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For 35 years, AZURE has strived to highlight the most innovative and forward-looking designs to our diverse readership across the globe. In a time of increased distancing and separation, this connection is more integral than ever. 

Site Visit is a new collection of virtual talks bringing you face to face with some of the most exciting international architects and designers working today. Join us on Instagram (@azuremagazine) for this series of live conversations led by our editors and featuring a host of creatives from New York to New Delhi and beyond. Streamed directly from their studios, hear how these award-winning practices got their start, navigate the design community in their respective regions and continue to practice amidst a growing list of political, economic and social challenges. 

June 19: Fala Atelier
The recent project Small House with a Monumental Shower highlight’s the studio’s distinct handling of colour and form.

Based in Porto, Fala Atelier was founded by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja in 2013. Since then, the Portuguese firm has gone on to develop a unique portfolio defined by a graphic handling of colour, form and material. “In a fast-paced world,” explains the studio, “our main challenge is to remain naïve, to not lose track of why we became architects.”

Lera Samovich will discuss the history of the studio in addition to the challenges and opportunities of working in Porto, Portugal.

Their work has been published widely and is the subject of the monograph fala 01. The studio is also known for their evocative renderings, which mix techniques borrowed from early abstract painting and collage with more traditional forms of drawing, that carry through in their portfolio of residential structures.

Stay tuned for more face to face interviews with global creatives!

Introducing SITE VISIT: AZURE Goes Face to Face With the World’s Top Designers

Join our editors on Instagram Live for a new series of virtual talks with some of the most exciting international architects and designers working today.

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