KINZO applied their crystalline signature style, inspired by stealth bombers and 80’s science-fiction movies, to fashion retail: Instead of hiding the cables of the light installation behind a drywall ceiling, KINZO displays them openly to create a “computer chip” pattern that lures the visitor into the centre of the store. The ceiling-mounted lamps were also designed by KINZO and specially manu..
One Shelley Street in Sydney, Australia is an effort to reframe the requirements and performance of the 21st Century office. On behalf of the Macquarie Group, Clive Wilkinson Architects implemented a radical, large-scale workplace design that leverages mobility, transparency, multiple tailor-made work settings, destination work plazas, follow-me technology, and carbon neutral systems. The result..
Architects: Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos Location: Calle Holanda Nº64, Providencia, Santiago, Chile Client: Los Héroes Caja Compensación Architect in Charge: Santiago Raby Pinto Collaborators: Miguel Angel Contreras Ch. y Alejandra López Contractor: ALTIUS Refurbishment Area: 3.350 sqm Photographs: Pedro Mutis Johnson CONTEXT The challenge was the rehabilitation of a ‘70s building for a new ..
Steven Holl Architects have won a competition to masterplan the Futian business district in Shenzhen, China. Steven Holl Architects’ design for the competition included four towers connected by a horizontal linking structure. The firm was awarded the design of the overall master plan, while the tower designs (not pictured here) were won by Morphosis, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Atelier FCJZ, Hans Hollein..
Architects: Suppose design office Location: Hiroshima city, Hiroshima, Japan Project Team: Makoto Tanijiri, Masafumi Shimatani Client: Yusuke Yamamoto Total Floor Area: 83.99 sqm Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano When I design, I think about space without any stereotypes. To delete the all common sense in my mind is a key for me to bring up new or beyond ideas of spaces. The hair sa..
Architects: Lior Vaknin & Sabi Aroch Location: Rehovot, Israel Project year: 2007-2008 The hair strand project started its way by considering the idea of what a hair strand is and what kind of insights it can provide for designing the interior space of the barber shop. Hair has a particular geometry and dynamics derived from natural law. The strand geometry is curved, in accordance with natural ..
It seems no one told Dubai about the financial crisis, as new projects keep being unveiled. This time, our green friends over Inhabitat tipped us on a mega development, owned by Maraas Holding: The Jumeirah Gardens. The master plan for this project was designed by SOM Chicago, and consists of a mixed-use development that incorporates low, medium, and high-density zones for business, residences, ..
The city that never sleeps is notorious for its energy, diversity and relentless nature of thriving culture and innovation. A hot spot for pushing retail and hospitality experiences, the city perpetually finds ways to surprise you and inspire you. As a frequent New York City visitor, I often try to explore new urban veins in order to maintain New York as the "never-ending story." Although every ..
Over the years the Vitra Campus has become an architecture museum, featuring works by the most renowned architects: Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and SANAA (under construction). The latest addition to the complex is the VitraHaus building, a series of stacked pitched-roof boxed, designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Vitra’s Home ..
British designer Tom Dixon has completed the interior for an innovative bar, restaurant and entertainment experience in central London. Circus is a venue hosting entertaining acts within a bar and restaurant setting, where diners can ultimately join in to become part of the entertainment. Taking its cue from the Surrealist art movement, the style of Circus is certainly one of its most memorable ..
Turkish design studio Autoban, have designed a retail store in the Nisantasi neighborhood of Istanbul, for the fashion brand V2K Designers. From the designers: Located in the centre of Istanbul’s classiest shopping district, a striking angular entrance welcomes visitors to browse designer pieces by top brands from all over the world. A large angular column reaches up and past a mezzanine floor, ..
Turkish design studio Autoban have designed a flagship store for the fashion retailer Vakko. The store, located in the Nisantasi quarter of Istanbul, Turkey; is filled with luxurious materials and customised seating throughout its five floors. Inspired by the swirling Vakko logo, Autoban designed a lamp with a similarly curved lampshade specially for the project, while sleek and simple embedded ..