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WOOD WOOD Berlin R3 Store / Spacon & X

May 15, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

Visible and exposed construction elements at WOOD WOOD Berlin store, redesigned by Spacon & X. Inside-outside phenomenon Spacon & X has worked with Wood Wood on a wide range of retail solutions around the world – from shop-in-shop and trade fairs to flagship stores. With the newest addition to the retail range; Wood Wood’s new store in Berlin is an experience comparable to the visit to the contemporary gallery. With the design, Spacon & X explores the inside-outside phenomenon, where usually hidden construction materials are brought into the spotlight. “We feel a foundational creative synergy with Wood Wood in our mutual curiosity and honesty in the work with materials and construction methods.

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PARK Store by Balabala / DUTS design

May 14, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Project Background. With the introduction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area policy, the city of Foshan has begun to attract public attention. In the 2020 selection of new Tier 1 cities, Foshan is among the new Tier 1 cities for the first time. Foshan’s profound Lingnan culture has also attracted more and more attention and has become a new regional urban cultural center. Recently, DUTS Design completed the renovation of a century-old Lingnan house located in Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan together with Chinese kids fashion brand balabala. It has been transformed into a brand new space named PARK by balabala, a park experience space that has no boundaries with nature, creating a composite space integrating clothing, parent-child leisure, culture, and fashion lifestyle, bringing people a brand-new upgraded immersive experience. The century-old Lingnan building was “rebirthed” with new vitality from the unbounded natural landscape and the fusion of new business forms.

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Horseshoe Bend Brass Kiosk / Mizzi Studio

May 11, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Characterising the largest mobilisation The Royal Parks has seen in 14 years. The high-profile commission included the delivery of a coffee house near the Serpentine lake, as well as nine “handcrafted” kiosks to replace aging food kiosks on existing sites across Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park. The most recently erected structure, the flagship Horseshoe Bend kiosk in St James’s Park, is clad in tubular brass and mirrors the ornate precious metals of the nearby Sir Thomas Brock’s Queen Victoria Memorial.

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Long Shang Bookstore / A.C.R.E. Atelier

May 7, 2021 Yu Xin Li 0

The project is located at the crossing of the river, bridge, and road, with the Chen Yuan (College of Arts and Media) and the library to the northwest. The original building is a two-stories, four-pitched roof old building. As an important node in the historical environment of the campus, the university expects it to be an important public space of the campus with the functions of “bookstore, coffee, creative arts and salon” after its renewal.

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Terra Bean to Bar / Soar Design Studio

April 23, 2021 Yu Xin Li 0

Terra is a chocolate specialty store. The chef travels around the world to search for all kinds of cocoa beans, from South America, India to Asia and other places. “From bean to bar” is the brand’s purpose, allowing customers to taste the most original flavor of cocoa at the beginning, and to enjoy its derivative desserts and drinks or chocolate liquor and other products. Dismantling and exploring the essence of chocolate desserts and drinks is actually “experiencing nature”. We turn cocoa beans, the fruit of nature, into various foods. The taste of the fruits produced in different countries and regions vary, reflecting the difference in climate and soil, sunshine and other natural factors. In addition, in the interview with the owner, the owner reflected his experience in the agricultural technology teaching group in Central and South America and living in the forest. These all induced our hope that the design of this room can be more “natural”.

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Terra Bean to Bar / Soar Design Studio

April 23, 2021 Yu Xin Li 0

Terra is a chocolate specialty store. The chef travels around the world to search for all kinds of cocoa beans, from South America, India to Asia and other places. “From bean to bar” is the brand’s purpose, allowing customers to taste the most original flavor of cocoa at the beginning, and to enjoy its derivative desserts and drinks or chocolate liquor and other products. Dismantling and exploring the essence of chocolate desserts and drinks is actually “experiencing nature”. We turn cocoa beans, the fruit of nature, into various foods. The taste of the fruits produced in different countries and regions vary, reflecting the difference in climate and soil, sunshine and other natural factors. In addition, in the interview with the owner, the owner reflected his experience in the agricultural technology teaching group in Central and South America and living in the forest. These all induced our hope that the design of this room can be more “natural”.

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Dio Cafe & Bar / Finorm Studio

April 22, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

Located at the corner of a 60s building in the Kau U Fong neighbourhood, Dio offers artisan cuppa by day and curated wine and spirits at night. The design brief asked for a retail-driven space with coinciding functions of a cafe and a bar. The add-on structure on the facade and interior was stripped down to its original state, characteristically revealing the scars left behind from the demolition. The facade was left unfinished on purpose, embracing the imperfection and manifests the transience nature of the commercial occupancy.