Beijing articles

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What retailers can learn from this immersive health clinic in Beijing

Beijing – The jury called Exhibition of Frozen by Waterfrom Design a ‘great combination of architecture and design’, traditional and contemporary.

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How an architect envisioned a modern interpretation of a 1920s department store

Beijing – Clou Architects designs a department-store-inspired boutique - with references to 1920s art deco - for a jewellery retailer.

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Why a retailer called on Gentle Monster to design an entire department store

Beijing – The Korean eyewear brand takes its house style out of house for SKP, a luxury mall in Beijing.

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This Chinese teahouse has an unlikely inspiration: a Romanian sculptor

Beijing – Sò Studio designs théATRE, a teahouse in Beijing, by referencing palette, form and use of light in Constantin Brâncuși’s sculptures.

 
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A Beijing boutique consecrates the cycle of creation and destruction

Beijing – Ito Masaru's flagship for leather-goods designer Isamu Katayama Backlash is designed to feel like hallowed ground.

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Retail Trends 2019: Feasibility through Flexibility

As attention spans shorted and digital distractions increase, retail spaces are developing new design-lead strategies to make sure they always feel fresh.

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What retailers can learn from Chinese cosmetic company Harmay’s third store

Beijing – The beauty giant’s Beijing location, developed by Aim Architecture, casts customers as protagonists in the theatre of retail.

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What do Marie Kondo and a pair of Chinese architects have in common?

Beijing – BANDe Architects' GreenMonster Lab is a multifunctional cultural space that aims to give urbanites a rest from the stresses of life in central Beijing.

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This Beijing gym addresses the need for user-unique training paths

Beijing – For M-Fit, Ramoprimo designed a two-storey space that allows exercisers to creatively choose their own circuits.

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In Beijing, Archstudio turns an old residential complex into a contemporary siheyuan

Beijing – Chinese architecture firm Archstudio has repurposed a group of isolated structures in Beijing by joining them with a smarter circulation route.

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Small retail spaces shouldn’t limit creativity, shows this Beijing jewellery store

Beijing – Okamoto Deguchi Design turned a 38-sq-m store in a massive retail centre into an intimate cloudscape for fine-jewellery brand Yin.

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Openings: Versace in Beijing, Chanel in Paris and Everlane in L.A, plus many others

Designers have a growing check-list to mind when creating brick-and-mortar shopping spaces today – here are nine new spots that mind the retail shift.