Archinect - News 2016-08-28T03:13:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149962954/v-a-s-main-shop-to-be-remodelled-by-friend-and-company-architects-with-millimetre-and-ra-projects V&A's main shop to be remodelled by Friend and Company Architects, with Millimetre and RA Projects Ellen Hancock 2016-08-12T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dn/dng0o4uxj92s71a0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The main shop in the V&amp;A is being redesigned to create a more lively and flexible retail space at the centre of the gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>Friend and Company Architects, with Milimetre and RA Projects were selected from a&nbsp;shortlist of six practices, which included Ab Rogers&nbsp;Design, Brinkworth, Edge, Jamie Fobert Architects and&nbsp;Mark Pinney Architects.</p><p>David Bickle&nbsp;(Director of FuturePlan, Design, Estates and&nbsp;Exhibitions) from the selection panel&nbsp;said:<em>&nbsp;&ldquo;There has been a huge shift in the way that we engage with retail, and the role it&nbsp;plays in the wider cultural landscape. Friend and Company&rsquo;s design reimagines the site of our&nbsp;current shop, offering a new framework for display that is bespoke, finely crafted, and eminently&nbsp;flexible. Their use of high quality materials and carefully detailed finishes perfectly aligns with the&nbsp;values of the V&amp;A as the world's leading museum of art and design.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wy/wydq7d2rqqn17mdn.jpg"></p><p>Read more recent project updates and news in London here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149962731/nex-architecture-get-approval-for-new-restaurant-on-cadogan-estate-in-west-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on C...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954623/barbara-bestor-on-the-jamba-juice-innovation-bar-she-redesigned-in-pasadena Barbara Bestor on the Jamba Juice “Innovation Bar” she redesigned in Pasadena Justine Testado 2016-06-28T15:34:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T20:37:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jwcdtdbo0i6foyb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Usually, you go to these fast casual things and you're in and out in a minute...In all of the commercial projects that we do, the reason that we do them and the reason that we probably get hired to do them is that we are interested in this idea of making a joyous space for everyday activities... It's not so much about the brand name being reinforced everywhere as much as it is to provide this urban amenity living room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Most people don't rave about the interior design in the average Jamba Juice. But Barbara Bestor and her practice might have changed that in the expanded Old Town Pasadena location they recently revamped. Bestor chats with KPCC's Alex Cohen in this 8-minute conversation about the new &ldquo;Innovation Bar&rdquo; concept store, in addition to her other projects around LA.</p><p>You can also listen to this previous Archinect Sessions episode featuring Barbara Bestor:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112980377/archinect-sessions-5-barbara-bestor-the-michael-graves-school-material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #5: Barbara Bestor, The Michael Graves School &amp; Material Witness</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951568/the-new-ikea-museum-will-open-its-doors-on-june-30 The new IKEA Museum will open its doors on June 30 Justine Testado 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the gargantuan stores of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22144832/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> can already be public museums themselves, the Swedish retailer is preparing for the official opening of the IKEA Museum on June 30 in their&nbsp;&Auml;lmhult stomping grounds. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100111538/ikea-museum-set-to-open-in-sweden-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Originally expected</a> to open last fall, the&nbsp;7,000 square-meter museum will showcase the company's history and widespread influence that spans more than 70 years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5l/5ljkeyrqf4vzjcvk.jpg"></p><p>The four levels of the museum will show off iconic furniture pieces like the KLIPPAN sofa and the BILLY bookcase, some 20,000 objects from the IKEA archives, a rotating temporary exhibition area, and a gift shop. And since this is the IKEA Museum, there will be a 170-seat restaurant simply called The Kitchen (or K&ouml;ket) &mdash; which will most likely serve <em>those</em> infamous IKEA meatballs, but &ldquo;with a new modern take&rdquo;!&nbsp;</p><p>The museum will also have a new educational department called The&nbsp;IKEA Museum School Programme that will offer guided tours (in Swedish, English, and German) and workshops related to topics on&nbsp;entrepreneurship, technolo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948820/what-does-a-1-million-dollar-staircase-look-like What does a $1 million dollar staircase look like? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:03:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pq/pqtf58wykw6qy4pc.