Update: Shanghai Apple Store / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson by Roy Zipstein

© Roy Zipstein

As we reported earlier last weekBohlin Cywinski Jackson’s newest Apple store (and ’s first!) opened on July 10.  For the past five years, photographer Roy Zipstein has been documenting the stores, traveling to America, Europe, Asia and even Australia to highlight the artistry of the sleek structures.  Similar to how it takes a certain kind of architect to manifest Apple’s aesthetic and technological philosophy in built-form, it takes a certain kind of photographer to capture that essence on film.  Zipstein commented via Bernstein&Andriulli, “The Apple Stores are so beautifully designed, inside and out. It’s been very interesting to witness the design process evolve over the last few years, through the use of different materials such as glass, stainless steel and stone, and the evolving interpretation of the interior space. Having the architects present at some of these shoots and being able to exchange thoughts with them has been an added bonus for me.”

We’re excited to share Zipstein’s latest photographs from !  And, be sure to see our previous set of images thanks to Flicker user Lesh51.

© Roy Zipstein
© Roy Zipstein
© Roy Zipstein
© Roy Zipstein
© Roy Zipstein

After seeing the photos, which store do you prefer?  The New York Cube or the Shanghai Cylinder?

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Update: Shanghai Apple Store / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson by Roy Zipstein" 13 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=68607>
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  • Hai Ning

    There has been an Apple store in the Sanlitun area in Beijing for a couple of years. So Shanghai’s store ain’t the first in the PRC.

    • jd carling

      Beautiful entry. Afterwhich it appears to be a cave. From the photos I cannot make out if there is another exit into some sort of underground mall or something, but the space seems a bit closed off!!!

      • sullka

        It’s the exact same design from their New York store, but cylindrical instead of a cube.

    • Kong Haiqing

      yeah,its true. However this one is nicer~~

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  • Gabi B

    Looks more like a mausoleum or a memorial than a shop to me. While i find the overground and entrance sections interesting, the interior seems to have nothing in common with them