Articles tagged Materials

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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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Why a Melbourne lifestyle concept store is supposed to look better offline

Melbourne – Inspired by Syrian art and architecture, The Stella Collective designed homewares shop and café Zoobibi to help shoppers digitally disconnect.

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Noman Studio turned its work into creative displays for a Luxembourg concept store

Luxembourg City – Reimagining its 2015 work If This Then That, Noman Studio designed a temporary Luxembourg concept store that’s ‘honest and readable.'

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Hospitality design in Romania is experiencing a shift, says a young local studio

Timișoara, Romania – Jess, a new restaurant space designed by Biancoebianca, reflects an increased appetite for vibrant dining spots in the Romanian hospitality industry.

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How to create less constricting cafés? Design them like they're open markets

Changzhou, China – Dongqi Architects modelled the layout of Changzhou’s C.F. Café after an open market, to achieve a more dynamic visitor experience.

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If dry-cleaning shops become attractive, will it help revive the market for the service?

Montreal – A Montreal dry-cleaning shop designed by Ivy Studio upends all expectations of the spatial typology to create a desirable destination in the dipping market.

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Cat cafés aren’t just about Insta-likes: they’re designed to provide health benefits, too

Guangzhou – Meow Restaurant, a new cat café in Guangzhou, was designed by E Studio with attention to human and feline welfare.

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How to tread new retail design terrain? Venture beyond Earth for inspiration

Hong Kong – Her, a womenswear boutique designed by Clap Studio in Hong Kong, spatially references the reddish landscape of Mars.

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Want less work and more live and play? Cultural centres may offer your best respite

Xi’an, China – The Qujiang Cultural Centre, a new institutional space in Xi’an, wants to address a work-life balance for its creative (millennial) visitors.

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A Chiang Mai hotel gives traditional Thai architecture a new lease on life

Chiang Mai, Thailand – To sate Thailand's growing taste for contemporary architecture, Department of Architecture took a vernacular building material and turned it into a modern, …

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One of our bestselling books, CMF Design, is now back in stock

Thanks to a new reprint, CMF Design - The Fundamental Principles of Colour Material Finish Design – also known as just CMF by our readers – is available again.

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Can exhibition design help promote cross-cultural creative dialogue?

Shenzhen – A Shenzhen exhibition designed by Döppel Studio and Désormeaux/Carrette speaks of the future of transnational design collaborations.