Articles on Retail


Urbantainer breaks down the negative stereotypes of modular building

SEOUL – Built from 200 shipping containers over a 5300-sq-m area, Common Ground is the world’s largest retail platform made of container modules.


ACME interweaves new retail destination with historical traditions to reconnect to the city

LEEDS – ACME gives a nod towards local history with a modern twist on the classic Victorian arcades in a vibrant city centre in the United Kingdom.


Roovice architect firm sparks the appetite for Miyagawa Bagels

MIURA – A recent renovation in a Japanese coastal village might result in culinary superlatives.


Green development fertilises Clichy-Batignolles district in Paris' periphery

PARIS – A sustainable development by Atelier Du Pont and Jean Bocabeille Architects is uprooting the outskirts of Paris for a new landscape.


Jacques Ferrier unveils new urban development in the French Riviera

MONTPELLIER – Inspired by Mediterranean iconography, a Paris firm contributes a multi-purpose complex to the development of France's fastest growing city.


NC Design & Architecture conceals an elite Hong Kong bar with umbrella boutique

HONG KONG – Handcrafted, ornate umbrellas presented within lavish glass displays characterise the façade of what appears to be a high-end store.


Comte Vollenweider's adjustable timber facades let housing complex residents control privacy

MOUANS-SARTOUX – Located in a medieval town in the south-eastern corner of France, a social housing complex brings a contemporary edge to the historic area.


Fifteen architecture firms gave Paris’ longest building a new lease of life

PARIS – A large-scale urban renewal project in Paris is nearing completion with various architecture firms collaborating on the renovation.


gmp Architekten develops a large urban quarters on an entire city block

SHANGHAI – A new mixed-use development adopts prevalent design in the traditional Shanghai streetscape.


Ameller, Dubois et Associés' public structure enlivens exchange

PARIS – Ameller, Dubois et Associés has created a market hall with an environmentally and aesthetically sensitive design.


The New Passage by Bernard Tschumi

THE HAGUE – Bernard Tschumi was chosen by the developer due to his ‘continued interest in urban spaces and his ability to create iconic architecture’.


La Cabotte by h2o Architectes

BURGUNDY – Designed by a Parisian firm for a Burgundian client, this wine-tasting pavilion overlooks the rolling hills of the Rhône valley.