LOCATION: Huangpu District, Shanghai ｜
TYPE: Retail, Office ｜
SCALE: 900 sq.m. (façade area) ｜
DESIGN/BUILT: 2008 / 2008 ｜
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeremy San ｜
Inspired by Adolf Loos Goldman and Salatsch building in Vienna, the design for this new flagship store is a hybrid of the 1930’s Art-Deco mannerism and the deconstructive formalism of the contemporary architecture. The resulting façade rejects historical pastiche while respecting historical references, offering a new mediation for the non-historic building in a historically protected district.