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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!

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As our future megacities are defining themselves every day with bustling streets and soaring skyscrapers, a city still craves for many things but mostly – an identity. The 21st century from its onset is rapidly changing how we live and how we perceive the definitions of a city rampantly.

‘Urbanscape’ is the manifestation of the built environment of cities. It not only refers to the configuration of built forms but also the elements that define interstitial spaces. However, what we see today is the progression of ever-increasing skyscrapers that dominate the memories of a city, overpowering smaller elements.

Challenge

Urbanscape: Symbiosis is a step forward that seeks to bind the concept of urban identity and the furniture that speak for the city. It aims at creating elements that connect the dots to reveal the identity of a city.

The challenge here is creating a family of furniture for the desired city with common features in concept/form/color/design that needs to be derived from the city. The location of these furnitures also matters by analyzing key spots where not only these could look meaningful but be meaningful as well.

The goal of this competition is to give birth to furniture concepts that sprout from the city’s identity instead of industrial convenience. This would be possible in the following three steps: 1. Choose a town/city, 2. Create a concept family of furniture from the category, 3. Photograph your city spaces and place them to establish a link between them.

The selected place should be an urban condition. The city
selected should preferably be your city, where you live or
are really acquainted with in terms of its qualities.
You can also choose a city which you always
wanted to design for but to understand the energy of the
city, experience is always more helpful.


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