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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.

The first sign of artfulness – a flash of acid yellow plastic – can be spotted across the parking lot: It’s a curtain that marks the doorway to Tem-Plate, a high-end streetwear boutique designed by Gonzalez Haase AAS in Marvila, an industrial neighbourhood in Lisbon.

The curtain – the sort of heavy PVC often used at the entry of a commercial freezer – opens into a cavernous former warehouse, where the next thing you see is equally unexpected: a massive hunk of limestone from Portugal’s Algarve region, a prompt that invites you to reset your eyes and prepare to examine the goods.

According to Pierre Jorge Gonzalez, who co-runs his Berlin-based studio with Judith Haase, this is a central strategy of the duo’s retail and other...

Tem-Plate’s Lisbon Boutique Is a Theatrical Stage for High Fashion

Occupying a cavernous former warehouse, the concept store designed by Berlin-based Gonzalez Haase AAS embraces a winning high-low aesthetic to supply shoppers with memories as well as merchandise.

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