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Film: A Day in the Life of a Modern Portuguese House

Film: A Day in the Life of a Modern Portuguese House

The evocative short film “Somewhere in Afife” depicts the last day of summer, as experienced by a house designed by Guilherme Machado Vaz in northern Portugal. 

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February 9, 2019

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The Maidan Tent Provides a Cultural Node in a Greek Refugee Camp

The Maidan Tent Provides a Cultural Node in a Greek Refugee Camp

Designed by Italy’s ABVM Studio with input from the migrant community, the Maidan Tent is an easy-to-install gathering space currently being piloted in the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece.

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February 8, 2019

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Jamie Wolfond Debuts Collection at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Jamie Wolfond Debuts Collection at Stockholm Furniture Fair

After partnering with West Elm as the retailer of his Good Thing label, Toronto designer Jamie Wolfond is debuting a very well-considered line of his own prototypes in Stockholm. 

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February 5, 2019

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A “Phydigital” Rooftop Bar in Shanghai Where Futurism Meets Classicism

A “Phydigital” Rooftop Bar in Shanghai Where Futurism Meets Classicism

Designed by Alberto Caiola, the craft beer destination Nyx goes full Tron with a colonnaded bar wrapped in UV reactive cord. 

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January 22, 2019

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Marije Vogelzang Brings Food Poetry to Caesarstone Installation

Marije Vogelzang Brings Food Poetry to Caesarstone Installation

For Caesarstone’s annual installation – which debuted at IDS Toronto and will travel to future fairs – Dutch “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang has conjured a poetically immersive experience.

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January 21, 2019

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Q&A with Marina Tabassum

Q&A with Marina Tabassum

Aga Khan Award-winning Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum, who delivers a talk this week at IDS Toronto, tells Azure about courtyard culture, empowering villagers through architecture and why she avoids real estate developers.

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January 14, 2019

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10 Must-Sees at Next Week’s IDS Toronto

10 Must-Sees at Next Week’s IDS Toronto

IDS Toronto kicks off the new year of design fairs with inspiring talks, immersive installations and a dual focus on residential and commercial markets. Here are Azure’s top 10 must-sees.

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January 8, 2019

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2001 Completes a Striking Home in Luxembourg

2001 Completes a Striking Home in Luxembourg

With its reflective curtainwalls, this concrete gem of a single-family home by Luxembourg architecture firm 2001 shows how unfinished materials create amazing effects.

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December 7, 2018

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Trends 2019: Designers Are Making Metal Mesh Fluid

Trends 2019: Designers Are Making Metal Mesh Fluid

Metal mesh, a material once relegated to stiffer applications is being draped and sculpted with abandon. But don’t think you’ll see its curtain call soon.

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November 23, 2018

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Trends 2019: Rick Tegelaar on his Moooi Meshmatics Lamp

Trends 2019: Rick Tegelaar on his Moooi Meshmatics Lamp

The young Dutch designer explains how and why he crafted a lighting fixture out of lowly chicken wire – and how it got into Moooi’s latest collection.

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November 23, 2018

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