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new building design introduced massive 40 foot sliding glass doors that could one day turn that store into an iCar showroom if they wanted to. The estimated breakdown of the costs started with the shell of the building costing Apple $19 million. Some of the other costs included $1 million on the staircase alone. If there's 30 stairs that $33,333 per stair.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While Norman Foster's "spaceship" design for the Apple Campus has attracted its own share of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940697/is-apple-s-campus-design-about-making-the-corporation-your-entire-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">critiques for possibly reviving older corporate design models</a>, this newly refurbished Apple Store appears to be heading for a far more multi-faceted (and luxurious) future. In an era where many prefer to order online than trek in person, must a brick and mortar store necessarily be flashier to attract and maintain a customer base?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utx6437yxv4m228s.jpg"></p><p>Apple, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938303/check-out-the-latest-4k-drone-footage-of-the-new-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check out the latest 4K drone footage of the new Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138032380/apple-s-next-hok-designed-silicon-valley-spaceship-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937384/foster-partners-get-the-go-ahead-on-controversial-whiteleys-renovation Foster + Partners' get the go-ahead on controversial Whiteleys renovation Ellen Hancock 2016-04-01T04:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/831a0ef89b6fbd2d7d11a5be5c2373eb.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster + Partners&rsquo; plans for the overhaul of London&rsquo;s Grade II-listed Whiteleys shopping centre have got the go-ahead &ndash; despite opposition from locals. Westminster City Council approved the contentious scheme last night, but will now look into setting conditions concerning the scale of two residential towers that form part of the proposal, alongside a gym, hotel, cinema and new shops.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on listed projects, take a look at previous coverage here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935964/sex-pistols-graffiti-secures-famous-tin-pan-alley-building-grade-2-listed-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sex Pistols graffiti secures famous Tin Pan Alley building Grade 2* listed status</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936216/tiny-parking-lots-big-cost-savings Tiny parking lots = big cost savings? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-23T17:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90tq5hfh2z29fpe5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everyone loves the free samples, kitschy items, and affordable price points of SoCal grocer Trader Joe&rsquo;s. The one thing that does spark ire about the chain is the small parking lots, which produce equal amounts of anxiety and horn abuse. But the website Strong Towns points out that TJ&rsquo;s small footprints trickle down to cheaper prices for consumers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you're not within walking distance of a TJ's (or, if you're just lazy) parking in one of the lots requires the steady nerves of a Zen master and the spatial dexterity of an architect. Whatever method you use to get there, just don't forget your bag, or all of your kitschy sustainability cred will be erased.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fx7ova5z123qlngg.jpg"></p><p>Did you know: grocery stores aren't just great backdrops for Jane's Addiction videos (pictured above). For the best in grocery store design discussion:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/22590/music-for-grocery-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music For Grocery Stores</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/ManuelMorelli/project/transforming-a-garage-into-a-grocery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a Garage into a Grocery Store</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138879113/an-environmental-psychologist-on-why-boring-design-is-bad-for-your-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad for your health</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143479468/editor-s-picks-437 Editor's Picks #437 Nam Henderson 2015-12-16T11:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-31T10:11:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90nxiffe7ftnbinf.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a double review; of '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Geological Imagination' and 'The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform</a>'.&nbsp;He finds "<em>The two books also help illuminate some of the difficulties in perceiving climate change, while offering some potentials for movement</em>"&nbsp;and goes on to reference "<em>enmeshment</em>", systems thinking and dark ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl090lecrdd61pj7.