Nike Canteen by UXUS

By | Architecture, Design, Interiors

Athletes are illustrated across a wall of orange tubes in this canteen at the headquarters of sports brand Nike in Hilversum, the Netherlands, by Amsterdam studio UXUS. Developed in collaboration with the Nike design team, the dining room contains individual tables and timber-slatted booths adorned with logos and statistics. Coloured chairs and picnic benches provide additional seating in the canteen, which is located at the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters.

Sunset Chapel – Acapulco, Mexico

By | Architecture, Design

The stunning Sunset Chapel in Acapulco, Mexico, was completed only recently, but it has already gained much attention for its stark and arresting design by Esteban and Sebastián Suárez of Mexico City-based BNKR Arquitectura.

It is a memorial chapel that will eventually be surrounded by a “garden” of crypts. With its bare-concrete structure that appears eternal, and its slatted walls and glass cross that allow the light to perform its daily magic in the space, Sunset Chapel looks and behaves like a modern-day Stonehenge. Mysterious and stark, yet reassuring and calming; protective, yet part of the surrounding nature.