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A look inside an experimental WIRED Store

A look inside an experimental WIRED Store

Just kick off the week with a cool experimental retail design space from the folks of Verdes NYC for WIRED Magazine. As I am a true believer in the sad truth that retail experience is dying, it's great to see brands still stepping it up to build a better customer experience. Imagine seeing the "What's Inside" section of the magazine into a physical store, what are the odds? As readers, one of the first things we do after seeing a cool product. We would do a search online or watch a review video; how about just trying it out. An experimental retail space that took the pages of WIRED into a temporary pop up in SOHO. The "What's Inside" theme dissected the products being featured and the and space itself to put everything on display. Made at Mother. More Links Learn more about Verdes NYC Follow the work of Verdes NYC on Instagram Architecture & Branding

Architecture & Interior Design: Brain Embassy, Mokotów

Architecture & Interior Design: Brain Embassy, Mokotów

Last few months I was able to travel in Europe twice (Stockholm and Amsterdam), one country I would love to travel to is Poland more particularly in Warsaw. We are taking a look at the Brain Embassy located in Mokotów, Warsaw; what is particular about this interior design is actually the workspaces. According to the design by mode:lina architekci, rooms are designed to stimulate your creativity and imagination. For example: architects (building blocks) or photographers (a studio); very clever examples but would be quite interesting to give a visit to experience the entire vision. Brain Embassy offers spaces where you can work while on the move, rest by meditating or cycling. You are only restricted by your own imagination. A cooperation of Adgar Poland with mode:lina™ studio designers resulted in the Brain Embassy brand being spatially complemented by a motif of “synapses” running across the whole interior. More Links Learn more about mode:lina architekci Follow their work on Behance In their words mode:lina™ architects filled the new Brain Embassy's interior with many surprises. They are to stimulate the imagination during work. Conference rooms are dedicated to great minds: mathematicians (a large abacus), artists (floors with a pattern of splattered paint), chemists (chemical elements), architects (building blocks), scholars (library), photographers (a studio) or fashion designers (tailor cut-outs). Smaller rooms are joined by a synapses-filled large multiroom with tables suspended from the ceiling. Architecture & Interior Design  

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

I have learned to appreciate a lot more architecture ever since I started taken myself more seriously with photography. You become just more aware of what's around you, especially when you travel or even plan your architectural escape. This is where I feel there is a beautiful connection with the work of Andrés Gallardo Albajar, a photographer based in Tallinn, Estonia. We are following his journey into the Harbin Grand Theatre located in the province of the People's Republic of China, more precisely in the North East part. You just gotta love how Andrés went all in with these lines. Let us enjoy this stunning design by Mad Architects. Credits Architecture by Mad Architects More Links Learn more about Andrés Gallardo Albajar Follow Andrés's work on Behance Also check out Andrés's Instagram Architecture Photography  

Architecture Photography: Financial Tombstones

Architecture Photography: Financial Tombstones

I am a fan of architecture and high-rises. If you follow me on Instagram you would probably know that by now. So it's inevitable that I would feature any photographer or post that shares the same passion of mine. That's the case of the post that Carsten Witte featuring a set of beautiful architecture photography of buildings titled Financial Tombstones. There are a lot of things to love about this set of photos. From the perspective to the color treatment, it sometimes feel almost unreal, like a computer generated image. It's a testament of the quality of the work of Carsten Witte, a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany with work featured in so many amazing publications like Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, GQ, EIN, Leica S-Magazine and many more. For more information make sure to check out http://carstenwitte.myportfolio.com/ Architecture photography All rights reserved to Carsten Witte. For more information check out: http://www.sodiumburn.com/interview/carsten-witte

Sabah Brand Identity & Interior Design by Futura .

Sabah Brand Identity & Interior Design by Futura .

Let's take a look at this brand identity & interior design by Futura, a studio based in Mexico City, Mexico. This is their design for Sabah, an authentic dessert food shop located in Kuwait with also selected products from all over the world. The overall look & design is a playful use of wooden panels to cover the walls for which reminds me of the 70s somehow. Integrated with bright colors and earthy tones are seen in the furniture as well, you just gotta love the contrast. Sabah is an authentic food shop located in Kuwait. Its menu goes from artisan donuts and pies, to specially selected products from all over the world. More Links Learn more about Futura . at byfutura.com Follow Futura . on Behance Brand Identity & Interior Design  

Architecture Photography: ARCHIISERIES II by Calle Artmark

Architecture Photography: ARCHIISERIES II by Calle Artmark

There is always this excitement to discover new places especially through the medium of photography. In my case, it's a combination of architecture and the thrill of finding the right perspective. That being said, we are taking a look at the stunning work of Calle Artmark who is a Photographer/Retoucher based in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is commonly known for their beautiful underground system where you would practically need an admission but today we are all about the architecture through the lens of Calle. I would like to mention that are also buildings from Copenhagen and NYC too. Enjoy! Long overdue to publish more of my architectural series in here. All these buildings are photographed either in Stockholm Sweden or in Copenhagen, Denmark + Guggenheim in NYC. More Links Learn more about Calle Artmark at calleartmark.se Follow Calle on Instagram Follow his work on Behance Everydays Illustration  

