Thursday, February 26, 2009

What a space...

Colleen and I went into Fluevog's in Gastown the other day. I'd been there several times before, but this time it really struck me what a fantastic space it is. Before it was Fluevog's I think it was another clothing retailer, so it wasn't a Fluevog design, but whoever did design this did a terrific job.

They essentially had a space between two buildings. But instead of building another building there they simply closed in the space with glass and steel. Now, when you're standing in the store, it almost feels like you're in the middle of the street, on even the gloomiest of Vancouver winter days.

The thinking behind this is terrific. An architect was given a challenge to come up with an incredible design for this premium retail space. And instead of building a building they said "What if we take it all away and just put a roof on." Love it.

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