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Wynk Collaborative adds indoor courtyard to Singapore clothing store

November 7, 2021 James Parkes 0
Plants were housed in large planters

Design studio Wynk Collaborative has created a store in Singapore for Ginlee Studio, featuring pebble-washed interiors and an indoor garden for “quiet respite from the city”. Located within a shopping centre in central Singapore, the Ginlee Studio store is set across a single level and is shortlisted in the small retail interior category of Dezeen

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Stefano Boeri Architetti covers Palazzo Verde in Antwerp with greenery

October 13, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Balconies of Palazzo Verde in Antwerp

More than 1,000 plants adorn the exterior of the Palazzo Verde housing that Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has recently completed in Belgium. The L-shaped residential block in Antwerp incorporates a total of 1,200 plants, 86 trees and 1,000 shrubs – equating to 780 square metres of greenery. Palazzo Verde, which translates as Green Palace,

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Space Copenhagen designs Esmée restaurant as “urban orangery”

October 8, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Esmée restaurant by Space Copenhagen

Design studio Space Copenhagen has combined a classic brasserie with a courtyard feel in its design for a restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen. Esmée is located on Kongens Nytorv in the space previously occupied by Geist, a restaurant designed by Space Copenhagen back in 2011 but which closed down earlier this year. Designers Signe Bindslev

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Ten verdant office interiors filled with trees and plants

July 18, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Second Home, Lisbon

As people begin returning to the office, post-pandemic workspaces may need to feel more inviting to entice workers back. The ten examples in this lookbook shows offices where plants have been used to create friendly, welcoming interiors. Adding green plants and even trees to office interiors can help make them feel more relaxed and less

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AIM Architecture turns shopping mall atrium into plant-filled plaza

May 3, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Xintiandi atrium by AIM Architecture

Shopping centres don’t have to “bright, white and shiny” according to AIM Architecture, which has transformed the Xintiandi mall in Shanghai by adding natural materials and plants. The previously underused atrium has been reimagined in the spirit of a garden plaza, with wooden surfaces, plants hanging down from the balconies and natural light filtering in from above.

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Ten domestic interiors featuring statement plants that help bring nature indoors

April 4, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
A living room with a screw pine tree

If your home doesn’t have a garden or a balcony, a well-chosen houseplant can bring the natural world inside. The second of a trio of spring lookbooks this Easter weekend showcases 10 domestic interiors with carefully chosen plants. The projects feature plants ranging from full-sized trees to smaller houseplants such as aloe, peace lilies and ferns.

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Ministry of Design creates lush “banking conservatory” for Citibank Singapore

March 2, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Banking conservatory in the Citibank Singapore Wealth Hub by Ministry of Design

Offices and meeting rooms are nestled among tropical plants in this wealth management centre in Singapore by local studio Ministry of Design. Conceived as a “banking conservatory”, the verdant scheme won an international competition launched by Citibank Singapore last year that invited entrants to reimagine the conventional interiors often associated with financial institutions. The brief

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Shma Company designs Bangkok home for family and forest of 120 trees

September 29, 2020 Jennifer Hahn 0
Louvres on the facade of the Forest House by Shma Company

More than 20 different plant species grow in Forest House, designed by landscape architecture practice Shma Company to fit the largest possible amount of greenery into a small urban plot. Over a space of just 300 square metres, including the roof, the family home in the Thai capital of Bangkok accommodates seven people and 120

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