April 18, 2022
Future100: Meimei Yang Draws on the Visual Arts
Narrative is central to Yang’s Lens of Beauty project, in which she pays homage to the rich yet rapidly disappearing arts community of Toronto’s Scarborough Bluffs neighborhood. In response to the loss of creative spaces and cultural history in cities, she has proposed an artist’s residency that establishes a meaningful connection between a house and its natural surroundings.
The interior designer in training demonstrates her technical and problem-solving prowess in projects like Maison Margiela MM6, a theoretical store cleverly anchored in an unused shopping mall corridor. The modular scheme, composed of curved mirrors and integrated displays, makes better use of the overlooked space and facilitates a more engaging, personalized, and spontaneous shopping experience for unsuspecting passersby.
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Montreal’s First Vertical Village Places Wellness at its Core
Designed by local firm Lemay, the mixed-use complex features WELL-certified rental units, restaurants, offices, and the Humaniti Hotel Montreal from Marriott’s Autograph Collection.
Coffee Chain Katinat Café Transforms a Former Kindergarten
Designed by Module K/Soulroom, the newest location in Ho Chi Minh City blends curvilinear forms with industrial materials.
An HBCU’s Historic Preservation Program Starts with Its Own Campus
Uncovering history from Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement, students at Tuskegee University take a hands-on role in preserving history on campus and beyond.