Will genre-busting architect Junya Ishigami revolutionize his profession? Is Sidewalk Toronto a model for smart neighbourhoods everywhere? In its October issue, dedicated to Innovators and Innovation, Azure takes a deep and incisive look at today’s most forward-thinking problem solvers, civic projects and idea accelerators.
Starting in the Greenpoint district of Brooklyn, New York, we take a tour of A/D/O by Mini’s in-house accelerator, Urban-X, which is investing in future cities one game-changing start-up at a time. In Canada, meanwhile, the design details for Sidewalk Toronto have been released: Four of our experts weigh in on the promise and potential pitfalls of the world’s most ambitious plan for a smart community. We also sit down for a one-on-one conversation with the architect behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion: Tokyo-based Junya Ishigami, who is calling on his industry to reimagine architecture in a more holistic way.
Also in the issue, Flow Architecture and Magrits turn a once-cramped Victorian terraced house in London’s Kensington neighbourhood into a spacious, light-filled home, Utrecht’s new parking garage for bikes (the world’s largest) welcomes riders under a towering perforated canopy, and the ruins of a historic fort in Cape Town are transformed into a beckoning canalside oasis. Plus: what’s trending in the world of design for 2020? Think biophilic bounty, a Brazilian boom and 1970s style, among other trends.
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What does real innovation mean? From smart cities and new architectural paradigms to the evolution of lighting design, our October issue looks to the future.