Archinect - News 2015-03-28T10:30:36-04:00 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="514" height="321" 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="514" height="289" 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="514" height="685" 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>