the Neocon furniture fair and New York design week; showcase 17 brilliant kitchens by such designers as Nendo, Daniel Libeskind and Patricia Urquiola; and investigate the best new materials and finishes for healthcare environments.