odD+ Architects

odD+ Architects

Quito, EC


The Anti-Kiosk

Mobile (temporary location): Mall El Jardin, Quito, Ecuador

Type: Commercial

Client: Insólito

Size: Varies

Status: Completed, 2015

Awards: Architizer A+ Awards 2016, Pop-Ups & Temporary Category
Photos: Enrique Aviles

The ANTI-KIOSK revolutionizes the concept of the commercial island and transforms the shopping experience.

Inspired by rounded puzzles from the architect´s childhood, this 6 piece modular structure opens and closes, allowing for versatility and flexibility of arrangements. The 6 wedges can be organized into endless configurations, forming various environments within one space. All of the pieces fit together, including a sales counter, storage compartments, display stands, as well as all of the products on display. Standing 3.2m high, the ANTI-KIOSK can adapt and tailor to any product of service, showcasing the nature of the client´s work.

The exterior skin of the structure is made from traditional totora, a plant used as a building material by the South American Pre-Inca people, and is hand-woven by local artisans from Ecuador. Wallpaper designed by the client is displayed on the interior surfaces, as one of their many products. The sobriety of the exterior totora skin contrasting with the vivid wallpaper creates a dynamic spatial experience both inside and outside of the structure breaking spatial boundaries.

The ANTI-KIOSK challenges every preconceived idea of what a mall kiosk should be, transporting its users outside of the mall context.

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Status: Built
Location: Quito, EC