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This New Taiwanese Starbucks Is Constructed From 29 Reinforced Shipping Containers

Noted Japanese architect firm Kengo Kuma and Associates has partnered with Starbucks in the past, having designed the expressive concept-style outpost in Fukuoka, Japan, however, tried something outside its core ethos with the recent opening of Taiwan’s Hualien Bay Mall chapter. The coffee giant earlier divulged future plans to build and operate eco-friendly stores by […]

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SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects Latest Project Shows 3 Different Stages of Design

SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects has undertaken a renovation project called “Nishiki-cho Bunkaisan” that seeks to incorporate a creative center with a food museum, restaurant, farm, business incubation office and residence for creative people of the Nishiki-cho area. The design is devised to generate opportunities and a hub for creativity. The existing building will be torn down in […]

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Uber Unveils New Logo & Font

Currently the midst of a rebrand after several negative news stories, Uber has now revealed a new logo and font. Created by brand consultancy agency Wolff Olins, the brand has focused on a new set of ideals in “safety, accessibility and global ambitions.” The creative director of Wolff Olins, Forest Young, said that the competition […]

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Far Cry 5 Players Hoped The Game Was Changing Seasons, But The Truth Is Different 

Far Cry 5 finally got a new game plus mode last week along with its third and final DLC, a set of brief new zombie missions. The new additions have inspired players, always looking for mysteries in the game’s fictional open world of Hope County, Montana, to desperately search for signs the game may be […]

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Horibe Associates Creates a Modern Japanese Home Steeped in Tradition

Nestled in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture lies one of Horibe Associates latest developments. Sitting on a picturesque path leading to a Shinto shrine is a home steeped in cultural tradition, while at the same time showcasing a conceptual balance between rustic materiality and geometry. Constructed in the customary hiraya style (single storey dwelling), the home’s base […]

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Kapsimalis Architects Carves Summer Retreat Into Santorini Mountainside

Carved into the Santorini mountainside, this holiday house from Greek architecture studio Kapsimalis Architects is the perfect summer retreat. From its raised location on Prophet Ilias mountain, the house offers views across the Aegean Sea and the volcanic islands around Santorini. The main section of the house is buried in the slope, with a living room, […]

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The Campana Brothers Launch Furniture Collection Made of Cork

Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana just unveiled a new furniture range comprised of three cabinets and an armchair all crafted from cork. Widely-recognized for the implementation of raw and natural materials, the Campana brothers’ Sobreiro Collection marks the duo’s first time in working with cork as a sustainable design element. “We’ve always been fascinated […]

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The BLQ House in Argentina Is for Brutalist Lovers

Luciano Kruk Architects unveiled their newly-completed BLQ House in the Nuveo Quilmes neighborhood near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 10,763-square-foot abode features an exposed concrete skeleton alongside expansive openings on the first and second levels facing away from the street for elevated intimacy. Moreover, a sprawling outdoor gallery is observed in the backyard equipped with a […]

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Modern Bangkok Home Features a Waterfall at Its Center

The Architects49 team recently completed construction of a split-level modern home entitled Waterfall House in Bangkok, Thailand. The sleek structure spans 900 square meters with its most notable feature being a serene, sloping waterfall at its center. The serene waterfall creates a connection between the lower and upper living spaces, creating an opening for ample […]

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Tighe Architecture’s Hollywood Hills House Brings Modernity to the Hillside

Los Angeles-based design studio Tighe Architecture was forced to consider the plot’s geography when designing this house in Hollywood Hills. Situated on a hillside, the building is designed in a sculptural wedge-shape, as the studio explains: “The distinct form of the building optimizes airflow, natural light and sun protection.” Another consideration for the house is […]

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IKEA Launches Hacking-Inspired Furniture Collection

IKEA’s newest collection is called LYSKRAFT, which is Swedish for luminosity. Created in collaboration with Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings, the range reworks Ikea’s most popular items such as the Poang lounge chair and Klippan sofa, using textured seat covers and other small twists usually seen in the Ikea hack scene. The company’s creative lead, […]

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