Muji turns a shop into an indoor garden to showcase its products

To celebrate NYCXDesign, Japanese brand Muji has partnered with Ladies & Gentleman Studio to transform its Soho store into a peaceful indoor garden in which to display its products in a truly original way. Indeed, the ‘garden’ consists of seven spaces, like plots of land, which are each dedicated to a material used to manufacture the brand’s iconic products.

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Peggy Guggenheim’s great-grandson creates an ‘eco-friendly’ gallery in Mexico

Designed by the great-grandson of renowned patron and art collector Peggy Guggenheim, IK LAB gallery, which has opened in Tulum, Mexico, transcends the boundaries of a traditional museum. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim has designed a place inspired by its natural environment which visitors explore barefoot, allowing them to live a spiritual experience as well as an artistic one.

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Roofs turned to ski slopes

Renowned Danish agency Bjarke Ingels Groups (BIG) has unveiled two unique architectural projects that involve the construction of ski slopes on the roofs of buildings in Switzerland and Denmark. While the slopes are sure to add a fun feature to a hotel in Switzerland, they will also promote, along with other green spaces, renewal of the environmental biodiversity in an industrial region of Denmark.

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Architect Akihisa Hirata creates an open building in Tokyo

Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata has just completed the construction of a multi-storey building in Tokyo that blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space. Already known for his architectural work inspired by the forms and elements of nature, with his Tree Ness House, Akihisa Hirata has created a tangled construction which promotes the circulation of light and the development of green spaces.

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A mirrored ceiling for a Toronto subway station

As part of the city’s subway extension project, Grimshaw architects studio, in collaboration with Arup consultants and Adamson Associates Architects, has completed a new station at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre featuring ceilings that are completely covered with mirrors for better light circulation.

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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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