Small apartments can often feel claustrophobic. MoreDesignOffice managed to reconfigure a 538 sq. ft. apartment in Shanghai, China to make it feel spacious and open with a private bedroom space.
Flask and The Press is an intimate contemporary bar lounge hidden behind the facade of a small sandwich shop in Shanghai, China. Designed by Alberto Caiola who used the traditional speakeasy concept and created the idea of using a vintage Coca-Cola vending machine as a camouflage door entrance to an elegant speakeasy-themed bar and lounge.
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Designers at British engineering firm Atkins have come up with the most imaginative idea for a hotel. This stunning “groundscaper” hotel to be built is an ambitious project by Shimao Property Group and Atkins. Located 30 miles from Shanghai, in an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, China, the luxury resort will have 16 floors below the surface of the earth, and 3 stories above ground.
Located in the Pudong district in Shanghai, China, this Apple Store is the first Shanghai store for Apple Inc. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architecture, who also designed the iconic Apple Store Fifth Avenue New York, the entrance to the store is marked by a large glass cylinder thirty-two feet high. The glass structure sits in a large urban plaza below a circular sunken court. Once visitors enter the cylindrical entry, they then descend to the store below the plaza on a spiral glass staircase.
The Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund in China features elegant and eclectic interior design by Hirsch Bedner Associates. The design is about connecting the hotel to its surrounding environment — one that is anchored by the Huangpu River and its influence on commerce. It is also where the old and the new converge. The contemporary rooms are decorated with antique furniture inspired by historic Shanghai. The traditional details and contemporary elements are perfectly balanced, respecting history without being overwhelmed by it.
Yucca Lounge in Shanghai, China is a cocktail lounge with modern Mexican feel. The interior design is by Shanghai-based design agency Dariel Studio. Inspired by Mexican art with touches of Salvador Dali, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the Yucca Lounge is a surrealist bar room with daring colours and design in trendy Shanghai.