Tacklebox creates Aesop Upper West Side in former dry cleaners

June 29, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A dry cleaners on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has been converted into a store for cosmetics brand Aesop, for which Tacklebox Architecture has created display shelves with profiles of upside-down clothes hangers. New York studio Tacklebox Architecture designed the shop on Columbus Avenue with Aesop after the owners of the family-run business decided to hand

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Dan Brunn plants olive tree in centre of RTA Melrose boutique in Los Angeles

June 17, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

An olive tree grows up from a patch of gravel towards a circular skylight in this Los Angeles fashion store, which was designed by local studio Dan Brunn Architecture. Dan Brunn Architecture – the studio that also recently renovated a Frank Gehry-designed house – created the flagship store for Los Angeles fashion brand Road to Awe. It occupies an overhauled

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EKAR Architects designs concrete-block Thailand house for vet and pharmacist siblings

May 20, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

This mixed-used building in Thailand includes the home and work spaces of a pair of siblings, arranged around planted courtyards and perforated concrete-block walls. Bangkok-based Ekar Architects were tasked by the two siblings, one a pharmacist and another a vet, to design a mixed-used building that included homes for their families and spaces for their businesses. Although sharing the Multi-Place building,

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Friend & Company harnesses “robotic craft” to build new shop for V&A museum

May 19, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Robots were used to manufacture the components of these two pavilions, which form the new shop for the V&A museum in London. Designed by London studio Friend & Company, the shop is intended to pay tribute to the V&A’s first retail space, which functioned as a showcase for contemporary crafts from 1863 onward. This new space was

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HAO Design converts 1980s townhouse into furniture shop and cafe in Taiwan

May 13, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

A skinny townhouse in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung has been transformed into a brightly lit cafe and furniture store by local studio HAO Design. Located in the city’s Zuoying district, the once dark and compartmentalised property has been transformed by removing internal walls and a disruptive staircase to open up the split-level space. “First we removed the solid

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Omar Gandhi Architects creates minimal fashion store for Rchmnd in Halifax

May 12, 2017 John Trujillo 0

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architects has chosen an all-white palette for the interior of a clothing boutique in its home city of Halifax. Rchmnd (pronounced Richmond) is a multi-brand fashion retail company based in Halifax, Canada. Its store occupies a narrow ground floor space in the city’s historic Granville block – recently revitalised as a

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Toronto flower shop by MSDS Studio features pale walls and linoleum-covered furniture

May 7, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Speckled linoleum furniture, pale walls and minimal shelving provide a neutral backdrop for flower arrangements and plants at this Toronto florist by MSDS studio. The Canadian studio overhauled the store to create a space for selling flowers, house plants and accessories at ground level, and a mezzanine studio where the florist can create flower arrangements. Working to a tight budget and with a

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Foster + Partners completes Dubai Apple Store with carbon-fibre “solar wings”

May 2, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Filigreed carbon-fibre shutters fold around the oriel window of Foster + Partners’ Apple Store in Dubai, shading the shop floor during the day but opening at night to views of the Burj Khalifa. London firm Foster + Partners based its design of the Apple Dubai Mall on the traditional Arabic mashrabiya, a projecting bay window enclosed by decorative wooden

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vPPR converts former Shoreditch warehouse into shops and flats linked by private walkway

April 22, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A public and private street flank this former warehouse in east London, which local studio vPPR has converted into a mixed-use development containing shops and apartments. The building is situated on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch – a popular shopping destination home to some of the city’s trendiest brands and boutiques. vPPR was tasked with reviving the imposing brick warehouse and

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