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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.
VERSAILLES – It can be assumed that the latest refurbishment of the prominent French palace would have been in the sense of its last resident, King Louis XIV.
VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.
ROSKILDE – Situated on top of an old warehouse of the former concrete factory, a new museum for rock, pop and youth culture transforms a derelict site into a creative neighbourhood and symbol of …
NILVANGE – The Parisian firm adapted the prefabricated building into a concert hall and music school.
PERTH – Edith Cowan University is now home to the golden Ngoolark Student Services building inspired by the endangered Carnaby cockatoo.
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