A CATHEDRAL OF KNOWLEDGE

An ambitious, futuristic and truly luminous project, this library in the Chinese city of Tianjin Binhai is just the first part of a district that will be entirely devoted to culture. It demonstrates the current ambition of the Chinese to position themselves among the world of culture and knowledge.

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The Arrivals opens three unique boutiques in the United States

Clothing brand ‘The Arrivals’, creator of minimalist design pieces, opens three new stores in the United States in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The architects behind the project Bower and Lotte Van Velzen have used materials and a colour palette that match perfectly with the colours and shapes of the clothing, creating a unique, harmonious environment.

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A shop in the mountains, only accessible to climbers

It’s definitely one of the most daring pop-up stores in history: in the middle of the mountains in Colorado, the Cliffside Shop has been set up on one of the rock faces of the Eldorado Canyon, a popular spot for climbing enthusiasts. To get there, you have to climb the 91.5m that separates it from the ground…

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New York store Opening Ceremony hosts a pink fibreglass installation

The Opening Ceremony store located between Soho and Chinatown in New York is already an essential part of the contemporary fashion scene, and is now trying its hand at design experimentation.

For his corner in the multi-brand store owned by Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the American designer Patrik Ervell chose to present his latest collection within a pink fibreglass installation, skilfully reconverting an industrial object into an unusual design piece.

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Zhongshu Books – no ordinary book store

Wutopia Lab has just finished construction of the new and colourful Zhongshu Books, a book store in the city of Suzhou, China. The book store is divided into four main zones, all evocatively named. You have the Crystal Sanctuary at the entrance; the Firefly Cave; the Xanadu of Rainbows, and the Castle of Innocence, a space designed as a kids-only reading room.

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High-design ice cream parlour by mode:lina

Located in the heart of the commercial and artistic centre of Stary Browar in Poznań, Poland, LODOVNIA is a mobile ice cream parlour with an original design. The Mode:lina architects have designed this parlour in the same way they would an artistic creation, inspired by this unique centre, which mixes boutiques with art spaces.

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