Contemporary retail

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

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

Project • By Comelite Architecture Structure and Interior DesignSupermarkets

LIV Supermarket Design

LIV supermarket is located at the corner of the prominent King Abdullah Road, in a wealthy neighborhood, the store has two facades and aims to provide customers with all their organic needs. The design is simple, natural with a rustic touch, making customers feel welcome and encouraging them to shop at leisure.  Aside from selling premium organic products, Liv supermarket also houses a café and bakery, where customers can enjoy fresh organic food prepared from natural ingredients. More

Project • By MG2Shops

Anthropologie Vancouver

MG2 has worked with Urban Outfitters, Inc. to create unique shopping experiences for both its name brand and Anthropologie stores. For Anthropologie, the design of each store must provide the right backdrop for the ever-changing merchandising vignettes while communicating a consistent brand language. From initial site survey to design and construction, “one-of-a-kind” is a keynote to the design of Anthropologie stores. In the bustling Granville Street area of Vancouver, British Columbia, MG2 partnered with Urban Outfitters on a new Anthropologie store in an existing retail building. The store design seamlessly integrates original elements of the building while utilizing reclaimed materials to create an aesthetic that feels both... More

Project • By ANA DESIGN STUDIO PVT LTDShopping Centres

Calabar Shopping Mall

In 2013, the Artee Group of Nigeria appointed ANA as primary design consultants for their retail real estate development projects. Artee is the largest retail supermarket player in Nigeria and represents SPAR as a brand.They successfully owned and operated 9 hypermarkets, prior to their foray in the retail real estate segment. Nigeria offers great opportunity, being a hydrocarbon producer and exporter, as well as boasting a largely young, urban and literate population.The aspirational Nigerian population was driving a huge consumption-driven economy, and the Artee Group wanted to create long term value, by providing well designed and well serviced modern retail malls in key cities. Being themselves the anchor tenants (as a SPAR hypermarke... More

Project • By A.J ArchitectsOffices

Building Materials boutique

Building materials boutique is a boutique of different kind of building materials. The material ranges from clay and resin mixed tiles to solid acrylic surfaces to cement fiber boards to P.V.C laminates. We have categorized the different building materials in different segment. The design language is a cool transition from rustic feel to contemporary lines. This is done to cohesively blend the varying nature and contextual application of the different materials. Clay tile in conjuction with solid acrylic surfaces draws attention of the customers from the entrance. The "C" shaped solid acrylic surface piers forms the intresting pattern for the conference table. The play of design and usage of the products not restricted only to the walls bu... More