We recently received a modern store design from Giachi Architettura e Design, located in Capri, St. Barths, Miami. The project is entitled “100% Capri“ and represents just one element in the worldwide chain store. According to the designers, “the focal point is a lightness and airiness throughout, punctuated by speciallydesigned details such as the expanse of intricate wooden screens, elegant lamps diffusing soft light and diaphanous linen curtains creating privacy. Leather and wood floors, a white leather ottoman and the sound of cascading water in the atrium below, complete the serene experience that is this store located within the most exclusive shopping venue of the city. The distinctive white or sandy-coloured shirts for men and women are handmade from the finest cloth, the epitome of elegance on Capri“. We invite you to enjoy a virtual tour of this contemporary store and tell us if you appreciate its design.
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
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic