Archinect - Exporting A Feeling 2014-11-25T17:20:33-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/106023361/the-little-retail-space-that-could The Little Retail Space That Could Author 2014-08-07T15:36:21-04:00 >2014-08-07T15:47:00-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2on5vlf73r85eqm3.jpg">Istanbul, the only city that geographically spans across two worlds at once, happens to also possess a unique collection of grand mega malls. Ba&#287;dat Caddesi reigns supreme on the Asian side of Turkey while Galleria stands as the country&rsquo;s first shopping center. With the expansive mix of massive retail centers, it&rsquo;s only natural to discern that in order to be noticed, echoes of the mantra, &ldquo;the bigger the better&rdquo; can be heard.</p><p>Cut to Kozzy, an enclosed shopping center with the site area of a mere 14,610 square meters that is nestled in a high-density residential area of Istanbul. The environment and context of a place can sometimes express what type of project it needs, demands. Kozzy stands as a realized extension of its neighborhood that gives residents every part of what they have asked for.</p><p>Designed by California international firm 5+design, Kozzy has become a staple within the area that features 65 international and domestic retailers, indoor and outdoor restaurants and cafes, a 4...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/104799765/mimicking-warmth-in-the-coldest-place-on-earth Mimicking Warmth In The Coldest Place On Earth Author 2014-07-22T17:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T14:37:57-04:00 <p>It's -40 C as the year faces yet another long Siberian winter&nbsp;and on the opposite end of the world,&nbsp;California based&nbsp;architecture firm, <a href="http://www.5+design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5+design</a>&nbsp;is gearing up for a new project located in Novosibirsk, Russia, the southwestern part of Siberia.</p><p>Life is attracted to warmth, to light and with this in mind, the team set out to construct Aura, a retail center that would stand as a beacon of light against the harsh backdrop of&nbsp;the Siberian winter.</p><p>Back-lit boxes of yellow and orange glass make up the exterior fa&ccedil;ade, which alternate with additional&nbsp;boxes of metal paneling printed with an abstract tulip, the city flower. Juxtaposed together, the cubes form a brilliant geometric display that fit perfectly in sequence.</p><p>5+design created the Grand Arcade for retailers and brands, Market Street for the hypermarket, and a food court with cabana-like seating. There are three atrium spaces: the Water Court, with its splashing fountain; the Sky Court, hung with bronze chandeliers; and the Crystal Court...</p>