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Kickstarter Campaign to Activate Vacant Storefronts in New York City

Kickstarter Campaign to Activate Vacant Storefronts in New York City
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons

In an attempt to activate a vacant storefront in New York's Lower East Side, the miLES Storefront Transformer - a 6ft cube designed to "program any storefront" - is a versatile, movable set of furnishing and amenities designed by Architecture Commons. Seven individual pop-up interventions, curated by a collection of creative minds, would inhabit empty shops between November 4th and December 22nd 2013 if their Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons

"When unfolded, the Transformer provides functional elements such as shelving, partitions, tables, seats, stage, as well as infrastructure such as lighting, WIFI, power strips, speakers, projectors, and PA system". The flexibility of the design will be showcased through seven themes: Show, Play, Share, Learn, Make, Shop, and Eat. Following a successful pilot of the project in April, which proved that the model "is a viable, sustainable, and scalable means to activate storefronts across the world," their ultimate aim is to "be able to incubate more amazing ideas and create more pop-ups in the future."

Find out more about the miLES Storefront Transformer on Kickstarter (campaign runs from September 19th to October 19th 2013). You can also visit their website.

'Learn'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons 'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons 'Shop'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons Diagram. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons Courtesy of Architecture Commons Technical Drawing. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons + 8

Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Kickstarter Campaign to Activate Vacant Storefronts in New York City" 19 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/430477/kickstarter-campaign-to-activate-vacant-storefronts-in-new-york-city/> ISSN 0719-8884
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