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Studio Modijefsky draws on context for a genre-agnostic interior

Maastricht, the Netherlands – Attached to The Student Hotel, restaurant The Commons is designed for functional fluidity and the changing nature of work and travel.

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Why grey concrete is David Chipperfield’s contribution to physical retail

Montreal – In today’s fast-paced world of flexible design, David Chipperfield makes online retailer Ssense commit to concrete and stainless steel.

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Billboard: Summer Sale 18
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Inside BIG's Lego House

BILLUND, DENMARK – BIG’s Lego House translates the language of Lego bricks to full scale building.

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Colour octa-gone: Liz West’s 3D pointillism is hiding something

Blackburn, England – Where’s the rainbow, Liz West? The artist known for her work with light and colour creates an installation with an optical illusion that invites exchange.

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Allison Crank’s VR Cheshire cat guides the stressed-out to dreamland

Five designers answer the Frame 119 Challenge with designs to de-stress: Allison Crank turns VR into virtual recovery.

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Do Hotel Monville guests care about the local design?

Montreal – ACDF Architecture delivers a space saturated with context and culture, but is the hyper-local hospitality trend actually important to the visitor experience?

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The hair salon 2.0 is designed for an experience

Five interiors show the direction of hair salons as the spatial expression of the luxury end of the service economy.

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ODA New York inverts the high-rise residence hierarchy

New York City – Typically penthouse-only perks are democratized in 100 Norfolk as ODA turns a limitation into a USP and architectural convention on its head.

Billboard: Summer Sale 18
Billboard: Summer Sale 18
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Toyota’s car-sharing café is a response to Japanese consumption trends

NAGOYA, Japan – Designed by Archicept City, Toyota’s Drive to Go concept plays to the growing experience economy and removes investment barriers to adventures on the road.

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UBS showcases ‘colour perceived in time and space’ by Carlos Cruz-Diez

ZURICH – Celebrating 25 years of partnership with Art Basel, UBS presents an exhibition of work by 94-year-old Carlos Cruz-Diez in the UBS Lounge.

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Stressed? Chew on seaweed, says Carolien Niebling

Five designers answer the Frame 119 Challenge with designs to de-stress: Carolien Niebling suggests all-natural chewables to release tension.

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Relational space: Didier Faustino explores texture, colour and conversation

Ghent, Belgium – Didier Faustino transforms a turn-of-the-century building into a lounge for intellectual dialogue and spatial sensuality.