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Nov/Dec 2019

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Nov/Dec 2019

AZURE’s November/December edition explores some of the category’s most innovative spaces, from a new model of urban retreat by Ace Hotel in New York City to a cutting-edge concept store in Lisbon.

Out Now, November/December, Retail + Hospitality

As the November/December issue of Azure demonstrates, some of the most dynamic design work being done these days is in the field of retail and hospitality.

Case in point: the expanding and increasingly experimental world of Ace Hotel Group, which all but defined hipster chic over the past two decades but is far from relying on the tried and true. On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for instance, one of two new brand offshoots – charmingly chill Sister City – is mellow and of the moment in equal measure, while the other – eclectically louche Maison de la Luz in New Orleans – can only be described as going for baroque. At the same time, the company is completing a pair of unexpected new builds under the Ace Hotel mantle in Canada and Japan, enlisting star architects – Toronto’s Shim-Sutcliffe and Japanese master Kengo Kuma – to realize them.

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The French hotel chain Accor, meanwhile, has teamed up with designer Ora Ito to create a new hostelry model altogether: portable hotel suites – fashioned out of repurposed shipping containers – for today’s modern nomads. Also in Europe, Berlin-based atelier Gonzalez Haase outlines the concepts behind its cutting-edge concept store in a converted Lisbon warehouse, while Spain’s Francesc Rifé digs deep – literally – to carve out a magnificently minimalist restaurant amid the ruins of Valencia’s old city walls.

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And in Montreal, we discuss effective restaurant design in the Age of Instagram with Guillaume Ménard and David Dworkind, two rising talents known for their eye-popping eateries.

Plus: Stylish gifts for design-minded globetrotters, the Italian firm Labics crafts a colourful kindergarten in Milan and a long-awaited Bauhaus museum is unveiled in Germany.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

Spotlight on Workspace

Genre-busting office projects, the latest in sit/stand desks and more.

Site Visit

An architectural gem is resurrected as Canada’s Hotel Birks.

Rugs and Carpet Tiles

Scene-setting designs for home and office.

The November/December Issue of Azure is also available in print hereWe want to hear from you – please send any comments about the issue to [email protected]

Out Now: The Retail and Hospitality Issue

What’s next in the realm of hotel, restaurant and store design? Azure’s November/December edition explores some of the category’s most innovative spaces.

AZURE is an independent magazine working to bring you the best in design, architecture and interiors. We rely on advertising revenue to support the creative content on our site. Please consider whitelisting our site in your settings, or pausing your adblocker while stopping by.