Have a look at these creative honeycomb patterns displayed by the OWEN Store in New York City! Designed by studio Tacklebox, the interior of this clothes store stays true to the industrial character of the building and adds a little extra. What goes with bricks and dark wood floors? How about thousands of brown paper bags? “Responding to the inherent nature of the industrial space, approximately 25,000 brown paper bags surface the continuous wall and ceiling plane. Arching overhead, the rows of stacked bags form a textured partition. Enveloping the space, the installation intends to revitalize the recently lost pastime of in-store shopping, creating a warm atmosphere for shoppers.” We find this idea creative and not to mention, highly affordable. Moreover, the design of the store maintains industrial details such as blackened steel hang-bars used as clothes racks and an exposed brick wall, contributing to a memorable shopping atmosphere.
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.