After the spectacular project of its Paris showroom in February 2022, polette has collaborated once again with Javier Zubiria, founder of the Amsterdam-based architectural firm zU-Studio to bring to Antwerp a never-seen-before retail concept. It all started with a song, released exactly 50 years ago and yet more relevant than ever: Imagine, by John Lennon. After two years of people being apart from each other, where social interactions were nonexistent and tensions occurred everywhere, Pierre Wizman & Javier Zubiria wanted to build a place of connection and creativity, where people interact with each other.
In the neighborhood of Palermo, Buenos Aires City, there is a Building of professional studios where two workspaces were projected with completely different uses sharing a single space. A Pottery Studio (Huella Studio) and an architecture studio (NBBO Architects) live together daily in a single loft.
The 4th floor of the Hyundai Department Store Pangyo branch has been renewed following The Hyundai Seoul. U-PLEX on the fourth floor is a shopping space for the MZ generation and all customers who enjoy a youthful lifestyle and has been designed as a unique premium space with a sense of YOUNG VIBE.
Archivepke is a women’s bag and shoe brand with a simple but classic style, embodied in their offline showroom Archivepke Atelier. Archivepke Atelier’s space concept was conceived from within the Archivepke brand itself. The brand’s vintage feel comes from its use of colors and materials which harks back to the mid-century, the pinnacle of modern design and the golden age of design furniture. Its specific concept was inspired by the works of a number of designers that wholly exemplifies the mid-century aesthetic including Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Gerrit Rietveld.
QUAN is located in Sanchongdingkan Industrial Zone, Taiwan. It is a typical street house commonly seen in Taiwan. It shares the same violent and unregulated architectural forms as the surrounding environment, such as iron cover and illegal construction. The building skin has experienced traces of use over time. After the site survey, we found that this area has a unique urban context and historical traces, which also triggers how we locate QUAN.
Designed by Estúdio Sumaúma, a collaboration between designer Airon Martin and architect Gabriel Contreira for Neriage’s first store an old warehouse that held an art gallery was completely remodeled in the heart of the Pinheiros neighborhood in São Paulo.
Inside a plastic processing plant, a space once intended only to accommodate industrial materials was redefined to be flexible and multi-functional: a comfortable area where workers can rest during the busy workday and a dedicated showroom for clients and visitors.
This project is to renovate an entire concrete building near Kuramae Station into a showroom and office for IaicoS, which operates Hender Scheme and Polyploid. There are a few simple, specific rules for this space. The first is to use raw-edged materials as they are without significant edge treatment except for deburring. The second is to use the colors of materials as they are as much as possible without color matching. The third is to treat opposites, such as craft/industrial, front/back, artificial/natural, and cheap/luxurious as equally as possible.
A communication lounge designed for the home builder Sekisui House Ltd. With the change in needs of potential homebuyers caused by the increasing amount of information available online, the conventional housing service with showhouse or room mockup has been replaced by a more long-term, intangible one such as consultation on lifestyle, maintenance, and adaptation to changing family structures.
Blurring the line between retail space and installation, Sculptform’s is a brilliant ‘working showroom’ case study for just how impactful design can be when local manufacturing and quality craftsmanship come together. Sculptform is a bespoke feature wall and ceiling manufacturer whose factory is in Bendigo (two hours from Melbourne). It makes sense to establish a statement showroom in central Melbourne to be physically closer to industry groups, other manufacturers and architectural collaborators. When Woods Bagot was invited to a design competition for the new showroom, the team threw caution to the wind and really got creative in their design response. They determined the space would be a testament to Sculptform’s expertise, design passion and craftsmanship philosophy.