Torafu Architects have finished the new Aesop shop in Shibuya where they’ve worked around enhancing the characteristics of a long and slender room with very high ceilings through mirrors and reflections.
“Less materials to create more atmosphere” was the dogma for German studio Karhard Architektur + Design when creating this hair salon in Berlin. One of the main features are the mirrors that curve down from the ceiling on thick steel frames.
The Shed is a temporary venue for the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. Functioning as a third auditorium (the Cottesloe is closed for a year during the NT Future redevelopment), The Shed is designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects.
Former employee at Vincent Van Duysen, Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek has created quite some stunning projects of his own during the last two years since he started his own studio in Brussels in 2011. Here are a couple of sneak peaks from his portfolio. Read more: Nicolas Schuybroek
Centered around a small courtyard, the architecture collaborative MAIO has built their new studio in a former launderette. On the other side of the courtyard sits a gallery in this unusual site in Barcelona. Architects Anna Puigjaner and Guillermo Lopez designed the studio for themselves and the other two members of the MAIO team but it also functions as … Read more
11 young architectural teams presented spatial interactive installations during this year’s Lively Architecture Festival (FAV) in Montpellier. Based on the theme of surprise, the installations were set in the urban cityscape of 11 hotels. Among the participants was this year’s winner – Berlin-based Julie Biron with the installation NE DÉRANGEZ PAS MES CERCLES that consisted of a disk surface … Read more
During this year’s Festival of Living Architecture in Montpellier, France in June, Dutch architecture studio Paul Scales and French architecture and design studio Atelier Kit created an installation called Reframe. Originally built in Paul Scales’ Rotterdam studio, the installation was rebuilt for the festival. The theme of the festival this year was ‘surprise’, so the architects came up with … Read more
Swedish designer Worapong Manupipatpong has created an installation attached to an existing column of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center that resembles, and functions like, a tree house. Halfway between furniture and architecture, Manupipatpong’s installation is part of the Politics of Me exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Thailand on now … Read more
Architect Philipp Mainzer directed the restoration of an old mill in Eigeltingen, near the shores of Lake Constance where a new showroom for Stählemühle, a purveyor of award-winning high-quality spirits, was constructed. The restoration features three main programmatic components: the actual distillery, a showroom, and various tasting areas. Perhaps the most striking feature of the project is the … Read more