12. Decameron Retail Store

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Architect: Studio Mk27

The Decameron embraces low-budget building methods as it consists of colorfully painted shipping containers neighbored by palm trees and a pebble garden. The store has received an award for best shopping building at the World Architecture Festival, as its compartments were planned to leave the existing growth of trees undisturbed while creating a vibrant, open environment for shopping.