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In Los Angeles' Koreatown, this building hides some unexpected green spaces

Los Angeles – Mariposa1038, a 32-unit housing complex by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, connects residents through clever outdoor spaces.

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An Argentinean studio makes the most of a complex space thanks to an unusual roof

Buenos Aires – The very first project realized by Constanza Chiozza and Pedro Magnasco of CCPM Arquitectos involved the renovation of their own house in Buenos Aires.

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You might want to move your wedding ceremony to this insane Japanese chapel

Himeji, Japan – KTX Archilab designed a cloud-like wedding chapel in Himeji – and its white, curved structures definitely make it look like it came from somewhere out of this world.

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In London, the un-geeking of VR use while in public has officially begun

London – Red Deer has created a Blade Runner-like space where VR fans can feel both privately at ease but enjoy the tech socially. Welcome to Otherworld.

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Studio Drift and Duran Duran honour the moon landing with a drone performance

Merritt Island, USA – For the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, Duran Duran joined Studio Drift for a special performance of Franchise Freedom.

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A renovated Montessori school in Amsterdam creates spaces for interaction

Amsterdam – Heren 5 Architecten revives a building’s intended light and space for students and teachers at De Scholekster Montessori school.

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The new Rimowa store in Milan is a plaudit for metal and stone

Milan – In Milan's renowned Quadrilatero della moda, the new Rimowa store blends together core ethos and traditional Milanese materials.

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Design Parade pick: This Colombian designer highlights the other side of gold

Hyères – Simon Ballen Botero’s Suelo Orfebre, showcased at Design Parade, is a glassware project that combines post-colonial reckoning with embedded community research. 

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A French duo brought the elegance of marble to a space made out of soap

Toulon – Zoù Maë, an installation mostly made out of Marseille soap, became the dual winner of this edition of this year’s Design Parade Toulon. Here’s why.

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A new Japanese baked goods store brings the best of old Kyoto to life

Kyoto – Kyoto’s Bake Cheese Tart store store, designed by Fumitaka Suzuki, recreates the traditional kamado through a multi-functional counter.

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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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Due to social media one-upmanship, portrait studios are clicking in China

Shanghai – Quarta & Armando created a central wall unit that allows a Shanghai photo studio to stretch the amount of social media-friendly setups for variety-hungry customers.