Photos from Norr 11, who has stores in CPH, London, Berlin and Reykjavik, all shot by Heidi Lerkenfeldt.
Photos from Norr 11, who has stores in CPH, London, Berlin and Reykjavik, all shot by Heidi Lerkenfeldt.
H&M, the multi-faceted Swedish brand has created yet another retail store called Arket which opens its first location in Copenhagen today at Købmagergade 33. The interior structure and design was inspired by historical archives. The all grey space is housed in what was previously the Royal Danish Mail warehouse.
“When working on the store concept, it was in developing new solutions to practical challenges that we found most of our inspiration,” says creative director Ulrika Bernhardtz. “Two of these challenges were how to create breathing space in the store, and how to devise an uncomplicated and flexible way of presenting and editing our broad assortment.”
Read more about it here, and if you’re in CPH, check it out in real life!
Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is not new however it has seen many updates and additions in its time, like many museums. It’s newest reimagining comes from design pair Elding Oscarson and includes a rusted steel exterior called Corten, imposing on t…
South Korean studio BUS Architecture has completed a mixed-use building in the Seoul, featuring bands of windows set into its brick facades that decrease in size as they wrap around to the rear. The building in the Mapo district is positioned on an L-shaped corner site connected to a main road with well-established shops and businesses
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Retail startup Wheelys has designed a prototype self-driving supermarket that navigates to different locations throughout the day and uses artificially intelligent holograms to help customers. The vehicle is designed to be almost completely self sufficient, relying on software that tracks its inventory and alerts the Moby-Mart when it’s time to restock. It runs from an
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Tessellating diamonds create an intricate grid of solid and void across the facade of this shopping centre that Dutch firm UNStudio has completed in Shanghai. Called Lane 189, the seven-storey shopping centre is located in the heart of the Chinese city, in the Putuo District – an area with a diverse mix of old and new buildings.
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Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. The plaza – located outside of Tenri Station in Japan’s Nara prefecture – is the studio’s largest architecture project after its renovation of the Siam Discovery shopping centre in Bangkok last year. It is also Nendo’s first
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Foster + Partners has built yet another tree-filled Apple Store, but this one also features hand-carved stone staircases. Singapore’s official ranking as the greenest city in Asia informed the design of Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship in the city. Like Foster + Partners’ other recent Apple Stores, particularly the ones in London and Dubai, the building’s most prominent feature is
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Bangkok-based practice NitaProw has used the dismantled structure of a house boat to create this window-covered shop for an organic beauty brand in a lush garden setting in the city. The transparent structure set in Bangkok’s Thonglor district acts as a shop, showroom and 25-seat cafe for the organic health and beauty brand Patom. Its gardens are also
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Swathes of aluminium tiles wrap around this sharply pointed tower by Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A, which is set in the former gardens of the British embassy in Bangkok. London-based AL_A worked with local architects Pi Design on the 37-storey tower named Central Embassy, which hosts a luxury shopping centre at podium-level and the five-star Park Hyatt hotel across its
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A skinny townhouse in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung has been transformed into a brightly lit cafe and furniture store by local studio HAO Design. Located in the city’s Zuoying district, the once dark and compartmentalised property has been transformed by removing internal walls and a disruptive staircase to open up the split-level space. “First we removed the solid
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Totême is a Swedish brand created back in 2014 by model Elin Kling and her partner Karl Lindman, and she’s partially to blame for our daughter’s name as well. ;) The clothing line features that simple Scandinavian style you’d expect but that doesn’t mean ordinary, the collections are luxurious (expect to pay upwards of $100 for a white tee) while maintaining an air of effortless, chic style.
Newly opened is their Stockholm store/design studio which was designed by the renowned Christian Halleröd. The purpose of the space was to allow visitors a place to see the brand up close, see some of the design process in action along with a self service station with mirrors and rack of clothes to try on in addition to pre-ordering items from upcoming collections.
