Posts Tagged ‘skylight’

DongZhuang-Building Museum of Western Regions by Xinjiang Wind, Tuoli Township – China

June 19th, 2017

The principles and methods of traditional technologies for cavity walls, ramming earth, sun-dried mud bricks and laying stones are adopted to construct a simple, reliable and durable building. The texture of materials is highlighted on the building’s surface to obtain a “natural” completeness of a non-specific space.

Vanessa Seward store by Laurent Deroo, Los Angeles – California

July 24th, 2016

The elongated space is relatively narrow, but the addition of an expansive skylight optically widens it, allowing in plenty of daylight along the way. Directly below, a trapezoid marble display is installed which follows the countours of the skylight.

Del Amo Fashion Center by 5+design, Torrance – California

May 30th, 2016

Warm wooden benches sectioned off by glass panels and colorful, movable furniture allow guests to interact with the design and create a unique personal space.

Getaround Offices by A Design Lifestyle, San Francisco – California

October 31st, 2015



A Design Lifestyle has designed the new offices of peer-to-peer car sharing company Getaround located in San Francisco, California.

Vanke Pavilion by Daniel Libeskind at Expo 2015, Milan – Italy

May 10th, 2015

Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the corporate pavilion for Vanke China seeks to explore key issues related to the theme of Milan’s Expo 2015 – ‘Feeding the planet, energy for life’.

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Café by Schemata Architects, Tokyo – Japan

April 15th, 2015

Japanese studio Schemata Architects has converted an old warehouse in Tokyo into a cafe and roastery for a Californian coffee company.

Simbio Kitchen & Bar by SYAA, Bucharest – Romania

March 31st, 2015

Simbio Kitchen & Bar by SYAA, Bucharest – Romania

Elements.at office by Area, Salzburg – Austria

November 3rd, 2014

A key feature is the play of lights in the 3 halls, numerous skylight windows have been added to provide contrasts between light and dark. The newly constructed atrium ensures a well of light and brings the “elements” within – be it sun, rain or snow!

Uniqlo flagship store, San Francisco

November 29th, 2012

The interior features high beamed ceilings and a striking, large basement-to-roof skylight that allows daylight to illumiate the centrally located glass case that houses rotating mannequins. A led-illuminated rainbow staircase reflects Uniqlo’s colourful diversity and serves as a focal point.

21 Cake Headquarters by People’s Architecture Office, Beijing

October 29th, 2012

The design for the headquarters of 21 Cake, a popular gourmet cake franchise, relies on the interaction of the three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Selected walls of the office, namely those along circulation areas, are made of laminated colored glass. These glass panels are ‘layered’ to create a full spectrum of changing colors.

Duvetica shop by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Milan

May 11th, 2012

This is a project to create a flag shop for the down-jacket brand Duvetica and a showroom for franchise brands within the ground and basement levels of an old building situated within the Montenapole one fashion district of the historic city of Milan.

Paul Smith store, Amsterdam

April 9th, 2012

Paul Smith’s collections had been available for many years at depositories scattered across the Netherlands, but now the brand steps up its presence here with a store of its own on Amsterdam’s luxury shopping strip. The store measures 180 sqm. spread over two floors and a series of interlinking rooms.

Apple store, Amsterdam

March 15th, 2012

The Netherlands’ first Apple store has taken seed in Amsterdam’s historic Hirsch building, wrapped around the corner of the city’s famous Leidseplein square. Sleek new technology is almost outshone by a glittering glass staircase in the store’s centre.

Miu Miu store by Roberto Baciocchi, Venice

July 27th, 2011

Miu Miu has opened a new flagship store in Venice. The store is located in Venice’s Salizada San Moise and sells ready to wear as well as shoes and handbags. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, the store features an entrance and large glass display window with bronzed steel fixtures that face onto the “calle”.