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?
The sampling shop Esloultimo only opens its doors to members who have registered and paid a €5 monthly fee. This fee not only gives them access to the store but also means they can take a maximum of five free products on their visit. The store has two sections, one that holds samples of cosmetics, hygiene products, cleaning products, food and beverages, and the other is a display/tasting area where consumers can see or test products in store.
“Casa Coop” is an on-line sit-com made by Coop (Italian supermarket chain) and spread on a social network owned by the brand. It is based on the daily lives of real people represented by actors including those who work in the supermarket. Scenes are shot within the stores themselves.