Haining is a water-bred city about 100 km to the southwest of Shanghai and 60km east of Hangzhou. Mostly known for its leather products and textiles, the city is also famous for its shadow puppetry, the art of storytelling with light and shadow that gradually evolved into cinematography. Given a street cornersite and themixed program of a retail store with a café, Lukstudio explores the idea of theatre to put the spotlight on the fashion platform of Dear So Cute.
Two Stories building: exploring possibilities in commercial tenant buildings Commissioned design of this commercial tenant building was inspired by considering two main themes. First: how the design should relate to the neighborhood. We considered what aspects of the building should blend in and what statement it could make. As for the existing cityscape, until around the 1990s many buildings in this suburb featured conventional low gable roofs, hip roofs, or pavilion roofs. Flat roofs appeared in the past 15 years or so as condominiums, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings popped up here and there. Now these flat-roofed office buildings and condos are becoming more common here.
Giant geometric display stands intersect with imposing steel archways in this newly-opened book shop in Hangzhou, China designed by Alberto Caiola. Called Harbook, the 600-square-metre shop alongside the West Lake was designed by Alberto Caiola to appeal to the young urban consumer. Alongside books, Harbook incorporates other lifestyle elements such as a cafe, and a
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Facing Yulin River, the Project sits next to Longxing Ancient Town, Chongqing, China, mirrored by rolling hills in the distance and a centralized green area. Natural landscape on the east side is exceedingly fascinating while its counterparts on the other sides are relatively ordinary.
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Palestinian-based studio AAU Anastas has designed a flat stone-vaulted extension to a 12th century monastery built by the Crusaders in Jerusalem, to house a gift shop. AAU Anastas designed the gift shop to be a contemporary structure that respected the historical context of the St Mary of the Resurrection Abbey in Abu Ghosh – one of Jerusalem’s most significant examples
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Goop – the lifestyle and wellness brand founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow – has opened its first pop-up store in London, which features California-inspired interiors designed by Fran Hickman. The Goop store is located in the affluent Notting Hill neighbourhood, nestled among a row of high-end boutiques along Westbourne Grove. It is the wellness brand’s
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Art director Robert Vattilana used expanses of pale marble, gauzy curtains and an array of curious ornaments to create a “dreamy” atmosphere inside fashion boutique Forte Forte, in Milan. The store is situated in the historic Brera district, an area of Milan recognised for its art galleries and selection of design boutiques. It is the
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A high-end furniture store has been transformed into an eco-friendly home full of sustainable Scandinavian products for London Design Festival. Skandium Townhouse, a concept store housed inside a four-storey house in Brompton, is currently calling itself Eco Townhouse. Danish brands Montana and Skagerat have furnished the property, using only pieces from brands that have a strong ethical
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London-based designer John Pawson has created a minimalist interior for the new Japanese flagship store of fashion label Jil Sander, pairing pale limestone walls and floors with cherry wood accents. Situated in Omotesando, Tokyo’s luxury shopping district, the shop is sparsely furnished. The only colour comes from the orange-toned wood, meaning the clothing and accessories can take centre stage. “Obviously there’s
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Industrial trolleys are repurposed as clothing rails at this Los Angeles pop-up store for Browns Fashion, which London studio Brinkworth created as the brand’s first retail space outside the UK. The Brinkworth team aimed to recreate the atmosphere at Browns’ East London location for the temporary retail space, inside the Fred Segal store on Sunset
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Classic shades of forest green and dark grey create a muted backdrop for Carl Hansen & Son’s furniture in its Pimlico store, which has opened as part of the Danish brand’s UK expansion. The store will be Carl Hansen & Son’s second standalone retail space in London, joining its Clerkenwell showroom. It opened last week to
Italian furniture brand DePadova has opened its first US showroom in New York City, where products are presented alongside items from its parent company Boffi and sister label MA/U Studio. The DePadova store spans 4,000 square feet (371 square metres) across the third floor of a historic building, which boasts high ceilings and large windows, on
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Blush-tone walls and rose-hued marble feature in this Melbourne accessories shop, designed by Pattern Studio to suggest a “new kind of femininity”. Pattern Studio – which is headed up by Australian designers Lily Goodwin and Josh Cain – were given free reign on this branch of The Daily Edited (TDE), which is located in the southeast Merbourne suburb
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Celebrated Milanese shopping destination 10 Corso Como has opened a location in Lower Manhattan’s historic Seaport District, with black and white interiors carrying the brand’s circular motifs. The store has taken over the ground floor of the Fulton Building, a former market that has been extensively renovated as part of a wider effort to revitalise
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Design studio Davidpompa has revamped its showroom in Mexico City to include a rich collage of the local materials featured in its products, like big chunks of volcanic rock, weathered brass and copper rings, and decorative black clay. Davidpompa has occupied its showroom in Roma Norte – a trendy neighbourhood in the Mexican capital –
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Chinese studio Neri&Hu has paired curved white-glazed tiles with stainless steel at this high-end convenience store in Shanghai, designed for lifestyle brand The Beast. The Little B retail store sits amongst the narrow alleys that make up Shanghai’s central Xintiandi district, which is made up of reconstructed mid-19th-century Shikumen – or “stone gate” – houses.
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German practice Batek Architekten combined pale surfaces with concrete and steel accents to draw customer’s attention to the products on offer in this beauty store in central Berlin. The shop is located close to the city’s busy Hackescher Markt square and is Zalando’s first bricks-and-mortar store – the brand previously sold high-street fashion, shoes and
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Pensando en Blanco has dotted blue glass partitions and jagged offcuts of grey marble throughout this otherwise colourless clothing store in northern Spain. Established in 1995, Loreak already have a host of stores across Spain in locations such as Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao. For the interiors of its two-storey San Sebastian branch, the fashion label
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Claudio Silvestrin Architects has completed a shopping outlet in Turin, Italy, that features a 111-metre-high “modern medieval spire”. Built alongside a major road on the outskirts of the city, the Torino Outlet Fashion Village contains 81 shops arranged around two open-air streets. Claudio Silvestrin Architects marked the location of the 32,000-metre-square shopping centre with a
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