Articles tagged Gold


Why infusing love-drugs with design shucking works

Dubai – Alexander & Co. took out gold in the St-W Awards 2018 with their opulent juxtaposition of feminine and masculine in Dubai Opera.


Alain Gilles reimagines retail for Oxfam

BRUSSELS – Designer Alain Gilles aims for paradigm shift with his Oxfam pop-up store in Belgium.


Mathieu Lehanneur’s intersection of Parisian architecture and Japanese ‘friendly but scary’

New York City – In the new Maison Kitsuné flagship store, Mathieu Lehanneur’s interpretation of a French-Japanese aesthetic is Haussmannien meets ‘friendly but scary’.

La Licorne by Périphériques. Photo Luc Boegly

Périphériques braids metallic fins over an office building

LAVAL – In this block dubbed la Licorne – translating to the Unicorn – gold and yellow fill the interior and overflows onto its exterior cladding.

Social Housing by Metek. Photo Didier Boy De la Tour, Irina Productions, and Metek

The city of light just got brighter with Metek’s social housing project

PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it. 

Platinium by Tetrarc. Photo Marie-Caroline Lucat

Platinium by Tetrarc has a heart of gold and a silver skin

MONTPELLIER – Tetrarc completes Platinium, a residential block, that uses bold metallic and reflective features to make an impact on the neighbourhood.

Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold

Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold

There's a distinct possibility that this shiny, metallic gesture isn't used often enough within architecture, so as a special treat, we bring you five projects that make magpies of us all.

Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström. Photos Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Bigert & Bergström's golden egg symbolises a change of seasons

KIRUNA – An egg-shaped sauna is making an impression on the local people of Sweden's northern-most town.

Urban Hospice by Nord Architects. Photos Adam Mørk

Nord Architects eases transition with a calming architectural language

COPENHAGEN – The 'warm and protecting atmosphere' of a metallic-clad Urban Hospice is intended to fit inconspicuously into the densely-packed residential area of Frederiksberg.

A mix of opulence and understatement dominate the renovation.

Dominique Perrault Architecture furnishes the Palace of Versailles with more gold

VERSAILLES – It can be assumed that the latest refurbishment of the prominent French palace would have been in the sense of its last resident, King Louis XIV.

The palazzo's façade reminds of different times.

OMA transforms Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi into a modern temple of consumption

VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.

Ragnarock gives architectural expression to what the town of Roskilde has represented since hosting its first music festival.

COBE and MVRDV stud Ragnarock museum with rock 'n' roll flair

ROSKILDE – Situated on top of an old warehouse of the former concrete factory, a new museum for rock, pop and youth culture transforms a derelict site into a creative neighbourhood and symbol of …

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