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Project • By Nadel Architecture + PlanningShopping Centres

Freedom Plaza

Freedom Plaza is a 115,000 square-foot, 10-acre project that serves as a retail and dining commercial hub for the Jordan Downs community in Los Angeles. This shopping center is an integral part of the redevelopment of the Jordan Downs community in Watts, California. Since opening in 1944, the Jordan Downs community has not seen any new commercial development in more than 50 years. The center features retailers such as Nike, Ross Dress for Less and Bright Now! Dental. Additionally, Freedom Plaza offers guests a grocery store, Smart and Final Extra!, a gym (Blink Fitness), and several dining options including the Habit, Starbucks, and several more to come, along with “community living room” inspired gathering areas and a pedestria... More

Project • By Shanghai Bumie Technology Co.,LtdShops

ASADO variety store

Asado is a variety store selling Japanese imported products in Shandong Province. It is a design condition to display large quantities of goods such as stationery, cosmetics, miscellaneous goods, and food in the store. The upper of the space became an important point of the design because the portion below the eye line is almost buried by goods.   The upper design of the space has three functions. -1. Appeal to someone walking outside -2. Guidance of visitor's gaze -3.Signage for goods classification   The large roof from entrance to the inside of the store is characteristic of design. This roof produces the effect of the appeal to someone walking outside, and draws the visitor's gaze into the inside, and induces the visit... More

Project • By 10 DesignPavilions

Wuhan Baozixi Park

The new public space by COFCO is created to connect the adjacent mixed use development of Joy City with Baozixi Park in Wuhan, China. Acting as an ‘ecology line’, the design consists of a public promenade that subtly connects a string of five lightweight, elegant pavilions to one another with a series of substantial civic social spaces that are programmed to foster interaction and collaboration from the nearby metro station arrival to the adjacent Joy City. Together, the promenade, pavilions and open civic spaces weave the park into a unique place, creating a vibrant community asset, and providing a rich and modern identity for this new 21st-century district.   The 26,500sqm development sits in a highly constrained site b... More

Project • By Himematsu Architecture Inc.Shops

Mio Milano

This is a bag retail shop, "Mio Milano", at Motomachi, Yokohama, Japan.The shop exists along narrow street next to main street which has a lot of passerby.It is little difficult to find the shop because it set back from narrow street that have also many passer-by.  The pourpose of this project is to upgrade visibility of the shop from passerby walking a street.In order to realize it, strong perspective space was designed based on exisiting narrow and long space.  Many rectangular boxes are arranged and piled up randomly from entrance to inner wall along left and right wall.The space has directivity by perspective created by many box sides.Boxes functioned as display furniture that people can watch bags at once.  Inner wall... More

NewsNews • 15 Jul 2020

Herzog & de Meuron reveal functional beauty and new spatial possibilities at Uniqlo Tokyo flagship store

By stripping away a conventional retail interior, Herzog & de Meuron reveal the functional beauty and simplicity of a building’s original concrete skeleton for the new Uniqlo Tokyo flagship store, while also improving connections to the surrounding city context. Credit: Nacasa & Partners Located in the Ginza district of Tokyo, the existing Marronnier Gate building is situated with dense urban fabric on one side and an open expanse of wide avenues and elevated roadways on the other, giving the building two different spatial qualities on either side. First constructed in 1984, the building was modeled on a large-scale Parisian-style department store, with multiple stores within the same structure. Suspended ceilings of a s... More

Project • By 3MIXShopping Centres

Chengdu Shimao Longquanyi Shopping Mall

Chengdu Shimao Longquanyi Shopping Center is located in Longquan Mountain, Longquanyi District, Chengdu. It is a popular tourist city, every march in spring, the city welcomes many tourists and lots of activities going on, it is a beautiful city with unique natural scenery and tourism resources. In the development project, 3MIX tries to integrate unique natural resources and introduce elements such as hibiscus, ginkgo, bamboo forest and tree house to create a unique commercial experience, making it a new star of shopping and fashion lifestyle center. The huge ginkgo leaf-shaped LED screen instantly increases the attractiveness of the entrance. 3MIX introduces the design concept of “Flower Whisper”. The walk flows inspired by the... More

