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Changzhou, China – Dongqi Architects modelled the layout of Changzhou’s C.F. Café after an open market, to achieve a more dynamic visitor experience.
Toronto – With Tora, Vancouver-based design studio Ste. Marie reveal that the stereotypes of in-mall hospitality can be overcome with a strong spatial concept.
Chengdu – The first in a series of Youkong Living Room projects, Wutopia Lab’s Blue Heart in Chengdu is ‘a buffer between home and the public world.’
The second installment in our Opening series on the hospitality sector, with a group of new need-to-know cafés, restaurants and hotels.
San Giacomo, Italy – Designed by Pedevilla Architects, the Bühelwirt in South Tyrol intelligently preserves its initial 1910 iteration in a seamless integration with a new addition.
Valencia – The fourth location of sushi chain Kento is now open in Valencia. Local design duo Masquespacio have found a material formula to make each shop familiar, yet new.
Lasarte-Oria, Spain – Spanish studio Mecanismo faced time and topography challenges to renovate Martín Berasategui’s eponymous Gipuzkoa restaurant – but the team succeeded.
Montreal – A Montreal dry-cleaning shop designed by Ivy Studio upends all expectations of the spatial typology to create a desirable destination in the dipping market.
Guangzhou – Meow Restaurant, a new cat café in Guangzhou, was designed by E Studio with attention to human and feline welfare.
Vals, Italy – The human touches in the bespoke sound installation inside the sauna area of Silena, a hotel in South Tyrol, challenge the use of tech in the medium.
São Vicente, Cape Verde – Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano designed a hotel for hikers on the Cape Verdean island of São Vicente.
Sydney – For the interiors of C.C. Babcoq, Australian studio Tom Mark Henry brought a character from the American sitcom to life without creating an overly-niche space.
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