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Mystical bookstore

Working inside of a former Orthodox church and unable to renovate, alter or touch any part of it, the team at Wutopia Lab got nowhere to go but get creative. Using more than 45 tons of metal, they built a ‘church within a church’ – drawing attention to the original artwork on the walls by creating a ‘see-through’ structure that resembles a cage where we are ‘in’, and the object of attention is outside.

Shooting such a bold design can be tricky, because the subject is dual – showing both the flesh and bones in juxtaposition. Working 12 hours straight overnight to capture both natural and artificial light, we were able to portray the imposing feeling of contemplation that is Sinan Books at the former St Nicholas Church.

Task

Without altogether neglecting the view, which is an integral part of the experience, we worked to produce a photographic portfolio that balanced both the inside and the outside mutually enhancing one another.

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October 1, 2021

A room with a view

The view from Zonkd offices at the White Magnolia Plaza – overlooking Lujiazui and the Huangpu River – are so breathtaking that can be easy to...
  • Strategy

    Photography

  • Design

    Charlie Tonelli

  • Client

    Space Matrix for Zonkd

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June 12, 2021

Blending with tradition

A wayfinding iconography set should convey much more than the way to the nearest exit. It’s an opportunity for a company to speak about itself –...
  • Design

    Marcelo Ross

  • Client

    L'Oréal

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Mailroom

The words ‘basement’ and ‘mailroom’ rarely convey images of fun and excitement, but that was precisely what we set out to do. Our client shared their...
  • Service

    Graphic Design, Installation, Art Up

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August 14, 2021

Lifts

Our task was to explain visually the different behavior of the 5 elevator cars, in a way that was effective, clear (across languages and cultures) and...
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Mystical bookstore

Working inside of a former Orthodox church and unable to renovate, alter or touch any part of it, the team at Wutopia Lab got nowhere to...
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Parisian bistro

We worked in two different fronts in this project: First we designed the logo and visual identity of the restaurant, and then conceptualized and built the...
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June 4, 2018

Indeed

  • Design

    Abbey Melsheimer

  • Client

    Perkins + Will

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