Sleeper / COO

Flying Potato Group and Ministry of Design create a new hostel concept that focuses on all things social, seeking to engage guests both physically and digitally.

D+A / A Spanish Icon

Designer Jaime Hayón’s design of the Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid is a rich tapestry of textures, colours and Spanish cultural nuances reflecting the designer’s individualistic talent.

D+A / Play at Work

Shanghai has an exuberant new co-work venue: a collaboration between Linehouse and the WeWork in-house design team, WeWork Weihai Lu melds history with modernity, opulence with tactility, and fiction with function.

Design Anthology / Home School

Issue DA12 Home School _ Brewin Design Office is a Singapore-based multidisciplinary design studio whose projects are characterised by rich tactility, refined taste and fastidious attention to bespoke craftsmanship. Established in 2013, it is helmed by Robert Cheng, whose mastery in creating atmospheres of quiet […]

Design Anthology / Pondering Porcelain

  Issue DA12 Pondering Porcelain _ Designer and design educator Hans Tan works a lot with porcelain, but he’s no expert on the material. “I can’t turn on the wheel or cast a piece of ceramic well,” he confesses. “My work contends with issues concerning […]

Design Anthology / Golden Ray

Issue DA11 Golden Ray _ The new Sulwhasoo Flagship Store in Seoul dissolves many boundaries – that of solid and void, indoor and out, softness and hardness, structure and furniture. Designed by Shanghai-based architecture and design studio Neri&Hu, the building, housed in the affluent Gangnam […]

Cubes/ Beyond the Parallel

In the Wall House, Red Bean Architects’ response to the limitations of the terrace house typology is an enigmatic, textural wall constructed of stacked concrete blocks.