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Ben van Berkel’s buildings are traffic stoppers; sweeping sci-fi edifices wrapped in kaleidoscopic, dot-matrix exteriors, high-rise moiré exoskeletons and ceramic plate stacks with op-art scoops for windows. Projects such as Five Franklin Place in New York’s Tribeca district, Austria’s Graz Music Theatre, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, and Taiwan’s Talee Isetan building.
Apple Dubai Mall is reinventing the traditional introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more outward looking experience that engages with the spectacle of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates, while also demonstrating Apple’s pioneering ambition to create inspirational civic spaces for all.
Lonely Wellington is an extension of Lonely’s branding touch-points and service focus for New Zealand’s capital. Continuing with an atmosphere of intimacy and warmth, the store aims to capture the quiet intellect of the Wellington customer with materials and finishes more suited to their cooler climate.
Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem has updated an apartment in the ancient port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, adding arched windows and door frames that echo the form of the traditional vaulted ceilings.
A glazed corridor flanked by sunken courtyards connects two pristine concrete volumes containing the living and sleeping areas of this house in the Israeli district of Rishpon. Tel Aviv firm Studio de Lange designed the residence for a 8,000-square-metre plot, featuring landscaped gardens that extend up to and around the living spaces.
Greenery overflows from concrete planters set into the sandstone walls of this hotel, designed by Vo Trong Nghia's firm for historic Vietnamese town Hoi An.Vietnam-based Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed the Atlas Hoi An Hotel for an irregular shaped plot in Hoi An's Old Town.
Tokujin yoshioka has envisioned the scheme for the issey miyake flagship store. located in the heart of london, at 10 brook street, the 460 square meter space is conceived as a juxtaposition between textures such as dyed-blue aluminum and exposed concrete beams.
There are so many things to applaud about the newly opened The One Barcelona. For starters, its location on the city’s Ciutat Comtal, within striking distance of the historic Passeig de Gracia and La Pedrera, is peerless. Second, are the handsome interiors by designer Jaime Beriestain, who has renovated a chamfered pile with a chic palette of copper, stone and glass.
Treves & Hyde is a new restaurant and bar designed by Grzywinski+Pons, located near Whitechapel in East London. The space is intended to accommodate both formal and casual encounters, staying open for interstitial use between meal service.
This apartment, covering an area of 61 meters squared, is used for vacational rental services, and was recently renovated by Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects. It’s located in Shibuya, one of the most cutting-edge downtown areas in Tokyo, Japan, and, indeed, all of Asia.