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Hyères – Simon Ballen Botero’s Suelo Orfebre, showcased at Design Parade, is a glassware project that combines post-colonial reckoning with embedded community research.
Beijing – Atelier Tree designed a metal cloud for Poppee, a Chinese jewellery store, that made the use of gold look still elegant and minimalistic.
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.
Dubai – Alexander & Co. took out gold in the Frame Awards 2018 with their opulent juxtaposition of feminine and masculine in Dubai Opera.
BRUSSELS – Designer Alain Gilles aims for paradigm shift with his Oxfam pop-up store in Belgium.
New York City – In the new Maison Kitsuné flagship store, Mathieu Lehanneur’s interpretation of a French-Japanese aesthetic is Haussmannien meets ‘friendly but scary’.
LAVAL – In this block dubbed la Licorne – translating to the Unicorn – gold and yellow fill the interior and overflows onto its exterior cladding.
PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it.
MONTPELLIER – Tetrarc completes Platinium, a residential block, that uses bold metallic and reflective features to make an impact on the neighbourhood.
There's a distinct possibility that this shiny, metallic gesture isn't used often enough within architecture, so as a special treat, we bring you five projects that make magpies of us all.
KIRUNA – An egg-shaped sauna is making an impression on the local people of Sweden's northern-most town.
COPENHAGEN – The 'warm and protecting atmosphere' of a metallic-clad Urban Hospice is intended to fit inconspicuously into the densely-packed residential area of Frederiksberg.
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