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Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Architecture News - Jan 10, 2023 - 17:09   1065 views

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

A giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of a flagship store designed by Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur-based architecture practice Spacemen.

Named Between Worlds, the 128-square-metre flagship store was designed for Braun Buffel, a premium leather handbags and accessories. 

The interior space is wrapped by mirrored surfaces and display shelves, with a sienna-colored installation evoking a meteor rock at the heart of the store to create an illusionary experience. 

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Located at the first floor of the Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the store merges a maximal and minimalist approach that crosses the boundaries between two very different worlds: luxury retail and experimental art. 

Similar to the office's previous project Urban Bloom in Putrajaya, Malaysia, the studio creates a visually-appealaing balance in colors, combining reflections with bold colors.

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

"The sienna-colored installation’s jagged edges and angular grains adds a stark contrast to the sleek aesthetic of the store that aims to merge architecture and sculpture," said Spacemen

"The sense of intrigue behind the intention of this floating rock innately draws passerby’s into the space," the studio added. 

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

The studio used a coherent material palette, including stainless steel, white terrazzo, mirrors, and glass with a base of mineral plaster walls come together to create a minimalist and futuristic composition for the store.

The studio added a pair of red marbled display counters that flank the floating rock at the front of the store.

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

As the studio explained, "as customers make their way to the second half of the store, the flooring transitions into a deep burgundy carpeted area that is anchored by an exquisite pink onyx display wall where they can customize their items at the personalization station." 

Inside, another interesting design components are multi-tiered counters made entirely out of clear glass, which allow products on display take centre stage to shoppers. 

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

According to the studio, the concept store blurs the boundaries allowing an encounter between two very different worlds, that of experimental art and luxury retail, thus redefining the brand’s in-store experience into an immersive, and memorable journey. 

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Floor plan

Giant sienna-colored meteor rock is suspended from the ceiling of flagship store in Kuala Lumpur

Red Rock Structure

Project facts

Project name: Between Worlds 

Client: Braun Buffel 

Architect’s Firm: Spacemen Studio

Lead Architects: Edward Tan 

Team: Edward Chan, Raymond Tang, Phyllis Zhang, Kuma Ni, Alvin Zhou 

Project location: Unit F-228, Level 1, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Completion Year: 2022

Type of project: Retail Store 

Gross Built Area (square meters): 128sqm  

Suppliers

Rock Art Artist: Ohsum Mossum 

Pink Onyx: Levo Art Stone

Red Marble: JK Concepts 

Terrazzo Floor: Feruni Ceramiche

Natural Wall Plaster: Vasari Malaysia

Metal Fabrication: JK Concepts 

All images © David Yeow Photography.

All drawings © Spacemen Studio.

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