Reclaimed canisters prop up furniture inside Taiwan’s Ideal Gas Lab

Old gas containers double-up as table legs and plant pots within this office, which architecture practice Waterform Design has created for a company based in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan. Designed for gas providers Jing He Science, the 270-square-metre office – which Waterform Design has named Ideal Gas Lab – features…

Studio Shamshiri designs pink-hued jewellery shop in LA for Sonia Boyajian

Los Angeles jewellery designer Sonia Boyajian has hung oversized replicas of her creations as light fixtures in the pink-toned flagship store she designed in collaboration with Studio Shamshiri. Pamela Shamshiri, founder of Studio Shamshiri, worked alongside her long-time friend Sonia Boyajian to realise the 5,000 square foot (464.5 square metre) space…

Material palette of London’s Forte Forte boutique is a “visual and chromatic melody”

Clay bricks, onyx and plush velvet are just some of the materials that creative duo Giada Forte and Robert Vattilana have used for the interior of this fashion boutique, which has opened in west London. Located in London’s affluent Chelsea neighbourhood, Forte Forte has been decked out in a medley of…

Takero Shimazaki Architects infuses Barbican flat with Japanese details

A client’s strong ties to Japan informed the interiors of this Barbican apartment, which has been overhauled by Takero Shimazaki Architects. The apartment is within Shakespeare Tower, one of three high-rise buildings on London’s Barbican estate – a housing complex completed by architecture firm Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in 1976. Its…

Piazza Dell’Ufficio won interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019 for teaching children “the power of design”

Piazza Dell’Ufficio by Branch Studio Architects, which was named interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, teaches children about the power of design says judge Eva Jiricna in this movie. Located in a suburb of Melbourne, the renovation of the administration offices of Caroline Chisholm College attempts to reduce…

Frama uses neutral tones for Beirut concept store The Slow

Multidisciplinary design studio Frama tried to emulate a relaxed neighbourhood atmosphere inside this Beirut concept store, which features limewashed surfaces and simple concrete fixtures. The Slow – which was formerly an old-school cafe – accommodates a shop, eatery, co-working area and meeting room that locals can hang out in throughout the…

Green plywood cabinets outfit Maharishi store in New York City

Plywood is used to make cabinets, nooks and dividers inside this olive green retail store in Lower Manhattan that Brooklyn studio ABA has designed for London streetwear brand Maharishi. Designed by architects Emily Abruzzo and Gerald Bodziak of Abruzzo Bodziak Architects​ (ABA), the store in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood is Maharishi’s…

Restored plasterwork and paintings adorn Aires Mateus’ self-designed studio

Ornate paintings and decorative stucco ceilings appear inside the self-designed studio of architecture practice Aires Mateus, which occupies an 18th-century building in Lisbon, Portugal. Aires Mateus’ four-storey studio, which has been named Atelier Cecílio de Sousa after the street it’s located on, contains working and meeting spaces, two model-making areas and…

Izumi’s latest Copenhagen restaurant is designed to reflect its Nordic-Japanese menu

Pan-Projects and Mok Architects drew upon Nordic and Japanese aesthetics to design this restaurant in Copenhagen, which features oak surfaces, translucent screens and paper lanterns. Izumi is a Danish restaurant chain, which serves Japanese food with Nordic influences. Its latest outlet occupies a busy street corner in Copenhagen’s northern suburb of…

Mim Design uses perforated metal to brighten Melbourne construction office

Perforated metal screens, glass walls and an open-plan layout help to maximise light throughout this Melbourne office, which has been overhauled by Mim Design. Located in the small inner-city suburb of Cremorne, this office interior was created by Mim Design for Melbourne building company Cobild. The construction specialists asked the local…

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

London architect Alex Michaelis, co-founder of Michaelis Boyd, has designed a home for his family as a “striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism”. Michaelis completed the residence for a “challenging long and narrow site” on Blythe Road in West London’s Hammersmith area, in place of a disused garage that was demolished….