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AIM Architecture takes cues from 1970s offices for Hangzhou cosmetics store


AIM Architecture takes cues from 1970s offices for Hangzhou cosmetics store

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has transformed the second floor of a business park in Hangzhou, China, into a store that resembles a 1970s office for cosmetics brand Harmay. The studio reimagined the space as a retro-looking office complete with desk chairs, phoney bookshelves for makeup items and boardroom tables for other cosmetic products. AIM Architecture wanted the Hangzhou cosmetics store to look like an office AIM Architecture (AIM) chose a […]

todayJanuary 25, 2022 24 1 2

Yakusha Design creates earthy interiors for Antwerp’s Faina Gallery


Yakusha Design creates earthy interiors for Antwerp’s Faina Gallery

A colour scheme informed by soil and moss features inside this showroom in Antwerp, Belgium, which Yakusha Design has developed for its own furniture line Faina. The retail space, named Faina Gallery, is set inside a 500-year-old building. As a result, the studio steered away from making major structural alterations to avoid disturbing its historic framework. The Faina showroom is set within a 500-year-old building Instead, the Ukrainian studio devised […]

todayJanuary 23, 2022 17 1 2



Studio Andrew Trotter designs penthouse and event space inside former Athens warehouse

Raw concrete walls serve as a backdrop to vintage furnishings in this rentable venue and guest suite that Studio Andrew Trotter has created within a converted 1970s industrial building in Athens, Greece. The six-storey warehouse, now named 10AM Lofts, features a multi-purpose event space spread over its basement and ground floor, which can host anything from exhibitions and dinners to photoshoots. The event space is spread across the building's ground […]

todayJanuary 17, 2022 5



Bennetts Associates creates cross-laminated timber sports hall in King’s Cross

UK studio Bennetts Associates has used cross-laminated timber and glulam to create the lightweight King's Cross Sports Hall, which is currently being used as the Construction Skills Centre. Set alongside Coffey Architects' 22 Handyside Street office block, to the north of King's Cross station in London, the sports centre was built three metres above a railway tunnel. The King's Cross Sports Hall was built above three train lines Named the King's Cross Sports […]

todayJanuary 16, 2022 28

Bjarke Ingels


This week Bjarke Ingels discussed how to revolutionise the housing sector

This week on Dezeen, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels spoke about his housing startup Nabr and how it plans to address "systemic" failures of housing. Bjarke Ingels According to Ingels, who is the founder of architecture studio BIG and co-founder of Nabr, the "consumer-first housing company" wants to fundamentally transform the housing industry. Nabr will do so by designing mass-timber blocks using modular construction, which will feature customisable apartments plugged into […]

todayJanuary 15, 2022 9

Bruce-Mau design can change the world


Design should “be part of life and not separate from it” says Bruce Mau

Dezeen promotion: successful design means designing for nature and is "one of the greatest business opportunities in the history of mankind," according to designer and CEO of Massive Change Network Bruce Mau. Bruce Mau Mau is a Canadian-born designer, author and teacher who has worked with leading international brands including Coca-Cola. His Chicago-based design consultancy The Massive Change Network (MCN) uses design-thinking methodology to help develop sustainable solutions to global problems. In […]

todayJanuary 14, 2022 26



Yatofu uses “honest” materials to revamp Teemaa teahouse in Helsinki

Design studio Yatofu has refined the interiors of a teahouse in downtown Helsinki with elements of brick, oak and oxidised steel. The Teemaa cafe, which serves traditional Chinese and Japanese teas without artificial additives, was renovated to reflect both the craft of the brewing process as well as the raw tactile quality of the tea leaves themselves. Teas are displayed in Teemaa's retail space on shelves made of oxidised steel […]

todayJanuary 13, 2022 5



Sou Fujimoto Architects designs walkable rooftop for rural Japanese university

An accessible rooftop that curves to meet the ground will distinguish the Hida Takayama University, which Japanese studio Sou Fujimoto Architects is designing in Hida City, Japan. The private university, which is expected to open in April 2024, is set to be built on a rural site in the town that is located in the mountainous Gifu Prefecture. Sou Fujimoto Architects' design comprises two curved buildings that will be separated […]

todayJanuary 12, 2022 10



Thermo-ash cladding gives tone and texture to Dutch forest house

  Dezeen promotion: wooden cladding and decking brand Thermory's thermo-ash cladding wraps the interior and exterior of a contemporary country home in the Netherlands designed by Maas Architecten. Modern House by the River is a family residence located in a forest clearing on the edge of the river IJssel in Gelderland. Maas Architecten chose to use Thermory's wooden cladding both inside and outside, to help the house fit into its woodland […]

todayJanuary 11, 2022 22