Hundreds of used black plastic chairs cover the facade of this furniture shop, which architecture studio Chybik + Kristof has created inside a former car showroom in the Czech city of Brno. The former showroom was in need of an update, with the building’s exterior lacking any visual connection to the company or its products. The furniture company MY DVA Group jokingly requesting Ondrej Chybik and
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By bringing together commerce and ornament, the now-defunct Foreign Office Architects has produced a shopping centre that looks like a giant black slug, says Owen Hatherley in his latest Opinion column. You remember Foreign Office Architects. The London-based firm was dissolved five years ago with the split of its main partners, Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, but
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Filigreed carbon-fibre shutters fold around the oriel window of Foster + Partners’ Apple Store in Dubai, shading the shop floor during the day but opening at night to views of the Burj Khalifa. London firm Foster + Partners based its design of the Apple Dubai Mall on the traditional Arabic mashrabiya, a projecting bay window enclosed by decorative wooden
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Frama does more than design shelving, lighting and interior accessories. It’s more than just an apothecary, a kitchen and store front, they also design for the interior architecture of commercial spaces as well. Take the Wardrobe 19 store at Istedgade …
A public and private street flank this former warehouse in east London, which local studio vPPR has converted into a mixed-use development containing shops and apartments. The building is situated on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch – a popular shopping destination home to some of the city’s trendiest brands and boutiques. vPPR was tasked with reviving the imposing brick warehouse and
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The Copenhagen Acne store inside Illum is a thing of minimal beauty in wall to wall steel.
MVRDV has revealed its design for a pair of mixed-use towers in The Hague, which will feature natural stone facades that stagger into wooden outdoor spaces on top. Located in The Hague’s central business district, the Grotius towers will each include over 500 apartments, along with shops and restaurants, and parking on the lower floors. The Dutch firm designed the buildings to activate
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Mexican architecture studio Arqmov Workshop has overhauled a V-shaped industrial building by adding a patterned facade, windows that angle outward and a prominent entrance on the pointy corner. Triangulo Corona is located in Naucalpan, on the outskirts of Mexico City. It is situated within an industrial area dotted with warehouses, street markets and modest homes.
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American architect Richard Meier has completed a trio of residential buildings and two charter schools in downtown Newark, the city where he was born. The buildings are part of a new mixed-use development called Teachers Village, which encompasses four city blocks – a total of 23 acres (nine hectares) – in the economically challenged urban core of
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Tokyo-based studio Do Do has used remnants of porcelain to update this ceramics shop and gallery in northwest Japan, and create a new pavilion for hosting workshops. The Ōyane shop and gallery is located in Hasami, a town in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture that has produced pottery for around 400 years. It occupies the ground and basement
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A patchwork of patterned, fibreglass panels wraps the exterior of this three-storey boutique for fashion brand Massimo Dutti, designed by Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno Architects. Encompassing 15,608 square feet (1,450 square metres), the store is situated along Presidente Masaryk Avenue, one of the most prestigious streets in Mexico City. The thoroughfare has undergone a renovation in recent
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Light filters gently through the perforated terracotta facade of this showroom for electronics company Panasonic, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. Panasonic and its distributor Nanoco asked Vo Trong Nghia’s Vietnam-based firm to create a showroom and gallery where they could exhibit their lighting products for architects and designers. Called The Lantern, the four-storey-high building occupies a 72-square-metre plot in Hanoi’s Dong Da
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Acne’s new Madison Ave store in NYC is filled with metal walls, bronze furniture, a black asphalt floor and semi-precious stones! The designer, Max Lamb, worked with Acne’s creative director Johnny Johansson to create this spectacular store including t…
A+Awards: a dramatically thin roof soars over the glass front of the Apple Store at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto – another of this year’s winners at the Architizer A+Awards. The store in the heart of Silicon Valley was designed by Apple favourites Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a New York-based firm that has created multiple retail
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Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s vast ribbed structure that soars over the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York is captured in these images by British photography duo Hufton + Crow (+ slideshow). Known as the Oculus, the building is designed to bring light down into the subterranean rail station and shopping centre that quietly More
