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Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Poised to open in October, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has a sinuous roof-scape embedded with open-air spaces for taking in concerts.

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July 18, 2018

Section: Architecture

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Jeanne Gang Talks to Azure About Her First-Ever Toronto High-Rise

Jeanne Gang Talks to Azure About Her First-Ever Toronto High-Rise

The Chicago architect has been commissioned to design One Delisle, an icon near the central node of Yonge and St Clair – but will her proposed vision be thwarted by tall-building NIMYBism?

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July 16, 2018

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Future World: Envisioning the Smart Community

Future World: Envisioning the Smart Community

The tools for smarter buildings and even entire cities are within our grasp. But will the results, and the smart community, be boons or busts?

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July 11, 2018

Section: Curiosity

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Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Founded by Lee Kline and Paul Lavoie, Beau Lake is an outdoor sports gear company focused on quality design. With paddle boards, pedal boats and dock chairs, the brand is making waterside recreation a thing of beauty.

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July 3, 2018

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Inside 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s Experimental Hub

Inside 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s Experimental Hub

Dynamic streets, outdoor comfort zones, tall timber buildings, digital electricity and more. We stepped inside Sidewalk Labs’ newly opened prototyping space to find out what the future of Toronto’s most anticipated (and not quite green-lit) development might look like.

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June 19, 2018

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Wow! The Morpheus Hotel in Macau’s City of Dreams is complete and jaw-dropping. It’s both a feat of engineering and a sign of one gaming mecca’s huge wealth.

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June 15, 2018

Section: Architecture

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What Designers Can Still Learn from Achille Castiglioni

What Designers Can Still Learn from Achille Castiglioni

In two Flos re-editions and a star-studded exhibition, the Italian maestro Achille Castiglioni is celebrated on the centenary of his birthday. We spoke with his daughter Giovanna Castiglioni, who keeps his memory alive.

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June 14, 2018

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Azure’s Favourite Things at NYCxDesign

Azure’s Favourite Things at NYCxDesign

Last week, Azure was in New York for NYCxDesign, and here is what we saw and loved – from a dream house full of Memphis finds to an explosion of Canadian talent.

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May 29, 2018

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What We Can Learn from Contemporary Polish Design Culture

What We Can Learn from Contemporary Polish Design Culture

For decades, Poland has been a hub for high-end furniture manufacturing. Now it is emerging as a hotbed for creative talent. Here’s an exploration of contemporary Polish design culture –…

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May 25, 2018

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Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Swedish studio Form Us With Love is behind three fun spaces at a new museum dedicated to the furniture giant and its iconic products.

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March 3, 2017

Section: Curiosity

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