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July/August 2019

From a groundbreaking seaside museum in China to an elegant new sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Azure’s July/August issue unveils the 20 winners of the ninth annual AZ Awards!

Thom Mayne loves books, is an avid reader of newspapers and still draws by hand. At the same time, the acclaimed L.A.-based architect places little importance on traditional ways of doing things. Mayne’s aversion to nostalgia is evident in both the boldly expressive, often fragmented buildings he creates – when the Hyatt Foundation awarded him the Pritzker Prize, in 2005, it cited his career-long pursuit of “an original architecture, one that is truly representative of the unique, somewhat rootless culture of Southern California” – and in the way he designs those buildings.

“I’m totally the guy who still puts pencil to paper [when developing projects],” the lanky septuagenarian said recently in Toronto, where he touched down to...

The Evolution of Thom Mayne’s Forward-Looking Philosophy

Pritzker laureate Thom Mayne – one of the five members of the 2019 AZ Awards jury – discusses his long-time embrace of technology, his latest academic project in Toronto and the importance of naïveté in architecture

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