Rising sea levels. Urban heat islands. Community instability. The challenges related to climate change and other factors are daunting, but the potential solutions — especially those spearheaded by architects and designers — offer hope. In its November/December issue, Azure looks at the many design-driven resiliency strategies being adopted worldwide, from the planting of two million trees in the heart of Shanghai to redirecting a river in Toronto. Plus: Design trends to look out for 2021 include primordial forms, indoor/outdoor fluidity and a greater focus on equity.
Featured stories include:
Force of Nature: A mass timber residential prototype in British Columbia proves that low-impact buildings can also be luxe.
Mid-Atlantic Mission: From their base in remote Cape Verde, architects Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano boost local livelihoods and traditions through their joyful, sensitive work.
Natural Wonder: MAD Architects’ inaugural U.S. project includes the largest living wall in the country.
Bank Statement: A creative repurposing in Prague delivers new energy to a long-neglected riverfront.