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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!

A stroll through the streets of London’s Kensington and Chelsea neighbourhoods inevitably conjures up the spirit of their immensely regal past, of the outrageous wealth and refined sensibilities that set England on its course to global rule in the 19th century. Behind this scenography of immaculate facades, however, lies a dirty secret: The interiors of these noble homes aren’t very good. Floors have been subdivided into ever-smaller rooms, the ceilings are often disappointingly low and the pervasive humidity renders summers an intolerable affair. 

All of this makes their multi-million-pound price tags a hard pill to swallow. Of course, a booming renovation industry has followed. But rather than resulting in improved architectural...

This London House Comes Alive When Light Falls

Unlike many renos in London’s Kensington District, the overhaul of a victorian terraced home expresses a lower-key luxury: cascading lights.

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