Believe it or not the humble train/subway station is the new mecca for design. All over the world leading architects are transforming major subway/underground station platforms into aesthetically pleasing places for the people, many of them featuring original art works, all in the name of making the daily commute to work a little less dreary.
Here’s our pick of some of the best: For individuality Hong Kong’s AirportLine, London’s Jubilee Line extension and Tokyo’s Oedo Line. Munich,Zurich and Prague have some great interiors, while Moscow and SaintPetersburg are also standouts. For art we love Brussels, Montreal andStockholm.
August 31, 2020
NICE Hair Salon, Jieyang, Guangdong, China
Space is the operative word in more ways than one in the design of NICE Hair Salon in Jieyang by local design firm Double Good Design. At 1,200...
August 24, 2020
Zhongshuge Bookstore, Ningbo, China
We have so far covered five massive Zhongshuge bookstores in China, all designed by Shanghai-based X+Living: Beijing, Chongqing, Guiyang, Chengdu and...
August 22, 2020
Cold Spring Residence, Hudson River Valley, New York State
New-York-based architect and developer Jared Della Valle, his artist wife Carolina and their two daughters fulfilled the couple’s more than two...
August 3, 2020
Berkshire Residence by Of Possible Architecture, Sheffield, MA, USA
It takes considerable skill to design a house that is brand-new and completely modern yet fits in its rural farmland environment as if it had been...
August 3, 2020
Expensify Office, Portland, Oregon, USA
While no longer new – it was completed in 2017 – the Portland, Oregon, office of Expensify is still one of our favourite office...
July 25, 2020
Résidence Portland, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
When Cécile Combelle and Antonio Di Bacco came to Montreal from Paris, they had intended to stay for one year. But they liked the city with its...
July 18, 2020
K11 Art House by UA Cinema, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, Hong Kong
Who knew we would be thinking of the ordinary pleasure of going to a movie in our own city with almost the same desperate longing we used to daydream...
July 17, 2020
Atherton II Residence, San Mateo County, California, USA
The Atherton II residence is located in the Atherton area of San Mateo County, about 46 kilometres (30 miles) from San Francisco. Atherton is...
July 7, 2020
Zhongshuge Bookstore, Galeries Lafayette, Beijing, China
Nothing seems to slow the expansion of massive Chinese bookstore chains. Once more, we are left slightly stunned by the ambition and scope of the...
June 28, 2020
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June 27, 2020
ilil Café, Cheongju, South Korea
We are getting more and more bored with the uniformity of branded corporate coffee shops although their familiarity and predictability still feel...
June 26, 2020
Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining, K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong
Cleverly executed retro is always worth another look. We do like Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining, a restaurant that is part of the Ming Fat...