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Victorian warehouse in London transformed into Greencoat Place office

November 11, 2022 Ali Morris 0

British architecture practice Squire and Partners and office design firm Modus Workspace have retained the ornate cast-iron columns and glazed tiles of a 19th-century warehouse in London while turning it into a contemporary workspace. Located in London’s Victoria, the Greencoat Place building was originally used as a warehouse, storeroom and food hall for the Army

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MoreySmith turns Bristol power station into flexible workspace

November 4, 2022 Ali Morris 0

The Victorian power station that once supplied Bristol’s tram system has been transformed into a shared office space, designed by British interiors studio MoreySmith to celebrate its industrial past. The waterside Generator Building originally opened in 1890 to power Bristol Tramways – the electric tram system that serviced the city until it was destroyed in

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Sik Mul Sung is a Mars-themed cafe with its own vertical farm

November 2, 2022 Ali Morris 0

South Korean studio Unseenbird has designed a cafe in downtown Seoul, where vegetables are grown in a glass-fronted cultivation room before being harvested, prepared and served to customers on a conveyor belt. Sik Mul Sung cafe was set up by agri-tech start-up N.Thing, which also runs a vertical farm on the outskirts of Seoul, to

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Schemata Architects creates sports store with fixtures made from discarded marine debris

October 31, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Display fixtures made from jerry cans and blocks of polystyrene salvaged from the ocean feature in this concept store for a outdoor brand on Jeju island by Schemata Architects. Created for Kolon Sport, an outdoor brand with sustainability at its core, the concept store is located in a commercial building on the island of Jeju.

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Reflecting pool centres XC273 fashion boutique in former Shanghai towel factory

October 27, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Chinese studio Dongqi Design has turned a disused factory in Shanghai into a multi-brand fashion and lifestyle store, adding glossy marble and metal surfaces to offset its exposed concrete shell. Set across three floors, the XC273 retail space houses designer showrooms and pop-ups alongside a small cafe, as well as providing spaces for temporary exhibitions

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Muhhe Studio inserts “wooden box” into old factory to create light-filled photographer’s studio

October 25, 2022 Ali Morris 0

A white-painted steel and timber volume that contains an office, dressing room, reception and studio space sits at the centre of this photographer’s studio in an old factory building. Located in a former factory building that looks out onto a busy T-junction near a park in Nanjing, China, HNS Studio was designed by architects Muhhe

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Beer-filled baths and straw beds feature in Brussels’ Bath & Barley spa

October 24, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Set in a vaulted cellar in the old city centre of Brussels, Bath & Barley is an updated take on a traditional Czech beer spa from design studio WeWantMore. Beer spas offer beer-infused spa treatments, most notably beer baths where guests soak in water mixed with hops, malt and medicinal herbs. Bath & Barley is

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Domino Architects divides reusable sales showroom with fabric walls

October 16, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Sheer curtains that look like translucent walls were used to divide up the structure of this temporary showroom space in Japan created by Domino Architects. Shortlisted in the large retail interiors category of Dezeen Awards 2022, PROUD Gallery Gotanda aims to offer a solution to the wasteful practice of producing condominium showrooms – temporary structures

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Timber joinery “gently cocoons” inhabitants in compact Gdańsk apartment by ACOS

October 14, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Polish studio ACOS has used timber joinery to conceal the functional elements of this apartment in Gdańsk, with the aim of creating a calm and tranquil interior. Located at the edge of one of the few remaining green spaces in the city’s heavily urbanised historical town centre, Hideaway Home is a family apartment that was designed

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Three hundred beer crates form furnishings of Shenyang’s Fatface Coffee shop

October 13, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Bottle-green beer crates are stacked to construct a long counter and matching stools in this pop-up coffee shop in Shenyang, China, designed by architecture practice Baicai. Installed in the city’s Window Gallery for a month, the pop-up shop belongs to local cafe Fatface Coffee. Its interior makes use of 300 beer cases to create a

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