torafu architects: my panda retail store
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oct 18, 2012
torafu architects: my panda retail store

‘my panda retail store’ by torafu architects, tokyo, japan
image © takumi ota
all images courtesy of torafu architects



the new ‘my panda retail store’ located in the basement of shibuya’s PARCO part 1, and designed by tokyo-based practice torafu architects,
represents an architectural rendition of the two-tone scheme that defines the fashion line. the duality of color is rendered through
the archetypal image of a house, double-hued, existing half inside and half outside. the exterior is used as a display case and bench
while the interior structures provide displays and welcoming counter. staind or painted oriented strand board (OSB) is used to create
the various fixtures, display objects and floors. along the length of the wall a curved rail reminiscent of a garden line provides a
perch for individual articles of clothing, whose curved nature facilitates browsing. as the store is located off the main corridor,
a panda painted on the wall opposite the entrance greets visitors who are wandering by.



shop exterior
image © takumi ota



entrance lobby and check-out desk
image © takumi ota



changing rooms
image © takumi ota



view towards the entrance
image © takumi ota



display shelf and plants integrated into the home-like structure
image © takumi ota



dropping hanger rail holds individual pieces
image © takumi ota



image © takumi ota



(left) shirt display
image © takumi ota
(right) my panda fashion
image © akinori ito


entrance from shopping complex
image © takumi ota


project info:



principle use: shop
production: ishimaru
facility design: endo (lighting)
credit: curtain design: yoko ando/ plants: jungle collection
building site: parco part 1 b1f, shibuya, tokyo
total floor area: 44.3 m2
design period: 2012.06-09
construction period: 2012.09-10
photo: takumi ota (architecture); akinori ito (fashion)

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