Swedish furniture giant IKEA has converted the Kobe Portliner Monorail into a moving showroom before the April 14 opening of a new retail outlet at Port Island. The redecorated train, which features a colorful exterior, bright upholstery and fancy curtains, will carry passengers in style until May 6. from pinktentacle
Architects: wHY Architecture Location: Culver City, California, USA Area: 929 sqm Project Year: 2008 Program: Art Gallery, Cafe and Retail Shop Photographs: wHY Architecture Royal/T is a playful collision of art gallery, cafe and retail shop within a 10,000 sf warehouse in Culver City, California. wHY Architecture designed the space unlike any other, playing upon traditional rules of gallery, re..
Studio Arne Quinze have completed the interior of die Kunstbar in Cologne, Germany. Situated at the base of the Dome cathedral, the bar is covered with packing crates used to ship artwork. The space was furnished by Quinze and Milan with variations of Studio Arne Quinze’s own chair design, Room 26 Seat. The first piece of artwork to be exhibited is a video installation by Quinze entitled EYE.C.U..
Owner: Mark Raab and Hemant Chowdhry of SOWA Restaurant Group, LLC Architect: Office dA, Inc. Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit: Project Design: Nader Tehrani, Monica Ponce de Leon Principal in Charge: Nader Tehrani Project Architect: Dan Gallagher (registered) Project Coordinators: Catie Newell, Brandon Clifford Project Team: Harry Lowd, Richard Lee, Lisa Huang, Re..
Austrian designer Christian Precht has designed a compact living environment called OrganiCube. The conceptual nine square metre apartment is made of Corian and comprises facilities for living, sleeping, working and bathing. Here’s some more information from Precht:–OrganiCube explores the creative potential of the material world on the one hand and a study of living in a limited space on the ot..
Estonian interior architect Ville Lausmäe of VLS Interior Architecture has completed the interior of clothing store 2.MOOD in Tallinn, Estonia. According to Lausmäe the 110 square metre store consists of “a geometrical construction that tries to diffuse the contours of the original room.” The following text is from VLS: – Clothes shop 2.MOOD interior by VLS interior architecture “2.MOOD” (in tra..
Japanese architect Teruhiro Yanagihara of Isolation Unit has completed a hair salon in Osaka. The salon, for Japanese chain LIM, features individual rooms for each of six stylists. Photos are by Takumi Ota. See our earlier story about Isolation Unit’s Climie hair salon for LIM. Here’s some info from Isolation Unit: – The spacious salon with an area of 247 square metres is composed of six scatter..
Client: H&M Architecture, interiors and graphic design: Estudio Mariscal Location: c/ Portal de l’Angel 22, Barcelona, Spain Area: 1.720 m2 Year: 2008 Contractor: Dula Bau Furniture and commercial equipment: Dula Iberica Structural engineering: nb35 Technical architecture and services: MC Arquitectura e Ingenieria Leds (provider): BARCO Leds (installation): SONO Lighting: iGuzzini Renovation: Ar..
British designer Tom Dixon has completed the interior of members’ club and event space Paramount, at the top of Centre Point tower in London. The members’ viewing gallery on floor 33 (top image) consists of a champagne and cocktail bar with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. The 32nd floor has a bar, lounge and restaurant for members and their guests (above), while level 31 hosts pri..