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Serra cannabis dispensary in Portland features greenhouse-like display cases

June 30, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Portland studios OMFGCo and JHL Design have designed a minimal interior for this store that sells recreational marijuana. Serra – a self-proclaimed “modern drugist” – opened in July 2016, after the state of Oregon legalised the recreational use of cannabis products in October 2015. The owners describe it as “an experiential and curated cannabis retail

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Tacklebox creates Aesop Upper West Side in former dry cleaners

June 29, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A dry cleaners on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has been converted into a store for cosmetics brand Aesop, for which Tacklebox Architecture has created display shelves with profiles of upside-down clothes hangers. New York studio Tacklebox Architecture designed the shop on Columbus Avenue with Aesop after the owners of the family-run business decided to hand

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Dan Brunn plants olive tree in centre of RTA Melrose boutique in Los Angeles

June 17, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

An olive tree grows up from a patch of gravel towards a circular skylight in this Los Angeles fashion store, which was designed by local studio Dan Brunn Architecture. Dan Brunn Architecture – the studio that also recently renovated a Frank Gehry-designed house – created the flagship store for Los Angeles fashion brand Road to Awe. It occupies an overhauled

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Avenue Road showcases high-end furniture in new apartment-style Manhattan showroom

June 16, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Design retailer Avenue Road has added a new floor to its showroom in New York’s Flower District, which is laid out like a luxury apartment to showcase high-end and limited-edition furniture. The Avenue Road 8A space began welcoming visitors in May 2017 to coincide with the annual NYCxDesign festival. It was created by curator Stephan Weishaupt,

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Nendo looks to ancient Japanese tombs for first landscape architecture project

June 8, 2017 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. The plaza – located outside of Tenri Station in Japan’s Nara prefecture – is the studio’s largest architecture project after its renovation of the Siam Discovery shopping centre in Bangkok last year. It is also Nendo’s first

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MVRDV creates interiors for Groos store inside post-war Rotterdam building

June 2, 2017 Alice Morby 0

MVRDV restored the industrial roots of this building in the Het Industriegebouw in Rotterdam to create a new home for the Groos design store. The Groos store, which had spent four years in the Schieblock building, has become known as a design hotspot for Rotterdam. When the founders decided it was time to move premises

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Gridded glazing frames garden views from NitaProw’s organic beauty shop in Bangkok

May 24, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

Bangkok-based practice NitaProw has used the dismantled structure of a house boat to create this window-covered shop for an organic beauty brand in a lush garden setting in the city. The transparent structure set in Bangkok’s Thonglor district acts as a shop, showroom and 25-seat cafe for the organic health and beauty brand Patom. Its gardens are also

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Friend & Company harnesses “robotic craft” to build new shop for V&A museum

May 19, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Robots were used to manufacture the components of these two pavilions, which form the new shop for the V&A museum in London. Designed by London studio Friend & Company, the shop is intended to pay tribute to the V&A’s first retail space, which functioned as a showcase for contemporary crafts from 1863 onward. This new space was

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AL_A completes aluminium-plated tower block in central Bangkok

May 18, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Swathes of aluminium tiles wrap around this sharply pointed tower by Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A, which is set in the former gardens of the British embassy in Bangkok. London-based AL_A worked with local architects Pi Design on the 37-storey tower named Central Embassy, which hosts a luxury shopping centre at podium-level and the five-star Park Hyatt hotel across its

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Brooklyn warehouse becomes showroom for hacked IKEA kitchens

May 16, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Danish brand Reform and US flooring company Madera have transformed a 1940s warehouse outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a Scandinavian-influenced showroom that displays hacked IKEA kitchens. Reform, which specialises in customising IKEA’s Metod kitchen cupboards, shares the 22 Waverly showroom and offices with Madera. The partnership was formed after Madera chose to install Reform’s Basis 01 kitchen in its new showroom and

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