Fluid, bold, dynamic, and visually immersive. Launched today, the re-imagined Azure website offers an all-new experience that presents our editorial voice and carefully curated selection in a much-enhanced format.
Designed by Toronto-based Office/Bureau, the new Azure website brings the full magazine experience – and more – online. “Built from the ground up using the next generation of front and back end technologies, this new site is all about creating a platform on which AZURE can better engage with its audience now and in the future,” says Office/Bureau Partner John Ryan.
“Creating this new edition of the website has been a collaborative effort right from the start. We held workshops with AZURE’s entire team to gain a clearer understanding of each department’s needs and uncover new ways the site could work better for them,” adds Office/Bureau Partner Jacob Sharrard. “We also conducted reader and advertiser surveys to help better understand how the site could deliver stories, inspiration and sponsored content in a richer, more engaging way. This holistic approach really helped us make decisions based on real, tangible benefits and avoid change for the sake of change.”
Full-width images and scroll-through galleries highlight our new visual language, allowing us to showcase the best in architecture, interiors, design and curiosity in a new light. “We created a flexible layout that allows the editorial team to tell stories with big, bold imagery, interactive call-outs, pull-quotes, and new post formats such as feature articles and scrolling image galleries,” says Office/Bureau Senior Designer Chris Lange.
“A big part of the early inspiration was creating a sense of visual depth through motion and intuitive gestures, rather than relying on lines, gradients and drop shadows,” explains Lange. “Our aim was to establish a visual language that felt very much in line with the recent redesign of the print magazine, while also creating a unique online experience that stands on its own.”
Complementing our visually upgraded content, Azure’s new front-page story collections give you an in-depth overview of current ideas, trends, and the issues that matter most.
Our sophisticated visual language also facilitates a whole new way for architects and designers to discover professional opportunities and source products. Searchable, stylish, and comprehensive, our new Spec Sheets listings, while our Jobs, Events, and Competitions, listings keep you up to date with opportunities around the world. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Azure’s re-imagined website brings you closer than ever to the best of architecture and design.