Contemporary retail

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about contemporary retail

Project • By Studio BipolarShops

BalloonKraft Store

Studio Bipolar designs a fun, interactive balloon store in the heart of Delhi’s Select City Walk MallTucked into the outside facade of Delhi’s Select City Walk Mall, this balloon store packs a lot of character and color into a small space. Designed with its limited space in mind, the store has been creatively laid out to optimize storage and streamline the checkout process without crowding the space. Anmol Wahi The most important aspect of this store is its fun, inviting design. Bright colors pop out against stark white storage units, neon signage rests on fluted panelling, and a bright blue dome set into the ceiling houses the pendant light. Straight lines have no space in this store. instead , the storage unit breaks out... More

Project • By Studio BipolarShops

Clovia Store

We designed a cool and quirky retail store for a budget conscious lingerie brand.E-commerce lingerie brand Clovia aproached us to create a one of kind retail store for them in a student centric market, Sarojini Nagar. Their brand focuses on young, fashionable and budget conscious women and the retail store concept had to speak to that fact. We tried to create a space that was fun, attracted shoppers and contributed and grew the brand image.  Suryan & Dang We approached the store as an extension of a ‘girls closet’. Using fun and quirky accents over a neutral base, allowed the merchandise to stand out , as well as look fun and youthful. Customised wallpapers with fun quotes add to the stores charm. Suryan &... More

Project • By McIntosh Poris AssociatesOffices

Carhartt Workshop

Located on the second and third floors of the Carhartt Detroit flagship store at 5800 Cass Avenue, the Carhartt Workshop is a collaborative community space conceived as part of the 132-year-old apparel company’s ongoing efforts to support and serve the hardworking and skilled tradespeople of its Detroit hometown.  Detroit-based McIntosh Poris Associates developed the design of the Workshop, which was directly informed by Carhartt’s core principles of integrity, perseverance, and hard work.  Authenticity is central to the design, which bolsters Carhartt’s present story, history, and future. Carhartt The second-floor program includes flexible meeting and gathering Community Rooms for workshops and local commu... More

Project • By BergmeyerShops


Do we like to partner with socially conscientious brands that are raising the bar in the retail industry? Yes, we do. Everlane, known for exceptional quality, ethical factories, and radical transparency, has begun to selectively open more brick-and-mortar locations. When invited to work with their team on several new retail stores, our response was, “when do we begin?” Caption Initially brought on as Architect of Record, we also collaborated with Everlane on design decisions, executing their brand identity and aesthetic at new locations in Seattle and Georgetown. While there is recognizable brand consistency at every store, aspects of each location are also woven into the experiences. Both stores, for instance, were uniqu... More
Downtown Summerlin
Downtown Summerlin
Downtown Summerlin
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Downtown Summerlin

Project • By ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites MaterialsShops

Downtown Summerlin

For tourists, Las Vegas corners the market on excitement, bright lights and games of chance. But area planners wanted to make this a region where residents can live, work and play as well. On the edge of the city limits sits the resort community of Summerlin, regarded as one of the best places to live in the United States. It promotes a beautiful, thriving way of life while offering residents desired necessities and luxuries located in the sprawling Downtown Summerlin complex. Situated in the heart of this residential community, it offers a multitude of dining, shopping and leisure options.  Caption Caption The design challenge was creating a space that could create visual cohesion while meeting the branding needs of each re... More

Project • By OSO ArchitectureShops


It is a retail store design and office project with a total area of ​​6.000 m2 with 1 office and 3 store floors, designed for Afeks, a Bursa-based company that sells building materials and household products. Store floors which offer sales service in 30 different product categories in total, consist of a wide range of products starting from white goods, kitchen, bathroom solutions, floor coverings, doors, decoration products, lighting, accessories and construction market. This wide range of products and the unique display needs of categories have been the most important design data that determines the store design concept. That’s why a categorical space organization is aimed and the differentiation is emphasized by the help of unique... More

Project • By Wand Works ArchitectureShops

K Pharmacy

A feeling beyond the hygienic whiteness of medical spaces was targeted in the design of the K Pharmacy. The design process is built upon a concept of wellness. Design guided by the motivation of being well, feeling well, and investing in your own wellness is composed of cozy, soft, and natural forms and materials. The holistic approach to health, including physical, psychological, and sociological health, become widespread in public during pandemic. Caption Caption Total space of 85 m2 is divided into two parts display space (65 m2) and service spaces (20 m2). Display space consists of medical drug selling area and non-drug pharmaceuticals display area while service spaces are laboratory, break lounge, kitchen, toilet, and storag... More

