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The serenity of The Future Ark Sales Centre

The serenity of The Future Ark Sales Centre

White, light and elegant, DFE Design’s Jia Hone – The Future Ark Sales Centre has redefined the concept of sales spaces.

Pinghe Bibliotheater: An ocean of knowledge for students

Pinghe Bibliotheater: An ocean of knowledge for students

Part library, part theatre, Pinghe Bibliotheater by OPEN Architecture presents an ocean of knowledge for students of Qingpu Pinghe International School in Shanghai, China.

The future looks rosy with Bestseller’s fashion-forward, technologically driven workplace

The future looks rosy with Bestseller’s fashion-forward, technologically driven workplace

An interplay of dualities, Bestseller’s new Shanghai workspace offers a rose-tinted perspective on the future of fashion.

An experiential design in Beijing that ticks every box

An experiential design in Beijing that ticks every box

CUN Design redefines the retail experience with a dramatic industrial design for Qpokee, geared towards China’s Gen Z shoppers.

This pavilion has an unexpectedly cavernous and undulating shell-like interior

This pavilion has an unexpectedly cavernous and undulating shell-like interior

SpActrum has conceived a “brutal” reaction to a tidy tourist village in Shangen Village, China.

One substantial building formed from four perforated volumes

One substantial building formed from four perforated volumes

Clever lighting and monolithic perforated walls combine in ShuiFa Information Town Industrial Exhibition Center, China, to create an intriguingly illuminated modern castle.

Studio 10 gets one-up on online shopping in Shenzhen

Studio 10 gets one-up on online shopping in Shenzhen

In Shenzhen, Studio 10 creates a theatre of a shop for Chinese womenswear label Geijoeng that facilitates visual encounters between customers as well as transactions between online and offline environments.

Cultivating curiosity through clever design

Cultivating curiosity through clever design

In Fujian, China, POAN Educational Institute belies its own humdrum name and cultivates active early learning, thanks to a clever design by CUN PANDA.

Mooncraft takes you on a journey

Mooncraft takes you on a journey

Hong Kong-based o&o Studio took a very specific, and very romantic, image as the inspiration for the branding and design of an uber-cool craft beer and whisky bar in an old grease factory in Shanghai’s South Bund.

An Instrument Coming To Life: Liyang Museum by CROX

An Instrument Coming To Life: Liyang Museum by CROX

Drawing inspiration from an iconic Chinese musical instrument, the Liyang Museum by CROX makes a statement in the landscape.

A Joan Miró inspired bookstore

A Joan Miró inspired bookstore

Panorama Design Group brings an imaginative world to life for knowledge hunting in a kids’ bookstore in Chengdu – and Joan Miró was the source of inspiration.

Various Associates brings shock and wonder to retail

Various Associates brings shock and wonder to retail

In China where a majority of people shop online, Various Associates raises the stakes to connect with customers through intense emotion.

Cultural fusion: Tang Hotpot by New Practice Studio

Cultural fusion: Tang Hotpot by New Practice Studio

The cultural and culinary prowess of New York City and Chinese Tang Dynasty are fused together in Tang Hotpot, designed by New Practice Studio.

What’s on the cards at Design Shanghai 2019?

What’s on the cards at Design Shanghai 2019?

Here’s the lowdown on what to expect at Design Shanghai 2019, which lands at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 6 to 9 March.

Ma Yansong: Unapologetically MAD

Ma Yansong: Unapologetically MAD

We investigate MAD founder and one of the INDE.Awards 2018 Luminaries Ma Yansong’s process of finding his distinct voice in the global architecture industry.