Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects

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New York, United States
  • Project Architect: Filipe Taboada
  • Project Team: Yiqing Zhao
  • Cabinetry: Javier Gomez
  • Architect In Charge: Steven Holl
  • Associate In Charge: Olaf Schmidt
  • City: New York
  • Country: United States
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Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects - Windows, Facade
© Susan Wides

Text description provided by the architects. The 400sf Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle shop is an abstract insertion into the historic fabric of Greenwich Village. It is envisioned as an integral material/spatial whole.

Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects - Image 9 of 18
© Aislinn Weidele

An imagined geometry for olfaction, a slipped disk characterizes the facade, the main cabinetry, the furniture, and the secret garden beyond.

Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects - Windows
© Susan Wides

If smell could have geometric properties they might come in all scales and textures. Similarly, the “slipped disk” geometry is textured, porous and reflective (foamed aluminum); dense, smooth and opaque (black walnut); transparent (glass); or soft and rough (wool carpet).


In the Secret Garden, which is paved in schist, the gentle sound of water emanates from a cast brass slipped disk.

Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects - Garden
© Susan Wides

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Address:94 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011, United States

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Cite: "Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects" 13 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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