This project is a show room and prototype store for a new women’s clothing brand. It is located within the brand’s design studio and clothing factory, situated close to the entryway and formerly used as a fabrication studio. The design goal was to respond to the client’s desire to serve the stylish, confident and still feminine career women.
Within the pre-existing conditions, including limited ceiling height and openings, the show room is to focus on the transformation and transition of space through subtle and responsive material changes.
▽ 建筑入口视角，view from the entrance
The “L-Container” functions dually as a spacial volume and a separation element. The floor inside was lifted to represent a stage. The “L-Container” introduces a contoured alleyway to recall the sensation of a private walk-in-closet at home, which is the real stage for actual people. A convertible dressing room at the end of its turn is to place real women at the center of the deepened “display window” which projects directly towards the entryway and traverses through the whole store.
▽ “L容器”， The “L-Container”
Gray tiles pave the catwalks penetrating the “L-container,” weaving between the public and private space. This composition of the store’s circulation creates the visual and physical connections between all areas essential in a retail establishment.
▽ 透穿“L容器”的灰色地砖，Gray tiles pave the catwalks penetrating the “L-container”
The two-way hanger system creates a vivid red belt, continually lacing through lighted wall niches around the room. CNC technology was used to pre-fabricate materials such as the flooring and resin panels, while thousands of beads were arrayed by hand to create a crystal curtain with the store logo patterned within.
▽ 鲜红的衣架系统及水晶帘，hanger system and crystal curtain