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Mexico City studios redesign 1940s house for Design Week Mexico

October 18, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0

Mexico City architects and design studios have transformed a run-down villa into a design hub for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Organised by México Territorio Creativo (MXTC), the Design House is a three-storey residence with rooms curated by local studios to showcase a range of talent and materials. “Professionals in architecture, design and interior design

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The Arrivals creates “playful yet performative” weather-themed pop-up

October 18, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
The Arrivals Pop up shop

Translucent polycarbonate panels are used to separate different shopping zones outfitted to specific weather conditions in this pop-up shop in New York designed by fashion brand The Arrivals. The Arrivals is the brainchild of architect Jeff Johnson and entrepreneur Kal Vepuri, who teamed Brooklyn experiential studio Early Spring led by Kamil Tyebally to create the

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MVRDV, Studio Gang and Henning Larsen unveil towers for San Francisco’s Mission Rock development

October 17, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Mission Rock development in San Francisco

A canyon-like tower by MVRDV and a twisting, grey building by Studio Gang are among the structures to be revealed for a new development on San Francisco’s waterfront. MVRDV, Studio Gang, Henning Larsen and WORKac make up the four practices that have teamed up to design buildings for a new neighbourhood called Mission Rock. The development

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Atelier Zébulon Perron designs “sensual” bar and restaurant at Montreal’s Four Seasons hotel

October 16, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Four Seasons Hotel Montreal by Atelier Zebulon Perron

Montreal interior design studio Atelier Zébulon Perron has created drinking and eating spaces at the city’s Four Seasons hotel with curving banquettes, terrazzo floors and varying greyscale palettes. The restaurant, lounge and bar at the Four Season Hotel Montreal feature a juxtaposition of dark and pale grey tones, united together with plush and stark surfaces,

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MoMA reopens following major renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

October 15, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
MoMA Expansion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Architecture firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler have completed the renovation and expansion of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, featuring a new lobby, bookstore, cafe and several gallery spaces. The project expands MoMA’s layout by one-third and includes the creation of new galleries in addition to redesigning existing spaces, such as its lobby and

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Modernist Casa Möbius reinvigorated with contemporary designs for Mexico City’s design week

October 14, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Second Life at Casa Mobius for Mexico City Design Week

Second Life showcases the works of Mexican architects and designers at the modernist Casa Möbius on the outskirts of Mexico City as part of the city’s design week. The installation, called Second Life, took place at Casa Möbius, the studio and home of the late modernist architect Ernesto Gómez Gallardo. The rooms of the two-storey,

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CN Tower’s management claims use of building image is trade mark violation

October 9, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
CN Tower trademark controversy with novelist

Canadian writer James Bow is facing a legal battle with the management of Toronto’s CN Tower, which claims his use of an image of the building on a book cover is a trade mark violation. The CN Tower’s management company Canada Lands has filed a lawsuit against the author for using a photo of the building

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Arqhe Studio designs white marble mikveh for Mexico City’s Orthodox Jewish community

October 9, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Mikveh Oh by Arqhe Studio

This bathhouse for conservative Jewish women in Mexico City features a stark composition of grainy white marble by local architecture firm Arqhe Studio. Called Mikveh Oh, the building is a religious bath in Mexico City’s Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood. It is used by Orthodox Jews to clean themselves to obtain purity in accordance with

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Studio Arthur Casas perches RS Apartment above Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema beach

October 5, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
RS Apartment by Studio Arthur Casas

Brazilian architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas chose minimal finishes for this holiday apartment on Rio de Janeiro’s waterfront to enhance its ocean and mountains views. RS Apartment is a five-bedroom apartment in the Brazilian city with views of Sugarloaf Mountain on one side, and a vista of the Atlantic Ocean and its dotted barrier islands

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Public Records in historic Brooklyn building pairs vegan cafe with nightclub

October 4, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Public Records in Brooklyn

Shane Davis has overhauled an industrial building in Brooklyn’s Gowanus area into a spot that functions as a vegan cafe by day, and a bar and restaurant, complete with a nightclub, after dark. Located at the tip of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, Public Records is the brainchild of musician Francis Harris and Shane Davis,

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