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AIM Architecture adds slide-like staircase to Shanghai store In the Park

September 3, 2021 Alice Finney 0

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has inserted a red staircase that resembles a children’s slide in the middle of this clothing store to create a playful interior. Named In the Park, the Shanghai store was designed to reflect the playfulness of the clothing brand while drawing on the layout of traditional Chinese parks. AIM Architecture wanted to

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Ennead Architects designs Shanghai Astronomy Museum to “echo the essence of the Universe”

August 9, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

New York studio Ennead Architects has completed the world’s largest museum dedicated to astronomy in Shanghai, China. Designed to reflect the shapes and geometry within the universe, the form of the recently opened museum in Shanghai has no straight lines or right angles. “The foundational design concept of the Shanghai Astronomy Museum was to abstractly embody within

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Taste Studio pays tribute to the art of coffee roasting with Paga cafe

August 6, 2021 Alice Finney 0
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Interior design studio Taste Space designed this roastery and cafe in Bangkok to take customers on a journey from coffee bean roasting to cup.  The Bangkok-based studio drew on the process of coffee roasting to inform its design of the three-storey roastery in the Watthana district of Thailand’s capital. Spread out over three floors on the corner

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Ten pieces that showcase the “authentic voice” of Zaha Hadid

August 5, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Pair of Melissa Shoes

A retrospective of architect Zaha Hadid’s work called ZHA Close Up – Work & Research is currently on display at MAM Shanghai. Its curator Shai Baitel picks 10 items from the exhibition that demonstrate the diversity of her work. The exhibition at Shanghai’s Modern Art Museum is the first show dedicated to the work of Zaha Hadid Architects

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MVRDV unveils terraced LAD headquarters in Shanghai designed as “agricultural oasis”

July 13, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
LAD headquarters Shanghai

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has released designs for a terraced office block clad in solar panels for Chinese agriculture development company Lankuaikei Agriculture Development. Located lakeside in Lingang New Town, Shanghai, the building will feature a “technological” roof that will follow the shape of its 11 stepped storeys. The northern part of the roof is

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Jean Nouvel unveils bright red covered shopping street in Shanghai

June 12, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has red internal facades

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has completed a mixed-use building in Shanghai’s Huangpu district with a covered shopping street flanked by bright red offices adorned with earthenware planters. The studio headed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel designed the Henderson CIFI Tiandi building for property development and investment company CIFI Holdings. The building is located on Jian Guo

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Wutopia Lab’s latest bookstore in Shanghai borrows from traditional Chinese garden design

June 7, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Bookstore by Wutopia Lab

Bookshelves made from perforated aluminium and quartz stone double as partition walls in this maze-like Shanghai bookstore by local architecture studio Wutopia Lab. The 452-square-metre bookstore, which opened last month, is located at the base of a recently completed brick-red office block called Cifi Xintiandi (which translates as “The Roof”) by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. The

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Open Architecture designs Shanghai school to be more like a village than a megastructure

May 19, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Arts Centre at Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School by Open Architecture

An eclectic mix of buildings form the Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School, designed by Chinese studio Open Architecture to promote a richer and more varied learning experience. Open Architecture co-founder Huang Wenjing told Dezeen the aim was to find an alternative to the “school-as megastructure” model, which has become particularly prevalent in China. Instead of

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Raams Architecture Studio stacks 388 white blocks to form Shanghai tea shop

May 5, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Marble panelling and white MDF blocks in seating area of Mini Cuppa tea shop by Raams Architecture Studio

Raams Architecture Studio has used white MDF blocks to line the Mini Cuppa cafe in Shanghai, China, in homage to the modular cube system employed by Frank Lloyd Wright across his seminal Textile Block Houses. Located in a newly developed area in west Shanghai, the 90-square-metre shop sells cheese tea – a cold infusion blended with

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AIM Architecture turns shopping mall atrium into plant-filled plaza

May 3, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Xintiandi atrium by AIM Architecture

Shopping centres don’t have to “bright, white and shiny” according to AIM Architecture, which has transformed the Xintiandi mall in Shanghai by adding natural materials and plants. The previously underused atrium has been reimagined in the spirit of a garden plaza, with wooden surfaces, plants hanging down from the balconies and natural light filtering in from above.

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