1 Oct 2019 Materialization

Kengo Kuma completes terraced Starbucks wrapped around a copper cask

The Reserve Roastery is a new type of Starbucks that combine bakery, bar, tea corner in addition to the café. The Tokyo cafe is the fifth of its kind after Seattle, Shanghai, Milan and New York. Kengo Kuma opted for engawa-typed terrace which bring t... More
Shigeru Ban realizes Japanese spa resort with signature paper tube columns
30 Sep 2019 Materialization

Shigeru Ban realizes Japanese spa resort with signature paper tube columns

Inside the Oita Prefecture, an area known for the largest number of hot springs in Japan, Shigeru Ban recently realized the Kurpark Nagayu. The park c... More

7 stores showcasing Aesop's dedication to design
24 Sep 2019 Materialization

7 stores showcasing Aesop's dedication to design

The program for an Aesop store is simple. A central wash basin counter, a shop counter and sleek shelves to showcase the skin, hair and body care prod... More

Eco-Pod Zen in the Alps
30 Aug 2019 Materialization

Eco-Pod Zen in the Alps

Whitepod Hotel, Switzerland – Eighteen individual Pod suites comprise the Whitepod eco-resort, located in the Swiss Alps. Designed by Montalba Archite... More

Coconut Leaf Roof Highlights Local Craftsmanship
30 Aug 2019 Materialization

Coconut Leaf Roof Highlights Local Craftsmanship

Located next to the Hoi An River in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, this Villa by architects Studio D1 was constructed using local materials and craftsma... More

Malaga Apartment Facade Breaks The Mould With Innovative Material
7 Aug 2019 Materialization

Malaga Apartment Facade Breaks The Mould With Innovative Material

This residential building by Miranda Muñoz Architects proposed a new materiality with the use of glass reinforced concrete (GRC) panels. Massive and a... More