We recently received a modern store design from Giachi Architettura e Design, located in Capri, St. Barths, Miami. The project is entitled “100% Capri“ and represents just one element in the worldwide chain store. According to the designers, “the focal point is a lightness and airiness throughout, punctuated by speciallydesigned details such as the expanse of intricate wooden screens, elegant lamps diffusing soft light and diaphanous linen curtains creating privacy. Leather and wood floors, a white leather ottoman and the sound of cascading water in the atrium below, complete the serene experience that is this store located within the most exclusive shopping venue of the city. The distinctive white or sandy-coloured shirts for men and women are handmade from the finest cloth, the epitome of elegance on Capri“. We invite you to enjoy a virtual tour of this contemporary store and tell us if you appreciate its design.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts