“The space is for shopping but also for holding events. The concept of the store is space that is changing its view or atmosphere depending on where you are standing, such as caves or limestone caves. At some points the place offers a view to the end of the store, and also it has an area surrounded by the inner partitions. The experience walking through the artificial yet random space would be close to something like walking in nature. The purpose of the design is to offer a new shopping experience that people could see products through strolling in nature.”
Suppose Design Office, a Japanese Architect company have completed a boutique in an Hiroshima shopping centre. Their design is constructed using cardboard tubes. The project called Karis features tubes of varying length that are suspended in clusters to create cave like structures within the interior space.
I chose this as another precedent for my Urban Room exhibition space as it is another example of how tubes are used effectively within an interior space. And they are vertical tubes which I hope to use, but on a much larger scale of tubes.