Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

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A soon-to-be fashion shop in Amsterdam has a new facade that mimics flowing textiles. Designed by UNStudio, a Dutch architecture firm, “The Looking Glass” features three glass panels mounted on the building’s brick front. Each low-iron annealed glass piece is attached with silicone to adjacent panels and has stainless steel edges that form a glass box. Eight millimeters of silicone also sit between the steel to account for any shifts or changes in the pieces. The structures were assembled in a factory before being transported for installation to the store, which is located at P.C. Hooftstraat 138 on one of the city’s best-known shopping streets.

Extending away from the building, the boxes eventually will be used to display clothing. “In a fluid gesture, fashion and architecture come together to represent and celebrate the craftsmanship and geometry of high-end, tailored clothing, creating harmony between aesthetics and function,” the firm says of the project.

Follow UNStudio’s upcoming work, which includes a cable car connecting Heihe, China to Blagoveshchensk, Russia, on Instagram. (via designboom)

Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

 

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