Archinect - News 2016-10-22T17:43:17-04:00 Bureau Spectacular's first retail project is now open in L.A.'s Arts District Justine Testado 2016-09-12T18:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:55:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> etched their mark into Downtown L.A.'s Arts District with the new&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankie</a> flagship store that opened last Friday, celebrating the relaunch of the high-end streetwear label as well as the firm's first retail store design.&nbsp;Frankie founder Kevin Chen worked alongside Jimenez Lai in designing the store. For starters, Lai created the striking graphic novel-like facade on the building's revamped exterior &mdash; but that's where the fun starts.</p><p>Inside, the 2,000 square-foot retail space has a room-within-a-room setup that alludes to Lai's earlier works like the<em>&nbsp;</em>&ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speechbuster / 99 Chairs</a>&rdquo; sculpture and the &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Briefcase House</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Visitors will encounter one of Bureau Spectacular's Super-Furnitures, described as&nbsp;&ldquo;a structure too small to be a building but too large to simply be a piece of furniture&rdquo;.&nbsp;The nine-piece, 28-foot-long modular staircase is an interactive jigsaw structure that can be assembled into a runway or to provide seating, or disassembled into individual pieces for var...</p> Tiny parking lots = big cost savings? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-23T17:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everyone loves the free samples, kitschy items, and affordable price points of SoCal grocer Trader Joe&rsquo;s. The one thing that does spark ire about the chain is the small parking lots, which produce equal amounts of anxiety and horn abuse. But the website Strong Towns points out that TJ&rsquo;s small footprints trickle down to cheaper prices for consumers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you're not within walking distance of a TJ's (or, if you're just lazy) parking in one of the lots requires the steady nerves of a Zen master and the spatial dexterity of an architect. Whatever method you use to get there, just don't forget your bag, or all of your kitschy sustainability cred will be erased.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Did you know: grocery stores aren't just great backdrops for Jane's Addiction videos (pictured above). For the best in grocery store design discussion:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music For Grocery Stores</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a Garage into a Grocery Store</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad for your health</a></li></ul> Ten Top Images on Archinect's new "Shopping Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-11-06T20:01:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T21:59:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>brand new</strong> board<em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopping Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mills Pharmacy</a> in<strong> </strong>Birmingham, MI by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M1/DTW</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>; Photo: Alex Gaultier</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Showroom Eurobike - Porsche</a> in Bras&iacute;lia, Brazil by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T-MAGI</a> in Copenhagen, Denmark by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WE Architecture</a>; Photo: Enok Holsegaard</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XOCOLATTI</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De-Spec</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otsuka-Dofukuten</a> in Kyoto, Japan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yusuke Seki</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aesop DTLA</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAC BEBEKOY</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">URAS X DILEKCI</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uhrwerk (shop)</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smartvoll Architekten ZT KG</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melissa - We Are Flowers</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO...</a></p> With the Apple Watch coming soon, Jony Ive is already revamping the Apple Store design for its arrival Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T17:34:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:28:06-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple's retail stores &mdash;&nbsp;a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report. [...] And while Apple Stores are known for their carpet-less floors, Ive did tell Parker that he overheard someone say they wouldn't buy a watch from a store if they weren't standing on carpet.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What It’s Like To Be A Walmart Architect Alexander Walter 2014-05-08T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:03:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>in Washington, D.C., the retail behemoth gave architects more creative license. The result is a move away from the blandness of Big Box in favor of place-based design. [...] I got a call from Gabe Massa of MMA Architects, who helped design this Walmart. I asked him how it was that this store managed to be so different and he laughed. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s a really loaded question,&rdquo; he said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> L'Art du Papier / New concept store in Paris celine davrinche 2012-12-21T18:01:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:22:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="866" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Project: Art Paper, a new store concept</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Recently, a new "Art Paper" concept store was opened in Paris, France. We decided to use a simple and inexpensive material - plywood because the bugdet was limited. A constraint is the number of stationery items, here around 1000 references of paper ... The design team wanted to create a warm, natural for the customer to feel relaxed and take the time to choose. Thus, the time to sell is a little nicer in this atmosphere.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;The project team: CD ARCHITECTURE / shinslab architecture<br> Director: Odegam<br> Area: 65m &sup2;<br> Location: 17 avenue de Villiers 75017 PARIS<br> Year: December 2012<br> Photo: CD ARCHITECTURE</p> OMA to reimagine retail for Coach's new stores Archinect 2012-08-03T17:29:00-04:00 >2012-08-03T18:36:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> News broke about a collaboration between OMA and American luxury retailer Coach. With OMA partner-in-charge Shohei Shigematsu leading the design work, two new Coach flagship stores are scheduled to open in New York and Tokyo in the next few months and unveil the new concept.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Coach Omotesando Conceptual image &copy; OMA</em></p> <p> Here's the official release we've received from OMA:</p> <p> American fashion brand Coach has commissioned OMA to develop a new merchandizing system that accommodates Coach's wide diversity of products while returning to the clarity of Coach's heritage stores. The collaboration, led by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, will begin inside upcoming flagship stores in New York and Tokyo.</p> <p> Since establishing its first workshop in 1941, Coach has diversified its range and style, while simultaneously broadening the spectrum of its retail environment: from factory stores to outlets, shop-in-shops, boutiques and flagships. Although this expansion transformed Coach from a specialis...</p>