Project • By LAACBanks


Reconstruction and general renovation with façade renovation. The existing building of the HYPO Tirol Bank is located in the center of the old town of Kufstein. The building is part of a closed development and was built in the early 1990s in a postmodern style. The mixed-use building contains residential and various commercial uses. Photo: LAAC The design of the new HYPO Tirol Bank Branch transfers the postmodern building into a contemporary appearance and conveys the essential corporate philosophy principles of HYPO Tirol Bank such as transparency, clarity and openness. The open room design of this prototypical office is based on the concept of dynamic working environments and a customer oriented signage system that we helped... More
James Royce Rug Gallery
James Royce Rug Gallery
James Royce Rug Gallery
James Royce Rug Gallery

Project • By ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites MaterialsShowrooms

James Royce Rug Gallery

Despite innumerable challenges and an ever-changing retail landscape, some entrepreneurs have managed to find hard-earned success. When small business owner James Mohaber decided to renovate his rug shop in a bustling Californian metro area, he wanted to create an image that reflected that triumph. He envisioned a storefront that demanded to be noticed, and ALPOLIC metal composite materials (MCM) helped him bring his vision to life.   Caption The original storefront of James Royce Rug Gallery did little to stand out among the neighborhood boutiques. The simple, gabled house design of the showroom appeared too washed out in the busy West Hollywood district. Shops along La Cienega Boulevard benefit from a consistently high volume o... More

Project • By Johnson ChouShops


Located in Toronto’s East Liberty Village, Carnabys is a jewellery boutique that offers unique collections, bespoke and personal assistance to those who wish to design their own jewellery. Ben Rahn/A-Frame Ben Rahn/A-Frame The space is both a jewellery boutique and design studio, featuring jewellery cases that have a variegated topographic composition that provides more options for visual merchandising and cabinetry with computer monitors installed within that open to define enclosed personal spaces within a retail environment.Created as an extension of the corporate branding with black as the predominant colour, the space is intended to convey an artisanal quality and is an exercise in restraint and a study of contrasts.Co... More

Project • By studio naShowrooms

VSB Wine Cellar

Located in the town of Arandas, Jalisco, the project is located within an existing commercial area dedicated to the sale of wines and spirits. The project consisted of an extension to an existing residual space, which was used as just a general storage space. We decided to expand the existing area from 30m2 to 70m2, extruding the facade on par with the neighbors. This divided the space in two, a space under the existing slab that functions as an exclusive wine cellar and a double-height space that serves as the showroom and private bar area. Our clients sought to create a space to house their new wine catalog and display exclusive bottles, our solution was to merge the liquor sales program with a private bar area. This will create a synerg... More

Project • By Doméstico EstudioShops

Gaia Flagship Store

Gaia has established itself as the Mexican brand of emerging design accessible to everyone. It is through each of its products that there is an approximation between Mexican artisans and the inhabitants of the cities. It is from this close relationship with the city and the unbreakable relationship with the artisans and designers of contemporary Mexico that the conceptualization of the flagship store arises, located in Mexico City on the west Monterrey axis 2 and as a prelude to the Colonia Roma area, known for its gastronomic, cultural and commercial offer. The black concrete pieces emerge as a contemporary, representative response and as a tribute to traditional materials such as tiles, stones, and clay elements often used in facades of... More

Project • By COLLECTIVEShops

O.N.S Flagship

O.N.S. Flagship is located at 201 Mulberry Street in Nolita, New York. Formerly a garage, the site is 30 meters in depth and our design takes advantage of the sloping constraints. An asphalt ramp mitigate the level difference and draws shoppers deep into the space, while the standalone wooden box at the front accommodates retail in a typical ‘Nolita scale’.  At the back, ‘The Stage’ includes a 30-meter-long interactive curtain, transformable display units, a bespoke cashwrap counter, towering changing rooms and doubles up as an event space. Fashion, culture, art and design are constantly crossing over, ‘The Stage’ can instantly adapt to the ever-changing programmes in this retail-hybridization model... More

Project • By All ArquitecturaShops


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Landmark Retail Boulevard

The Landmark Village is a 38,000 sqm mixed-use site along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront in Victoria Island, Lagos set to emulate Rosebank in Johannesburg, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and Canary Wharf in London. The site is being developed into an ultramodern business, leisure and lifestyle destination over the next 5 years. The Landmark Village was noted as the most visited leisure destination in Lagos, with an average footfall of up to 55,000 visitors weekly. The first phase of the Landmark Village scheme is complete with the Landmark Events Centre (the largest purpose-built event centre in Lagos), as well as the first and only Hard Rock Café in West Africa and the Oriental themed Shiro restaurant. The Landmark... More