Grid patterns and crisp lines are softened by an earthy colour palette in this hotel interior in Chengdu, China, by local firm Archetype Design Organization. Located in a building from 2002 that was previously used as shops and offices, the 3,209-square-metre Buda Hotel is sandwiched between the city’s busy Yizhou Avenue and a quiet community neighbourhood.…

Chinese studio F.O.G. Architecture has added curved walls, mirrored surfaces and faux stone to the interiors of aromatherapy brand ToSummer’s flagship store in Beijing. Located in Beijing’s Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping village, F.O.G. Architecture designed the 170-square-metre ToSummer store to recall the atmosphere of a cave. Top: a mirrored screen was placed at the entrance to the store.…

Multifunctional plywood structures that create spaces for sleeping, storage and drinking tea feature in this compact apartment in Beijing designed by Rooi. Rooi aimed to create a unique apartment in the block of thirty-six identical units that was built in 1950 to provide accommodation for the families of workers employed at a nearby research institution.…