Pictures of the Amazing Sonoco Headquarters

Pictures of the Amazing Sonoco Headquarters

The new Sonoco headquarter is the kind of place that we just see the office picutres and would love to work for them, just that. Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, the Whitney Architects made and amazing job designing their new office, creating a new innovation center that truly exemplifies their new brand and company initiatives of innovation. There is a variety of meeting spaces, as well as residential and retail vignettes targeted to putting customers in a real life scenario for using their products. These spaces are equipped with integrated technology that aims at making the transfer of information easier. Through custom wall graphics, acrylic walls celebrating numerous patents, and custom signage, Whitney’s branding helped complete the Sonoco story. For more pictures visit: officesnapshots.com.

Digital Photography: Lines of NYC. by Salvador Cueva

Digital Photography: Lines of NYC. by Salvador Cueva

Exploring a city through tourist spots is one thing but exploring its architecture is something else and harder to accomplish. You don't really need to go to a specific place to photography but more likely by coincidence when you expect the less. We are taking a look at the project by Mexico-based photographer Salvador Cueva entitled: Lines of NYC. I really love his perspective on things and quite fascinating. It's on my to-do for a huge photo walk in New York City real soon. Salvador Cueva is a photographer and video film maker based in Monterrey, Mexico. He focus his work on digital photography, photography and art direction; you should definitely check out her work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Salvador Cueva at salvadorcueva.com Follow Salvador's work on Behance Digital Photography & Architecture  

Beautiful Houses: Fighting House by studio_suspicion in South Korea

Beautiful Houses: Fighting House by studio_suspicion in South Korea

I am a huge fan of watching foreign movies and TV shows on Netflix, I really enjoy learning about other cultures especially seeing how people live their day-to-day in other countries. I think that is the beauty of traveling! What brings me to today's subject by taking us to South Korea and its architecture (P.S. I would definitely love to travel there!). I stumbled across this design by studio_suspicion of what they called: the Fighting House. It is such an unusual approach but I love the reasoning behind this design. Located in Sageun-dong in Seoul, a reminiscence area surrounded by a history. This coming forward with a space with a maximize the floor area ratio that would include the building owner, client's unit, eight rental units and alongside with a functional elevator. This is a true mixture of contemporary residential environment, what do you think? Credits Park, Tae Sang ; Cho, Soo Young Photography by Ryoo, In Keun Manufacturers VMZINC More Links Learn more about studio_suspicion at suspicion.co.kr See more Beautiful Houses Architecture & Interior Design   Images via Archdaily

Architecture & Interior Design: Blushhh! Secret Shop

Architecture & Interior Design: Blushhh! Secret Shop

We are sharing the work of Kateryna Zuieva who is from AKZ Architectura based in Ukraine. We are showcasing her architecture & interior design project for Blushhh! Secret Shop located in Kiev. I simply love the whole theme going on into this shop with first of all the neon lights and the minimum use of two colours for the whole store colour palette. You can't help also to notice the cool symmetry of the dressing room, overall quite a beautiful design. It must have been lovely for pictures taking. Kateryna Zuieva is the Co-Founder & Chief Architect at AKZ Architectura. Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, you should follow her Behance with more works on architecture, interior design and mostly furniture design as well. Location: Kiev. Zhylyanska Str., 54 Photography: Lesha Yanchenkov More Links Learn more about Kateryna Zuieva via Behance Architecture & Interior Design  

Estonian Film Museum by Andrés Gallardo Albajar

Estonian Film Museum by Andrés Gallardo Albajar

We're really digging these 'Wes Anderson-y' shots of the Estonian Film Museum by photographer Andrés Gallardo Albajar.  BOA Architects created this beautiful, modern structure and Andres does a perfect job of showcasing the many different facets through his lens. Our personal favorite shots are of the 210-seat cinema and conference hall with not one soul in the frame. Enjoy and learn more about the museum itself after the gallery.  ABOUT THE ESTONIAN FILM MUSEUM The Film Museum, which operates as part of the Estonian History Museum, now has a building of its own in Maarjamäe Palace Park. Visitors are directed to the Film Museum via a pathway that resembles a red carpet, so that when you walk towards the museum, you feel like a true film star. This cinematographic alley is lined with playful works of art, inspired by masterpieces of Estonian film. It leads visitors to an exhibition dedicated to the history of cinema in Estonia and to what happens behind the scenes in the global film industry.

