This is a project that confronts the nature of the renewal of land use after a deteriorating rental building facing a shopping street was demolished. The site is in the center of Oita City, on the western edge of the oldest shopping street in the area. The bustle of the past has faded and the arcade has turned into a place that people just pass through to get somewhere else. We received a request from a client who runs a letting agency in the town to use a corner of the site where a car park was going to be built after the building was demolished for a small tenant space and a place for people to go such as a park where they can take a break, in order to bring the bustle back to the area.
Lunet Flagship Store is the second space opened by the eponymous eye ware brand, a continuation of their aesthetic ethos and unconventional approach towards the entire experience of buying eyeglasses. The idea was to borrow a few of the key elements from the first store in such a manner, that it feels like you have stepped into the Lunet universe, but at the same time creating a unique and specially designed space, adapted to the new context.
1,000 Trees is a mixed-use development designed to emerge like a pair of forest-capped mountains from the waterfront in Shanghai. The first phase to be completed – the western half of the site – contains shops, cafes, restaurants, new public spaces and promenades, and integrates an existing park and heritage structure.
Escinter works with corporate solutions in furniture, partitions, acoustics and technology for the architecture market. The Superlimão project for its new store, in Vila Madalena, brought a concept that sought to explore and reveal the diversity of the brand’s products.
Design studio Linehouse combined stainless steel and meteorites to create a space-themed cafe in central Shanghai as Australian chain Black Star Pastry’s first Chinese outpost. The ground floor of the red-brick villa serves as a coffee and pastry shop for Black Star Pastry, which is famous for selling a Strawberry Watermelon Cake that was dubbed “Australia’s most Instagrammed
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Homme is not just a store, but a unique experience of an urban environment within the context of highly commercial space. Homme is a break from the usual shopping mall experience with a number of distinct aesthetic signs … The height gives the feeling of space and at the same time exposes the structure and ventilation of the space lighting systems.
Celine creative director Hedi Slimane has opened a flagship store in London for the French fashion house, which balances historic Edwardian features and a gallery-style aesthetic. Located within a Grade II-listed Edwardian building on New Bond Street – a luxury shopping destination in the city’s West End – the new flagship store has a floor
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Indian studio Renesa has used earthy-hued masonry to form the entire facade and interior of a brick manufacturer’s showroom in New Delhi. The retail space was conceived for local company Jindal Mechno Bricks, which has been producing bricks, tiles and pavers for more than 50 years. Renesa designed the showroom as a celebration of the
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London design practice Child Studio has combined Victorian-style joinery with modernist and art deco touches inside the Cubitts eyewear store in Leeds. Cubitts occupies a corner unit of the city’s County Arcade shopping mall, which was constructed in 1898 and retains an array of original detailing from pink marble columns to mosaic ceilings. Child Studio
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