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;took stock of how The Bartlett and the Architectural Association <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">are</a> "<em>bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Denise Scott Brown, along with her husband Robert Venturi, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142457648/denise-scott-brown-wins-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">have won the 2016 AIA Gold Medal</a>. Snubbed of the 1991 Pritzker Prize when Venturi was named as the only laureate, Scott Brown is the second female recipient of the Gold Medal.</p><p>In honor of the happy and historic occasion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143058935/golden-years-saluting-joint-creativity-with-denise-scott-brown-on-archinect-sessions-45" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown appeared on Archinect Sessions #45</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxa34uqt6turgc1m.jpg"></p><p>To <strong>DWLindeman</strong> it "<em>is splendid good news, and a long overdue award...Robert Venturi was right to say to the AIA &lsquo;not without Denise.&rsquo; &nbsp;This is also a very significan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141361583/prairie-futurism-designs-revealed-for-the-new-chicago-apple-store Prairie futurism: designs revealed for the new Chicago Apple store Nicholas Korody 2015-11-18T14:16:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:30:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3toh6jacp1f4p49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-rumored Apple store at the gateway to the North Michigan Avenue shopping district won't be a 2.0 version of the famous glass cube that forms an iconic entry into the retailer's Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan. It will be more like a high-tech version of Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes, with river views to boot.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a7wnlcwrvxwc0e7.jpg"><br><br>The Chicago Tribune obtained a draft report from Chicago's Department of Planning and Development that details plans for a new Apple store alongside the river and adjacent to the Michigan Avenue bridge. Moving away from the iconic minimalism of its flagship Manhattan store, the Foster + Partners-designed building incorporates Frank Lloyd Wrightian influences, in a nod to its particular regional importance.<br><br>Specifically, the 20,000 sq. ft. retail space will stand about 14 ft high &ndash; about half the height of the Fifth Avenue store &ndash; capped by a large, flat, carbon-fiber-reinforced roof with rounded corners. A significant overhang recalls the horizontal lines of the Prairie school, and is intended to provide relief during the sweltering Mid-Western summers. The walls will still be glazed, in typical Apple fashion, enabling sweeping river views.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z008l4nqqsgv5tw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71lko48e1pjoyr8t.jpg"><br><br>Similar to the Manhattan Apple store, the most-visible architectural element is in fact an entry pavilion leading down to a subterranean &ndash; or, tec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141204154/can-dead-big-box-stores-live-a-second-life Can dead "big-box" stores live a second life? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-16T12:49:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T15:27:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/2553e32f58b9aff0a9e0dd3913e37a5c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In suburbs, cities and rural areas, [big-box stores] can present a reuse and rehab conundrum, particularly as retailers become more sophisticated about controlling leases and redevelopment. [...] With the big-box model, stores are rarely remodeled. [...] A kind of &ldquo;retail cannibalism&rdquo; emerges, where companies compete for market share with ever-shinier facades that leave aging stores behind as the asphalt fades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the fading development of big-box stores:</p><ul><li><a title="A supermall grows in fracking country" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129097799/a-supermall-grows-in-fracking-country" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A supermall grows in fracking country</a></li><li><a title="For in that death of malls, what dreams may come? Archinect Sessions #32, featuring special guest co-host, Nam Henderson!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128736686/for-in-that-death-of-malls-what-dreams-may-come-archinect-sessions-32-featuring-special-guest-co-host-nam-henderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For in that death of malls, what dreams may come? Archinect Sessions #32, featuring special guest co-host, Nam Henderson!</a></li><li><a title="Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119304867/dead-malls-and-shopping-dinosaurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs</a></li><li><a title="Dead-malls and the return of Main Street" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69132643/dead-malls-and-the-return-of-main-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead-malls and the return of Main Street</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/136667521/designjunction-2015-happens-next-week-in-london designjunction 2015 happens next week in London! Justine Testado 2015-09-15T05:51:00-04:00 >2015-09-14T18:53:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2ff047ykmt6o4te1.