Project • By 10 DesignShopping Centres

10 DESIGN | Sungang MixC Market Hall

Sungang MixC Market Hall, China Resources’ new mixed-use development is under construction in Shenzhen, China with anticipated completion by Q3 2022.  Located on a former industrial zone, this retail-gastronomy destination will provide an immersive gastronomic experience under one roof. 10 DESIGN Chief Operating Officer, Miriam Auyeung commented: “The site used to accommodate a warehouse within the old industrial district of Sungang and will soon be converted into a new CBD.  MixC Market Hall is aimed to create a lifestyle complex around food and dining.  The complex will mark an important milestone for the ongoing transformation of Sungang, acting as a catalyst to drive urban regeneration in the area.”... More

Project • By Joao MoraisShops

Rota do Sul

Refurbishment of a 50m2 shop in Lisboa Estrela neighbourhood, converted to gourmet grocery and coffeeshop. More

Project • By Michael Muraz PhotographyShops

Valentino Yorkdale Store

Last year, Valentino commissioned me to photograph their first Canadian store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. The store is using Valentino's latest design refresh by David Chipperfield Architects, with grey Palladiana Terrazzo for the floor and the walls, oak shelving and fixtures accented with glass, as well as velvet furniture and plush carpeting.   It was a pleasure to photograph the store. The materials are stunning and the attention to detail from the brand and the designer is remarkable. A great experience and a great way to showcase Valentino's collection.       More

Project • By Sensitile SystemsShops

Tiffany & Co.

Designed by Tiffany’s own designers, The Tiffany & Co. store in the fashion show mall features ScintillaⓇ glass panels at the entrance and within this store.  More

Project • By GPM Architects & PlannersShopping Centres


Combining the ease of shopping at high street bazaar with the leisure and hygiene of a modern shopping mall. The complex is Conceptualized as a fusion of a high-street market and an exuberant Shopping mall with a Cineplex, food court, anchor super markets, office spaces with world class amenities. The development is fully loaded with high-end residences wrapped in world-class architecture for luxury living. Designed along the colonial-inspired, colonnaded architectural theme with a wide frontage on the main road, the mall is equipped with ample parking on ground and two basements, escalators for all retail floors, High speed lifts, A High-quality facility management system etc.   More

Project • By BAUMShops


Japan studio based, BAUM Co. Ltd., has completed ニジノイロ a beauty salon in the heart of Fukui. The 45,67 squared meter space, with three meter of ceiling, converts a small café into a hair salon and esthetic salon on the ground level of a mixed use commercial/ residential building. The access to the store takes a step back from the road, therefore the entrance is framed into wide wooden glass windows to secure the right balance of natural lighting. Within the salon, the layout allows users to visually and acoustically separate the activities from the hustle and bustle of the street, the private room and the toilet. A cross wall cut the almost regular perimeter conferring dynamicity to the plot.   The natural textures of materia... More

Project • By LWK + PARTNERSShopping Centres

Xichen Paradise Walk

Retail spaces are evolving into lifestyle complexes that are inspiring, diversified and immersive to surround visitors with a curated experience to fulfil various lifestyle and social needs. Chengdu’s Xichen Paradise Walk in China, designed by LWK + PARTNERS, encourages social interaction and community life with high transparency and accessibility to bring together people, their neighbourhoods and nature. It is pilot project of the third-generation Paradise Walk brand, setting a new benchmark for future projects. Xichen Paradise Walk is the retail component of an integrated complex in the heart of west Chengdu, bookended by an office tower and a serviced apartment tower also designed by LWK + PARTNERS and adjacent to the residential... More

Project • By BIROShops

Garderoba Concept Store

The oversized dressing rooms in pastel shades with coordinated monochromatic furniture set the tone for the atmosphere of the Garderoba concept store. The interior is conceived in line with the philosophy of slow-shopping: a leisurely, relaxed and unrushed shopping experience. The three wardrobes have been transformed into spatial attractions with extended surface areas and enlarged furniture. Their soft forms, color scheme and material quality are in contrast to the minimalist neutral foundation of the space - the floor and high wall base feature a concrete coating, and the walls are painted white. Each dressing room has its own chromatic theme (soft shades of yellow, pink and green) that defines the various elements within it, giving each... More

Project • By Shanghai Bumie Technology Co.,LtdShops


YEATION is an e-commerce site operated by Netease, a major Chinese tech industry. They are developing their own lifestyle brands. They started offline business last year, opened stores mainly in Hangzhou, and also opened in Shanghai. This store is positioned as the first platinum store in Japan. It will be a base for information transmission of brands. Therefore, it was required to create a store that emphasized the experience. The background of this brand is the “Chinese youth lifestyle”. In China, cashlessness is progressing, technology is beginning to merge with everyday life, and the boundaries of entertainment, life and work are disappearing. Young people use mobile tools. Meeting with customers by chat while playing... More