Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Zeno Zotti
© Zeno Zotti
  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  52
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs photographs:  Zeno Zotti

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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

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Address:Via Monte Napoleone, 6, 20121 Milano, Italy

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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

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