Arts and Leisure

V&A Shop

Friend and Company

21 Jun 2017

Architecture practice Friend and Company has led the new design of the Victoria & Albert Museum shop, which opened on May 4th. With their signature total architecture approach the new shop embraces craftsmanship, and is set to be an inspirational space for the 21st century museum-goer. London-based Friend and Company won an international competition in 2016, leading a

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Blue Bottle Cafe

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

20 Jun 2017

The first of several Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-designed cafés to be completed for Blue Bottle, this new 1,200-square-foot South Park location transforms the street-level storefront of a former Kohler warehouse into a light-filled, deliberately minimal interior space. The design reveals the site’s inherent beauty by stripping away the frivolous and unnecessary, elevating the most

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Whistle & Flute

Sans-Arc Studio

13 Jun 2017

A foyer-cafe without the foyer-cafe vibe. Housed in a 60s low-rise office building, Whistle & Flute brings a pulse to an under-utilised part of the city. A timber & glass pod ties into the foyer adjacent while the light, airy and green courtyard creates sanctuary in a car-oriented environment. The brief called for the transformation of a basic foyer tenancy into something special - a

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Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Centre

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

02 Jun 2017

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA) has completed the new Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Centre (DSPAC) – a community resource that celebrates dance education in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood. Generous support from Oprah Winfrey allowed dancer Dwana Smallwood to realise her vision to give back to the community she grew up in. The project has garnered top interior

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Numero Uno

MEL Studio

26 Apr 2017

Beauty salon Numero Uno is a venue for young and modern city dwellers of Almaaty. It is a fashionable and current space for the whole city. The structure of a designed space is determined by existing facilities and required functional areas. 84 square meters  include main hall, hairdressing zone, areas for manicure and pedicure, beauty therapy salon, laboratory, washing area, WC, a wardrobe

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