Introducing G.A Destination Architecture
28th January 2020 | Hot off the press
G.A's commitment to business continuity and safety
To our clients, partners, suppliers and supporters, we wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone health and strength during these unprecedented times.
Currently, we have no reported cases of COVID-19 within the G.A Group, however, we are taking every step to actively monitor the situation in all of our locations globally.
Business will continue in all of our offices, with the G.A Shanghai office open as per normal, and a business continuity plan activated in London, Budapest and Kuala Lumpur to ensure projects are delivered safely and effectively.
As always, we continue to focus – with our trademark ‘Restless Curiosity’ – on award-winning design that resonates. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
In the early 1900's, wealthy families eschewed the term 'mansion', instead opting to refer to their homes as the 'big' or 'great house'. Despite the unassuming terminology that modern etiquette dictated, these Great Houses were typified by luxurious appointments and furnishings alongside great retinues of indoor and outdoor staff, sometimes outnumbering residents by as much as ten to one.
The intention for the new Harrods Beauty Hall was to create a modern distillation of a Great House, from a bygone ere where service was personal and every need was catered for; to provide a sanctuary to escape from the stresses and pace of city life, a haven for pleasure and relaxation.
The drawing board
Suspended from the ceiling of the Cloud on the Bund Suite at the W Hotel, Shanghai, is a giant hanging birdcage bed, which guests are encouraged to spend as much of their day as their night in. The double-height bed, which affords its occupants spectacular views across the city from the comfort of the oversized bespoke circular mattress, was inspired by the tradition that the locals had of taking their birds out for the day.View article
Behind the scenes
We believe the best way to contribute collectively to the wider community, is through pro-bono work. There is no charity more deserving than The Lost Food Project (TFLP).
Earlier this year we produced a pro-bono logo & visual identity, business cards, film and brochure for TFLP. The new branding has helped TFLP win the following awards:
BMCC – Sustainability award 2018: Technology & Innovation (British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce)
JCI – Malaysia Sustainability Award Goal #2 Zero hunger 2018
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