Articles on Retail

NRT Heritage Home by SeARCH Office. Photo iP inProductions
 

A heritage house extension by SeARCH Office lets the trees do the talking

BANGKOK – SeARCH Office designed two additions to the Nai Lert Heritage Home with a new pavilion that lets the existing trees define its architecture.

Chengdu Zhongshuge by X+Living. Photos Shao Feng
 

X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages

CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.

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Lane 189 by UNStudio. Photos Hufton + Crow / Eric Jap (lead image)
 

UNStudio fabricates a patterned façade of tessellated diamonds

SHANGHAI – More of a commercial destination than a conventional shopping mall, Lane 189 makes a deeper connection between brands and the young professionals in the area.

Ajiroen Shop by Tyrant Inc. Photos Tomoki Hirokawa
 

Tyrant Inc challenges anxiety by creating tension

TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.

Common Ground by Urbantainer. Photos Kyungsub Shin / Young Kim
 

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.

The curved store fronts line the interior space of the new arcade with rhythm and repetition
 

ACME interweaves a new retail destination with historical traditions

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.

Beams of light and traditional woods set the mood.
 

Roovice architect firm sparks the appetite for Miyagawa Bagels

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

The mountain panorama translated into an urban setting.
 

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.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70
The complex responds to the urban identity defining many of Montpellier’s new developments.
 

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.

The firm identifies the design as ‘paying homage to quintessential British heritage’.
 

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.

Presented with an open lot, the architects devised a creative solution to allow residents to control privacy.
 

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.

123 social housing units designed by Christian de Portzamparc.
 

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.