Shanghai articles

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This office’s collaboration-minded interiors reference the basics of biology

Shanghai – To develop a working powerhouse for a Chinese e-commerce and social media marketing company, Prism Design studied up on another: mitochondria.

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This eyeglass shop is so minimal, it doesn't even have a storefront

Shanghai – Junya Ishigami designs a minimal eyewear store is which the stark-white interior is comprised only of floating concrete blocks.

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Layering new surfaces over old makes a heritage house emphatically modern

Shanghai – Without altering the layout or touching historical elements, Wutopia Lab use colour and texture to entirely 'rewrite' a Shanghai residence.

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Part nurture, part nature, seamless smart living of the future is now

A mix of the organic with the high tech, the Haier Smart Home Experience Centre designed by Spacemen, lets visitors experience the brand and its cutting edge smart living technology in one seamless …

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Retail Trends 2019: Feasibility through Flexibility

As attention spans shorted and digital distractions increase, retail spaces are developing new design-lead strategies to make sure they always feel fresh.

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Retail Trends 2019: New-code Cosmetics

The beauty market’s exponential growth has seen it dramatically expand its customers base, and with it the need for new types of spaces that speak to an increasingly diverse audience.

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A daytime café transitions seamlessly into a cocktail bar at night

Shanghai – Designed by Office AIO, this sunny daytime café in Shanghai expands into a dim cocktail bar at night. 

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In China, furniture companies are getting wise to millennial-friendly retail

Shanghai – The Shouter, a spin-off store from an established Chinese retailer, panders to the tastes of young consumers thanks to design by Kostas Chatzigiannis.

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Why a studio opted for two contrasting interiors in this Shanghai shop

Shanghai – Dongqi Architects’ work for Concepts Xintiandi both takes advantage of a century-old space and completely reimagines it through optical illusion.

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The design of Club Med's HQ in Shanghai was inspired by a swimming pool

Shanghai – 100Architects recreates a sunny holiday feel in its design for a Club Med office.

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This advertising agency’s office is a tribute to the open pages of a book

Shanghai – For the headquarters of Focus Advertising Agency in Shanghai, Yushe Design built spaces that celebrate the ultimate symbol of knowledge.

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Openings: Hospitality spaces from the likes of Saint Laurent, W Hotels and Ladurée

Our latest Openings list highlights ‘70s-inspired hotels and the increasing number of fashion brands adding food and drink spaces to their offer.