Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Play with Materials

Two Verandas

The building was designed by the Swiss architect, Gus Wustemann. Materials used: raw concrete, oak and travertine.

Black Modular Glass House by A-Cero

A-Cero Architects' design shows a prefabricated modular glass house.

Covered in Timber

Strata Hotel

Designed by Plasma Studios, Strata hotel is located in Sesto, Italy. It blend perfectly with the surrounding area due to the timber strips that cover the entire building.

Talleres de Diseno by Shine Architecture and TA Arquitectura

Play in Architecture

The Sugamo Shinkin Bank designed by the Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture and Design studio  is placed in Tokyo, Japan.
The colorful design from the exterior is brought into the interior design of the building as well.

Easy to notice

Dri Dri by Elips Design

The coloured semi-circles on the facade of the shop represent the different flavours of ice-cream available. It makes a good advertising scheme as it adds a pop of colour to the area.

Wishbone restaurant by Shed

The design, including graffiti and agricultural elements was created to reflect the menu available. As the exterior walls are made of transparent glass, the bold interior design attracts the passers-by.

Display inspiration

Nature Factory by Makoto Tanijiri

Diesel Denim Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The installation has as a base plastic plumbing pipes and joints in order to create tree-like design inside the store.

Level Green by J. Mayer H.

The exhibition is made of painted MDF sheets. The vertical display panels have a steel base being bolted to the concrete floor.

Durasafe Store by Ministry of Design

The bright orange screens make the store attractive to customers. Atypically, there are no products displayed there. 
Example of signage used throughout the store: 

Streetology by Facet Studio

An eye-catching design is created by using suspended vending machines instead of typically display cupboards.

Munich La Roca by Bailo and Rull ADD Arquitectura

The design plays with the idea of moving Munich’s factory inside the store. The conveyor belts rotate when necessary.

Weinhandlung Kreis by Furch Gestaltung & Production

Each display cube has slots for 25 bottles of wine and any type of bottle fits in. The grids are made of powder-coated steel.


Alu products


Display Cabinets


Alu is an international company which deals with retail of different types.

Wall mounted cabinets


Ceiling Mounted


Timber designs

Tang Palace by FCJZ

The restaurant from Hangzhou, China has a curved suspended ceiling made of bamboo strips.

The private rooms are at the second floor, above the decorative ceiling.
More information about the project on

Ekko Installation by Thilo Frank

The installation is places in northern Denmark. The loop of timber strips provides an interesting play with shadows and also with the sound produced by the steps of the visitors.

Chelsea Workspace by Synthesis

Fruit Market in Japan

Designed by Kengo Kuma.

Level Green by J. Meyer H.

The project represents a permanent exhibition on sustainability for Volswagen's Autostadt visitors attraction.
The exhibition was executed from painted sheets of MDF, the vertical panels having a steel structure.