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction 2015</a> is happening soon on September 24-27! As part of the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/the_london_design_festival_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 London Design Festival</a>, designjunction will showcase nearly 200 cutting-edge international contemporary design brands inside The College and the Victoria House, located across each other along London's Southampton Row.</p><p>Visitors are guaranteed to find something that will catch their eye from the distinct range of designers and pop-up stores exhibiting this year. Visitors can also check out talks, live workshops, eateries, and a <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/charity/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">children's charity auction</a> that will showcase 21 artistic interpretations of the iconic Eames Elephant.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ih/ihj9qq5ygverptei.jpg"></p><p>Inside the Victorian-era College &mdash; the former home of Central Saint Martins &mdash; over 100 brands will showcase their latest cutting-edge designs, including new product launches. Designjunction will take over five floors of the Lethaby building and other stunning spaces within the campus.</p><p>Across the street, the Victoria House will show off a mix of more than 50 high-end pop-up stores and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135896614/sneak-peek-what-s-in-store-for-designjunction-2015-in-london Sneak peek: What's in store for designjunction 2015 in London Justine Testado 2015-09-05T04:15:00-04:00 >2015-09-22T02:22:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5i60xda06isnb78.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of the <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>, the <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction 2015</a>&nbsp;tradeshow brings together a stellar international group who are at the top of their game in contemporary interior design. Taking place at The College and the Victoria House along London's Southampton Row from September 24-27, visitors are guaranteed to find something that will catch their eye from nearly 200 brands. This year's designjunction will feature a distinct range of pop-up stores, talks, live workshops, eateries, and&nbsp;a children's charity auction that will showcase 21 artistic interpretations of the iconic Eames Elephant.&nbsp;</p><p>Planning a trip to designjunction? Read on to learn more about what to expect this year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04t4ge2g47fkl955.jpg"></p><p>Inside the Victorian-era College &mdash;&nbsp;the former home of&nbsp;Central Saint Martins &mdash;&nbsp;over 100 brands will showcase their latest cutting-edge designs, including new product launches. Designjunction will take over five floors of the Lethaby building and other stunning spaces within the campus.&nbsp;</p><p>Be on the lookout for <strong>He...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134824111/designjunction-2015-heads-to-the-college-and-the-victoria-house-in-london-sept-24-27 designjunction 2015 heads to The College and the Victoria House in London, Sept. 24-27 Justine Testado 2015-08-21T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T20:56:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2zazt48qhkv8jv5.jpg" width="514" height="230" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now in its fifth edition, the <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a> tradeshow is back for 2015 on September 24-27, this time at The College and the Victoria House in London's Southampton Row. As part of the upcoming <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 London Design Festival</a>, designjunction will showcase the latest products and cutting-edge designs from over 100 leading international brands. Visitors will also get to check out pop-up stores, talks, live workshops, and eateries aplenty.</p><p>Read on for more info:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz2xh2ewo4skja2i.jpg"></p><p>As the former home of the Central Saint Martins, the Victorian-era College will serve as a&nbsp; distinct backdrop for the designjunction exhibition, which will take over five floors of the Lethaby building and other stunning spaces within the campus.</p><p>A life-sized Underground Station installation by Camilla Barnard will pop up next to the TfL cafe, and a Leading Seminar Programme will also take place. The seminar's "Design for a Reason" theme will discuss how issues like sustainability and digital developments affect the design process in t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120981400/with-the-apple-watch-coming-soon-jony-ive-is-already-revamping-the-apple-store-design-for-its-arrival With the Apple Watch coming soon, Jony Ive is already revamping the Apple Store design for its arrival Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T17:34:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:28:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4ae52d6245db71caa840e6b8121f20d5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple's retail stores &mdash;&nbsp;a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report. [...] And while Apple Stores are known for their carpet-less floors, Ive did tell Parker that he overheard someone say they wouldn't buy a watch from a store if they weren't standing on carpet.