Articles tagged Materials

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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. 

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Limited by aesthetic practicality in hospitality projects? Seize your material options

London – Humble Pizza, a new plant-based pizza restaurant in London designed by Child Studio, makes use of a humble material for a maintainable front of house.

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Once again, Ace & Tate gets creative with its localised interior nods

Groningen, Netherlands – OS & OOS didn’t shy away from using a regionally sourced natural material to help place an Ace & Tate store among a new locale.

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How to make a tapas bar contemporary? Make it comfortable

Vancouver – Como Taperia, a new Spanish eatery in Vancouver by Ste. Marie isn’t just inviting because it’s tasty – it’s roomy, too. 

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How to be on-brand and hyper-local? Marni knows just the trick

Tokyo – The Italian fashion house blended its existing interior motifs with local design cues for the creation of its first Tokyo flagship.

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Lisbon’s newest concept store is like a futurist fashion-art gallery

Lisbon – Designed by Gonzalez Haase AAS, Tem-Plate is a new luxury destination aimed at exploring retail territories off of fashion’s beaten path. 

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The secret ingredient to this moving Design China Beijing installation? Imagination

Beijing – In building an installation for a Chinese company, Joy Season Studio turned a cultural symbol into a spatial experience and focused on emotion instead of corporate language.

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Now, extreme athletes have a store just for them – in Singapore’s new airport-mall

Changi, Singapore – Durasport, a new brick-and-mortar sports store by Ministry of Design in Jewel Changi Airport, turns to kinetic simulation experiences to make for a unique shopping …