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ICEBERG by RIZOMA Architetture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: RIZOMA Architetture

ICEBERG is an ideal set for a new and innovative hairdressing shop. The shop is located next to coffee shops and commercial spaces so the external brise-soleil, which create the internal privacy, become the main theme of the project. A white wave that from the facade enters in the shop and becomes a wallpaper and modifies the interior space. The interior design reminds a seascape “post-ice-age”.


  • Architects: RIZOMA Architetture
  • Project: ICEBERG
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Cinema 4D and Abobe Illustrator for the panels on the walls.


Helicosm in Paris, France by FREAKS Freearchitects

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: FREAKS Freearchitects

FREAKS freearchitects have been commissioned for the interior design of the shop for a new natural comestics brand Heliocosm located in Herold street, Paris 1st ward.

The program of the shop consists mostly in a big workshop table onto which the customers are invited to make up their own cosmetics based on natural products lead by professional tutors.

Image Courtesy David Foessel



Wein & Wahrheit in Sulzbach, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

The Weinkellerei Höchst has opened a second wine shop in the new extension of the Main-Taunus Centre. The new store boasts a floor space of 80 m². The task was to present its range of over 600 different wines and spirits, delicatessen items and gifts within this compact space. The wide range of wines and the retailer’s extensive wine knowledge are highlighted here in a sensual setting intended to animate passers-by to purchase. Therefore the first impression from the outside is one of undiluted wine expertise. Resembling a library of learned tomes, wine bottles fill the store from floor to ceiling along all three interior walls. A mirrored ceiling band running around the edges of the space further multiplies this effect in the vertical. Within the mirrored ceiling a canopy of glass vessels is suspended, forming a strong key visual. The light breaks in them like candlelight reflected through a glass, giving this otherwise modern setting the atmosphere of a wine cellar and conjuring up associations of epicurean indulgence.

Image Courtesy Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH- Identity Architects
  • Project: Wein & Wahrheit
  • Location: Sulzbach, Germany
  • Client: Weinkellerei Höchst GmbH
  • Year: November 2011
  • Size: 85 m² / sqm
  • Team: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Markus Schmidt, You Seok Na, Tim Lessmann
  • Photography: Zooey Braun


Wurl Wood Redux in Robertstown, Georgia by Robert M. Cain, Architect, LEED AP

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Cain, Architect, LEED AP

Wurl Wood was the name of the furniture building and restoration shop formerly occupying a 1940’s concrete block and wood framed elementary school. The building site, located in Robertstown Georgia, sits on the top of a small mount with panoramic views of the surrounding stunningly beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest and north Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Jidaiya Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan by GENETO

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: GENETO

The renovation of this historical costume makeover studio in Arashiyama, Kyoto, has been completed. A 40 year old building that seemed like a traditional old house has been renovated to a modern shop. There was a need for us to find a design solution that took into account the local-ism and landscape features of Arashiyama, Kyoto. Not many buildings consider the landscape that they inhabit. Even though there are limitations to the form and finishes of buildings due to landscape regulations around this area. The buildings that have generic tourists attraction features, historical architecture and a traditional Kyoto town houses create a miscellaneous town.

Image Courtesy Yasutake Kondo

  • Architects: GENETO (Koji Yamanaka, Yuji Yamanaka, Asako Yamashita)
  • Project: Jidaiya Arashiyama
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photographer: Yasutake Kondo
  • Construction methods: wooden construction
  • Furniture manufacturer: pivoto(Keji Tsujii, Eichiro Shiro)
  • Lighting manufacturer: FUJIWARA,Co.
  • Floor manufacturer: UEHARA Co.,Ltd
  • Wall manufacturer: UEHARA Co.,Ltd
  • Curtain: Fumi Hotta
  • Floor area (m2): 47.79m2 (total floor area:94.6m2)
  • Date of completion: 2011 April


Sway in Long Beach, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc. 

Located on the busy 2nd Street in Belmont Shoes (Long Beach), CA, this shoe store focuses on high-end women’s shoes and accessories. The founder gave us this task: \”display shoes in a new, modern, chic way…someway that I have never seen before!\” We began with creating a simple palette of colors and forms with soft edges and decorative lighting. Ipe wood was integrated into the design as a way to warm up the interiors and bring nature in from the exterior.

