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.…

Woven grass “Tiki Totems”, timber frameworks and bold geometric shapes that recall surf culture make up Los Angeles-based design studio Perron-Roettinger’s latest store for clothing brand Stüssy in Tokyo. Called the Stüssy Shibuya Chapter, the store is located on a corner plot in the city’s bustling Shibuya ward. Green timber storage features throughout the store’s…

A residential building typology that challenges Dubai’s standalone towers and a community hub that connects a neighbourhood via sport are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at The American University in Dubai. The projects also include a tent designed to unite religious communities in Dubai and a tower intended to educate people on…

The latest lookbook in our series exploring kitchen layouts highlights L-shaped kitchens with two work surfaces that meet at 90 degrees. L-shaped kitchens are organised in the shape of the letter L, often fitting into a corner but sometimes with one of the surfaces projecting as a peninsula. In larger spaces, islands can be incorporated into…

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.…

The Radford Gallery’s debut exhibition brings together a series of work on the fringes of design, art and craft that the curator found on Instagram. Titled Uncommon Found, the exhibition physically showcases work by contemporary makers, artists and designers who usually display their work on Instagram. Top: a collection of lamps by Amelia Stevens, John…

The dark-wood interiors of Japanese bars and restaurants informed this wine-bar-cum-office in Stockholm designed by local studio Note for Swedish digital technology consultancy Samsen. Samsen, a specialist technology consultancy, lets its employees choose how, when and where they work and with which clients. The company’s office set-up led to the unusual interior. Top: it has…

A hotel interior informed by drag culture and the reimagining of an ocean pavilion that preserves an inter-war building are included in Dezeen’s latest school show from students at Sydney Design School. Other projects include a converted warehouse that uses bioplastics, mycelium and waste materials across its surfaces, as well as a hospitality space that…

The minimalist styles and natural materials used in both Japan and Scandinavia come together in this lookbook, containing 10 living rooms that have been decorated with Japandi interior design. “Japandi” has become the denomination for interiors where Japanese minimalism meets Scandinavian functionality. Simple, pared-back designs and natural materials are some of the key characteristics of the…

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