Definitely, the shops of the Australian cosmetics brand Aesop are real playgrounds for architects! After leaving it to the Norwegian agency Snøhetta to design their stall in the Chelsea district (United Kingdom), the firm entrusts the design of its new store in Tokyo (Japan) to local contractors: Torafu Architects. The result is an ensemble in the image of the Shibuya district where it takes place, situated between old and contemporary.

Bring some of the southern heat into the heart of the Big Apple, a challenge? In any case, it is the brilliant challenge of designer and interior designer Dmitry Reutov, who declines the bright colors of the streets of Mexico City (Mexico) with contemporary furniture, offering residents of a New York apartment a little of respite in their everyday lives of city dwellers.

The Hide Hotel Flim is located in Graubünden (Switzerland), perched on the newly built Stenna Building at the beginning of the year. The Stylt Trampoli architecture studio is rethinking for the occasion the way a ski resort fits into the contemporary world to combine comfort and sophistication in the alpine tradition, like a Wes Anderson décor.

The first hydrospinning center to be established in Italy, the Waterbeat Society promises its users to make them sweat in a very "Miami Vice" setting. A large reinforcement neon neon, checkers and pop colors, the agency Nomade Architettura imagine a place in which the swimsuit lycra would not be synonymous with lack of taste.

After the impressive Tianjin Binhai Library imagined by MVRDV, it is the turn of the Wutopia Lab agency to offer its vision of the contemporary library. Taking place in Xi'an (China), the former capital of the 13 dynasties, the work in turn declines variations in white, curves and slightly futuristic elements over a space of 1 square meters.

Increasingly recognized for its unique and optimized projects, the trio of the agency FREAKS architects developed in 2018 the Tournette, a studio organized around a central mobile and modular volume. A discreet innovation whose effectiveness is based on the combination of the multiple and the illusion.

Designed in 1960 by Prince Aga Khan, the Cervo Hotel is one of the emblematic places of Porto Cervo (Sardinia) and offers a unique show on the Costa Smeralda. Its restaurant, Il Pescatore, ushers in a new era for this luxurious package that will benefit from a five-step renovation by Blacksheep, London's design studio. The first gives back its nobility to the bistro, today renamed Quattropassi al Pescatore.

The Californian technology company Expensify extends north of the United States and replaces the sun of San Francisco with the rain of Portland, Oregon. A climate change is also accompanied by a new office located in the downtown building of First National Bank. An iconic work now equipped with contemporary tertiary elements, brilliantly integrated into the original Art Deco building.

Remember, small, long minutes in the sanitized waiting rooms of doctors to try to amuse you with broken toys or to decipher magazines that are out of time for you to examine. A memory shared by many of us that encourages Ater Architects' teams to design Doctor U, a colorful and warm pediatric clinic, that almost annihilates children's apprehension about consultations.

What's more appropriate to hide a jewel that a sophisticated setting? Reinterpreting the classic little red velvet box, teams from Chinese studio YPYC Architects are building a commercial space for jewelers Vita Planet in Hangzhou (China).
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