GETTING PEOPLE IN THE DOOR – Beyond just creating a good looking store with aesthetically pleasing displays, modern retail store design must develop a strategy to establish brand identity through a creative and practical approach.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY – Iniala Beach House is among Thailand’s most luxurious new resorts and features four stunning villas designed by top talents of the design world such as Brazil’s Campana Brothers and Jaime Hayon of Spain.
REVIVING THE SOUL – Just two hours from Tokyo via bullet train, Echigo-Tsumari is a rural region that has, since 2000, been home to a collection of around 200 artworks spread across just as many villages. The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale serves as a showcase of both old and new artworks, plus live performances by artists from across Asia.
AN OPEN SPACE – IF (Integrated Field) has designed a residential project that plays with the aspect of minimalism through a very interesting approach and execution.
SHOP, EAT AND SOCIALIZE – I Like Design Studio created Food Villa Ratchaphruek based on the concept of a place that brings together different products from different sources.
IMAGINATION AND INVENTIVENESS – Emerging star Asif Khan was the only UK entrant to make it onto the six strong shortlist to design Helsinki’s new Guggenheim Museum. Khan is an idea man whose work blends architecture with various fields of creativity.