Monthly Archives: July 2016


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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 San Francisco City Center Date: Jul 20, 2016 Time: 5:30pm Ends: 7:00pm 220 Sansome Street Suite […]

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 […]

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 large scale building is covered by a stainless steel façade that is designed with a perforated rose pattern creating a […]

IIDA 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration

Hey IAD students IIDA NC Chapter is meeting for its 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration. Save the date! 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! […]

Zaha Hadid Hotel + Residences in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects has announced the plans to build a 38 story hotel as part of a new coastal city in Qatar. The building’s conceptual design is based on the form of a flower desert called hyacinth, a flowering plant native to the Arabian Gulf region. This resulted in a nine-pointed shape with a podium at its base and the top […]

Monday Morning Photo(s) Poland Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos, we have an incredible tiny project by architecture firm 3XA, The were hired to design the renovation of a small 312 square foot apartment in a 19th century building in Wroclaw, Poland, they had to design a solution that would maximize the space they had available. As you enter the apartment, you […]

IAD Wins 1st place at the IIDA Student Design Charette

Congratulations to IAD BFA Student Nicole (Chia Chi) Chang for making it to the finals during the IIDA Student Design Charette in Chicago/NeoCon and WINNING 1st place! This is the second year in a row that IAD makes it all the way down to the finals and wins. Congratulations Nicole.