Category Archives: Stores / Showrooms

Saraiva Bookstore by Studio Arthur Casas

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 9:59 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Saraiva Bookstore in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil was designed by the Studio Arthur Casas as a combination between a library and a public square so that the local visitors can have a place where they can meet, relax and find out new information. The interior design is simple and tries to set the focus on the books with large storage shelves covering the four levels. The project is inside a shopping mall and the entrance is made via a…

Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza by Jun Aoki

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 1:12 am | Stores / Showrooms

The Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza store located in Tokyo, Japan was designed by the architect Jun Aoki with a façade inspired by the history of the Ginza city which used to be renowned for the Art Deco design. The entrance to the store is close to Shimbashi and the Damier logo of the company is what gave the concept of the geometric cladding, combined with the edo-komon pattern which is traditional for Tokyo. The exterior varies during the different moments…

Bookowski by KASIA ORWAT home design

By : lau | 13 Sep 2014 12:02 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Bookowski bookshop was designed by the architectural practice of KASIA ORWAT as a multicultural space where you can read, browse or listen to vinyl records into a contemporary setting that is highly functional even if the budget was limited. The layout was difficult to make efficient since the walls and floors finishing has to be preserved, so the designers used a modular shelving system similar to the ones found in IKEA which were distributed in a manner which can…

Renovated Factory by Grzegorz Layer Architekt

By : lau | 11 Sep 2014 6:24 pm | Stores / Showrooms

This project is the transformation of an abandoned textile factory into a tailor’s showroom and workshop located in Katowice, Poland and it was designed by the practice of Grzegorz Architekt. The owner of the space is the Poszetka.com men fashion producer and they provide hand-made apparel accessories such as ties, pocket handkerchiefs or foulards. The sales area and the production spaces were integrated together and there are two main areas spreading over the total surface of 100 square meters. The…

Biotop by Suppose Design Office

By : lau | 4 Sep 2014 11:19 am | Stores / Showrooms

Suppose Design Office transformed an old fashion boutique into a new flagship store for the Biotop lifestyle brand which sells clothes while also operating a nursery for urban gardening as well as a restaurant and café into an industrial setting with abundant vegetation. The store is located in Osaka, Japan and it combines shopping with a gardening and dining experience. The original shell was reconfigured to renovate the façade on the street level and all amenities were placed to improve…

UNIQLO Le Marais by Wonderwall

By : lau | 2 Sep 2014 8:08 am | Stores / Showrooms

The second UNIQLO store in the Marais district of Paris, France was designed in 2014 by the Wonderwall architectural practice on the site of a former foundry so the project still preserves the factory ambiance which is incorporated with the products of the brand. The skylights and tall ceiling bring a lot of natural light inside and create an imposing presence with iron frames and rustic elements to set an elegant ambiance filled with textures and different materials. The denim…

Room Factory by RoomConcept

By : lau | 1 Sep 2014 8:15 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Room Factory at Central Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand was designed in 2014 by the Maincourse Architect practice for the RoomConcept Store with the concept of One Box – One Brand as the central idea to provide an alternative to the stacking boxes. Each large box was designed as a singular item and they each display different elements from furniture, to gadgets and decorations. There are nine boxes that display the mini-exhibition and they allow the clients to easily interact…

Neel Sutra by Architecture Discipline

By : lau | 18 Aug 2014 7:00 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Neel Sutra is a fashion store in New Delhi, India and their interior was designed in 2013 by the practice of Architecture Discipline as the first project in a series of multi-designer stores with collections themed for the area, featuring an Indian design ethos. The store is in the New Oberoi Hotel which specializes in high-end luxury services and the brief for the project was to provide an interior that would integrate perfectly into the context with a constant…

Saul E Méndez menswear shop by Taller KEN

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:37 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Saul E, Mendez menswear retail store located in Guatemala City’s Zona 14 was designed by the Taller KEN architectural practice to serve as a shop and café with local cultural references such as the colonial homes and even the Mayan dresses. The white façade has openings that extend from the walls and the stretchy fabric of the exterior gives a wrinkled look to the fiberglass panels with smoother plaster to connect the surfaces into the façade. The deep ornamental…

La Fromagerie by Vincent Coste

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:17 pm | Stores / Showrooms

La Fromagerie is a concept store designed by the architect Vincent Coste in 2014 in the historical district of Aix-en-Provence, France in the center of a Benedictine cloister. The concept store sells wine and cheese with tasting areas that allow you to enjoy ”les meilleurs ouvriers de France” in a sustainable and informed manner. The project spreads over three floors designed in a contemporary aesthetic combined with rustic elements. The ground level hosts the cheese area and the sale of…

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