Architects Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida of Suppose Design Office designed a new kind of low cost hotel: Book & Bed. The world’s first library/hotel opened on November 5 in Tokyo - and was “booked up” right away!
The Chinese studio Urbanus has designed a symbolic building to house the library of South University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen. The SUST university library offers Urbanus an opportunity to rethink places of learning and social relationships in the big city.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s new Apple Store opened in September in the famous Oculus, the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub designed by Santiago Calatrava, an important place of transit for commuters and tourists in the Big Apple. It is the city’s twenty-first Apple Store, the seventh to be designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
A couple of years ago Floornature published an itinerary focusing on Italian bookstores specialising in architecture and design, in which Cintya Concari suggested, among others, Brac bookstore in Florence. We go back and take another look at it now that the interior design project by architects Javier Deferrari and Lavinia Modesti has been implemented.
Jewels are exhibited like works of art in the first Amber&Art flagship store, designed by Piuarch, located in the famous home of the merchant Antonov in the historic centre of St. Peterburg, built in 1824 by architect Domenico Adamini.
Max Fine porcelain slabs by Iris Ceramica and other materials chosen by the DC10 studio combine with Leica furnishings in the renovation of the store in Rome, for a project that focuses entirely on surfaces and contrasts of materials.
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