Archive for December, 2017

Sanford Office by GHDWoodhead creativespaces, Auckland – New Zealand

December 30th, 2017

This historic building required seismic re-strengthening to bring it up to code, and it was during this work that the beauty of the extraordinary brickwork and unique building structure was discovered. The previous use of the building to smoke fish is still discernible in the uniquely aged color of the exposed brickwork.

Isole Modular Seating by Luca Nichetto and Nendo for &tradition

December 30th, 2017

The two prolific designers co-created the design through a process of going back and forth with ideas inspired by Japanese poetry. The result is Isole, which is Italian for ‘islands’, a unique sofa system that allows for various configurations.

Mão Esquerda Vintage Store by Gustavo Guimarães, Porto – Portugal

December 30th, 2017

This new project occupies the intimate 19-square-metre ground floor of a historic old building located in the centre of Porto. Space has been refurbished in a way that combines both the raw, traditional vibe of Porto city and a contemporary minimal esthetic.

Creative workspace by Studio Besau-Marguerre, Hamburg – Germany

December 30th, 2017

Studio Besau-Marguerre’s design merges the stimulating creative environment of an artist’s loft with the trendy cues of a modern company, resulting in a space perfectly suited to the brand where photographers can feel inspired and relaxed.

100 Colors to Christmas installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux, Tokyo – Japan

December 29th, 2017

In celebration of the festive season, a series of folded paper lanterns sweep through the space of over 13 metres in height, making a colourful forest you can admire from different levels.

Freiburg Town Hall by Ingenhoven Architects, Freiburg – Germany

December 29th, 2017

The facade of the town hall has been constructed using staggered, vertically projecting modules with photovoltaic cells and high-quality thermal insulation. Story-high glazed facade elements are used to optimize the intake of daylight.

Shangri-La Colombo Hotel by LTW Designworks, Colombo – Sri Lanka

December 29th, 2017

LTW has adopted a soothing palette for the guestrooms and suites, incorporating shades of cool grey, off-white paneling, soft blue and white carpeting.

Birchbox pop-up store by YourStudio, London – UK

December 29th, 2017

The store has been designed to showcase the Birchbox personal touch expanding on the Birchbox ‘Build your own box’ pick & mix station with a gift wrapping station and Wishing Tree, where customers can add their Christmas wish to the tree and also record Gifs to ‘Share the love’.

Vans headquarters by Rapt Studio, California

December 28th, 2017

Street art plays an important role, with graffiti and illustrations hand-painted on walls in eating and lounge areas, alongside large photographs of skateboarding and underground concerts.

CMG Office by TPG Architecture, Los Angeles – California

December 28th, 2017

The project’s challenge was to create a shared space for the various creative brands that each had their own unique brand identity, culture, and vision for a collaborative environment. With 90 percent of the office open, the progressive workplace design better accommodates each agency’s creative workstyle. F

Pure House Boutique Hotel by Yueji Architectural Design Office, Diancang Shan – China

December 28th, 2017

Pure House creates a unique spatial experience based on a series of narrative spaces integrating with narrative sites.

Galeries Lafayette department store by Plajer & Franz studio, Istanbul – Turkey

December 28th, 2017

Newly interpreted design elements, interesting mixtures of materials, special lighting scenarios and color accents create a distinctive shopping experience. For example, French panels are “engraved” into the deep bronze window frames at the main entrance.

HEMA restaurant by The Swimming Pool Studio, Shanghai – China

December 27th, 2017

The inspiration came from the busy seafood market during the fishing season. For the materials, we used some bamboo, red sandstone tile and handmade ceramic tiles and other rich materials, to create a restaurant with the feeling of warm, lively and relax atmosphere.

BaLon.tre beauty salon by Log.design, Chiba – Japan

December 27th, 2017

“BaLon.tre”, located in Chiba, Japan, was designed to indicate maximum openness in a narrow space. The movement caused by the combination of the ceiling louver and herringbone on the floor expanded the depth of the space.

Lianzhou Museum of Photography by O-office Architects, Lianzhou – China

December 27th, 2017

The architect tries to break down the institutional and commemorative tradition of the museum into a three-dimensional exhibition tour that is co-existed with the old city’s morphology.

Burrito Loco restaurant by Studio Formafatal, Prague – Czech Republic

December 26th, 2017

The essential element is the cactus symbol, which is dominant in the interior and stylized in different forms. Other features include sombreros and garlands. The hanging lights are made of typical Mexican hats.

Unipro Office by red5 studio, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

December 26th, 2017

The design team has a proposal of creating an office space similar to a residential area by the beach, which helps bring about the feeling of a resort with sand courts, lawns etc.

Sewn Timber Shell by ICD University of Stuttgart + DDRC Tongji University, Shenzhen – China

December 26th, 2017

Fabric is replaced by thin sheets of plywood, which establishes an altered relation between material pliability and stiffness and thus introduces loadbearing capacity to the novel material system.

5Essence store by Beformstudio, Saint-Petersburg – Russia

December 26th, 2017

At first sight the interior looks completely contemporary, but as you travel within the space of this shop it is possible to see many subtle details of vintage style which blends harmoniously with modern design.

Wink lamp by Masquespacio for Houtique

December 25th, 2017

“Wink” hereby is composed of different elements that remind us to the past and the future winking to the use of bangs, gold and the observation.