Five experts weigh in on international highway typefaces.
At Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile this spring, the conceptualist Swedish product designers of Front exhibited a video game called “The Representation of Things.” They reengineered an existing game to explore qualities of objects that might not be available when…
By rendering the most basic urban element vertically, MVRDV gives rise to a distinctive housing model.
Young architects partner with students to document the city’s development.
A Taipei plastic surgeon’s office gets a chic new look that is surprisingly natural.
Two young architects design a faceted interior for a clothing store in boomtown Buenos Aires.
Tall trees, lush ferns, leafy canopies—you can see them all in Boska, a windowless restaurant that opened recently in Plaza Escenaria, in Mexico City’s San Jeronimo neighborhood. Local architect Michel Rojkind and industrial designer Hector Esrawe have created a forest…
Putting a futuristic spin on that ubiquitous New York space, Studio Gaia designs a “boutique” deli.
SK Telecom’s new Seoul skyscraper expresses the company’s progressive character.
Through the cunning use of basic materials, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis creates three stunning restaurants.
Using a series of ingenious curtains, Petra Blaisse remakes a Belgian house, creating interiors of dramatic complexity.
In the years after Japan was defeated in World War II, the country went into a state of numbing shock. The atomic bombs dropped on Japan not only obliterated entire cities and wiped out generations of people, but also left…
Work has begun on a huge project in South Korea. KPF looks to plan and build a $25 billion town of 100,000 people—in ten years.
Over the past several years street-crossing signals featuring countdown lights have slowly appeared at intersections in various cities, informing pedestrians how much time they have to cross. In Taipei this idea received a new twist with the addition of a…
A show housed in bunkers on Kinmen Island addresses the legacy of conflict between Taiwan and China.
When it was announced in the beginning of this year that Ed Feiner, the chief architect of the General Service Administration (GSA) and founder of its Design Excellence and the Arts Program, would be retiring as of January 31, the…
To mark its accession to the United Nations, the Swiss government bestowed the organization with a new interior for its famous headquarters.
The competitors and winner of this year’s Electrolux Design Laboratory.
“I definitely would not have had the idea if my son hadn’t been born,” says Lisa Mahar, owner and founder of Kid-O, a four-month-old toy shop located in Greenwich Village. Trained as an architect, she conceived of the store, which…