Commercial

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo, Japan, Future Systems | Rei Kawakubo

Comme des Garçons

The concept and interiors of this small, simple, and clean perfume shop in Paris were designed by Kawakubo, who created the Japanese fashion label of the same name. Elements of […]

ANZ Centre, Melbourne - Australia, Hassell

ANZ Centre

ANZ Centre in Melbourne’s Docklands, designed by HASSELL and Lend Lease design, applies contemporary thinking in workplace design and leadership in sustainability to reflect the client’s focus on engagement and […]

Barbie Shanghai Store, China, Slade Architecture

Barbie Shanghai Store

New York-based Slade Architecture has designed the first ever Barbie Shanghai Store. The 35,000 square foot store holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Barbie dolls and licensed Barbie […]

Bergen Main Fire Station, Bergen - Norway, Stein Halvorsen Sivilarkitekter

Bergen Main Fire Station

There are three important factors fundamental to the design of the fire station: – site qualities – shoreline and magnificent views of the city’s mountains, Ulriken and Fløyen – dominant […]

Maison Hermès

A signature building: Maison Hermès, as this new flagship store designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop is called, consolidates the label”s corporate and retail operations into a single signature building at […]

Taipei 101, Taipei - Taiwan, C.Y. Lee & partners

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 was the first building in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height and the first record-setting skyscraper constructed in the new millennium. The record it claimed […]

HHstyle.com (casa), Tokyo, Japan, Hitoshi Abe

HHstyle.com (casa)

The stretch between Omotesando and Harajuku in Tokyo may be one of the most architecturally interesting areas in the world at present. Although he has a bigger project in the […]

Besiktas Fishmarket, Istanbul - Turkey, GAD

Besiktas Fishmarket

Located in one of Istanbul’s most populated and diverse neighborhoods, Besiktas Fishmarket is an eclectic area with a village-like atmosphere that is in the process of urban renewal. The Besiktas Fish […]

Christian Dior Omotesando

The Dior building is a showcase for Dior’s designs, a fairly straightforward trapezoid box in Tokyo’s center of fashion, Omotesando Avenue. While the box itself is unexciting – though modulated […]

Shanghai Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Kiosks, Shanghai - China, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

Shanghai Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Kiosks

Equipped with hybrid programming, these kiosks take on the notion of “micro-urbanism”.  Through the carefully controlled formal theme and variations, the twelve kiosks as a whole compose a unique urban landscape.  The art-deco […]

Blue Tower, New York - United States, Bernard Tschumi

Blue Tower

This residential mid-rise in New York’s Lower East Side presented a major design challenge: how to create an original architectural statement while simultaneously responding to the constraints of the New […]

Tod’s Omotesando Building, Tokyo - Japan, Toyo Ito

Tod’s Omotesando Building

Tod’s is a substantial L-shaped building that needed to make the most of its narrow facade on Omotesando Avenue, Tokyo’s most prestigious shopping street. Ito’s innovative structure does this through […]

Galeries Lafayette

The presence of a department-store on a major throughway should be an event and be attractive.  The passer-by should feel called out-to on the pavement.  The shop, itself a public interior space, should […]

Prada Store (Epicenter)

Herzog and de Meuron 2003 2003 Prada’s Tokyo “epicenter”, in the fashionable Aoyama district, is the company’s second radical approach to fashion-store architecture, following Rem Koolhaas’ flagship store in New […]

VivoCity, Singapore, Toyo Ito

VivoCity

VivoCity is an iconic retail, entertainment & lifestyle destination that constantly surprises and stimulates visitors with its vibrant mix of retail and entertainment concepts. It features wide, open spaces for […]

La Collezione

La Collezione is a collection of independent boutiques, galleries, an exercise club and a residence, held together in a concrete mesh of simple, interconnected shapes: two rectangular boxes at a […]

CYTS Plaza, Beijing - China, Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP)

CYTS Plaza

The “philosophy” of CYTS is based on the following keywords: Simplicity, Transparency, Innovation, Uniqueness, Efficiency. All these items should be considered and implemented in the architectural design in order to […]

Freitag Flagship Store, Zurich - Switzerland, Spillmann Echsle Architekten

Freitag Flagship Store

The Geroldstrasse area is largely influenced and shaped by its location between several traffic axes. It contains scattered smaller buildings for vibrant temporary uses as well as intensely used storage wasteland. The Freitag […]

Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills is a large shopping and residential development that occupies much of one side of Omotesando Avenue, Tokyo’s top fashion street. Any development on that scale in such a […]

Alessi Flagship Store, NEW YORK, United States, Asymptote

Alessi Flagship Store

Asymptote Architecture completed a new flagship store for Alessi, the famed, family-owned Italian design factory, in a 2,750-square-foot space at 130 Greene Street in the heart of SoHo. It is […]

Der Neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf - Germany, Gehry Frank

Der Neue Zollhof

Der Neue Zollhof complex consisting of three separate buildings, was designed by American architect Frank O. Gehry and completed in 1998. Floorplans and facades of all three buildings curve and […]