Shanghai has always enjoyed an unparalleled interest in redefining Western Cultures within a Chinese context and proud of its iconic as well as seminal status in the History of Modern Chinese Cinema. At the brand new urban hub named Shanghai Hopson International Plaza, built & managed by Hopson Development Holdings Limited at Shanghai’s Wujiaochang (上海五角场), China Film Cinema has just launched their latest flagship.
At the famous brand new AEON Mall in the heart of the technologically-advanced Wuhan, China, Alexander Wong Architects has designed their Iconic Cineplex, “BEYOND FUTURE” for China Film Cinema to become a new style landmark of Futurism with Cultural Significance that represents Wuhan – City of the Future with a totally unique vision of a new kind of cineplex travelling beyond space and time like never before.
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The Rinascente department store is a Milanese icon, and one of the city’s faces. Our brief for the renovation plan for Rinascente’s women swear floor was to incorporate elements that would give visitors a tangible sense of the city. Our first move was to install 17 large windows, reminiscent of those seen around Milan, to function as subtle space dividers. Inspired by the unexpected encounters with shop windows, courtyard gardens and public squares that come from wandering Milan’s back streets, we applied a film to the windows to make them opaque when viewed from an angle but transparent when viewed directly.
The project for the new corporate offices of Siemens in Polanco was done by Serrano Monjaraz arquitectos. One of the main objectives of the project was to obtain the LEED Gold certification and for this reason all the elements considered for the development of the project were selected with the adequate characteristics to achieve this goal.
An old factory space in Amsterdam North is transformed into the new office of 123 Makelaar. The assignment was to create a representative office with a tough industrial look, but with enough space for personal contact. For the client it was important to have different places to create, work, meet, relax or to receive visits. We added a mezzanine and two consulting rooms in the double high industrial space.
Stosa Kitchens presents Aleve Allegra, the uniqe design by Adriani & Rossi. It is a project that is part of the collection as an extension Allegra which is already characterized by the overall cleanliness of the different compositions due to the leaf with the inclusion of the groove handle that ensures linearity uncompromisingly. Additionally, the system is modern and functional; Aleve Allegra interprets the casual and friendly atmosphere, thanks to the bench in metal lead-colored or colored rope, matching it with a quality and firm dining table combined by elm wood.
Aleve Allegra is the new project that forms the rationalism and formal simplicity of its dominant notes: it is a blend of the warmth of the modules in elm finish and style of mercury glass mat lead. The doors of the columns and wall units are in fact made with a durable coating in satin glass, also available on the eclectic collection, matching the rolled series program and more than 30 colors just in time.
“We work the clay in the shape of a vase, for it is precisely where there is nothing that the effectiveness of the vase resides. We make openings for doors and windows to make a house, for it is precisely where there is nothing that the effectiveness of the house resides. Thus, we think that we benefit from things that are tangible, but it is precisely where we do not perceive anything that true effectiveness resides.” _Lao Tzu
A void cannot exist without a mass, and the multipurpose art gallery designed by atelier rzlbd is an expression of this realization and a representative of its design philosophy. Located in Bayview Village shopping mall the gallery explores the challenges of integrating shopping experience with public and private events that promote contemporary art and architecture.
Creating a new bathroom for a home is usually about getting the electrical fittings done, and installing the required fixtures. However, if you’re planning to build a luxury bathroom, you will need to do a little more planning and pay real attention to the details. In the following article we discuss the steps needed to build a luxury bathroom that’s worth it…
#1: Decide on the Design
When building a luxury bathroom, start with the design. Consult with a good architect for planning out the bathroom space. You can also get design ideas from interior decorating magazines and websites. If your luxury bathroom is a part of the complete home construction project, then things like the bathroom’s size, shape, plumbing, etc. can be incorporated into the home’s general architectural plan.
#2: Prepare the Budget
Constructing a luxury bathroom can eat into your budget if you don’t set it right. And that’s something you don’t want. So right in the beginning stage, you need to prepare a construction budget for the bathroom. Make sure you include all the necessary supplies/materials that are required for remodeling without going overboard with the budget.
#3: Hire a Contractor
When you hire a contractor, he will employ his own construction workers in order to build the luxury bathroom. Besides that, a contractor will also be responsible for bringing in any subcontractors as needed. Each of the subcontractor such as electrician, mason and the carpenter will have to be brought at the right stage of the project to get his portion completed.