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Finnish Design Shop creates forest-set logistics centre to enable “a more sustainable future”

November 30, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Avanto Architects and interior designer Joanna Laajisto have designed a logistics centre for retailer Finnish Design Shop that features warm timber, a foraged-food restaurant for staff and visitors, and views of the surrounding forest. Located on the outskirts of Turku, west of Helsinki, the logistics centre is the hub for storage, management and dispatch of

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AMO experiments with materials for Stone Island store in Chicago

November 26, 2022 Dan Howarth 0

Fashion brand Stone Island has debuted a retail concept by Dutch studio AMO, which includes surfaces made from compressed shredded paper, burnt cork and sand-coated steel. The research studio, affiliated with architecture firm OMA, created the store concept to celebrate Stone Island’s 40th anniversary. As well as an update to the look and feel of

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Axel Arigato rejects “McDonald’s approach” to interiors with Berlin flagship store

November 25, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Travertine displays that double as DJ podiums feature alongside glistening butter-yellow columns in Axel Arigato’s Berlin outpost, which the streetwear label has designed together with longtime collaborator Halleroed. The brand’s flagship boutique is set in the central Scheunenviertel neighbourhood, across the ground floor of a prefabricated concrete Plattenbau building typical of post-war East Germany. Stockholm design

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Toto Kitchen Showroom / Studio Avana

November 20, 2022 Bianca Valentina Roșescu 0

When it comes to transforming a space, renovation is the ideal approach to convey a new story. This transformation is apparent among a row of modern shophouses in a business sector area with a distinctive appearance. This renovation transformed an ordinary shophouse into TOTO Kitchen, an exquisite furniture showroom in Bandung.

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Perron-Roettinger clads Kim Kardashian SKKN pop-up store in raw plaster and cement

November 18, 2022 Alice Finney 0

Design studio Perron-Roettinger has created a pop-up shop for Kim Kardashian’s skincare and homeware brand SKKN in Los Angeles that showcases its products in a physical space for the first time. The minimalist pop-up store, which is located inside Los Angeles shopping mall Westfield Century City, was designed using a limited material palette in a

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Nina + Co brings biomaterials into MONC eyewear store in London

November 10, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Cornstarch-foam shelves meet mycelium display plinths in this London store that Nina + Co has designed for bioplastic eyewear brand MONC. Nestled among a parade of high-end shops in Marylebone, MONC sells glasses made from bio-acetate – an acetate produced completely without fossil fuels – which are packaged using recycled leather cases and compostable cornstarch

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Gaîté Montparnasse / MVRDV

November 9, 2022 Paula Pintos 0

Gaîté Montparnasse, the MVRDV-designed transformation of a city block just a short walk from Paris’ Tour Montparnasse, is now open. The project has rationalized the existing uses of the mixed-use block – which included a hotel, shopping center, office space, and a library – and densified the area by adding social housing and a kindergarten. In doing so, the building has become more welcoming and accessible to pedestrians, while reusing significant parts of the previous structure from the 1970s following circular economy principles.

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River Point / Pickard Chilton

November 8, 2022 Bianca Valentina Roșescu 0

River Point is a 52-story, 1.08 million square foot office tower located in Chicago’s West Loop at Lake Street and the Chicago River. The design features a striking convex form that provides panoramic city views. A graceful parabolic arch frames the sloped red travertine lobby wall and reflects the river for passers-by. The building’s dramatic three-story lobby opens onto an expansive 1.5 acre riverside public plaza and newly created Riverwalk, the latest addition to Chicago’s unique riverfront.

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AIA Estúdio designs cave-like interior for clothing store in Rio de Janeiro

November 7, 2022 Amy Peacock 0

Organic shapes and stone-like surfaces characterise the interior of the Haight clothing store in Rio de Janeiro, which was designed by interior and landscaping design practice AIA Estúdio. A large pillar with a rough, textured surface dominates the 110-square-metre shop interior, expanding as it ascends before merging into the ceiling to create a cave-like space.

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ASA Studio Albanese references mid-century offices for Thom Browne store in San Francisco

November 6, 2022 Dan Howarth 0

American fashion label Thom Browne has opened its first retail location in San Francisco, designed by ASA Studio Albanese to feature dramatic marble against white slatted blinds. The flagship store is situated at 432 Jackson Street in the historic Yeon Building, which dates back to 1855, in the heart of the city’s luxury shopping district.

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