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Azure’s March/April issue takes an in-depth look at the latest innovations in product creation, from new alternatives to plastic to a novel approach to making contract furniture. Plus: How a studio best known for high-end hospitality design is galvanizing the accessible home-furnishings market.
Other features include:
Manhattan Transfer: Canadian homeware brand EQ3 expands into the U.S. with a brand reboot and striking new retail flagship
High Performance: Hempcrete – concrete’s eco-friendlier cousin – gives the latter a run for its money
Point of View: An Alpine home by Berlin architect Sigurd Larsen is all about the sightlines
Groundbreaker: Shape Architecture’s starkly beautiful remembrance centre in Edmonton functions as both a public and private monument
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In its January/February 2020 issue, Azure explores domestic architecture establishing new house rules for living across the globe.
Multi-generational living is on the rise, bringing extended families together under one roof for a host of economic, social and cultural reasons. And just as no two families are alike, no two multi-gen models adhere to the same principles. In B.C.’s capital, for instance, D’Arcy Jones Architects takes shared living in a distinctly modern direction by shrouding two separate yet connected volumes with sheets of sculptural galvanized aluminum, while the Czech practice DDAANN links a series of traditional gable-roofed cottages outside of Prague with a central indoor-outdoor living space to create a summer home for three generations of a single family.
Meanwhile, a Jenga-like single-family house by REM’A Arquitectos nestles seamlessly into a hillside in Portugal, its staggered volumes arranged to be simultaneously private and exposed. And in the realm of multi-unit residences, Waechter Architecture is redefining the norm with the Origami complex in Portland, Oregon: The low-slung row of townhouses features sharply angled roofs and uniquely pleated surfaces that give each unit its own personality while still aligning with the neighbourhood’s existing architecture.
Also, jet-setting Chile-based architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen shed light on the deep philosophy that drives their unorthodox work.
Plus: The argument for parasitic housing, Sir David Adjaye’s Ruby City art museum has Texans seeing red (in a good way) and the Toronto studio I-V fronts a new cannabis shop in Saskatchewan with a fake laundromat.
Spotlight on Bathrooms
Sleek systems, (very) smart toilets and more
Montreal’s long-neglected Expo 67 site gets a major facelift courtesy of Lemay
Cutting-edge solutions for better sound control
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Read up on Superkül, our 2020 Designer of the Year, and check out the architects and designers who got our nod for Best Restaurant, Best Product and Best Public Space. In this issue, you’ll also find:
In Good Company
The twin tales of four friends, three businesses and two homes on unconventional Geary Avenue
Return to Form
For years it was essentially abandoned, but Bloorcourt’s Paradise Theatre has made a comeback
How two architects got the most comfort and utility out their modest spaces
New Looks for Spring
Add to cart: Hot fireplace treatments, indoor/outdoor furniture, and more.
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Read up on how four local architectural studios coax plenty of room from compact spaces in surprising and even playful ways. In this issue, you’ll also find:
Eglinton Avenue is a city-spanning construction site. See how it will soon have a new LRT – and plenty of development
Food & Design
After 18 months of construction, Gusto 501 – Partisans’ latest restaurant – shows that it was worth the wait
Three urban oases – including a street-facing yard, a back patio and a rooftop terrace – with next-level landscape design
New Summer Stuff
Where to shop for: Patio loungers, the latest brands to hit the city’s retail scene, small-but-mighty appliances, tiles, and more.