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112957036/peter-marino-exhibition-to-open-at-the-bass-museum Peter Marino Exhibition to Open at the Bass Museum Alexander Walter 2014-11-05T13:24:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T13:29:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d72366a9b0fcab6d14174960cd57155b.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the recipient of Design Miami/&rsquo;s inaugural Design Visionary award this month, Marino has been celebrated for decades for forward-thinking designs that are the perfect blend of art, fashion and architectural design. &ldquo;He is a true modernist character [...]&rdquo; internationally renowned curator J&eacute;r&ocirc;me Sans tells BLOUIN Lifestyle. Sans is curating &ldquo;One Way: Peter Marino,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art that explores the renowned American architect&rsquo;s multifaceted relationship with art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T22:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17ba721321c8b50afbe763a2828a45da.jpg" width="460" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the sinuous curves of the bone china teacups don&rsquo;t betray their creator then the gently undulating Aqua Platter surely will. Dame Zaha Hadid has launched her first &ldquo;luxury homeware line&rdquo; and the exclusive Harrods range, which includes a &pound;9,999 serving platter, boasts the signature aesthetic of the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Granite &amp; Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210724/zaha-hadid-designs-superyachts-for-blohm-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Designs Superyachts For Blohm+Voss</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store? Archinect 2014-07-16T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05ced60f451da3ceee70083bc4ca0b8f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The trademark effort was reportedly spurred by copycat competitors seeking to emulate the Steve Jobs-inspired minimalism (and massive business success) of Apple&rsquo;s retail store. Alleged store copycat Microsoft, by the way, has its own trademark on its not-at-all-inspired-by-Apple retail stores...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/005c3a5e07ad382d4a0c137de80cf894.jpg"><br><em>Microsoft's trademark layout</em></p><p>Of course, it isn&rsquo;t just dueling technology giants trademarking their retail layouts. The term of art for this kind of intellectual property protection is &ldquo;trade dress,&rdquo; and it has long been a staple of the retail world.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104280778/each-material-a-mockery-of-its-100-year-old-rowhouse-neighbors Each Material a Mockery of its 100-year-old Rowhouse Neighbors Fred Scharmen 2014-07-16T00:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T20:03:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx2kmibhx7pnwdoh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not long enough to be comfortably horizontal, the building was also too tall for its shallow depth and too wide to be reasonably vertical. Both horizontal (modern) and vertical (historic) orientations were on display in the surrounding Seton Hill neighborhood. This bastard was of neither parent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect and critic Klaus Philipsen takes the incursion of a faux historicist 7-11 into the westside of Baltimore's downtown to task.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103784247/dubai-planning-the-world-s-biggest-shopping-mall Dubai planning the world's biggest shopping mall Alexander Walter 2014-07-09T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba3b2da8a82f57220b9a1750c2da4da8.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai is already home to the biggest shopping mall in the world, but that apparently isn't enough. The emirate is planning an even bigger mall, one so massive it's already being described as a temperature-controlled city. It's going to be called Mall of the World, and will stretch for 48 million square feet. The plan may seem curious to Americans watching their neighborhood shopping malls start to fade.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100056538/bohlin-cywinsky-jackson-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-tapped-for-apple-s-upcoming-madison-avenue-store Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson and Eckersley O'Callaghan tapped for Apple's upcoming Madison Avenue store Archinect 2014-05-19T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/oun92gq6kepi6o07.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Longtime partners Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson and Eckersley O'Callaghan have been brought in to revamp the 93-year-old former United States Mortgage and Trust Company building at the corner of East 74th Street and Madison Avenue, according to New York City building permits.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99419973/what-it-s-like-to-be-a-walmart-architect What It’s Like To Be A Walmart Architect Alexander Walter 2014-05-08T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a764a29a63676d817c82f175061d0b5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>in Washington, D.C., the retail behemoth gave architects more creative license. The result is a move away from the blandness of Big Box in favor of place-based design. [...] I got a call from Gabe Massa of MMA Architects, who helped design this Walmart. I asked him how it was that this store managed to be so different and he laughed. