Designed for a sophisticated client with an affinity for polished spaces, Fost Gallery was an opportunity to explore the extension of “art curation” to “space curation” by introducing authorship and transformability.
Architecture and interiors practice Jump Studios, a Populous Company, has delivered a new London office for Saatchi & Saatchi, the renowned global communications and advertising agency.
Situated in the heart of London’s legal district on a large corner site, 40 Chancery Lane will be the new London home for Saatchi & Saatchi, which is part of the Publicis Groupe, meaning the agency will be leaving its offices at 80 Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia after more than 40 years.
Predating the advent of the boutique hotel movement in Singapore, MOD conceptualized the New Majestic experience to simultaneously draw from its locale and heritage whilst looking forward to create an experiential narrative which earned it membership in the internationally acclaimed “Design Hotels” group. At that point in time, it was the sole Singaporean hotel belonging to the group.
The project for the new Gianni Chiarini’ s showroom in Milan consists in a partially hypogeum exhibition space, located underneath an historical building in the heart of the city.
The access has been re-set up through a recessed patio in the courtyard pavement, which hosts the new stairway that leads to the showroom below. This morphological operation modifies the ground floor of the external area, emphasising the entrance and inviting the visitor to descend. The resulting basement patio has therefore transformed into a small garden, a formal filter between the public space and the more intimate and welcoming internal showroom.
Inhabiting 6 converted shophouse units at the confluence of Singapore’s historic Chinatown area and the CBD, MOD’s own design studio employs the same key principles which govern its approach to design—typological relevance, a disciplined material and tonal palette and an ‘essentialised” concept.
The renovation project for Thai traditional herbal products manufacturer “Wangprom” has been completed by Apostrophys. This place will bring back into 80’s, the origin time of brand “Wangprom” at Sampran district, Nakorn Pathom Province, Thailand by using the local element twist with modern design process and context and then become the main concept “Modern Sampran”.
What does an authentic workplace look like? Designing an authentic office is not an easy task. Just like the terms “artist”, “poet” or “great lover”, these are titles that are given or need to be earned rather than being self-assigned.
Our attempt in creating an authentic workplace started off with our WorkVitamins methodology. This methodology was created by me, Martin van der Linden, principal of van der Architects, when I was an assistant researcher at Waseda Univeristy in 2001 here in Tokyo. I believes that architecture can be a catalyst for change in innovative environments, and this methodology – called “WorkVitamins” – is based on this idea.
Located at the iconic Dacon Building at Faria Lima Avenue, in São Paulo, the project of the new headquarters of LAR Construtora. Known as one of the most renowned companies in fast construction segment in Brazil, the project is signed by SuperLimão Studio and the company’s corporate architecture team.