Front View (Images Courtesy Erin Feinblatt)

  • Architect: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Name of Project: Sway
  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • Programs: AutoCAD, Sketch Up
  • Photographer: Erin Feinblatt


D-Apartment in Osaka, Japan by SPACESPACE

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: SPACESPACE

Smooth configuration

This collective housing’s scale is intermediate position between detached housing and building. This project site is situated on the west side of small station, a big 700-year-old camphor tree passing through the platform and the canopy.

The west side being mixed multiplicity of environmental-elements (bicycle-parking space, shrine, shops under the elevated, small street stand, etc) is more congested and lively than the east side being developed small station plaza and roundabout in order.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: SPACESPACE /Takanori Kagawa + Junko Kishigami
  • Project: D-Apartment
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Structural design:OHNO JAPAN
  • Constructor: PanaHome
  • Program:collective housing + shop
  • Area:site161.72m2・floor240.16m2
  • Structure:steel・3stories
  • Photography:Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: VectorWorks


De Farine & D’eau Fraîche in QC, Canada by Surface3

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Surface3

De Farine & D’eau Fraîche is a pastry boutique, whose concept is founded on love, naiveté, and escapism. In designing the space, Surface3 sought to capture the essence of pastries and the way we enjoy them in a way that is simple, magical and lasting; from the exchange of pastries as a ritual signifying love and friendship, to the pleasure inherent in simple indulgence.

Image Courtesy Vladamir Antaki

  • Architects: Surface3
  • Project: De Farine & D’eau Fraîche
  • Location: 1701 rue Amherst, Montreal, QC, H2L 3L4, Canada
  • Client: De Farine et d’eau fraîche
  • Designers: SURFACE3
  • Design team: Jason Shatilla and Carla El-Samra
  • Surface: +/- 1700 square feet
  • Project end date: Janvier 2011
  • Photographer: Vladamir Antaki
  • Software used: Google SketchUp for the ideation process. Drawings were produced using Autocad.


Marni Sloane Street in London, UK by Sybarite

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: Sybarite

Incorporating organic sculptural elements, the design for Marni’s flagship London store creates a unique sense of visual connectivity that encourages full exploration of the two level shop. The gleaming white resin ground floor seamlessly stretches up to the first floor so that both levels appear attached. Stainless steel steps have been cut into the inclined wave that connects the floors and add to the flowing sense of movement. Polished stainless steel rails, used for displaying merchandise, migrate freely through the space like legs of futuristic insects.

Images Courtesy Richard Davies

  • Architect: Sybarite – Simon Mitchell, Torquil McIntosh
  • Name of Project: Marni Sloane Street
  • Location: London, UK
  • Client: Marni – Consuelo & Gianni Castiglioni
  • Specialist Contractor: Marzoratti Ronchetti – Stefano Ronchetti and Roberto Travaglia
  • Structural Engineer: Techniker, Ltd. – Matthew Wells, Megan Maclaurin
  • Photographer: Richard Davies
  • Shop Area: 406 m²
  • Completed: August 2003


Geschenke Gerdes in Darmstadt, Germany by Costas Koutsoftides Architects (designed with ArchiCAD and AutoCAD)

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Article source: Costas Koutsoftides Architects

Create an interior within an existing shop that facilitates the process of making, displaying, and selling a variety of bombonieres. These items are gifts that are given out on special occasions, such as at weddings and christenings, to the guests. They usually come with 5 Jordan almonds, which for weddings, symbolises health, wealth, happiness, fertility and long life.

Image Courtesy Gerd Baum

  • Architects: Costas Koutsoftides Architects
  • Project: Geschenke Gerdes
  • Location: 28 Pfungstädter Street, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Client: Lisa Gerdes
  • Project Architect: Adam Wagg / Costas Koutsoftides of  Koutsoftides Architects
  • Photographer: Gerd Baum
  • Size: 56 sqm / 602 sqft
  • Software used: AutoCAD and ArchiCAD


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