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The Immersive Theatre / Lukstudio

00:00 - 16 October, 2018
© Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Store no. 101-102, Shangdong Commercial Center, No. 23 Wanli Road, Haining, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Christina Luk
  • Design Team

    Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Ray Ou, Leo Wang, Kevin Yang , Sarah Wang
  • Area

    260.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Café Parallel / TEMP

20:00 - 10 October, 2018
Café Parallel / TEMP, © Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin

© Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guloudong Street #231, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Howard Jiho Kim, Dakyung Hwang, Zhenkun Cai, Xiaojing Guo, Zhihua Chen
  • Area

    40.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Return Café / Atelier FANZHENG

23:00 - 7 October, 2018
Night View. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG
Night View. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG

Entrance. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG Round Glass Curtain Wall. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG Water Pool. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG Mezzanine. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 56 Guxin Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Fangcheng Lin
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

RUMORS / Narmal

21:00 - 28 August, 2018
The freehand roof. Image © Dongrui Xie
The freehand roof. Image © Dongrui Xie

Outdoor. Image © Dongrui Xie RUMORS new bund store. Image © Dongrui Xie The freehand roof. Image © Dongrui Xie The eaves. Image © Dongrui Xie + 11

  • Interiors Designers

    Narmal
  • Location

    No.1 Lane255 DongYu Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jie Gao, Yujin Li, Keyang Zou, Jing Guo
  • Photographs

  • Area

    95.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

URSIDE Hotel & Café / URSIDE

22:00 - 24 August, 2018
Exterior of URSIDE Hotel & Café After Renovation. Image © Ian Wang
Exterior of URSIDE Hotel & Café After Renovation. Image © Ian Wang

Bar. Image © Ian Wang Guest Room of 2nd Floor facing North. Image © Ian Wang Yongjia Xincun AirBnb. Image © Ian Wang SOLOS of 1st Floor	. Image © Ian Wang + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huayuangang, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Wang Fei
  • Interior Design

    Alex Ma
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Longshang Books Cafe / atelier mearc

23:00 - 16 July, 2018
Longshang Books Cafe / atelier mearc, Sociology and Science Textbooks. Image © Shan Liang
Sociology and Science Textbooks. Image © Shan Liang

Façade. Image © Shan Liang Window. Image © Shan Liang Arch. Image © Shan Liang Arch Wall. Image © Shan Liang + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    142 Meilong Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Wei Zhou
  • Design Team

    Jun Zhang, Qi Wang, Shuyu Yang, Xiwen Xu
  • Area

    188.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Hui Coffee Lifestyle / Vanished Architecture

20:00 - 8 March, 2018
Facade. Image © Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang
Facade. Image © Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang

Facade. Image © Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang Summer swimming pool. Image © Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang 1F space. Image © Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang Facade. Image © Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang + 47

Chongqing Tiandi Art Museum / Shenzhen Huahui Design

20:00 - 24 February, 2018
Night view. Image © Zhi Xia
Night view. Image © Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia Mountain lake and the building. Image © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yuzhong, Chongqing, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Cheng Xiao
  • Design Team

    Shibo Yin, Qifan He, Weiwei Mao
  • Structural Designer

    Mu Xu, Tingting Zhao
  • Client

    Chongqing Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Street Canvas II / TA architect

02:00 - 1 January, 2018
Street Canvas II / TA architect, view. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan
view. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan

1F service point with pool. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan view. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan view. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan 1F cafe. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan + 34

Lattice Book House / Scenic Architecture Office

00:00 - 27 December, 2017
Lattice Book House / Scenic Architecture Office, Central stair. Image © Shan Liang
Central stair. Image © Shan Liang

Pause Cafe / FANAF

19:00 - 20 September, 2017
Pause Cafe / FANAF, © Jin Weijian
© Jin Weijian

© Jin Weijian © Jin Weijian © Jin Weijian © Jin Weijian + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    21 Nanxiucun, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Jin Xin
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Coco Republic / HAO Design

18:00 - 11 August, 2017
Coco Republic / HAO Design, © Hey!Cheese
© Hey!Cheese

© Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese + 32

Instagram Is Changing How We Design Spaces (And Creating Incredibly Lucrative Businesses)

16:00 - 6 August, 2017
Instagram Is Changing How We Design Spaces (And Creating Incredibly Lucrative Businesses)

“This place is really Instagrammable, you’ll see what I mean.”

Walking into a tiled entryway and catching a glimpse of the cocoon-shaped swings, I saw fast. Planta, located on a busy street in Downtown Toronto is an Instagram magnet. And they know it. Opened last fall, Planta’s geotagged posts grow daily, with several of the restaurants’ key spaces photographed again and again. With jungle-inspired wallpaper, graphic tiling and a solid 14k following on their own account, the plant-based eatery means business.

Instagram’s parent-company Facebook announced it made $9.1 billion in earnings this quarter on advertising, retaining its longstanding rule over digital advertising alongside with Google’s Alphabet ($26 billion). With Instagram absorbing competitor Snapchat’s story features and increasing the number of sponsored posts it shows this year (yeah, we noticed), it’s not a stretch to say that the social media giant sits at the center of food and beverage trends. But what happens to interior spaces when restaurants set out to be “Instagrammable”?

It’s All in a Cup of Coffee (or, Indeed, Tea): Does Café Culture Embody the Idea of Europe?

04:45 - 23 June, 2016
It’s All in a Cup of Coffee (or, Indeed, Tea): Does Café Culture Embody the Idea of Europe?, Da Florian in Venice (2013). © Gianni Berengo Gardin. Image Courtesy of Caffe Florian
Da Florian in Venice (2013). © Gianni Berengo Gardin. Image Courtesy of Caffe Florian

Update: On June 24, 2016, 52% of eligible voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This article was published prior to the referendum announcement.

In 2003 George Steiner—a Paris-born, American, UK-based literary critic, philosopher and essayist—gave a lecture in Tilburg, a small Dutch city on the Belgian border. His talk, which he titled “The Idea of Europe,” made some waves in certain circles but, ultimately, wasn't widely discussed. Years later I found a copy of the transcript in Amsterdam’s Athenaeum[1], who had tucked it in the corner of a sunken room on a shelf devoted to "Brexit." I read it the following day while on a train to Brussels.

As I trundled across the Flemish hinterland Steiner’s words, delivered with judicious insight and a reassuring cautionary edge, served as a reminder of one irrevocable fact: that Europe is a continent “of linguistic, cultural, [and] social diversity;” a “mosaic”[2] of communities that have never been united with the same scale and ambition as that of the European Union. But before the contemporary Euro-project, came European café culture.

Chimney Café / GOA

22:00 - 9 May, 2016
Chimney Café / GOA, © Lu Hengzhong
© Lu Hengzhong

© Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong + 13

  • Architects

    GOA
  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    WANG Yan, WANG Yibo
  • Developer

    Chimney (Shanghai) Culture Development Co., Ltd
  • Construction

    Shanghai Puhong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Variable Wonderful Space - Underline Cafe / LYCS Architecture

17:00 - 18 April, 2016
Variable Wonderful Space - Underline Cafe / LYCS Architecture, Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
Courtesy of LYCS Architecture

Courtesy of LYCS Architecture Courtesy of LYCS Architecture Courtesy of LYCS Architecture Courtesy of LYCS Architecture + 14