Contemporary retail store architecture

I continue to be fascinated by Contemporary building architecture. Retail store architecture has really caught my eye. Against much initial skepticism in 2001 Apple has been successful with their retail stores. Today Apple has 251 across the global.

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Apple has been innovating retail architecture with designs like the New York Fifth Ave store (above) by Ronnette Riley & Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, openned 2006. Other more traditional fashion retailers have now joined in with redesigning their store exterior’s:

swatch-toyko-store

Swatch, Tokyo store by Japanese
Shigeru Ban, opened 2007

prada-store-tokyo

Prada, Tokyo store by Herzog
& de Meuron
, opened 2003

Like Steve Jobs, Japanese architects (Tadeo AndoShigeru Ban) and developers are pushing the boundaries of convention by experimenting with new ideas.

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