Architectural Photography | Aesop signature store – Hollywood Road

I had the pleasure of photographing Aesop’s new signature store on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong.

The raw finishes – reclaimed oak, oxidized copper and blackened, perforated steel – provide texture and an interesting interplay with the light…as well as difficult reflections that had to be dealt with…

Aesop signature store - Hollywood Road

Aesop signature store – Hollywood Road

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Coming around to appreciate the renovation of Pacific Place

Until today, I’ve been on the fence regarding the remodelling of Pacific Place Mall, which was completed in 2011. The one element that I have loved since the unveiling is the re-visioning of the bubble lifts at the heart of the mall. The innovative, curved glass panels repeat the soft forms evident throughout the design and make a striking focal point.

Pacific Place Bubble Lifts

The bubble lifts are a striking focal point

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Is crowd sourcing design ideas in an online game good business?

Swedish architecture firm, Equator, has recreated a Stockholm site in Minecraft, and invited players to submit designs for a tall building on the site in order to generate ideas of what future urban living may look like. In an interesting twist of life imitating games imitating life, this input is being sought for the firm’s own competition submission for the site in the real world. Continue reading

Office Design – dtac Headquarters Bangkok

recreation space for Dtac employees
Funfloor for dtac employees

The headquarters of Total Access Communication PCL (dtac) in Bangkok sets a standard for creating an appealing workplace that communicates the company’s brand approach to, “play and learn.” Designed by Hassell and opened in 2009, one of the facility’s highlights is its Funfloor with indoor soccer, table tennis, running track, and concert and performance spaces.

See more at The Cool Hunter – Dtac Headquarters Bangkok.