By making us believe that everything is always available, supermarkets provoke the worst in times of shortage.
Xintiandi, home to a two-week design festival at this year’s Design Shanghai, laid the ground for a new wave of developments that mix retail, cafes and public space
Dimorestudio’s store for the skincare brand is an idiosyncratic concoction, influenced by pop art, local bottegas and grand Milanese villas
At this time of hyper-commercialism, the German mall is bucking the trend with a Christmas market that focuses on independent design brands and a changing roster of small-scale local makers, says Giovanna Dunmall
The retail mega-project shuns the sterile indoor mall in favour of a low-density streetscape and Make’s elegant brick hotel, says John Jervis
Carlo Ratti Associati’s latest project is the “Future Food District” – a 7,000sq m experimental, working supermarket situated in the heart of Milan’s Expo grounds. David Michon spoke to the designer about how he thinks data and information can enrich the shopping experience
Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives