The Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum Is a Brutalist’s Dream

Shanghai-based architecture practice Atelier Deshaus recently completed the construction of the new Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum in the Zhejiang province of China. The concrete institution spans approximately 2,450-square-meters with a total of eight exhibition rooms placed across four floors. The main room, with a barrel vault ceiling, offers guests sweeping views of the surrounding mountain range. Other […]

Behind the Design of Supreme’s Brooklyn Store

Last October, Supreme opened the doors to its fledgling Brooklyn outpost. Conceptualized by lead architects Neil Logan and Minji Kim, the duo transformed the once delivery truck storage space into a 2,938-square-meter retail shop for the streetwear giant. An expansive skylight, seven-foot-tall brick walls with loose plaster, and metal benches with protruding grind rails complete the rustic-meets-industrial […]

Virgil Abloh’s IKEA Chair Is Actually an Iconic 1950s Design According to Diet Prada

Virgil Abloh‘s “MAKERAD” project alongside IKEA was officially revealed to the public via live stream about a month ago. Although only prototypes were teased for the event, viewers got a better understanding of the inspiration for the collection — the range is basically geared for millennials who seek form and function in their everyday home furniture and accessories. […]

Starbucks Will Reportedly Open a New Store Every 15 Hours in China Until 2022

Currently, China sits second, behind only the U.S., as Starbucks’ second largest market, with the coffee giant expecting the Asian nation to one day overtake the Western powerhouse, eventually securing sole possession of first place. In a recent report filed by Bloomberg, the American chain has set a plan in motion to help fast track this prediction […]

Hender Scheme Releases Playful All-Leather Jigsaw Puzzles

Just when you thought the world of top-quality material fabrication has seeped into all realms of lifestyle, leather enthusiasts Hender Scheme releases their “Flat” items in the form of monotoned jigsaw puzzles. The hand-crafted puzzles are constructed of 100% leather like all Hender Scheme products, with no defining details or imagery placed onto the surface for the […]

Otherworldly Balloon Installation Responds to Changing Environments

One of the more unconventional exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 is the Nordic Pavilion’s “Another Generosity.” Helmed by curators Eero Lundén and Juulia Kauste, the show sees humongous, alien-like balloons that inflate or deflate according to the surrounding environment’s carbon dioxide levels and change color when there’s a change in temperature or humidity. “Essentially what […]

The Maleo Residence in Indonesia is a Luxurious Wellness Retreat

Located in the Indonesian state of West Praya, the Maleo Residence is designed to blend into its hillside setting and offer a luxurious retreat for its owners. Designed by Mitchel Squires & Associates, the geometric house offers views across the nearby ocean on one side, as well as a 180-degree view of the surrounding Jabon hills on the […]

Macallan Introduces Astounding $255 Million USD Distillery

After dominating headlines with news regarding a record-breaking auction sale, Macallan has unveiled an incredible new distillery. Valued at $255 million USD, the building is situated on the Macallan Estate’s Easter Elchies space in Scotland — the same spot where the whiskey has been created for over two centuries. London architects Rogers Stick Harbour + Partners designed the […]

Hefei Wantou Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland Brings High-End Design to Kindergarten

The latest architectural space to pique our interest is the Hefei Wantou Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland building. Created by Shanghai Tianhua Architectural Design, the space was built to support education in the new residential area near Hefei and includes a park, 15-class kindergarten which use interconnecting buildings. The inspiration for the space originally came from the children themselves — […]

The Claire House Brings Architectural Minimalism to Coastal Spain

Coastal Spain is as scenic as you’d expect, so wanting to place a home there comes as no surprise. But DTR_Studios has created a space that does stand out from the crowd in the Claire House. Utilising the same white color scheme as the rest of the street, the upgrades are visible in the modern minimalism styling seen throughout […]