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s a really loaded question,&rdquo; he said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97039584/construction-update-zhongxun-times-by-10-design-in-chongqing Construction update: Zhongxun Times by 10 Design in Chongqing Justine Testado 2014-04-04T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:15:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otc6c2e84x21qzj2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction has been underway for <a href="http://archinect.com/10design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 Design</a>'s Zhongxun Times in recent months in the historic city of Chongqing, China. Commissioned by the ZhongXun Group, the mixed-use office and retail development is phase one of the Danzishi Central Business District, which 10 Design masterplanned.</p><p>Corporate investors NVC-Lighting Chongqing, Energy Investment Real Estate, Sinosteel Investment Group, and ZhongXun Group developed the 14-plot scheme of the Danzishi CBD seeking economic enhancement for Chongqing -- China's largest municipality.</p><p>Zhongxun Times is expected to be complete by spring 2015.</p><p>Here's more project info from 10 Design:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h70r3gv9th91fkt6.jpg">"This mixed use office and retail development sits centrally within the new Danzishi Central Head Quarters in Chongqing, that sits on the banks of the Yangtze River.</p><p>The brief was to create an interactive retail environment that would interact and reflect with the rich topography that Chongqing is renowned for."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36wxno2wgc8ctou5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkolk0t79371a3ys.jpg"></p><p>"The site set many challenges with a level difference o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94502910/construction-update-kohn-pedersen-fox-s-riverside-66-in-tianjin-china Construction Update: Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China Justine Testado 2014-02-27T15:52:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:06:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98k39h9lvnxqgkpe.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.kpf.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox</a>'s Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China is steadily working its way to completion, scheduled for this September. The 10-year retail project will be one of China's longest buildings, with a 350-meter "super shell" made of 22 seven-story concrete ribs and 10,000 panels of glass. At this point, Riverside 66's structure is now complete and its enclosure will be finished in April.</p><p>The project is already decked out with numerous awards including the NY AIA Design Award, the Architectural Review Future Award, and a recent pre-LEED Gold certification.</p><p>Check out the newest construction photos and images KPF shared with us:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bu8apkvr02m0slr.jpg"></p><p>"When it opens this fall, the megastructure of the Riverside 66 retail project in Tianjin will complete a new phase of He Ping Lu becoming the centerpiece of the Hai He commercial district, and will be prominently visible from the Hai He River...</p><p>In the words of KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer, 'Now that the structural frame is complete, to wander inside a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87144729/amazon-reportedly-eyeing-up-london-underground-ticket-offices-as-delivery-drop-off-points Amazon Reportedly Eyeing Up London Underground Ticket Offices As Delivery Drop-Off Points Alexander Walter 2013-11-22T14:05:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:03:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab7eb5a938fb94b203ddae764df245e8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] London&rsquo;s mayor, Boris Johnson, who yesterday announced that almost all ticket offices on the London Underground transport network would close by 2015 [...]. There are 268 ticket offices on the network in total, and around 260 are set to close [...] Ecommerce giant Amazon is reportedly in talks with Transport for London to use the closed ticket offices as &ldquo;drop off&rdquo; points for deliveries.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>It makes plenty of sense for Amazon to be eyeing up prime Tube real-estate &mdash; which could enable it to build out a whole conveniently-sited network of its delivery Lockers in the U.K. Capital &mdash; giving London&rsquo;s commuters a handy stop-off point to get their goods.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84452042/what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t Nam Henderson 2013-10-18T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-24T15:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f84pidohbf3zopl9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The round tables at Starbucks were the result of asking the question how do we want people to feel before considering what do we want them to do...Form follows feeling.