If you’re a sucker for hipster retail spaces, no-nosense industrial aesthetic and New York City (who the hell isn’t?) then boy do I have a treat for you today. Retrosuperfuture is an Italian sunglasses label with their first recently opened flagship store in the US that has me feeling weak at the knees. For my money, the stripped back, industrial chic hits that sweet-spot between the luxurious and the austere.
This converted warehouse space was remodelled by San Francisco based practice LINEOFFICE Architecture. The weightiness of the post and beam structure and the tactile grain of the Douglas Fir were at once seductive for both the client and architect. With such an exquisitely crafted timber structure, the architects were keen to honour the original bones of the space.
The latest project by our friends from UDA Architetti sits on the mezzanine level of a building overlooking Turin’s Piazza San Carlo, the symbol of the city.This 150sqm three bedroom apartment is crafted with rigour and close attention to detail. Each element – the shape and size of surfaces, the furniture, objects and fittings, tells a story that goes beyond their initial appearance.
Everything is cool. You’re not still drunk from last night. No, you’re not losing your shit – the rooms here really do look like they are melting. You’re fine. Relax. ‘Le Cercle Fermé’ is a surreal art installation by Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil which took place at 2011 Venice Biennale.
01 | “Hotel Black” Temporary Installation by Studio Guilherme Torres at MostraBlack, Brazil. 02 | Ett Hem Hotel by Studio Ilse // Stockholm, Sweden. 03 | Hôtel Paradis, Paris. 04 | Monsieur Bleu by Joseph Dirand at Palais de Tokyo // Paris, France. 05 | Sea Library by ETAT Architects // Awashima, Japan. 06 | Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef // Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. 07 | House of Salad by Metaphor // Bangkok, Thailand. 08 | Volkshaus Basel Bar and Brasserie by Herzog & de Meuron // Switzerland.
01 | Faye Toogood’s London Home [TV]. 02 | Loft by Lissoni Associati // Monza, Italy. 03 | Paris Loft Apartment on Rue Voltaire by Grégoire De Lafforest. 04 | Colourful French Apartment of Designer Caroline Gomez. 05 | Carrer Avinyo by David Kohn Architects // Barcelona, Spain. 06 | James Jebbia’s Greenwich Village Loft // New York. 07 | Luxury Studio Apartment by Rick Joy // Chelsea, USA. 08 | Eixample Apartment by Bach arquitectes // Barcelona, Spain. 09 | Skyhouse by David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas, New York City [TV].