Dropbox HQ San Francisco

Dropbox’s new San Francisco headquarters has been designed by two of our favorite design firms AvroKo and Rapt Studios. The overall design was done keeping its employees in mind, aiming to make working in it comfortable regardless of one’s current mood.

The design of the building is based on employees’ feedback that they like to change their environment based on the task that they are working on, and depending on how they are feeling at a certain time of the day, we keep seeing this type of design more and more in the tech office industry.

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Photos via Fast Co. Design]

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Monday Morning Photo(S) China Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we take you Hangzhou China where the new Zhongshuge bookstore has just recently opened its doors. The innovative space was designed by Shanghai-based architectural studio XL MUSE and located within the Star Avenue shopping complex, this extraordinary bookstore manages to transport it’s users

out of their reality and into an immersive realm of fantasy with the use of mirrored ceilings and lighting.
Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

Photo © Shao Feng.

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Leo’s Oyster Bar

San Francisco well know interior designer Ken Fulk has designed a

new hot spot in the city, Leo’s Oyster Bar located in the Financial District will be the new “it” place. The space has a 1950’s Beverly Hills meets Manhattan club style, “the mid century stunner is a “quintessentially masculine space that introduces tension with feminine

qualities,” says Ken Fulk. Some of the elements that caught our eye are the “Martinique” like wallpaper found in the main dining room, which gives the space a Beverly Hills hotel vibe. The space is lined with metallic leather banquettes and terra-cotta tile floors.

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RETAIL THERAPY- SELFRIDGES LONDON

One of our favorite London based retail spaces Selfridges has unveiled their new third floor Designer Studio, a 300 million dollar renovation project that will house 60 international labels, 22 new labels and five shop-in-shop concepts.

The space was modeled after a contemporary art gallery, ‘From rethought and unexpected brand adjacency to a completely fluid retail configuration framed by architectural installations that create focus, through to the breakdown of gender-definition in the way we are approaching ready-to-wear – this is a progressive move forward in the way we buy, present and think about fashion.’  explains buying director, Sebastian Manes


All images via Wallpaper.com and Selfridges.com

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Switzerland Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we take you inside a museum dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, after more than 2 years

of construction, the large scale building opened its doors to Chaplin’s fans in last month Switzerland. The project was designed by  Itten+Brechbühl architecture.

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Barberia Royal Mexico City

Barberia Royal is a very stylish and masculine barber shop in Mexico City,  located on the street level of a relatively unattractive building in a historically important neighborhood. The corner is famous for the Reforma – the ceremonial main street created in the 19th century by Maximilian Habsburg as Emperor of Mexico –  the city’s best hotels and the Chapultepec – one of the world’s largest urban parks.

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The material selection make this unique space stand out from the extisting bulding. The designers decided to incorporate existing elements in the space from the previous design, and recycling moldings, wooden details and other components making Barberia Royal appear so refreshingly and eclectically new

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IIDA Summer Tours

IIDA Honor Award Summer Tours start this week, don’t forget to RSVP and get a chance to see award winning projects in the Bay Area.

To RSVP click here
For more information and how to join IIDA click here

Honor Awards Tour #1: MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER

San Francisco City Center

Date: Jul 20, 2016

Time: 5:30pm
Ends: 7:00pm
220 Sansome Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco
Member Price $0.00
Non-Member Price $20.00
Student Price $0.00
Student Non-Member Price $5.00

Our tour series will kick off with a tour of

MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER BY GENSLER

2016 WOW! Best of Show and Work Small Honor Award

Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30-7:00pm

Location: 220 Sansome Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco
Sponsored by: Knoll

Tours will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Wine and light fare will be provided.

RSVP on Eventbrite by July 18th:

http://iidahonorawardstours.eventbrite.com

Space is limited. No entry will be permitted without RSVP.

 

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Monday Afternoon Photo(S) NY Edition

For today’s Monday Afternoon Photo(S) we take you inside of our favorite designers Manhattan home. Karim Rashid, known for his colorful designs that include a mix of luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging has purchased a new space that he is calling home, located just behind his design studio in Hell’s Kitchen New York and is a reflection of how he can transform spaces from ordinary to extraordinary.

To learn more about Karim Rashid click here

La casa de Karim Rashid

All photos: Karen Fuchs via AD Mexico

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Beijing’s Rose Museum

The world’s first Rose Museum has recently been completed by Next Architects in Beijing. The idea was to blend history and modernity with art and architecture while creating a beautiful contrast with its surroundings.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

The large scale building is covered by a stainless steel façade that is designed with a perforated rose pattern creating a great sense of movement through the building.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

The façade is detached from the main structure in order to create courtyards between the façade

and the main building, creating a play of light and shadow.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

Photography by Xiao Kaixiong

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IIDA 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration

Hey IAD students IIDA

NC Chapter is meeting for its 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration. Save the date!

Annual Chapter Meeting & Celebration

Join us as we recognize our chapter partners, chapter event chairs and outgoing board members, and welcome our new board for 2016 | 2017.

We also look forward to introducing the new IIDA NC website and graphic look!

Chapter Event

Date: Jul 28, 2016

Time: 5:30pm
Ends: 8PM
Allsteel Showroom
4 Maritime Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94111
Member Price $0.00
Non-Member Price $0.00
Student Price $0.00
Student Non-Member Price $0.00
Click here for more information
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