Streetology / Facet Studio

© Katherine Lu

Architects: Facet Studio
Location: Sydney,
Project team: Olivia Shih, Yoshihito Kashiwagi
Project area: 30 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu

Within plastic tubes of standardized 100mm diameter, tee shirts are stored and merchandised. Within dispensers of standardized 100mm wide by 1500mm high, a maximum of 15 plastic tubes are stored and displayed. Then by repeating the dispensers by 170 times, we are now able to display a maximum of 2,550 tee shirts. If we sell one tee shirt, one plastic tube disappears from the dispenser. We designed a system of dispensers and tubes to visualize commerciality; although on its own, the stock quantity of the tee shirts fluctuates vertically within the individual dispenser unit, however after 170 repeats this fluctuation forms a “pattern” horizontally across the dispensers.

floor plan

There is no such field of study called “Streetology”; but this shop is a visual reflection of the street trend. It creates excitement by drawing a parallel between the shopping experience, and the act of flipping through pages of magazine asking oneself, “I wonder what is popular now on the streets!”

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Cite: "Streetology / Facet Studio" 03 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • Diego A.

    Really nice!!I like it!!