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Superimpose Architecture creates subterranean conference centre based on Victorian shopping arcade

October 7, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Superimpose Architecture used a traditional shopping-arcade typology to transform the dark basement of a commercial development in Hangzhou, China, into The Arcade conference centre. Designed to appeal to a young audience, The Arcade is a subterranean space made up of a wide L-shaped corridor lined with meeting rooms, a cafe, a lobby and an auditorium.

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Venice floodwaters inform two-tone interior of Warsaw bar Va Bene Cicchetti

October 6, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Sea green floors and skirting tiles are contrasted against the all-red interior of this bar in Warsaw, Poland, which local studio Noke Architects has designed to recall the high waters of Venice. Billed as Poland’s first cicchetti bar – an Italian bar selling drinks alongside small plates of food – Va Bene Cicchetti is located

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Vibrant glazed tiles divvy up Madrid apartment by Sierra + De La Higuera

October 5, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Spanish architecture studio Sierra + De La Higuera has used traditional Moroccan zellige tiles to define the different spaces in this open-plan apartment in Madrid. Housed in a 1940s building in the city’s bohemian Conde Duque neighbourhood, the apartment belongs to a well-travelled couple that wanted to stamp its Mexican and Galician heritage onto the

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Bernard Dubois incorporates nightclub references into Courrèges’ Paris store

September 9, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Image of a mirrored fitting area at the Courrèges store

Thick carpets, mirrored panels and fabric-covered walls populate this clothing store in Paris designed by Belgian architect Bernard Dubois. The 232-square-metre boutique is located near the Champs-Élysées and belongs to Courrèges – a Parisian label that was launched by fashion designer André Courrèges in 1961. Optimistic and full of energy, the late designer’s creations placed

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Bill Amberg Studio creates ribbon-like leather ceiling for London office lobby

September 4, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Leather ceiling installation above bent timber desk in 22 Bishopsgate lobby by Bill Amberg Studio

Padded leather panels twist their way across the ceiling in the lobby of the 22 Bishopsgate skyscraper in London as part of an installation developed for the office building by leather specialist Bill Amberg Studio. The atrium spans the ground and first floor of the 62-storey skyscraper, which was designed by PLP Architecture and completed

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Makhno Studio celebrates Ukrainian craft in all-beige home near Kyiv

August 30, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Foyer of Mureli House in Kozyn, Ukraine, by Makhno Studio with sweeping staircase and wall of 3D ceramic tiles

Kyiv-based Makhno Studio has paired soft, bumpy textures and intricate ceramic walls inside this all-beige home in Ukraine, which was completed right before the Russian invasion. Located in Kozyn, a rural town just south of Kyiv, Mureli House is a celebration of summertime and Ukrainian design, with mureli being an old Ukrainian word for apricot. The

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Note Design Studio creates “unexpected” restaurant in historic Stockholm food hall

August 28, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Bar area of Tysta Mari restaurant in Stockholm by Note Design Studio

Off-kilter tiles set in thick blue grout clad the bar of the Tysta Mari restaurant in Stockholm, designed by local practice Note Design Studio. Tysta Mari is one of several restaurants set within the city’s recently renovated Östermalms Saluhall – a historic food hall housed in a brick building from 1888. The two-storey eatery serves

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Hotel Rosalie encourages nature to “reclaim its rightful place in the urban landscape”

August 23, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Hotel Rosalie by Marion Mailaender

French interior designer Marion Mailaender has worked with hotelier Joris Bruneel to create a hotel in Paris informed by overgrown and abandoned buildings. Conceived as a hidden oasis in the city, Hotel Rosalie is set in a courtyard behind a tall iron gate on a tree-lined street in the 13th arrondissement. Greenery is incorporated into

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Cake Architecture creates London office space spread across two contrasting floors

August 21, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Ask Us For Ideas office by Cake Architecture

Cake Architecture has designed a workspace for London agency Ask Us For Ideas using materials and forms that are in “complimentary contrast” with each other. Split across the ground floor and basement of a building in southeast London’s New Cross, the office offers a new home to Ask Us For Ideas (AUFI) – a consultancy

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Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos creates alfresco feeling inside Mexico City skyscraper restaurant

August 18, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Ling Ling restaurant in Mexico City by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Expansive triple-height windows and fully grown trees feature in this eatery at the top of a Mexico City skyscraper, designed by local firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos to create the impression of dining in a traditional Mexican courtyard. Called Ling Ling, the Asian fusion restaurant is located on the 56th floor of the Chapultepec Uno skyscraper on Paseo

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