In case you missed them… here’s a recap of our top 5 stories for the month of April.
May 7th, 2015
#1 RAW: Crafting A Holistic Dining Experience
RAW restaurant, found amid the hustle and bustle of Taipei’s Zhongshan District, is an eatery space that reimagines dining as a holistic experience that engages multiple senses. A result of a collaboration between WEIJENBERG and Chef Andre Chiang of RAW, the restaurant aspires to fuse gastronomy with design, offering not only fine dining but also a visual and spatial feast. Read more.
#2 The Pursuit Of Modern Beauty
In an effort to distinguish the brand image of Ore-no in Hong Kong, lead designer, Hiroshi Kanazawa, developed a modern and personal interpretation of Japanese “wa” aesthetics, a term which translates to togetherness, describing the harmony found in traditional Japanese culture be it clothing, paper or cuisine. Quite fittingly, this 350 square-metre restaurant is also the Japanese brand’s first foray overseas. The Ore-no group owns a series of esteemed restaurants in Japan, including Ore-no French, Ore-no Italian and Ore-no Kappou. Read more.
#3 Miu Miu Aoyama: Home Sweet Home
The new Miu Miu store sits on the renowned luxury boutique strip of Miyuki Street, diagonally across the street from the iconic all-glass Prada store – an architectural landmark in it’s own right – both designed by long-term collaborators Swiss architects, Herzog & de Meuron. Read more.
#4 New Hong Kong: Adventures In Architecture
When we think of architectural exhibitions, cool and chalky architectural models that seem to bear no relevance to our lives readily comes to mind. New Hong Kong: Adventures in Architecture, an exhibition jointly presented by Kapok and theWanderlister+ sets out to defy this perception by uniting the worlds of fashion, design and architecture. Read more.
#5 A Surreal Urban Landscape
This March, guests from the creative worlds of art, design and fashion came together to witness the exclusive presentation of COS’s autumn/winter 2015 collection. Held at the upper deck of Central Ferry Pier No. 4, a life-size ‘Urban Landscape’ was conceptualised by André Fu and his studio AFSO to set stage for the presentation. Read more.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
The 60,000-sq-m space unfolds over eight floors and aims to encourage social interaction rather than a place to simply come and work in isolation. But outside of the obvious “collaboration stations” how are we designing spaces that actually make us want to get together?
Asia’s latest Instagram bait – Waka Haiku Setsugekka Japanese Restaurant – by Sun Tianwen of Shanghai design studio: Hip-Pop Architectural Decoration Design Co. (HPADDC) points to hospitality further heading toward the sensory and experiential path of its retail sister.