Articles tagged Concrete

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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. 

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Eytys mixes Scandinavian brutalism and some Miyake realness in London

London – This new Soho store presents a fun architectural mixtape, featuring some Japanese oddities, a bit of Piano and a whole lot of rock – that is, concrete.

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This is not where you’d expect to eat some Sichuan hot pot

Guangzhou – In Hi, Miss Rong the team behind Infinity Mind defy material expectations for a Chinese folk-food restaurant.

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At a Brazilian mall, a lifestyle shop lets the breeze block be

Rio de Janeiro – Terra e Tuma, a Sao Paulo-based architectural studio, responded to Oficina Itsu’s retail limitations with a smart, concrete use of time and materials.

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Fashion retailer Ssense designs with data to go from digital to physical

Montreal – Ssense’s flagship store, designed by David Chipperfield, applies over a decade’s worth of lessons learned both online and off.