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Online retailer Needs & Wants Studios has collaborated with a Toronto architecture student to transform a shipping container into a mobile boutique that serves as the brand’s first physical store (+ slideshow). Measuring eight by 20 feet (2.4 by six metres), the showroom and retail space made its debut in a forested area in The More
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Movie: Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind the Japanese studio’s redesign of a 40,000-square-metre shopping mall, in this video Dezeen filmed in Bangkok for retail development company Siam Piwat. Located on Bangkok’s Rama 1 thoroughfare, Siam Discovery is an 18-year-old shopping centre operated by Thai company Siam Piwat. The mall reopened in May More
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Architects office Roovice has converted a former warehouse in Miura, Japan, into a bagel shop, replacing the existing walls with polycarbonate panels to make the building more transparent (+ slideshow). Once used to store fishing gear, the warehouse is located in the Miyagawa-cho, a seafront area at the very tip of the Miura Peninsula. This area is threatened by More
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Dutch architecture firm OMA has restored the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice, adding new entrances and wood-panelled escalators to turn the 16th-century building into a department store (+ slideshow). The architects, led by Rem Koolhaas, have handed over the 9,000-square-metre building to new tenants DFS of Hong Kong for retail fit out. OMA was More
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Japanese studio Nendo has completed its biggest-ever project: the exterior and interior renovation of a department store in Bangkok that founder Oki Sato believes represents a new way of shopping (+ slideshow). Siam Discovery is operated by Thai retail and development company Siam Piwat, which invited Nendo to oversee the refurbishment of the interior and More
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American architect Peter Marino’s New York flagship store for Hublot has become the Swiss watch brand’s tallest boutique in the world (+ slideshow). The slender structure is situated on a dense site on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, where luxury retailers abound. Marino designed both the building and the interiors, setting out to create an aesthetic More
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This movie shows the installation of MVRDV’s Crystal Houses – a Chanel store featuring a traditional facade replicated with glass bricks that are “stronger than concrete”. First published on Dezeen last month, Crystal Houses is located on PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam, a former residential street that has become a hub for luxury fashion brands like Prada, Dior and Rolex. More
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French studio Barbarito Bancel Architectes has draped a Dior clothing boutique in Miami in an assemblage of sculpted white panels, intended to evoke a pleated skirt (+ slideshow). The new flagship store for the French fashion label Dior is located in the Miami Design District, alongside boutiques for luxury brands such as Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Barbarito More
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MVRDV has used a pioneering glass technology to replace the brick facade of a former townhouse in Amsterdam with a transparent replica, more suited to the building’s new use as a Chanel boutique. Described by the Rotterdam studio as the first of its kind, the innovative facade of Crystal Houses Amsterdam uses glass bricks, windows frames More
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American design studios SAW and MOA have teamed up to conceive a “nomadic fitting room” for an online retailer that sells intimate apparel for women (+ slideshow). Called the Try-on-Truck, the mobile store was built for True&Co, an internet-based lingerie company founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco. It is the first physical shop More
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Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A has been selected ahead of OMA and Farshid Moussavi Architecture to carry out a “visionary metamorphosis” of the century-old Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. London-based AL_A will completely overhaul the historic 40,000 square-metre Cupola building on Boulevard Haussmann, which has been one of the city’s most famous shops since the early 20th century. The More
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A long-awaited cultural centre designed by architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti is nearing completion on the site of Les Halles – a historic Parisian marketplace demolished in the 1970s. The centre is scheduled to open in April, eight years after the City of Paris launched a competition for a complete reconstruction of the existing More
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Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled its plans to overhaul La Part Diu retail complex in Lyon, which feature an “evaporating” facade and a rooftop park. MVRDV’s transformation of the shopping centre is considered the centre piece in a major renovation taking place across the third arrondissement of the French city. The firm’s proposal includes a More
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Dutch firm UNStudio has completed a retail and residential complex in Brussels that combines curving architectural forms with flashes of golden-hued aluminium. Named Le Toison d’Or, the eight-storey building is UNStudio’s first completed project in Belgium, and is located between the historic Porte Louise and Port de Namur gates in the centre of Brussels. The building’s unusual facade is its More
