A heritage renovation is, by nature, restrictive. But when navigated well, the results can embody the best of old and new.
Nikkou – meaning sunshine in Japanese – is exactly what Australian retailer Nikkou Store delivers throughout its curvy, pink-washed concrete space.
Sometimes, it’s all in a name. Pinkie, the latest project by award-winning, full-service design studio Biasol, draws a little bit from the Memphis design movement, and a lot from the colour pink.
Japan’s Jingshan Hotel removes the artifice from architecture. Instead of elevating the building itself, Continuation Studio contrived an architectural disappearing act that brings visitors face-to-face with nature.
At a time when Kuala Lumpur is looking to soaring glass towers as a symbol of its development, Eleena Jamil sees the virtue in a kind of architecture more deeply rooted in place.