Posts Tagged ‘local architecture’

Karl & Erick restaurant by Lemoal & Lemoal, Paris – France

June 12th, 2017

The two tubular lights attached to the frame on either side of the glass-encased entrance, are duplicated indoors in different guises. The original bar has been retained, but having been sandblasted, it now flaunts exposed light timber.

Nike+ Run Club by Coordination Asia and local architecture, Shanghai – China

February 19th, 2017

Nike has cleverly added a striking pop-up platform in Shanghai that serves as an extension for its popular range of running shoes. The newest Nike+ Run Club is captured by two striking pavilions on the premises of Shanghai Times Square, a high-end mall situated right in the heart of this bustling city.

Aesop store by Pattersons, Auckland – New Zealand

October 3rd, 2016

Exposed whitewashed bricks have been paired with recycled and newly lacquered rimu timber, covering both the floor and two walls. The furnishings comprise of beautifully crafted metal cabinets and shelving, a sales desk, and last but not least, Aesop’s prerequisite shop attribute, a concrete sink embedded in a metal framework.

Siam Discovery by Nendo & Urban, Bangkok – Thailand

September 21st, 2016

To allow tech-savvy consumers to relate personally to its products, Siam Discovery introduced a special smartphone app that divulges details such a brand’s backstory. The app uses location-based services to notify users of the latest offerings and discounts as they approach an area of interest; these features are estimated to increase purchases by up to 45 per cent.

Aesop store by Fernando and Humberto Campana, São Paulo – Brazil

September 8th, 2016

The countertops and product displays are all composed of the same bricks, and paired with sisal fibre on the walls to further enhance their specific decorative appearance.

Zaozuo showroom by Nichetto Studio, Beijing – China

July 23rd, 2016

The idea is based upon a blank sheet of graph paper or blank notebook to symbolize endless possibility and creativity. With this concept, a series of bespoke modules and a continuous lattice display system has been created.

Voyager Espresso coffee shop by Only If, New York City

February 14th, 2016

It is based on the organization of two circles: one for service, the barista station, and another for seating, the so-called grotto. The barista station can be read as a positive volume, whereas the grotto can be read as a negative volume excavated from the surrounding walls.

Helmut Lang Store by Standard, Los Angeles – California

November 11th, 2015



Following a boutique in Leafy Brentwood, Helmut Lang has expanded its presence in Los Angeles with a second store in west Hollywood which will serve as its U.

La Boutique des Bains by Diplomates, Paris – France

September 13th, 2015



Situated across the street, La Boutique des Bains as it’s called, aims to offer a different retail experience to in-the-know shoppers, and it does so by way of a unique setting and a collection of cherry-picked items.

Archive Store, Melbourne – Australia

April 12th, 2015

Archive Store, Melbourne – Australia

Aesop store by in Praise of Shadows & Lies-Marie Hoffmann, Stockholm

September 9th, 2014

The controlled shape of the sales counter, sink and bench, and the material’s uncontrolled structure – all made by Hoffmann of large chunks of elm from nearby woods, and the artist’s preferred material for the past few years – reflect the suppressed strength by social norms and human relations of many of their characters.

Kahve Dünyası Fabrika café by Toner Architects, Istanbul – Turkey

March 13th, 2014

Aiming to be a part of the residents daily life, the design objective was to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. While the use of natural materials like wood and stone emphasized the feeling of outdoors, the choice of copper and carrara marble in the atelier sections created a less industrial cooking space for workshop participants.

Velassaru Maldives island hotel

January 22nd, 2013

This expressive island hotel holds details inspired by local architecture, while the finishes are luxurious and invite to a world of indulgence. If there is a place where memories of an almost impossible beauty become the foundation for inspiration, then this place is perfectly defined by its motto: “Live in your world. Play in ours.”

Starbucks Roy Street Coffee & Tea, Seatle

August 26th, 2011

This Starbucks location focuses on the coffee house culture and relates to the location’s film and art community while paying tribute to the local architecture. Concrete floors are paired with custom, tailored velvet furniture and drapery.