envelope A+D: hayes valley clothing store for aether, san francisco envelope A+D: hayes valley clothing store for aether, san francisco
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 statesimage © aether



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 beltthat penetrates all three floors constantly rotating perched articles of clothing throughout all the spaces.



construction processvideo © aether



street-side entranceimage © aether



backsideimage © aether



side entrance from parking lotimage © aether



image © aether



connections of the three containersimage © aether



cantilevering glass area over main entranceimage © aether



image © aether



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entryimage © aether



interior, double-height space on the first two floorsimage © aether



side entranceimage © aether



hanging shelving system adds to the style of the interiorimage © aether



image © aether



cantilevering area looking out over the bottom floorimage © aether



lounge areaimage © aether



clothing conveyor beltimage © aether



image © aether



image © aether

  • Looks real good for a micro-store. Perfect for Japan too.

    mArkW says:
  • great idea for a small space, low installation cost, material and time, especially the mobility to explore other places. I believe that the cost and beneficial it can be advantageous to sell products with low added value. It would be interesting to have an idea of ​​the cost per square meter installed without ground etc, only containers. Congratulation. RW

    Roberto Wagner says:
  • It could be great, BUT the container is new, brand new. Not recycled, not taken from the mountains and mountains of containers that this movement was intended to cope with. Green posing rears it’s vile head again.

    Bedlamite23 says:
  • the cost of shipping container construction is actually more than timber frame. the only “benefit” is being “green” by recycling materials. As Roberto pointed out, this is a fake. this is purely a marketing move.

    anyway, the shipping container thing is getting played out in hayes valley. time to switch it up. lets get some new ideas going SF Planning Department.

    the big says:
  • You actually make it appear so easy together with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I’d by no means understand. It seems too complicated and extremely huge for me. I’m looking ahead for your next put up, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

    Online outdoors stores says:

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