ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NY ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NY
dec 08, 2008

ishigami tapers yohji yamamoto gansevoort street store NY

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. 



the triangular-shaped store responds to its corner locationimage © iwan baan



the site is divided in two, enabling pedestrians to cut through the volume image © iwan baan



large windows display the japanese fashion brand’s interior to the surrounding streetscapeimage © iwan baan



the volume tapers towards the edge of the street


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