Shanghai articles

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Three generations in a single house? That’s nothing: How about three families?

Shanghai – AZL Architects designed a cross-generational house in the rural outskirts of Shanghai, allowing several family members to care for their ailing parents.

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A concept store made to showcase Buddhist shrines? It does exist in Shanghai

Shanghai – Dongqi Architects created Anzhi, a Shanghainese retail space full of acrylic concentric circles that reflect a Buddhist shrine back to its visitors.

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From Tokyo to NYC, here are eight brand new must-see shops and cafés

Interested in updating your list of design inspiration destinations in your city guides? We’ve gathered a collection of not-to-miss spaces for you.

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A multifunctional retail space in Shanghai changes with each season

Shanghai – Social House by Xintiandi is a two-storey multifunctional space that operates around four thematic gardens, one for each season.

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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.

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A bubble tea shop creates a micro-forest in the middle of a crowded Chinese city

Shanghai – In a narrow 40-sq-m space, design studio Mintwow has managed to create a (bright and psychedelic) miniature forest in the middle of Shanghai.

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This Shanghai boutique shows more retailers need to be inspired by public spaces

Shanghai – For concept store In the Park, Kooo Architects took spatial cues from the recreation areas in the name of creating a more welcoming shopping experience.

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This pop-up shows how the luggage industry can be as bold in retail as it is in branding

Shanghai – Alberto Caiola’s pop-up space for Crash Baggage, located in Shanghai’s Galeries Lafayette, brings something new to the luggage category: in-store fun. 

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Here’s another example of how Shanghai is killing the click-and-mortar game

Shanghai – Lifestyle retailer By asked Spacemen for a venue that could be swapped out to sell different product categories from one day to the next. They delivered.

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This radiant, virtual-like labyrinth is really a Japanese restaurant in Shanghai

Shanghai – Omakase, a new kaiseki restaurant in the Chinese city designed by Hip-pop Design Studio, blends the natural and unnatural for an immersive dining experience.

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What would happen if we had a 13th month? Gentle Monster’s Shanghai store foretells

Shanghai – For their annual campaign, the South Korean eyewear brand created an otherworldly spatial journey through a future society in one of their stores.

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This Shanghai concept store condenses – or, curates – a city inside to attract young urbanites

Shanghai – Kokaistudios designed a concept store for a men's fashion and lifestyle brand in Shanghai, encapsulating an entire city within 1000 square metres.