Interiors

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A medieval Polish city gets a contemporary apart-hotel in a historic baroque building

Toruń, Poland – Paweł Tatara and Znamy Się completed a baroque-meets-contemporary apartment hotel in Toruń, a Polish UNESCO World Heritage city.

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In need of a digital detox? This South Tyrol hotel has an elevated proposal

Castelrotto, Italy – Designed by local firm Noa*, the new expansion of the Zallinger Hotel in South Tyrol has helped quickly establish it as an expertly considered retreat.

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London’s Cartoon Museum makes visitors part of a graphic spatial storyline

London – Sam Jacob Studio developed an amusing, clever new space for London’s Cartoon Museum – one that makes each visitor a protagonist in a real-life cartoon.

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Note Design Studio transformed a heritage London building into a co-working space

London – The Stockholm-based practice brought art deco and Swedish Grace together for The Office Group’s newest office building, at Summit House.

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Three generations in a single house? That’s nothing: How about three families?

Shanghai – AZL Architects designed a cross-generational house in the rural outskirts of Shanghai, allowing several family members to care for their ailing parents.

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A concept store made to showcase Buddhist shrines? It does exist in Shanghai

Shanghai – Dongqi Architects created Anzhi, a Shanghainese retail space full of acrylic concentric circles that reflect a Buddhist shrine back to its visitors.

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The creepiest character in the Midsommar movie? It’s the spatial design

Midsommar might be a slow-burn horror film, but its main villain is hidden in plain sight from the start, via the spaces created by production designer Henrik Svensson. 

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Don’t drive to your studio for over an hour unless it’s worth it, says a Japanese designer

Kyoto – Teruhiro Yanagihara’s former studio was buried in the north of Kyoto and served also as a residency for international creators.

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A textile retailer in China recreates a maker’s studio, front yard and all, for its mall store

Hangzhou – Shanghai-based studio Greyoffice created a grocery store-cum-maker’s studio for JNBYHOME, a home goods retailer in Hangzhou. 

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In Shibuya, a cow-spotted ice cream pop-up reveals the mutual fun in spatial advertisements

Tokyo – Ryusuke Nanki turned ad space physical with Milkland, a bold temporary pop-up shop in Shibuya for dairy-based sweets.

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This Berlin optical shop is authentic to its brand – and the neighbourhood it calls home

Berlin – Designed by Oskar Kohnen Studio, Lunettes Selection Charlottenburg ‘functions as an essay on vintage West Berlin retail interiors through a contemporary lens.’

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A streetwear-brand’s office in Tokyo shows a little elegance can improve teamwork

Tokyo – Mastermind’s offices in Tokyo don’t look like what you’d expect from a streetwear apparel brand. And yet, to design studio I IN, it made HR sense.