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BLUE Architecture Studio inserts rustic cabin into Hangzhou furniture store

May 6, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Lost & Found Hangzhou store by BLUE Architecture Studio

Beijing-based BLUE Architecture Studio has erected washed stone partition walls and an entire wooden cabin with a pitched roof inside this store in Hangzhou, China. Located in the city’s mixed-use OōEli complex designed by Renzo Piano, the store belongs to lifestyle brand Lost & Found and sells wooden furniture, homeware, fashion and plants. “During this

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Home, office and hybrid: the future of work is nuanced, finds Steelcase

May 5, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Illustration for Steelcase Global Report

Dezeen promotion: the majority of employees expect to return to the office for at least four days a week post-pandemic, according to research from workplace leader Steelcase. The Steelcase Global Report forecasts that hybrid working will become the norm for companies all around the world after Covid-19 safety restrictions are lifted. Despite the rise of working

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Plywood modules informed by modern art decorate Vans store in Seoul

May 5, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Interior of Vans store in Seoul

Architecture studio Andrea Caputo has filled the Vans flagship store in Seoul with plywood modules for display and seating that reference the work of American artists Carl Andre and Donald Judd. The studio was commissioned to create a Vans store inside local retailer and distributor Worksout’s three-storey shop in Ryse Hotel in Seoul, which was

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Raams Architecture Studio stacks 388 white blocks to form Shanghai tea shop

May 5, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Marble panelling and white MDF blocks in seating area of Mini Cuppa tea shop by Raams Architecture Studio

Raams Architecture Studio has used white MDF blocks to line the Mini Cuppa cafe in Shanghai, China, in homage to the modular cube system employed by Frank Lloyd Wright across his seminal Textile Block Houses. Located in a newly developed area in west Shanghai, the 90-square-metre shop sells cheese tea – a cold infusion blended with

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“What can, or should, be read into the Downing Street cash for cushions affair”

May 4, 2021 Michelle Ogundehin 0
11 Downing Street

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have recently refurbished their Downing Street flat, but why is everyone so angry about their interior design choices, asks Michelle Ogundehin. Why is the world seemingly so enraged by the refurbishment of the British prime minister’s flat above Number 11 Downing Street? Is it really solely the issue of who paid

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