At Tŷ Pawb, a hybrid community centre in an old market hall in Wrexham, everything flows together harmoniously. From cultural events to market stalls for local entrepreneurs — a place has been created here that gives every city dweller a reason to visit.
The function of future spaces will be as diverse as the people who use them. We’re entering an era where spaces can change function by the hour.
San Francisco-based startup Bumblebee Spaces is using artificial intelligence to create spaces that can change function over the course of a day.
Stop by media brand &C’s office to browse the store, do some shopping, have a coffee, or to go to work.
Slowear18 is a concept store in Milan with a fluid identity. By day, it acts as a clothing shop to turn into an exclusive mixology bar by night.
Karavaan is a venue in Amsterdam with a flexible interior capable of changing function over the course of a day.
UNKNWN's flagship store in Miami is a hybrid space that combines retail with a dazzlingly colourful community basketball court offering fitness and design events.
Posti Box is a walk-in parcel pick-up and drop-off shop in Helsinki's city centre that offers an in-between space between online delivery and home.
By making their home accessible to the public, the homeowners hope to make a positive and connective impact on the neighbourhood.
Re:store brings online brands into real retail stores in San Francisco, focusing on customer experience and getting creators and shoppers from behind the computer screen.
Maximising underused urban space offers new potential, especially in highly expensive cities. Codi, a startup from San Francisco, lets you turn your living room into a co-working space.
The uniform art gallery environment has motivated artists to exhibit their work in unusual locations in the city — from supermarkets to fridges.