moshe safdie + peter marino: louis vuitton island maison at marina bay sands
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feb 15, 2012
moshe safdie + peter marino: louis vuitton island maison at marina bay sands


‘louis vuitton island maison’ by moshe safdie + peter marino, singapore
images by louis vuitton, william cho, rebecca ang
images courtesy of eventscape inc.

 

 

boston-based architect moshe safdie and new york-based designer peter marino have collaborated to create the structure
and interiors of the ‘louis vuitton island maison’ within the marina bay sands complex in singapore. the 25,000 square foot
glass pavilion emerges from the surrounding water. the 300 unique skylight and curtain wall panels were surfaced with
a UV-resistant membrane skin to protect the luxury goods on display inside from the sun’s harmful rays. custom sunshades
conceived by canadian firm eventscape inc. measuring 20 feet long cover the exterior while translucency of the walls
and ceilings have been manipulated with PTFE textiles and glass fiber with polymer coatings. simply diffusing the light will allow
visitors to maintain clear views through the window panels.

 

 


the 25,000 square foot glass pavilion is the newest addition to the established marina bay sands development

 

 

the interior’s nautical theme is consistent with the label’s association with travel and location within the bay.
after the treated panels were fabricated, the components were shipped via boat and then immediately installed
within minutes upon arrival. this contributed to the swift completion of the fast tracked project, shortening
the construction schedule immensely.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage on marina bay sands
during its construction phase, upon its completion and the hotel complex.

 

 


view from bay at night

 

 


view from bay during the day

 

 


pavilion emerges from the water

 

 


structure is accessed with a wooden pathway

 

 


ground level

 

 


view of ground level from first floor

 

 


first floor

 

 


ceiling plane

 

 


installation suspended form the ceiling hovers above the ground retail floor

 

 


eventscape case study: louis vuitton island maison
video courtesy of eventscape

 

 

project info:

 

 

project name: louis vuitton island maison
project type: retail store
location: marina bay sands, singapore
engineering/fabrication/installation of sun shades: eventscape inc.
design: peter marino architect: interior designer ftl design engineering studio: sun shade consultant
pavilion design: moshe safdie
completion: september, 2011
square footage: 46,000 sq ft. building
photography: louis vuitton, william cho, rebecca ang

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