Environments

SPACE 1

This museum is dedicated to the traditional Chinese pastry mold. It uses lighting and a primarily white color scheme to focus visitors’ attention on the exhibits. 

Designed by: SAMOO Architects & Engineers, Hyundai Architects & Engineers Assoc. for Han Moo Shopping Co., Ltd.

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Interior design of China Railways 25T rolling

The 25T train carriage features a longitudinal-bed design, which not only improves safety but also enhances the comfort of customers and maximizes the use of space. 

Designed by: Xie Xiaofeng, Zou Yiming, and Guo Junqing of Shandong University

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Glory of the Royal Palace

This exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of the excavation and restoration of Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was established in 1395 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. 

Designed by: Lee Jihye, Kwak Heewon, Lee Minsun, and Lee Seunghee for National Palace Museum of Korea of Cultural Heritage Administration

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Canidae Kibble Refill Station

To curb reliance on single-use plastics and encourage sustainable business practices, the Kibble Refill Station allows pet parents to fill a food-safe reusable bag with as much or little dog food as is needed. 

Designed by: Steffen Koury, Yen Wei Lee, Paul Metaxatos, and Darryl Khalil of Motiv for Canidae

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National Monument Kamp Amersfoort

The National Monument Kamp Amersfoort in the Netherlands makes history palpable. During World War II, 47,000 prisoners were held at Kamp Amersfoort, a prison camp and a transit camp. Upon entering the museum, visitors walk down the stairs and enter an immense space, located underneath the former camp. The play on contrasts and the use of materials and original elements recall the atmosphere of the past. In a social VR experiment, visitors experience the effects of peer pressure, authority, and trust. Finally, there is room for reflection. What did I just see and hear? What traces do I leave behind? Once outside, a steel model of the camp illustrates its scale.

Designed by: Tinker imagineers in cooperation with Inbo (architect) and Juurlink+Geluk (landscape architect)

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A wayfinding system for railway builders

The Totetsu Kogyo Co., Ltd. construction company was founded at the request of the former Ministry of Railways to maintain and reinforce Japan’s rail system. The design team created a wayfinding system for the company’s building, using the motif of rail lines. Rooms in low-traffic areas or those accessed through narrow corridors are less likely to be recognized by users. People can use the rail-line design to easily find their destination, changing inactive space into active space. Through the design, the design team not only strove to facilitate movement through the building but also create an environment that would help trainees feel a sense of pride in their work.

Designed by: Takuya WAKIZAKI of MOTIVE Inc. for Totetsu Kogyo Co., Ltd.

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Majimaya confectionery tool shop

The Majimaya Confectionery Tool Store is a specialty shop for confectionery tools and accessories located in Tokyo, Japan. The store layout was purposely designed to give customers easy access to the tools. The space is centered around the stairs, which wind around a rectangular structure covered in metal mesh where 3,000 molds are on display. Each mold carries a number linked to a metal box in the stairwell, allowing customers to select the tools for themselves. While choosing molds, customers are subconsciously guided to move up and down the split-level floors.

Designed by: Masahiro Yoshida and Yoshie Ishii of KAMITOPEN Co., Ltd. for Mashimaya Confectionery Tool Store Limited Partnership

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Stone Cloud

The purpose of Stone Cloud, a tea house in the Gwacheon Xi apartment complex in Seoul, South Korea, is to provide residents with a comfortable place to relax with nature. In harmony with the scenery, it creates an atmosphere suitable for relaxation through light, wind, and the sound of water. The outdoor landscape is reflected on the outer glass skin of the building to connect the indoor space with the outdoor landscape. The interior of the building, water space, and garden are integrated through the folding doors. The Stone Cloud seeps into the scenery like clouds, giving residents a special and memorable experience.

Designed by: Joohyun Jung, Dohwan Park, and Yeomyeong Choi of GS E&C, Sanghak Lee of Group SEAL

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The HEART

The HEART is a digital sign that allows visitors to experience the movement of the vibrant Japanese economy. It stands in the atrium of the Kabuto One office building, which opened in August 2021 in the Nihonbashi Kabutochto neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan. The HEART symbolizes the source of the blood flow that circulates through the Japanese economy. The iconic design of this cubical display, with separate rotating LED panels, processes stock-price data in real time, incorporating that data into an abstract visual presentation that embodies the image of a beating heart. Even visitors who are not familiar with stocks and economics can intuitively experience the cycles, pulse, and passion of the Japanese economy.

Designed by: HEIWA REAL ESTATE CO., LTD., DENTSU INC., DENTSU LIVE INC., noiz, Abstract Engine Co., Ltd.

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