Interiors

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Gymshark’s world-class work(out) space offers a refreshing take on wellbeing

Solihull, England – After completing the sportswear brand’s UK headquarters, design company Oktra took on Gymshark Lifting Club, which champions wellness and brand innovation.

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In Beijing, Archstudio turns an old residential complex into a contemporary siheyuan

Beijing – Chinese architecture firm Archstudio has repurposed a group of isolated structures in Beijing by joining them with a smarter circulation route.

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Why an architect used Amazon’s Alexa to build a smart salon in LA

Los Angeles – Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido vitalizes the spatially ‘outdated’ hair and salon industries with Starring by Ted Gibson, a tech-powered hairdressing studio.

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At Berlin’s Futurium, maths + nature + tech = an entrancing exhibition space

Berlin – Art+Com Studios harnessed nature’s mathematical beauty and the power of augmented reality for an expansive biomimetic sculpture.

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Denmark meets China: Scandinavian design gets a retail platform in Changzhou

Changzhou, China – Råhuset is a furniture showroom conceived by two young designers looking to broaden the Chinese market’s scope of Scandinavian design.

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How a multi-use cultural venue in Shenzhen contemporizes traditional Chinese design

Shenzhen – For Morph, Various Associates created a surprisingly modern social space by referencing age-old materials and production techniques.

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'I aim to be free from any associations to create independent architecture,' says Tadao Ando

Osaka – Japanese self-taught architect, Tadao Ando reveals his approach to architecture wich stems from his engagement with nature.

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‘I love clay; it's a world that is endless with what I can learn, experiment and achieve’

New York City – While the colours, shape, and scale may be joyful, New York-based artist Jennie Jieun Lee's ceramic portraiture is defined by maudlin undercurrents.

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A retirement residence in Quebec helps senior citizens live better, by empathetic design

Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec – Montreal-based firm ADCF Architecture develops a humane residence to aid Québécois senior citizens in retaining their independence and autonomy.

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The designers of a Shanghai school think user-friendliness, kindergarten style

Shanghai – Elto Consultancy aimed to build a ‘second home’ for kindergarteners at Avenue Green Sheshan. The first step? Try to think like them.

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Small retail spaces shouldn’t limit creativity, shows this Beijing jewellery store

Beijing – Okamoto Deguchi Design turned a 38-sq-m store in a massive retail centre into an intimate cloudscape for fine-jewellery brand Yin.

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Italy’s apericena makes its way to Buenos Aires, thanks to this new coffee place

Buenos Aires – Duca Caffe & Apericena brings an Italian dining experience – and a colourful space, designed by Ohio Estudio – to Buenos Aires.