Stores & Spaces (159)
architecture goes back to its roots
‘Baubotanik’ is a botanical architecture office in Germany that creates buildings and objects such as pavilions or animal watching platforms. Baubotanik’s unusual approach is that they organically grow buildings by mending artificial components e.g. steel with living plants or trees.
Why it matters
This living architecture shows just how respectful we can be to the environment when building new structures. Will we see these techniques being used for larger projects, will the first living flagship store be just around the corner?
Aépure is a new upmarket beauty retailer that sells high-end independent cosmetic brands. The stores are conceived in the style of a fashion magazine –where shop windows are designed as magazine covers and shelves as magazine columns.
The hairdressing chain Jacques Dessange has opened a new concept salon in Paris which is fully equipped with the latest technology. Customers can therefore watch DVDs on mini plasma screens incorporated into mirrors or listen to their CDs played in privates boxes.