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Lauren is a native Californian that's now based in Amsterdam. She is passionate about telling stories that illustrate design's relationship with technology, politics and culture.
Shanghai – For concept store In the Park, Kooo Architects took spatial cues from the recreation areas in the name of creating a more welcoming shopping experience.
Riga – Masterful feats in stage design and direction gave weight to Both Sides (Abas Malas), a dance-and-multimedia show that celebrated Latvia's centenary.
Chiang Mai, Thailand – To sate Thailand's growing taste for contemporary architecture, Department of Architecture took a vernacular building material and turned it into a modern, …
Prague – Dvojka, a new wine bar designed by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus in Prague's hip Letná neighbourhood, departs from tried-and-true tropes.
Beijing – Nota Architects worked on Seesaw Coffee, a café in a bustling mall that provides a much-needed urban green space, indoors.
Shenzhen – A Shenzhen exhibition designed by Döppel Studio and Désormeaux/Carrette speaks of the future of transnational design collaborations.
Oslo – Snøhetta designed a showroom, flagship store and digital retail channel to create a seamless experience for clients of Oslo-based fashion house Holzweiler.
Suzhou, China – X+Living's Loong Swim Club is a fairy-tale-like sports centre catered to kids' entertainment and parents' leisure.
London – Humble Pizza, a new plant-based pizza restaurant in London designed by Child Studio, makes use of a humble material for a maintainable front of house.
Catania, Italy – Tasmania, a piece designed by Leopold Banchini for DiSé's Domestic Monuments collection, re-envisions the act of sitting.
Catania, Italy – With the collaborative work Domestic Monuments, the creative agency challenged itself to capture local and global perspectives through a compelling curatorial story.
Riyadh – Designed by Virgile + Partners, a new concept store from Saudi luxury retailer Rubaiyat is a departure from the shopping mall and department store typologies in Riyadh.
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