The glass panels in store were built to resemble the facets of a diamond, making the customer feel like they step into a diamond.
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Like a volcanic rock that when it breaks apart reveals a jewel within, Rock is an interplay of surprises and contrasts. Mysterious and severe outside, diamond-bright and iridescent inside. Outside, the dark version is rough with a scattering of golden motes, whilst inside, it shimmers, smooth and mother of pearl-covered.
Founded by the organisers of PREMIUM Berlin, the F95 FASHION STORE first opened its doors in 2005. Despite being located in the up-and-coming district of Friedrichshain, far away from the glamour of central Berlin’s Ku’damm or Friedrichstrasse, the store has quickly become a sought-after destination by the city’s hipsters and fashion-savvy.
We’re big fans of cardboard architecture, but in most cases, the material yields structures that are boxy and rather simplistic. That’s why we were blown away when we spotted these incredibly intricate cardboard columns by Michael Hansmeyer, which FastcoDesign actually dubbed as the most complex architecture in the world. The dizzying Doric column variations are created on Hansmeyer’s computer using a subdivision algorithm that allows them to have between 8 and 16 million facets (distinct surfaces). They’re so insanely detailed that most people – including us – mistake the actual physical prototypes for computer renderings!