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Christine Outram (currently the Senior Inventionist at Deutsch LA.) penned an essay regarding what architects can learn from Starbucks, when it comes to human centered design. Specifically, in terms of user research, ethnography etc.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83159912/sou-fujimoto-designs-new-mixed-use-building-for-miami-design-district-s-palm-court Sou Fujimoto designs new mixed-use building for Miami Design District’s Palm Court Justine Testado 2013-10-01T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-02T11:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/dewn0islvjt7klm2.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Miami Design District recently revealed the design plan for its new mixed-use building commissioned to award-winning architect Sou Fujimoto. Set to be constructed in Miami's largely pedestrian Palm Court, the new building will be a vibrant addition to the neigborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83055295/ikea-to-begin-selling-solar-panels Ikea to begin selling solar panels Archinect 2013-09-30T11:39:00-04:00 >2013-10-04T11:19:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yu8ue0blcee406ig.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81002758/apple-s-new-architectural-design-language-makes-its-debut-in-stanford Apple’s new architectural design language makes its debut in Stanford Archinect 2013-09-03T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T19:37:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bc601b5a9ed9929217d2abd8425cb21.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design and space organization simplifies the visual experience for passersby and visitors even more than current designs. It also provides unprecedented visibility into the store from nearly 315 degrees, including from the sides as mall visitors arrive from other points in the mall. In the photo above, the underside of the overhanding roof is visible, covered with stainless steel panels. The back wall of the store is medium-gray stone framing the back-lit graphic displays.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80596440/bolles-wilson-transforms-historic-hanomag-u-boat-hall-into-stylish-retail-outlet BOLLES+WILSON transforms historic Hanomag ‘U-Boat Hall’ into stylish retail outlet Justine Testado 2013-08-29T14:45:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:47:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4jvlkcqhbp0wbjlv.jpg" width="514" height="707" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.bolles-wilson.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolles+Wilson</a> was commissioned to redesign the historic Hanomag "U-Boat Hall" into an RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet in Hanover, Germany&mdash;yet another example in the repurposing of unused industrial spaces and fusing the past with the present.</p> <p> The contemporary furniture pieces and the U-Boat Hall's warehouse atmosphere are an interesting juxtaposition, and both vie for visitors' attention. Wooden flooring and bright-colored accents contrast against the rusty columns of the structure, an intended U-boat production site that halted construction in 1944. A brick wall on one side of the building's interior adds hip appeal that complements the outlet store's colorful inventory.&nbsp; On the other hand, the structure's original components&mdash;in addition to its enormous size&mdash;are hard to ignore, almost to the point where it becomes the main showpiece.</p> <p> What do you think of B+W's redesign? Scroll down to see some images and more details.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po6mht33jbablqp6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Interior of the U-Boat Hall. Photo by Olaf Mahlstedt. &copy; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73838932/sears-to-convert-defunct-department-stores-into-data-centers Sears to convert defunct department stores into data centers Archinect 2013-05-24T14:51:00-04:00 >2013-05-29T12:52:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/58ac232c0ae71627c35f18bbebe1db23.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sears Holdings, the 120-year old retailer (which now includes Kmart), plans to start converting its struggling and defunct department stores into data centers, Data Center Knowledge reported today. A new unit of the company, Ubiquity Critical Environments, will lead the charge. Thanks to Walmart, specialty shops, an economic downturn and&mdash;the sweet irony&mdash;online shopping, department stores are heading toward extinction, and Sears is feeling the pain particularly hard.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73765791/zaha-hadid-beyond-buildings-architect-launches-new-design-gallery Zaha Hadid beyond buildings: architect launches new design gallery Archinect 2013-05-23T13:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:07:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2w7x6w738a36s17.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>She has become a global brand so desirable that her buildings in China are now being pirated &ndash; before they are even finished. So what territory is left to conquer? The answer might be found by peering through the windows of an innocuous looking building on Clerkenwell Road in east London, which opened this week as the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, part of Clerkenwell Design Week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>