Leong Leong

Project Location Year Status Type Size
SIKI IM CONCEPT STORE NEW YORK, NY 2010 Completed RETAIL 800 sq. ft.
Soft Brutalism

The concept store, designed in collaboration with fashion designer Siki Im, seeks to radically transform the existing space and break down the traditional norms of retail and exchange. The structure, which is the former sales trailer for the HL23 building designed by Neil Denari, is filled end to end with large ramp form that creates an unexpected gathering space with undefined programmatic possibilities. Soy-based spray foam used to cover the interior and exterior of the structure creates a supple surface for inhabitation. Visitors must remove their shoes before entering the space. Small niches and ledges are carved into the foam to create areas for display and seating. The clothes are embedded beneath the ramp on either end, encouraging visitors to explore the limits of the space and experience the garments in very intimate environments.

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