Archive for March, 2018

Kengo Kuma has created an enchanted forest for the new Valextra boutique

For the Autumn-Winter 2018 season, luxury Italian accessories label Valextra has called on Kengo Kuma to design a new pop up for its Milan boutique. The Japanese architect, known for his many works exploring the relationship between nature and city, has once again put his name to an unusual creation. This time, it comes in the form of an enchanted forest, which seeks to create dialogue between a bucolic aesthetic and a sales area.

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Babcock Ranch, the first fully connected community

What do the communities of the future look like? That’s the question that Syd Kitson, a former sportsman turned real estate agent with a passion for new technologies, asked himself. In 2006, this visionary imagined Babcock Ranch, the first fully connected, eco-responsible town in America. In this unique community, which is set to be inaugurated in March 2018, every service will have a low carbon footprint and be freely accessible to all.

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The A.P.O. studio creates an industrial and futuristic design in Madrid

The design studio APO, based in Barcelona, has designed a new store for the benchmark brand when it comes to selling sneakers in Spain: Sivasdescalzo. To create an original and modern environment that best reflects the brand’s street vibe, the designers came up with a space that mixes materials and blends industrial and futuristic influences.

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In Thionville, the Dominique Coulon studio is revolutionising the concept of a public multimedia library

Can you create a space that is both a library and a visual and digital arts centre? This is the innovative project launched by the French architecture studio Dominique Coulon destined for the town of Thionville in Northern France, featuring a new kind of multimedia library with an unmistakably social dimension.

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When technology is put to the service of fashion shows

In an age when the image is king, when everything is broadcast almost instantaneously on social media, what is the relevance of a fashion show? Its function has radically changed over the past five years: it has become an occasion for a brand to enjoy this moment in the spotlight to show how ahead it is of its competitors. This season, this demonstration was given in the realm of technology.

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