A retail shop in Seoul channels a giant aquarium. ‘We felt that just a few unified elements have more power than many elements,’ says Han Kwang-Hyun of khanproject. ‘So we selected two things to focus on: fish and closets.’
The 52-sq-m shop boasts simple white walls with blue accent lighting, creating a fish tank-like effect. The long and narrow space has an undulating ‘wave’ along the bottoms of its two main walls, which lead to a fish-filled aquarium at the end of the store.
In a surprising twist, one area has a rectangular plywood closet that’s has a shop-in-shop effect. The designers say the wood keeps the otherwise white and blue space from appearing too cold.
Photos courtesy Lee Pyo-joon