Best Practice Leans on Materiality for Seattle Menswear Boutique Eames NW

Simple materials employed effectively can elevate a space. Case in point is a Seattle menswear boutique, Eames NW, designed by Best Practice. The c...

PROJECTS

When I-Miun Liu decided to transform a former Sun Liquor distillery space into a cocktail bar, he brought on local art studio Electric Coffin&...
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Photography courtesy of Rocky Mountain Hardware. Since 1994, Rocky Mountain Hardware has become the industry leader in bronze architectural ...
Hengyang, in southern China, is famous for its soup of rice, or Hunan, noodles. When chef Chao Wong, a native of the city, was planning a restauran...
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Lush living walls provide these projects with a welcome breath of fresh air. 1. Etsy headquarters by Gensler   Coders tend to stay r...
Last fall, San Diego celebrated the opening of Born & Raised, an Art Deco extravaganza helmed by CH Projects and twice Michelin-starred ex...
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LEDs illuminate its “steps.” Photography by Shaon Liu. Five designers and fabricators led by Kingson Liang 36 steel plates 15 fe...

4n Design Architects Gives a Shanghai Movie House Its Own Narrative

For the Palace Cinema Raffles City Changning, a 70,000-square-foot movie house in Shanghai, referenced two sources: the script booklet and the flipbook. The former outlines a plot, while the latter creates a simple animation. The firm’s resulting interpretation is a through-line intervention of hundreds of pale faux-timber slats cladding the site’s walls—from the entry and the concession area to the corridor “tunnel” leading to the project’s eight theaters—the fins yielding a rhythmic repetition and an organic backdrop. Inside the theaters, the scene is more dramatic, with acoustic paneling and seat upholstery in black, gray, and red tones.

At Shanghai’s Palace Cinema Raffles City Changning by 4n Design Architects, custom ottomans stand on large-format ceramic tile. Photography by James Goldman/Hollywood Studio.
A theater’s LED strips. Photography by James Goldman/Hollywood Studio.
Fins and a built-in bench of aluminum clad in faux timber. Photography by James Goldman/Hollywood Studio.
Theater signage. Photography by James Goldman/Hollywood Studio.

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MAPA Reaches New Heights at Uruguay's Sacromonte Crafted Wines & Landscape Hotel

Childlike in spirit but architectural in scale, oversize kaleidoscopes wait along the hiking path at Sacromonte Crafted Wines & Landscape Hotel...