ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NYimage © iwan baanall images courtesy of junya.ishigami+associates

 

 

 

dividing the corner site into two volumes, japanese firm junya.ishigami+associates have designed the yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store in new york. gently curving towards its peak at the end of the street, the angled structure responds to its site through its formation as a triangle. a dramatic slice enables pedestrians to cut through the city block – a welcoming shortcut, which not only makes people’s routes shorter, but it also maximizes the store’s viewing possibilities. the shop front windows line all three sides, offering a constant dialogue between the street and the japanese fashion brand’s interior. 

 

 

ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NYthe triangular-shaped store responds to its corner locationimage © iwan baan

 

 

ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NYthe site is divided in two, enabling pedestrians to cut through the volume image © iwan baan

 

 

ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NYlarge windows display the japanese fashion brand’s interior to the surrounding streetscapeimage © iwan baan

 

 

ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NYthe volume tapers towards the edge of the street