suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
matias del CAMPO & sandra MANNINGER: the store concept blossom explores the opportunities present in the morphologies of floral entities as point of departure for the design of architectural conditions. the sensorial and spatial experiences co-notated with the manifold qualities of blooming flowers, from their topological qualities and the distribution of sepals and are scrutinized for their architectural qualities and incorporated in the design of blossom. even the olfactory qualities could be implied as substantial part of the design
to include the programmatic elements of a store the concept of delamination is applied. In delaminating layers from the surrounding envelope of the store, pockets of varying sizes are generated. these pockets include, according to their size elements like office, storage, changing booths and components that could be used as presentation tablets.
although the designs visual appearance is of heterogeneous nature, the underlying logic of the design is informed by a repetitive system related to the allover theme of inflorescence. nodes represent the core components of the system, connecting a specific variety of petals. this system of node and petal form the innermost layer of the delamination effect described above. the second layer provides the store with the necessary depth to include programmatic elements, tagging along the node and petal system in its morphology. the third layer is comprised by a simple box, which represents in the renderings a possible space provided for the store in an existing building. this outermost layer bears a vivid coloration in order to bleed the color into the glossy white interior.
the described system is highly pliable, providing a wide range of opportunities for various setups. it can be applied to different envelopes, independent from their shape. Additionally the various layers can be used in multiple combinations to populate different environments. the store can occupy an empty space, it can be setup to perform as a pavilion by combining the two inner layers, or it can accommodate itself in a shop-in-shop scenario by using the innermost layer only