not sold in stores
Case Study Store No.2
- Assistant & item idem -
(Ariyama Hiroi, Duval Cyril, Matsubara Megumi)
UN/BUILT STORE ' Study for a high-end shoe label BUIY store'
( BUIY: build-&-unbuild-it-yourself )
- Aesthetical inspirations are rooted in the SUPREMATISM perfection of the 'Black Square' by Kasimir Malevitch in 1915, & in its contemporary dedication with Gregor Schneider's 'Cube Hamburg 2007'.
- Conceptual inspiration comes from the 'Case Study Houses', the residential architecture experiments commissioned by American architecture magazine Arts & Architecture, to major architects of the day, between 1945 to 1966.
Step 1: The store is exclusively constructed with shoe boxes. *All boxes are simply but methodically assembled following a lay-out construction pattern.
Step 2: The store disappears following the rhythm of the sales. * All stages showcase an infinite variation of the store design.
Step 3: The store is now finally deconstructed, & only remains through the square shadow of the absent volume *Few boxes will be used specifically as construction elements (not for sale) & glued together as window frames & as a floating roof (hanging from the ceiling) from where are attached the spotlights.