tomoko ikegai / ikg inc lights chinese bookstore with fluttering sheets of paper

the tokyo-based studio, tomoko ikegai / ikg inc, has designed the ‘YJY maike centre flagship’, a bookstore and commercial complex in xian, china. spanning over two floors and occupying 4,500 m2, the vast space has been...

VTN architects ‘castaway island’ gently occupies a vietnamese island shore

VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects) designs castaway island resort along the shore of a touristic vietnamese island in cat ba archipelago. the bamboo destination, which can accommodate up to 160 guests, is only accessible...

ennead architects plans nature reserve with a public aquarium in china

ennead architects has won an international design competition to build a nature reserve in china. located on an island at the mouth of the yangtze river, the ambitious plan involves rescuing critically endangered species...

schemata architects creates the ‘SUIBA’ shared kitchen space in tokyo

schemata architects has designed a rental kitchen named ‘kitchen studio SUIBA’ located in kyobashi, tokyo, japan. the project has been conceived in response to the growing demand for shared kitchens available to rent. the...

SANAA’s rippling glass façade bookends ‘la samaritaine’ restoration

‘la samaritaine’ was a large department store in paris, which once occupied four buildings at the heart of the french capital. situated between the louvre and notre-dame, the store’s various art nouveau and art...

monumental underwater city imagined to revitalize endangered coral reefs

inspired by jules verne’s 20,000 leagues under the sea, the illustrated project by yunil nam entitled ‘the reef of silence’ is an exploration of a funerary venue and coral cultivation facility. through this fictional...

081 architekci forms timber-clad ‘house in the woods’ in poland

surrounded by picturesque landscape, 081 architekci has designed the ‘house in the woods‘ in the small polish town of puławy. the new architectural intervention is situated in a heavily forested area. to the north, one can...

this luxury resort draws from the maldives’ vernacular architecture

this resort on muravandhoo, an island in the maldives, comprises 73 luxury villas in addition to a variety of restaurants, communal spaces, and personalized facilities. the project’s interiors, as well as certain architectural elements,...

6a architects extend MK gallery with corrugated stainless steel box

a simple rectangular form wrapped in corrugated stainless steel functions as the new extension of a 20-year-old gallery in milton keynes, UK. designed by 6a architects, the london-based studio stripped back the interiors of the...

hufton + crow photograph heatherwick’s zeitz MOCAA museum

in september 2017, after six years of design and construction, zeitz MOCAA — a contemporary art museum located on cape town’s V&A waterfront — opened to the public. designed by thomas heatherwick’s london-based studio,...