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Retail Design: The Latest Architecture and News

Amazing Spaces: Ideas for Designing Engaging Retail Stores

Retail stores are places that need to transport us to another universe. We need to have our senses stimulated and our instincts fired for a truly convincing experience.

Architecture is a fundamental part of this seduction, being able to use artifacts such as colors, materials, lighting and volumes to awaken the most varied feelings in customers. Commercial architecture, in addition to all the technical elements, needs to reach the public from the facade to its interior, always remaining faithful to the brand's concepts and identities. In this article we have selected some examples of commerce facilities that stimulate customers in different ways.

Loja Conceito Portugal Vineyards / Porto Architects. Image © Ivo Tavares StudioLoja forte_forte Roma / forte_forte. Image © Danilo ScarpatiLoja Dolce & Gabbana de Seoul / Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Image © Dolce & Gabbana. Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Jean Nouvel DesignFlagship Zissou / Estudio Guto Requena. Image © André Klotz+ 13

Asia's Local Mesh Material: 18 Projects that Explore the Versatility of Rattan

Over the past couple of years, many designers have voiced their commitment to ethical and ecological sourcing, resorting to frugal designs through local materials, traditional techniques, and equitable architecture. Having this approach in mind, many found inspiration in their cultural heritage, reimagining ancient designs in contemporary contexts.

When thinking of recycled design trends, we can't overlook one of the most well-known and popular materials that was shared by nations all around the globe over the span of 100 years; on balconies, outdoor patios, gardens, and indoor living spaces: rattan. It is estimated that almost seven hundred million people worldwide use rattan, with many countries presenting it as an integral part of their cultures. In this article, we look at how architects and designers integrated rattan in their designs and found numerous ways to make the best out of Southeast Asia's popular local material.

© Hoang Le© Dirk Weiblen© Chao Zhang© Chi, Ireen Sit+ 22

Design Depot: 30 Projects that Explore Diverse Storage Solutions

With the rise of small houses and dense cities, we were forced to sacrifice a good amount of storage space. Ironically, we did not compromise our purchasing habits, so with a few square meters to work with, architects and designers had to come up with efficient storage solutions, and make the best of the limited space they have. However, if you were lucky enough to be occupying a large, unobscured space with a generous budget, your storage design possibilities are endless. In this article, we look at how architects and designers found creative ways to store their belongings in spaces with different functions, scales, and spatial constraints, ranging between completely invisible units to sculptural centerpieces.

© Anna Positano© CreatAR Images© Daici Ano© Luis Gomes+ 39

Fast Shop Lifestyle Ibirapuera Store / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Nelson Kon© Nelson Kon© Nelson Kon© Nelson Kon+ 38

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  966
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Nora, Durafloor, Hunter Douglas, Mohawk Group, OWA Sonex, +2

Costa Nova Sailing Club Restaurant / Ferreira Arquitectos

© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 43

Gafanha da Encarnação, Portugal
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Oli, Gresanit Valadares

Loja Wentz Store / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente+ 13

São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1722 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, 13 SQ2, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Chaos Software Production Studio, Deca, +10

CLOG x Cannabis: The Future of Head Shops in the US

Head shops, born during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, were legally mandated to only sell products for use with legal substances. This influenced a tradition of delightfully surreptitious shop names and bright, far-out signage welcoming potential customers to a safe space, while staying within the law. From the cartoon apple with marijuana leaves as stems gracing the sign at Adam’s Apple in Chicago, to the simple block-lettered neon sign at The Fitter in Boulder, the tradition of odd, cool, freeform, blocky, colorful lettering spelling out fun and hardly clandestine shop names has offered sanctuary for those searching for the sub- and counterculture for half a century.

Haight Clothing Store / Entre Terras + Pablo Resende

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Tapbar Proa Brewery / TRPC Arquitetos

© Manuel Sá© Manuel Sá© Manuel Sá© Manuel Sá+ 14

Pituba, Brazil
  • Arquitetos: TRPC Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Elétrica Baiana, Metal Decor, Ronag Indústria de Móveis, Toldos Carvalho

Pinheiros Coffee / Studio Boscardin.Corsi Arquitetura

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Pinheiros, Brazil

Portugal Vineyards Concept Store / Porto Architects

© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 34

Porto, Portugal
  • Arquitetos: Porto Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  968 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: CIN, Knauf, CHARME VERSATIL, EZPELETA, LUMIT, +1

Ello Restaurant / Mareines Arquitetura

© Chico Rasta© Chico Rasta© Chico Rasta© Chico Rasta+ 32

Aesop Store Miami / Metro Arquitetos Associados

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Bar Hoegaarden Greenhouse / Metamoorfose Studio

© Maíra Acayaba© Maíra Acayaba© Maíra Acayaba© Maíra Acayaba+ 15

Pinheiros, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3875 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Jolly Gastro Lab Bar / Laje 54 Arquitetura

© Levi Mori© Levi Mori© Levi Mori© Levi Mori+ 19

São Carlos, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cerâmica Atlas, Portobello

Bullguer Center / SuperLimão

© Israel Gollino
© Israel Gollino

© Israel Gollino© Israel Gollino© Israel Gollino© Israel Gollino+ 34

São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: SuperLimão
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Construção Maec, Ldarti, Teco Paisagismo