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envelope A+D: hayes valley clothing store for aether, san francisco
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jan 27, 2013
envelope A+D: hayes valley clothing store for aether, san francisco


‘hayes valley clothing store for aether’ by envelope A+D, california, united states
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outdoor clothing company aether apparel has just opened their new ‘hayes valley store’ hosted by the proxy project in san francisco, california.
designed by local practice envelope A+D in collaboration with chris french metal, the project consists of three standard – 8-foot by 9.6-foot by 40-foot –
shipping containers stacked on top of one another and offset slightly. the cantilevering section is cut out and encased in glass to create a striking element
hovering above the main entrance. reclaimed oak floors break up the otherwise industrial metal character of the materials, complete with a conveyor belt
that penetrates all three floors constantly rotating perched articles of clothing throughout all the spaces.

 

 


construction process
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street-side entrance
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backside
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side entrance from parking lot
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connections of the three containers
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cantilevering glass area over main entrance
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entry
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interior, double-height space on the first two floors
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side entrance
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hanging shelving system adds to the style of the interior
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cantilevering area looking out over the bottom floor
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lounge area
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clothing conveyor belt
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image © aether

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