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.
Aesop in NEWoMan Shinjuku, Tokyo by TORAFU ARCHITECTS
April 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
We performed the interior design for a store by Aesop, an Australian skin care brand, located in NEWoMan Shinjuku. With its 4.9m width and 9.2m depth square plane, the project area offers a space surrounded by passageways with two pillars at either end of the space.
In order to independent the wall-less space visually, we proposed to use limestone as a main material, which has a presence. This pale, tactile material is used for flooring, pillars and fixtures, which appear to be sculpted from a single mass. The joints are set in a three-dimensional grid, framing the 108 pieces of limestone in an exacting manner. A large sink unit is combined with a pillar that provides tiered display shelving; the limestone’s subtle hues are contrasted by Aesop’s amber containers.
Even located within a busy mall where many people come by, we sought to create a store that emphasize Aesop’s brand image using stone which is stately material.
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