New York and Beijing designers Elevation Workshop have completed the interior of a clothing store in Beijing, China. Called SongMax, the interior contains raised platforms arranged in an L-shape with dark grey walkways cutting between them. The designers wanted this division of space to simultaneously evoke a walk-in cupboard, catwalk and stage. Two red rails span three walls of the shop. Photog..
Japanese design firm Case-Real have completed a boutique with two façades in an old tenement building in Oita, Japan. The existing facade was deemed inappropriate for the boutique but could not be modified, so the designers created a second glass shop-front behind it. The two façades are separated by a strip of dark grey pebbled flooring. Photographs are by Hiroshi Mizusaki. Here’s some text fro..
Suppose Design Office has just shared with us their latest work for the Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, Japan. While Makoto Tanijiri, the principle of Suppose, has designed over 60 residences (several of which we have featured previously on AD) his work also includes commercial and exhibition spaces. Tanijiri and Masaaki Takahashi, an independent writer and editor specializing in various fields ..
Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Location: San Francisco, CA, USA Project team: Stanley Saitowitz, Alan Tse General Contractor: Brian Spiers Acoustics: Dale Pekrul Project year: 2007 Photographs: Rien van Rijthoven Conduit Restaurant emerged from the found circumstances. The ground floor commercial space in a new residential building had a low ceiling and a tangled maze of plumb..
A few months ago, we featured the Washplane sink/basin from Australian manufacturer Omvivo. That post, which you can see by clicking here, was rather popular, and now Omvivo have sent us photos of a custom version of the Washplane that was installed in the Sydney Opera House. from contemporist
Dwell Development is a design/build company in Seattle, Washington that have recently completed four freestanding single family residences in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Designed by staff architect Julian Weber, the homes include a number of sustainable features, and as a result, the project was recently chosen by the Built Green™ residential building program as their case study for..
The Compass Pointe House is a recently completed contemporary home in Whistler, Canada. The home’s layout & design was the creation of Sean Anderson of Progressive Concept Design, while the interior & exterior finishes were completed by Kelly Deck, who provided contemporary touches that were inspired by the natural surroundings. from contemporist
TWS & Partners named their latest work Studio 2 in 1, as it accommodates the function of a home and a studio within one place. The studio is located in the urban setting of Jakarta, amidst the semi-detached housing units that are typical of the area. With a small site measuring 10 meter by 20 meter, the project aims to “elaborate the tropical, shaded, natural illuminated, and cross ventilation, ..
Brazilian architecture has produced interesting works in the business/retail area, often limited to just interior design. Recent works by Marcio Kogan, Marcelo Alvarango or Tao Arquitetura are good examples of a tradition that, in my personal opinion, has a peak at Mendes da Rocha’s Forma store in Sao Paulo. If you ever go to Sao Paulo to visit local architecture, don´t be afraid of your girlfri..