Cherokee Boulevard Shoe Store
Architecture 212, Professor Katerina Tryfonidou
Washington University in St. Louis, Spring 2008
The development of this project stemmed from the study of a singlar object. That object, the shoe, was measured and broken down into its basic components. My study of th shoe, brought me to dissect it into each of its pieces through a process shown to the right. From within those processes, I created a hierarchy of four main components: a structural system to provide support for the foot and body alike; a layering system to add comfort to the structure; a sewing system to wrap and enclose the foot as well as add further comfort; and finally a glueing system that connects all the pieces together.
An armiture device was created to hold the object, and from that a larger system of objects. The shoe display came out of a layering and overlapping of surfaces, that bridge two floors of the store, aiding as a visual and physical connection and barrier within the store. Furthermore, the shoe display acted as a circulatory device guiding you in and out of the store.
Shoe armature is plexiglass and steel bolts
Store model is basswood
Status: School Project
Location: Saint Louis, MO, US