GKV Architects and Martin Brudnizki Revive 19th-Century Office as NYC's Beekman Hotel

Nothing beats the “wow” of a yuge atrium. Just ask a certain New York real-estate developer. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean pink marble. The Temple Court building’s nine-story interior courtyard is a Gilded Age marvel. From the arcaded walls, cast-iron dragon ...

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In steady progression, tiny ecosystems rich with flora and fauna are changing the face of our built environment. From reducing storm water runoff a...
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Lush living walls provide these projects with a welcome breath of fresh air. 1. Etsy headquarters by Gensler   Coders tend to stay r...
Repurposing old buildings proves that respect for the past can propel design forward. 1. Kaan Architecten by Kaan Architecten Fritz ...
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For merchandise from clothing to housewares, these retail environments fit perfectly. Pasabahçe by Demirden Design. Photography...
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For some, winter sport is all about speed. For others, it’s endurance. Neither was necessarily the stuff of fashion statements until the 1980...
What began as a residential project morphed into a women’s fashion boutique that resembles a residence. “Ulla originally contacted me a...

Fieldwork Design & Architecture Channels Bees for Portland Shop

Turns out, they’re quite the dancers. That fact turned up in research Fieldwork Design & Architecture did when conceiving the 1,750-square-foot retail space for Bee Thinking, a beekeeping supplier in Portland, Oregon. “The Waggle dance is part of the insect’s journey to finding nectar and pollen,” partner Tonia Hein says. It also informed the zigzag shape of the store’s central display/storage unit and LED pendant fixture above it, both in western red cedar.


Aside from the polished, sealed concrete floor, that wood predominates, either in its natural state or stained a dove gray, because that’s the material the Bee Thinking hives are made of. Having just won three IIDA Oregon chapter awards, the project led to a happy dance for the non-insects.

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China’s luxury travel market is booming. One factor is Zanadu, a 4-year-old e-commerce startup that offers customers a WeChat channel, a quarterly magazine, and virtual-reality videos of vacation destinations. And ...

10 International Coffee Shops

Global cafes are buzzing with caffeine and conversation. 1. Firm: OFFICIAL DesignProject: Houndstooth CoffeeSite: Dallas, TexasStandout: An island bar anchors the clean-lined cafe and allows for 360-degree engagement with customers, who can settle into white-oak communal tables, individual nooks, or a covered patio.  Verve Third Street ...