Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers that have been used “countless times previously” according to the practice. At five storeys high, […]

Cambodian school has a gridded facade that doubles as a jungle gym

The interchangeable steel grid of windows, shelves and lockers of a school in Sneung, Cambodia, designed by Orient Occident Atelier can also be used as a climbing frame. Built for local NGO Adventurous Global School, the structure provides a set of classrooms spaces that can be used by the entire village. Orient Occident Atelier  made the school’s […]

Aim Architecture creates apothecary-style beauty store in Hong Kong

Hundreds of stainless steel drawers line the walls of this cosmetics store in Hong Kong, which has been designed by Aim Architecture to emulate a traditional apothecary. Taking cues from traditional chemists – where medicines were stored in apothecary cabinets made up of small drawers – the store is designed to be a space for […]

Steel exoskeleton covers timber extension to Australian bungalow

Takt Studio has added an extension with a steel exoskeleton and sloping roof to a 1950s brick bungalow in the foothills of the Illawarra mountains in Australia. Called Exoskeleton House, the extension has a timber frame which is encased in a steel-frame shell. It abuts the north side of the original house, where it has […]

Maho Nabé cooking pot integrates vacuum technology to keep food hot

This stainless-steel cooking pot based on a traditional Japanese design uses a double-wall construction to create a vacuum that insulates the contents to retain heat for long periods. The Maho Nabé pot achieves precise heat control and a long-lasting internal temperature thanks to its innovative double-walled structure, which improves thermal insulation. Unlike other vacuum pans, there […]

“Ultra-camp meets ultra-luxury” in London’s Bob Bob Cité restaurant

Eight miles of mirror-polished steel trim creates a glistening finish inside Bob Bob Cité, a maximalist French restaurant in the City of London designed by Brady Williams. Designed in collaboration with restaurant owner Leonid Shutov, the interior is described as “ultra-camp meets ultra-luxury” by Shayne Brady, co-founder of interior design studio Brady Williams. It is […]

JamesPlumb transforms demolition waste into collection of chandeliers and candelabra

London design studio JamesPlumb has reused twisted steel rebar and concrete rubble salvaged from demolition sites to create a series of delicate structures that hold candles. The studio headed by James Russell and Hannah Plumb was interested in repurposing materials that are usually discarded when the foundations of existing buildings are uprooted during the demolition […]

Mutuus Studio converts industrial artifact into Acid Ball installation in Washington park

A large, steel sphere sourced from a shuttered paper mill has been repurposed by Seattle firm Mutuus Studio as an installation in a waterfront park in the Pacific Northwest. The Waypoint installation, locally known as Acid Ball, is located in the new Wayfront Park, which stretches along a revitalised waterfront in Bellingham – a coastal city in […]

Christian Bauer suspends pedestrian and cycle path beneath Pont Adolphe in Luxembourg

A four-metre-wide path now hangs underneath the Pont Adolphe bridge in Luxembourg, with a lightweight steel system that acts like a “well-controlled spider’s web”. Local studio CBA Architects, led by Christian Bauer, designed the Passerelle Pont Adolphe. It creates a pedestrian and cycle path beneath the 153-metre-long bridge, which was built in 1903 and is […]

Con Form Architects completes London house extension with steel frame at its centre

Steel beams crisscross through the centre of Repoussoir, a house extension that Con Form Architects has completed in London. The London studio was tasked with bringing more light into the Victorian family house. To do this, the architects renovated and extended the ground floor, creating a large open-plan space opening out to the garden. The project sees some […]

Slender pine slats enclose Evans Tree House in Arkansas by Modus Studio

American firm Modus Studio has used steel and heat-treated pine to build an “alive and mysterious” treehouse in Arkansas. The Evans Tree House is located at Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210-acre (85-hectare) botanical garden near the town of Hot Springs in central Arkansas. Owned by the University of Arkansas, the nature park occupies a wooded peninsula that is […]

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