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The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

Big ideas can change the world – and so can small ones. Here, Azure’s editors select the concepts that stood out in 2018, including tiny wind turbines, pop-up parks and air-filtering textiles.

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25 days ago

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How Can Architecture Respond to Climate Change?

How Can Architecture Respond to Climate Change?

In the first article in a series on how the architecture profession should respond to climate change, Janna Levitt and Drew Adams of Toronto firm LGA Architectural Partners outline the best practices of creating sustainable buildings.

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November 28, 2018

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Trends 2019: Stretching the Limits of Wood

Trends 2019: Stretching the Limits of Wood

An elemental and time-honoured material, wood is being bent, twisted and layered in new and evocative ways – and replacing plastic while it’s at it.

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November 20, 2018

Section: Design

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Beyond Green Building: Where Architecture Meets Landscape

Beyond Green Building: Where Architecture Meets Landscape

Across the globe, the number of major projects melding built forms with natural elements is growing every year. And the trend’s most exciting aspect is the degree to which architects and landscape architects must co-operate.

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November 19, 2018

Section: Architecture

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decaArchitecture’s Ring House Gives Back to its Surroundings

decaArchitecture’s Ring House Gives Back to its Surroundings

Excavation material from Ring House, decaArchitecture’s hill-hugging project in Crete, is used to restore a scarred terrain.

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November 2, 2018

Section: Architecture

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The Remnants Clamp Turns Unwanted Materials Into Tables

The Remnants Clamp Turns Unwanted Materials Into Tables

Josh Carmody’s Remnants Clamp turns old surfacing materials into an elegant piece of furniture.

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October 30, 2018

Section: Design

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WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

Investing in connectivity ensures urban resiliency, says WXY’s Claire Weisz, whose repertoire includes cut-throughs, boardwalks and one spectacular salt shed.

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October 1, 2018

Section: Architecture

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Buzz-Worthy Design: 3 Projects That Are Made by and for Bees

Buzz-Worthy Design: 3 Projects That Are Made by and for Bees

The design world’s abuzz with projects inspired by bees, including a bee hospital, an urban home for bees and furniture with bee resin.

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September 25, 2018

Section: Curiosity

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Zero Waste Bistro Interprets Restaurant Nolla With Eco-Conscious Materials

Zero Waste Bistro Interprets Restaurant Nolla With Eco-Conscious Materials

Zero Waste Bistro, an evocation of Helsinki restaurant Nolla, served up food and thought at WantedDesign’s iconic Terminal Stores venue.

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September 11, 2018

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3 Green Tower Proposals Bringing Vertical Forests to Cities

3 Green Tower Proposals Bringing Vertical Forests to Cities

Green towers are emerging around the world, adding vertical forests to dense urban environments. Envisioned for Melbourne, Toulouse and Toronto, these three upcoming buildings purify the air, create microclimates and add tree cover.

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August 30, 2018

Section: Architecture

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