Placemaking

Dover Street Market’s new Paris branch embraces Beautiful Chaos

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Dover Street Market’s new Paris branch embraces Beautiful Chaos

Dover Street Market is to open its eighth store in Paris, challenging conventional store layouts and encouraging exploration.
Foresight : Retail Experience : Retail
Urban Blue Spaces

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Urban Blue Spaces

Ahead of the opening of the UK’s first city-based wellness resort, Therme UK CEO David Russell tells LS:N Global about the company’s vision for wor...
Wellness : Water : Future City
Five Global Placemaking Projects to Watch

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Five Global Placemaking Projects to Watch

Urban regeneration in city centres is happening around the globe at pace; developers are looking to cultural, community and sustainable touchpoints...
Design : Sustainability : Society
Fairmont and Raffles open opulent hybrid hotel in Doha

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Fairmont and Raffles open opulent hybrid hotel in Doha

Global hospitality brands Fairmont and Raffles are hyper-charging the luxury stay in Doha with a new hybrid hotel.
Travel & Hospitality : Luxury : High End Hotels
How Privatise the Mandem will Ungentrify our Cities

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How Privatise the Mandem will Ungentrify our Cities

Nabil Al-Kinani of Privatise the Mandem discusses collective ownership in cities such as London, and saving the ‘ends’ from gentrification.
Society : Health & Wellness : Scenario
Transforming a derelict bakery into a creative hub

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Transforming a derelict bakery into a creative hub

Architecture studio OMA has unveiled plans to transform a disused commercial bakery in Detroit’s East Village into a mixed-use art and education ce...
Society : Sustainability : Cities
Next-door Commerce

Micro Trends

Next-door Commerce

Having re-engaged with their local communities, neighbours are inspiring new retail models based on hyper-local trading and sharing of goods.
Retail : Placemaking : Local
Temporary Urbanism Futures

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Temporary Urbanism Futures

Entire cities are becoming malleable, empowering communities to re-interpret urban environments freely and sustainably to fulfil their ever-changin...
Architecture : Travel & Hospitality : Sustainability
Emerging Youth: Vietnam

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Emerging Youth: Vietnam

With more young people living in Vietnam than ever before, this generation are using the country as a canvas on which to project creativity and sel...
Vietnam : Youth : Emerging Youth
The Space: La Samaritaine’s civic luxury approach

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The Space: La Samaritaine’s civic luxury approach

After seven years of redevelopment, the Parisian department store La Samaritaine opened its doors again in July.
Luxury : Placemaking : Retail
David Rockwell on turning constraints into dramatic retail opportunities

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David Rockwell on turning constraints into dramatic retail opportunities

Following the publication of his new book Drama, the architect discusses why limitations and impermanence will underpin a more human future for ret...
Retail : Architecture : Placemaking
Made.com reclaims the home for living

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Made.com reclaims the home for living

Furniture brand Made.com is encouraging people to rediscover the joy of being at home amid easing lockdown periods.
Advertising : Branding : Covid-19
The rise of retail’s third-space storefronts

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The rise of retail’s third-space storefronts

Brands are commodifying outdoor space to create retail destinations that blend into the urban fabric while fostering play, exploration and community.
Retail : Architecture : Design
The Oval mall unites art and independent brands

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The Oval mall unites art and independent brands

Real estate firm Dowell Commercial has unveiled The Oval, a multi-use and art-led retail project that aims to influence surrounding urban lifestyles.
Retail : Architecture : Leisure
Pandemic Dining Market

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Pandemic Dining Market

As they respond to the coronavirus, restaurateurs have an opportunity to redesign future dining spaces and reclaim their role in the public realm.
Restaurants : Covid-19 : Food & Drink
Urban Wellness Market

Markets

Urban Wellness Market

Consumers are re-appraising what it means to be well. Post-Covid-19, they will demand higher levels of urban health and more civic cities.
Wellness : Smog Life : Covid-19
Helsinki develops a city-wide sustainability app

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Helsinki develops a city-wide sustainability app

Think Sustainably is an app guide that helps citizens and tourists experience Helsinki’s eco-friendly side.
Sustainability : Placemaking : Society
Thought-starter: How can designers successfully brand a place?

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Thought-starter: How can designers successfully brand a place?

Droga5’s Chris Chapman on why it is crucial to delve into an area’s past and present, but have a malleable vision for its future.
Branding : Architecture : Placemaking
Flexibility must sit at the heart of place branding

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Flexibility must sit at the heart of place branding

Droga5’s Chris Chapman on why it’s crucial to delve into an area’s past and present, but have a malleable vision for its future.
Branding : Architecture : Placemaking
Green spaces boost mental health in cities

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Green spaces boost mental health in cities

A new paper calls for cities to consider mental health benefits as they plan green space in cities.
Nature : Placemaking : Future Cities
A prefab treehouse that grows with demand

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A prefab treehouse that grows with demand

Architechtural studio Precht has designed a minion-inspired modular treehouse for tiny-home start-up Baumbau.
Hospitality : Travel : Placemaking
SolarCloud envisages public art as a source of green energy

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SolarCloud envisages public art as a source of green energy

Istanbul-based studio Superspace’s SolarCloud project imagines 1,500 solar balloons that are both a source of renewable energy and a kinetic sculpt...
Design : Energy : Placemaking
Former post office revived with rooftop park and farm

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Former post office revived with rooftop park and farm

OMA is transforming a former post office into a mixed-use complex featuring one of the world’s largest rooftop parks and farms.
Placemaking : Retail : Sustainability
Space10 and Effekt re-imagine communal living

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Space10 and Effekt re-imagine communal living

Ikea’s research lab and Effekt Architects have collaborated to create a vision for how to design, build and share future homes, cities and neighbou...
Placemaking : Future Cities : Society
The first tiny home neighbourhood is coming to Georgia

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The first tiny home neighbourhood is coming to Georgia

The development is hoping to disrupt the urban sprawl that has created housing inequality over the years.
Society : Living : Placemaking
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