Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Lunar pop-up store in Shanghai, China by Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO
March 26th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Lunar pop-up store is a modular system design for a pop-up store that hosts products for daily life on the Moon it is commissioned by a private European art institution.
Being Shanghai its first location, the store is expected to pop-up in Rotterdam, Barcelona, Tokyo & New York in the coming future.
This 114 cubic meter fractal ephemeral construction is the result of a 3dimensional aggregation of 20 modules of 5,7m3. Each module will contain a different product topic and the final aggregation system will be adjusted accordingly to each final location.
The piece wants to put into a question the standard image of space constructions, the piece is now understood through its very sharp geometry and through the contrast of a shiny black exterior and a soft yellow interior.
The lack of any Cartesian reference forces the visitor to move through its interior in a very specific manner, triggering human behaviors that better fit 0-gravity.
Contact Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO
One Response to “Lunar pop-up store in Shanghai, China by Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO”