the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Store
  4. Italy
  5. Kengo Kuma & Associates
  6. 2014
  7. Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 01:00 - 26 January, 2015
Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Zeno Zotti
© Zeno Zotti

© Zeno Zotti © Zeno Zotti © Zeno Zotti © Zeno Zotti + 16

© Zeno Zotti
© Zeno Zotti

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the center of Milan, Kengo Kuma's design for Camper's Camper Together project uses a very simple generative system in a complex way. The shelves which line the walls of the store are based on a square grid just wide enough to fit a pair of shoes, but by selectively removing sections of the grid, abstract compositions are made which give the interior a subtle variety. The material palette of just two materials - the raw plywood shelves and natural stone floor - adds to this theme of complexity through simplicity.

© Zeno Zotti
© Zeno Zotti

The top part of the shelves will adapt to the shape of the structural ceiling The boards do not connect 2 or more perpendicular boards, so they are cut off behing the existing suspended ceiling.

© Zeno Zotti
© Zeno Zotti

Given that this shape will be unknown until the construction works begin, the shelves have been drawn 1 meter higher than the existing suspended ceiling and they will be cut on site to adapt to the structural ceiling shape.

When cutting the shelves, the 3 following conditions must be fulfilled.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Office
Cite: "Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma & Associates" 26 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/590943/camper-store-milano-kengo-kuma/> ISSN 0719-8884