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Snøhetta designs Tokyo restaurant with all-black interior and stage-like kitchen

Architecture firm Snøhetta has worked with Bronx-based cooking collective Ghetto Gastro to create a jet-black eatery in Tokyo that will house immersive dining experiences. Set above a convenience store in the city’s Harajuku neighbourhood, Burnside is a casual restaurant by day and a bar and lounge by night. Top image: floral sculptures by Makoto Azuma
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In Conversation with Farida Abu-Bakare, Chair of the Black Architects and Interior Designers Association (BAIDA)

Our Q&A with Farida Abu-Bakare, Chair of the Black Architects and Interior Designers Association (BAIDA). IDC: Why was BAIDA necessary and what motivated its creation as an association? Farida Abu-Bakare: BAIDA was critical because there were no organizations that existed to elevate the Black Architects and Interior Designers within Canada. After experiencing first-hand the support and sense of community
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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival celebrates 25 years

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this May with artists presenting lens-based works in exhibitions, site specific installations, and commissioned projects across Toronto. Westin Harbour Castle, Mural on exterior of Convention CenterEsmaa Mohamoud, The Brotherhood FUBU (For Us By Us), 2020–21. Production detail, mural. Courtesy of Georgia Scherman Projects. Themes addressed in
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Build Us Up: Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, Camosun College

Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, Camosun College, Victoria Stantec Architecture Ltd. Photography: Michael Elkan Photography Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, Camosun College, VictoriaStantec Architecture Ltd.Photography: Michael Elkan Photography Camosun College provides health science education to 13 academic programs that were previously scattered throughout different buildings on campus,
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How does the stock market impact retail and vice versa?

The stock market is a huge global entity, and one that affects individual businesses and the wider economy in a number of different ways. In the US alone, for example, there are just under 4,000 publicly-traded stocks that can be divided broadly into 11 global industry classifications, with each of these linked directly to an
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How Tech Can Transform the Fashion Industry’s Supply Chain

As the fashion industry has grown over the years, with more people shopping for garments and more clothing options than ever before, companies have had to show how quickly they can adapt. In the constantly evolving industry, brands everywhere have to stay up to date with the latest technological innovations so that their supply chain
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NeoCon presents a new virtual programming series

Photo courtesy of neocon.com NeoCon presents a topical new virtual programming series that builds off the show’s 2021 theme “Design Anew” and leads into the in-person event scheduled for October 4–6 at theMART in Chicago. This spring, event organizers have developed an online offering with live sessions from March–May and dozens of expanded virtual modules, including
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Cushman & Wakefield Vanke Service Offices – Shanghai

A+J STUDIO reimagined the traditional office space in the design of Cushman & Wakefield and Vanke Service‘s collaborative workplace in Shanghai, China. Prelude to arrival What comes first is the front hall, which the main function is reception and enterprise display. Here we weaken the characteristics of the traditional front desk. Instead, to set a
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Olikka Offices – Melbourne

Concept Commercial Interiors designed the teamwork-centric offices for cloud solutions company, Olikka, located in Melbourne, Australia. Don’t underestimate the power of adding shapes or colour to solidify the company brand, inject personality, and influence culture within an office. IT business Olikka motto is that “staff are the #1 priority”, making it critical their workplace design
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