Architecture & Interior Design: JimJams Store

Architecture & Interior Design: JimJams Store

Let's take a look at this architecture & interior design project by Mexico-based brand studio Anagrama. Called JimJams Store, it has been created as a tribute for sports fans. The design concept was to create a balance between the sales area and the sporting environment itself. I think the overall design is conceptual where you actually would want to spend hours inside. Props to the whole team! Anagrama Studio is a brand intelligence group (Love it) based in Mexico. It's not our first time featuring their work, in fact we love what they do on ABDZ. Focusing their background in branding, graphic design, packaging; definitely check them out on Behance. JimJams es una marca creada como un tributo a los fanáticos de los deportes. Su especialidad son prendas con diseños alusivos a personajes reconocidos y eventos recientes en el mundo de los deportes. More Links Learn more about Anagrama Studio at anagrama.com Follow Anagrama on Behance Take a Tour  

Architecture & Photography: Archistanbul Series

Architecture & Photography: Archistanbul Series

Let's take you guys to another destination, Istanbul. We are taking a sight at its beautiful architecture from what is the most populous city in Turkey. Entitled: Archistanbul, it's a photo series by a Bulgaria-based designer named Mariyan Atanasov. He does a pretty good job to capture the tone of this series by adding a conceptual and abstract approach. Beautifully stunning and worth giving a look! Mariyan Atanasov is from Sofia, Bulgaria; he is an industrial designer and photographer. If you're into Architecture and Photography, definitely check out his Behance. More Links Follow Mariyan's work on Behance Photography  

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

It's been a little while since our last article about architecture, how about a minimal house located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At less than 30km from the center area of Tokyo, you'll be charmed by its minimalist design where the house structure is surrounded of clean lines. I really love the ancient vs modern take on the balcony deck to the backyard. A simple and yet really meaningful design by Shinsuke Yokoyama. Shinsuke Yokoyama is an architect and interior designer based in Tokyo, Japan. You should follow more of this work on Behance. 若い夫婦の住まいは,この先の時間の経過と共に家族構成や生活環境が変化していくことが想像される為,シンプルな動線と、可変性のある大空間を用意している。日射をコントロールする為の屋根とつながる大きく迫り出した庇はウッドデッキ,前庭へと視線を誘導する.生活が始まり賑わいが生まれるように、インテリアは白と白木のあっさりとした素材で構成した。大きな屋根が架かった小さな住宅がこれから成長する家庭をおおらかに守っていくストーリーをイメージしている。 Product Gallery   Credits Architect: Kato Architect Office Constructor: Ozawa Kougyou Photo: Ryotaro Watanabe More Links Learn more about Shinsuke Yokoyama: shinsukeyokoyama.tumblr.com Follow Shinsuke on Behance

Architecture & Branding: Nike Ibirapuera Football and Running

Architecture & Branding: Nike Ibirapuera Football and Running

We are taking a look at the architecture & branding project for the largest park in São Paulo, Brazil. We are featuring the work of Ricardo Carvalho worked on the branded renovation for the football fields and the running tracks. Everything was invested and commissioned by Nike Brazil. It was interesting to see of the Behind-the-Scenes about the process and seeing the final result. Give it a look! Ricardo Carvalho is a creative director and sports branding specialist based in São Paulo, Brazil. If you're a fan of sports and especially branding, you should definitely check out his Behance. Ibirapuera is the largest park in Sao Paulo City, and Nike invested on a branded renovation for the football fields and the running tracks. The new sport place opened to the public in August 2017 and the revitalization of the field has gained synthetic grass, lighting and new crossbars. The new running tracks now have marks to indicate distance, indicating two different training modes inside the park. Project Gallery Credits Client: Nike Brazil Photo: Nike / Divulgação Agency: Octagon More Links Learn more about Ricardo Carvalho at rccarvalho.com Follow Ricardo's work on Behance

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

We have featured this spot before on by ABDZ for its photography and architecture. We are taking another look at this spot by another photographer which is Franck Bohbot. It's interesting to actually see the difference since you are introduced by another perspective and editing styles. For this project, it is also nice to see how does it look from the outside as well. What do you guys think? Franck Bohbot is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. We love the work from Franck on ABDZ and you should definitely follow his Instagram. From the Archives. Series of 14. It's all about color, Line and reinterpretation of the place. Project Gallery   More Links Follow Franck Bohbot on Instagram

Minimalist Architecture of the Fundação Iberê Camargo Building

Minimalist Architecture of the Fundação Iberê Camargo Building

I am a fan of minimalist architecture and design. I also love when my hometown gets featured which doesn't happen that often. Arthur Kolbetz shared a post on his Behance page about the Fundação Iberê Camargo building in Porto Alegre. The photos highlight the exquisite look of the building, all in white concrete with simple forms, almost no windows and a lot of character. I don't know if that  could be considered minimalist architecture but it definitely looks like nothing else, check it out. About the Fundação Iberê Camargo Created in 1995, one year after the artist's death, it not only aims to make people know Camargo's art but also intends to stimulate reflections on the contemporary artistic production, through displays, courses, seminars and meetings. The headquarters and museum building of the Iberê Camargo Foundation were designed by Pritzker Prize–winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Before the inauguration of the building in May 2008, the foundation was operating in the late artist's home, also in Porto Alegre. The new building is located on the bank of Guaíba Lake. Minimalist architecture