Articles tagged Concrete

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A new mosque in Australia shows Islamic architecture going beautifully brutalist

Sydney – The Australian mosque, designed by Candalepas Associates, uses angles and curves in concrete to choreograph light.

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In the first Acne store in Milan, pink rock rocks among concrete and steel

Milan – Inspired by the ancient monuments of the Milanese neighbourhood of Brera, an Acne store brings the outside in with a modern twist.

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Brazil has a new gold rush – at a place meant to make you smile

Brasilia – At the Clínica L’Or by Um a Um Arquitetos, gold and white concrete provide a sense of luxury to a growingly photogenic type of space: the dental clinic. 

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Here's more evidence that the unfinished café look is taking over Airspace

Seoul – Studio Unravel's yyyyynnn Café celebrates the rawness and unpredictability of materials, in direct opposition to the clean look of Airspace.

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An architect’s own house contains multitudes in a small London plot

London – How did Sophie Hicks make the most of a limited plot in the middle of pricey Kensington? By digging down and letting the entire neighbourhood in.

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In eastern France, a former distillery becomes a hub for the arts

Schiltigheim, France – Dominique Coulon & Associés turned an empty industrial building into Les Halles du Scilt, a mixed-use creative building for the residents of Schiltigheim.

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Can architecture console mourners as they experience the pain that accompanies grief?

Aalst, Belgium – With two new projects, one a conceptual proposal and another a crematorium in Belgium, HofmanDujardin and Kaan Architecten give grief a home. 

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Faye Toogood channels British brutalism for Mulberry

London – Mulberry’s creative director, Johnny Coca, commissioned Faye Toogood to come up with a new retail concept for the New Bond Street establishment.

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A Shanghai bar defies physics by putting concrete and glass close together

Shanghai – For Tre Vin, Quarta & Armando have come up with a concrete shelving system that defies physics and logic – and yet makes perfect sense.

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Now, this is how you put a ‘public well’ in the middle of a store

Vilnius – Išora + Lozuraitytė‘s revamped space for Friends & Frames, an optical retailer in Lithuania, features a stunning blue centrepiece.

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The inside of a Fabergé egg looks just like this London store

London – The interiors of the new Wartski gallery in London, designed by Waldo Works, pay respect to the symbiotic nature of the family-owned antiques firm.

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This rooftop bar shines a new light on the Beirut nightlife

Beirut – The Lebanese capital rises at sundown, due to its famously competitive clubbing scene. That’s where Gregory Gatserelia’s lighting scheme for Spine comes in.