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Rem Koolhaas’ firm has revealed plans to overhaul continental Europe’s largest department store, with the addition of a glass rooftop extension and a series of sculptural new staircases (+ slideshow). Rotterdam-based OMA has been charged with renovating and extending Berlin’s Kaufhaus des Westens, more commonly known as KaDeWe – a century-old building with 60,000 square metres of retail space. The More
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US firm ArandaLasch has completed a store for fashion designer Tom Ford in the Miami Design District, featuring an angular facade that references bold Art Deco motifs (+ slideshow). Situated on the corner of a busy Miami street, the shop is part of a new building by ArandaLasch that houses four luxury retailers, including French fashion brand Lanvin and […]
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Adjaye Associates has revealed images of its combined cultural foundation and luxury shopping centre in Beirut, Lebanon, ahead of the building’s completion later this year (+ slideshow). Designed by architect David Adjaye, the Aïshti Foundation’s building opened this week, although some interior details and the roof have yet to be finished. The foundation’s galleries are […]
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Towering fibreglass panels modelled on the tailoring of Dior clothing envelope the fashion brand’s new boutique in Seoul, created by architect Christian de Portzamparc and Peter Marino (+ slideshow). The building was designed by de Portzamparc for a corner plot in the luxury Gangnam shopping district, and also includes a gallery and cafe. It stands on the thoroughfare as the Leong […]
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This mini-market in the Italian mountain village of Collalbo is topped with an oversized roof that makes it look like a petrol station (+ slideshow). Local studio Messner Architects designed the mini-market for a plot surrounded by meadows and houses typical of this Alpine region in South Tyrol near Italy’s northern border. Situated at the back of its plot, away from […]
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Canadian studio UUfie created a pixellated appearance for the facade of this Shanghai boutique by adding rows of translucent glass cubes that light up at night like a big screen (+ slideshow). UUfie founders Eiri Ota and Irene Gardpoit Chan were asked to update the facade of the Shanghai flagship store of fashion brand Ports 1961, which […]
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This bright yellow building in Seoul has been adapted by Nordic Bros Design Community to house a tiny fashion boutique, featuring arched doors, gabled details and an ornamental black bird (+ slideshow). The shop occupies a former house in the Korean capital’s Yeonhee-dong neighbourhood. The client asked local studio Nordic Bros Design Community to renovate the building after being impressed by […]
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An apartment, community space and shop are accommodated in this skinny building squeezed onto a narrow plot in the South Korean city of Busan by local office JMY Architects (+ slideshow). The site for the building in Busan’s Daecheong-dong district measures just five metres wide by 12 metres deep, so JMY Architects chose to combine […]
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Japanese firm Suppose Design Office has completed a car showroom near Tokyo, featuring a simple wooden facade and a glazed wall that fades from black to transparent (+ slideshow). Automotive brand Mazda, which this year relaunched its iconic MX-5 sports car, asked Suppose Design Office to create a new showroom on an awkwardly shaped site […]
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A black box made from panels of moulded steel creates a rippling enclosure for the upper storeys of this Givenchy flagship store in Korea by Italian architects Piuarch (+ slideshow). Milanese studio Piuarch collaborated with Givenchy art director Riccardo Tisci on the design for the new store, which stands on a corner plot in the heart of the Gangnam-Gu shopping district […]
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Wooden louvres and green rooftops make up the exterior of this market hall outside Paris by Ameller, Dubois & Associés, while inside is a dramatic ceiling that combines angles and curves (+ slideshow). Located in Marly-le-Roi, a community in the western suburbs of Paris, the project involved renovating the existing covered market – adapting the layout and bringing […]
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Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto aimed to create “crystallised showers of sunlight” with the blue glass fins that front his shopping centre in the Miami Design District (+ interview + slideshow). Sou Fujimoto’s design for the Palm Court retail centre was influenced by Miami’s tropical and unpredictable weather, which he experienced during his first visit. “I was […]
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News: an appeals court has blocked the SANAA-designed renovation of iconic former department store La Samaritaine in Paris, which includes a wavy glass facade that critics have compared to a shower curtain. The court ruling effectively revokes part of the planning permission for the £368 million redevelopment planned by Japanese architect duo SANAA, causing building work to halt for the second time […]
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Paul Smith’s flagship store in the South Korean capital is housed in a softly curved white shell punctuated by small circular windows and a bright yellow entrance (+ slideshow). Architecture studio System Lab designed the fashion designer Paul Smith’s first South Korean store for a site in Seoul’s densely built Gangnam-gu district, a popular shopping destination filled with luxury brands. Related story: […]
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