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dpHUE Concept Store in Maple Grove, Minnesota by Julie Snow Architects

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Julie Snow Architects

dpHUE offers a fresh new brand, a new product and the importance of the customer experience. Their first retail location needed an architectural space to support their company’s mission. Customer experience was of the utmost importance and guided all design decisions from concept through completion. Customer consultation, product display, point of sale and customer demonstration areas were all critical programmatic components.  While the design was created to the specifics of this store location, the intent from the beginning was that this would be easily adapted when the company opened other locations. This adaptability of the design for future stores was addressed by defining several key components within the space that could be easily transferred to other spaces.

Image Courtesy Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Julie Snow Architects
  • Project: dpHUE Concept Store
  • Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • Photography: Paul Crosby


Neil Barrett Flagship Store in Tokyo, Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Our concept for the Neil Barrett flagship store in Tokyo is based on the minimal cut of the brand`s fashion design and parallels its approach in using the same design parameters of fixed points, folding, pleating and cut outs. Rather than defining a single room or space, our design creates a circular passage allowing the customer to experience the space in multiple ways and interpretations. Furniture staged in key points throughout the store creates the spatial concept of a narrow enclosure changing to an open condition. In two formal elements the design shifts between architecture and sculpture, where a compact mass of surface layers unravel and fold to form the shelving display and seating. The emerging folds will be used as display area for the NB accessory collection.


Interior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Neil Barrett Flagship Store
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Date: 2008
  • Client: Neil Barrett
  • Status: Completed
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Claudia Wulf, Elke Presser, Torsten Broeder


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


Cut 25 Flagship in SoHo, New York City by by Dror

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Dror



Yigal Azrouël will officially open the first international Cut25 flagship in New York City the evening of February 2nd, February 2012. The freestanding building, located at 129 Grand Street in Manhattan’s Soho district, spans approximately 1,400 square feet. In addition to carrying the Cut25 signature collection, the flagship will feature other complimentary items and fresh collaborations such as Romeo Alaeff’s illustrated book “I’ll be Dead by the Time You Read This: The Existential Life of Animals”, Limited Edition Stila for Cut25 cosmetics, collaborative Worth and Worth by Orlando Palacios fedoras and caps, Holst & Lee jewelry as well as fashionable tech accessories. Moreover, the Cut25 label will expand into accessories, exclusively sold at this location. Yigal Azrouël, Zelda Williams, Valerie Boster, Hayley Bloomingdale, and Jaime Johnson will host the official opening that will deliver ten percent of sales to Project Paz, a nonprofit organization that promotes peace in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Nathan Kraxberger)

  • Architect: Dror
  • Name of Project: Cut 25 Flagship
  • Location: SoHo, New York City
  • Photos: © Nathan Kraxberger


Vandijk Fashion Store in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OOZE

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: OOZE

The VANDIJK FASHION STORE lies on the ground floor of a 19th century Dutch style city building in a typically very long and narrow space.

The shop presents itself as an extension of the street rather than a separate luxury unit. A frame-less pane of glass contributes to this blurring of the threshold between inside and out. It sets the interior space as an extension of the street-scape.


Interior View

  • Architect: OOZE
  • Name of project: Vandijk Fashion Store
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Type of Project: Fashion Store interior
  • Building Costs: 100 000 Euros
  • Client: Wendela van Dijk


Stills Flagship store in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Doepel Strijkers

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Article source: Doepel Strijkers

On the Cornelis Schuijtstraat in Amsterdam a flagship store has been realized for the label Stills. The spatial interventions in the hull, which visually connects the floors, are not emphasized by smoothing them but has been kept visible to show additions and finishing layers over time. There is a base from which the original shop and its transformations over time remained visible. This pattern of textures in the existing building is complemented by an object. A spatial translation based on the values of the label.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Wouter vandenBrink)

  • ARCHITECT: Doepel Strijkers
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Stills Flagship store
  • LOCATION: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • PROGRAM: Retail
  • ASSIGNMENT: Rebuilding and interior
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Wouter vandenBrink


V Ave Shoe Repair in Stockholm, Sweden by Guise

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Article source: Guise

The project concerns a new concept store for V Ave Shoe Repair. The Swedish fashion brand V Ave Shoe Repair works with traditional typologies of clothes but deconstructs them and create new hybrid garments. The assignment was to design an entirely new concept store that meets the commercial aspects of a retail space, but foremost to design the spatial encounter with the brand V Ave Shoe Repair.

Concept Store

  • Architects: Guise
  • Project: Concept Store for V Ave Shoe Repair
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden


SnackBox in Times Square, New York by Aedifica

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Aedifica

The SnackBox has found home in the heart of Times Square. Ædifica and MuvBox have been recently awarded 2 prizes at the Retail Design Institute’s International Store Design Competition 2011: the first in the Pop Up Store/Shop category, and the other in the Special Awards category. The 20-feet long container was selected among about 80 proposals by local restaurant owners and had to comply with New York City’s security departments in this high traffic area.


  • Architect: Aedifica
  • Name of Project: SnackBox
  • Location: Times Square, New York


Capsula Multibrand Store in Budapest, Hungary by GöSKE PROJECT

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: GöSKE PROJECT

The new Capsula Multi-brand Store is a stunning and elegant space located on Andrassy Avenue, an iconic boulevard in Budapest dating back to 1872, lined with spectacular neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses featuring fine-facades and interiors.  In 2002 it was recognized as a World Heritage site. It is also one of Budapest’s main shopping streets, with high fashion stores, trendy restaurants and richly decorated cafés.

Capsula Multibrand Store

  • Architects: GöSKE PROJECT
  • Project: Capsula Multibrand Store
  • Location: Budapest, Andrássy Avenue, Hungary


The Yardmaster’s Building in Melbourne, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan architecture+interior design

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan architecture+interior design

Cross Rail Yard. Typically, a service building inaccessible to the public like this would be treated in a pragmatic and unremarkable way. In contrast, the Yardmasters Building confidently presents itself as a ‘public’ entity. Viewed in the round, it offers itself back to the city as an exquisite, mysterious box: a jewel in the junkheap. The project involved extensive consultation with representatives of the diverse users, their respective union representatives, and management and associated authorities.

Exterior View - Photograph by John Gollings

  • Architect: McBride Charles Ryan architecture+interior design
  • Name of Project: The Yardmaster’s Building
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Principal Architects: Rob McBride, Debbie Ryan
  • Project team: Drew Williamson, Andrew Hayne, Fang Cheah, Michelle James, Scott Crowe, Johanna Brunner, Angela Woda, David Fraser
  • Size: 1350m2
  • Photographs: John Gollings
  • Software used: Rhino


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