The best 3 of the 2015 Azure Design Awards

Oiseau des Iles, architecture category Sun screening taken to a new dimension from architectural perforation to textured surfaces in this beautiful and airy mixed-use complex in Nantes, France by Antonini Darmon. Metamorphous, landscape category An elegant, nature inspired landscape intervention that was build in collaboration with oceanic engineers and meant to both enhance the shore…

modern meets traditional

  The long hall takes you to the breakfast area thru a series of paneled archways. Modern trim creates a clean, contemporary look.   I like the way the way the simple stainless steel banding on the hood turned out; a small detail with big impact.  A sample of Dochia’s built-up door detail on the cabinet….

Grand Staircases of Chicago – then and now

Daniel Burnham’s 1925 Union Station, is one of the last Beaux Art buildings in Chicago. It’s Grand Hall with the Tennessee marble staircase  was immortalized on film in the famous baby carriage scene from The Untouchables. .. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Michigan Avenue Apple Store: All about Glass. I love its elegance and sophisticated simplicity. At the art gallery, complementing the outstanding…