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Watch: Week in review #045

Watch: Week in review #045


In this week’s architecture and design video round-up (above), review the debut furniture drop from Australian brand Dowel Jones and Argentinian label RIES; a creative collaboration that followed a chance meeting in New York City. Over in São Paulo, tour the renovated apartment of a landscape architect client whose love of modernist design takes centre stage.

After many years of renovation, the iconic La Samaritaine department store has reopened its doors – take a look at the luxurious private shopping suites designed by Atelieramo. And, finally this week, wander the grounds of the Sangha Retreat wellness resort in eastern China, where the Suzhou Chapel has been compared by its designers as a “jewel-like beacon”.

For more information on each of this week’s stories, see below

Volta by Dowel Jones and RIES
Furniture pieces from the Volta collection by Dowel Jones and RIES.
  • Electric two: The Volta collection of sleek, clean-lined furniture marries the hallmarks of two southern-hemisphere designers: RIES from Argentina and Australia’s Dowel Jones. Read more.
DN Apartment in Brazil
Inside the renovated DN Apartment in Brazil by BC Arquitetos.
  • Brazil moderno: Rio-based design firm BC Arquitetos leaned into the modernist legacy of Brazilian “landscape master” Roberto Burle Marx when imagining the DN Apartment in São Paulo. Read more.
Suzhou Chapel in China by Neri&Hu
Designed by Neri&Hu, the Suzhou Chapel in eastern China overlooks a peaceful lakeside precinct.
  • Glow up: The reclaimed brick walls and glowing white cube of the Suzhou Chapel in China offers a tip of the hat to the local village architecture, where white plastered walls are commonly partnered with near-black roofs. Read more.
Inside the private shopping suites of the La Samaritaine department store in Paris.
  • Paris affair: Designed by Parisian style set Atelieramo, the exclusive apartment areas of the iconic La Samaritaine department store are dressed for new directions in personal shopping. Read more.

Review a luxe personal shopping experience in Paris and tour a modernist-inspired residence in São Paulo.

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