Posts Tagged ‘A.R.E.’

Beymen luxury flagship store by Michelgroup, Istanbul – Turkey

April 11th, 2014

Ceiling elements following the building’s structural grid provide orientation, while geometrical patterns reflect specific areas of the store. Traditional Turkish patterns combined with sculptural elements from Venetian plaster provide a modern interpretation of traditional arches.

Barbour store by RGLA Solutions, Chicago – Illinois

April 10th, 2014

Contributing to a visual presentation evocative of a vintage motorcycle garage are vintage props, including oil cans, a Triumph motorcycle near the entrance, and fully outfitted articulated forms add.

DFS Galleria by rkd retail/iQ, Singapore

March 27th, 2014

Shiny surfaces, surface-lit glass reinforced gypsum organic forms, and fritted glass in rear-illuminated and non-illuminated form create a dreamlike atmosphere. Swirling soffits funneling down to connect with fixtures feature cutouts resembling schools of fish.

Audemars Piguet store by Creative Circle International, Bal Harbour – Florida

March 25th, 2014

The design blends contemporary angular millwork that pays tribute to the precision and design of the luxury watches on display with organic elements such as moss rock beds and Swiss quartz stone.

Fixtures Living store by Fitch, Costa Mesa

April 4th, 2012

The high-end appliance and fixtures showroom features a residential quality. Three “experience labs” and 30 vignettes designed by local studios showcase products in home settings, including a bathroom with a private spa/shower, a kitchen with an ultra-modern demonstration component, and a patio in the outdoor section. In labs, customers can insert appliances they would like to see to envision products at home.

Starbucks Coffee, Portland

April 2nd, 2012

This is the first company-branded store in Oregon to serve beer and wine alongside Starbucks’ coffee and tea beverages and to offer customers an elevated evening food program. For a new, unique look while maintaining the iconic Starbucks brand, designers developed an Artisan Concept echoing the industrial past of urban markets. Inspired by 1930s Modernism, the motif includes exposed steel beams, masonry walls, factory casement glass, and hand-polished woodwork.

Kiehl’s Retail Store and Spa 1851, New York

April 1st, 2012

With such features as operable windows, reclaimed red oak flooring, and low-VOC finishes, this space embodies the brand identity of natural, time-honored techniques while the historic building preservation honors the store‘s roots as an apothecary since 1851. Built to LEED Gold standards, the project involved coordination between retail, architect, and MEP teams even before design development.

REI retail store by Callison, New York

March 27th, 2012

The first REI retail store in New York, this space served as a platform for the outdoor gear retailer to launch its brand and products to New York and international markets. The 34,000-square-foot store consists of three main shopping levels: one ground floor and two cellar levels.

Wilde & Greene restaurant & natural market by GH+A Design, Skokie – Illinois

March 24th, 2012

Inspired by Chicago‘s early 20th century mill warehouses, this market-style restaurant is connected to a natural foods market. Visitors are encouraged to explore the 16 kitchens where meals are prepared in a relaxed atmosphere punctuated by vintage artifacts.

Nixon store by Displayit Inc, San Diego

March 22nd, 2012

The action sports lifestyle brand opened its San Diego location with the challenges of a limited floor space, large storefront window, and unusually high ceilings. Designers maximized the limited space with a mix of built-in wall displays, highlight areas, and floor fixtures to offer more versatility and merchandising.

Snaidero USA Showroom by Giorgio Borruso Design, New York

March 20th, 2012

An extension of the Snaidero USA kitchen showroom, this Living + Design space is a subtly activated blank canvas on which customers can project their own images through various display items. A radial geometry connects the space to the existing kitchen showroom, with the lines in the floor tile and ceiling elements creating a flow.

Patina Flooring Store by Gensler, Dallas

March 19th, 2012

This new retail concept offers Patina‘s home décor products. Designers thoughtfully divided space into display and studio spaces, preselecting products in oversized samples so customers can easily visualize choices, and creating a truly interactive experience.

Canadian Tire store by RAI Architect Inc., Bowmanville – Canada

March 18th, 2012

An integrated design approach helped this retailer achieve a continuous improvement goal — the store is 75 percent more energy-efficient than the prior prototype.

Hi Panda shop by Ora-Ïto, Paris

March 17th, 2012

This 2,500-square-foot retail space offering fashion and accessories features a fun yet minimalist environment and the retailer‘s striking Panda icon.

Sony Leap Westfield store by Brand + Allen, Los Angeles

March 15th, 2012

Enticing customers to experience and enjoy the Sony brand, this store redesign creates a warm, inviting space with a personality that is undoubtedly Sony. The bright, open space displays products on tables instead of behind locked display cases so customers can personally interact with them.

Tokkad store by Ruscio Studio, Beauport – Quebec City

March 13th, 2012

The new design prototype design concept for an up-and-coming fashion retailer needed to be as trendy as the new brand. Neutral tones of charcoal grey and white, desaturated wood vinyl flooring, and reclaimed wood planks are key finishes and materials that set the tone for a warm color palette that allows signage and merchandise to stand out.

Lacoste flagship store by Design Republic Partners, New York

March 12th, 2012

The Lacoste flagship‘s prime location on Fifth Avenue meant designers had to create an instant classic. A featured architectural element, the floating, illuminated concrete staircase, offers a 360-degree view.

Pusateri’s gourmet store by GH+A Design, Toronto

March 9th, 2012

This Italian imported food emporium provides a modern approach to gourmet food shopping. Clean architectural lines and sophisticated materials guide the design approach, as does the concept of “Food as Fashion.”

Alexander Wang flagship store by Kramer Design Group, New York – Soho

March 7th, 2012

The SoHo flagship store for the fashion retailer creates a luxurious environment with custom-created materials and furniture and a rotating “cage” installation. The cage at the entry of the store is the stage on which the brand can showcase a curtain inspiration and give customers a new experience with each visit.

Chedraui hypermarket by Little, Guadalajara City – Mexico

January 12th, 2012

Chedraui, one of the largest and most popular hypermarket chains in Mexico, needed to evolve its store prototype to be more competitive with multinational stores and to provide a better shopping experience for its customers. Through a design competition, Little was selected to create a sophisticated customer experience based on a progressive “less is more” philosophy that focused on highlighting products and improving store communications.