Founded in 1929, the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History is located in Hangzhou and has a collection of over 200,000 specimens covering geology, ecology and palaeontology. The eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang is the site of many important discoveries from the Cretaceous period. A new, second branch of the museum has been established in Anji, in the north of the region, forming the centrepiece..
A baby-pink kitchen and a colourful patchwork carpet help revive the interior of this formerly lacklustre 1960s apartment in Bilbao, Spain, which has been overhauled by architecture studio Azab.Since its construction in 1968, the Mixtape Apartment had undergone a couple of renovations that had "gingerly affected" the flow of its floor plan but left behind a number of original decor details. Its ..
PENSON, the Architecture and Interior Design Studio whose visionary projects include new hospitality brand JO&JOE and Google’s UK HQ has turned its expertise to Sports Direct International’s new London offices. Working closely with Michael Murray, the retailer’s Head of Elevation, PENSON has created a unique interior experience over four floors, designed to promote a retail connection in an insp..
While the essence of Bali lies in interaction between different cultures, the ubiquitous resort typology currently in Bali and other tropical destinations paradoxically emphasises hotel guests’ exclusive enjoyment, detached from the life of the local community. Located on one of the last remaining unoccupied beach front sites in Seminyak, the Potato Head Studios challenges the typical resort typ..
Yellow-tiled walls that recall grassy meadows and swampy purple ceilings appear inside this travel-themed restaurant at the centre of Amsterdam by Studio Modijefsky. Karavaan is an all-day restaurant and cocktail bar situated in Amsterdam's Kwakersplein square. Dutch practice Studio Modijefsky designed the 357-square-metre restaurant as a journey through five natural landscapes: a meadow, swamp,..
Dismantling and reassembling the traditional components of the family home, Wickham House sees MODO Architecture reinterpret internal zoning through a play on volume, level changes and spatial separators. Located in Strathmore, in Melbourne, Wickham House is a reassessment of the expectations of residential architecture through both rigorous study and dissection of its comprising parts. By respo..
Ace Hotel has revealed the first photos of its new venue in Kyoto, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Los Angeles-based design studio Commune.Now open for bookings from April, Ace Hotel Kyoto is the brand's first hotel in Japan. It is housed within the former Kyoto Central Telephone Company, built by architect Tetsuro Yoshida in the 1920s.Kuma has overseen the building's conversion in..
modus architects has completed the design of a tourist information office for the city of bressanone in northern italy. positioned just outside the historic center, the project was realized after it was awarded first place in an international competition back in 2016. the scheme is characterized by the striking concrete structure that wraps around an existing tree, and from which it takes its na..
From the outset, the design was informed by a desire to challenge the organizational limitations of the typical vertical housing block. The objective was to expand, to blur, to make more dynamic the realm between public and private, interior and exterior, thereby creating new and more diverse possibilities for encounter between residents. We opted to divide the dwelling units between two separat..
Shedbox is a minimalist house located in Ghent, Belgium designed by Atelier Janda Vanderghote. The shed roofs are broken down. The existing concrete structure becomes the blueprint for the new plan. A new steel structure was developed between the old concrete structure. The concrete draws itself as a pencil line between “old” and “new.” The existing elements require a subtle interweaving of qual..