Project: OWEN Store| Location: Meatpacking District, NY, USA | Architects: Tacklebox arhitecture
Description by Architects : Located in the Meatpacking District, OWEN Store occupies an 1,800 square foot space that previously housed a meat storage facility, auto storage, and a floral shop. In response to the rich history of the space and through the juxtaposition of industrial elements with the handmade, we sought to create a place that is both familiar and timeless. Here a continuous surface, hand-built out of 25,000 brown paper bags, arches from floor to ceiling. The repetition of the paper bags results in a honeycomb-like structure that defines a warm, organic volume which sits within the existing industrial brick and concrete space. Additionally, all clothing, accessories, and jewelry are displayed on quartz slab tables, blackened steel hang-bars and steel and glass vitrine whose linearity and crisp details sit in contrast to the delicate texture of the paper arch beyond. Here at Arhitektura+ we find this idea creative and not to mention, highly affordable. Just don’t know what happens if someone leans on the wall?
the openings of the bags create a delicate honeycomb pattern
clean light fixtures contrast the texture of the walls and ceiling
25,000 paper bags line the walls of the store
the repetitious surface of paper bags wraps the walls and ceiling, enveloping visitors