브루탈리즘 건축은 미니멀 디자인을 바탕으로 최소한의 어휘로 인상적인 오브제를 형상화 합니다. 특히 콘크리트의 물성은 이러한 구현; 형상을 적나라하게 드러냄으로써 효과적인 장면을 연출합니다. 스톡홀롬에 위치한 슈즈 스토어의 공간구성은 간결하면서도 담백한 콘크리트를 바탕으로 완성됩니다. 가운데 위치한 거대한 계단공간은 신발을 진열하는 공간과 상층부를 수직으로 연결하는 동선역활을 동시에 수행합니다. 내부 공간을 정의하는 중요한 오브제 역활도 함께 수행합니다.
The monolithic concrete forms associated with brutalist architecture inspired the interiors of Axel Arigato's Copenhagen flagship store, which the shoe brand has designed in collaboration with Christian Halleröd.
Located a stone's throw from Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget, Axel Arigato's Danish flagship features blocky grey interiors that "blend brutalism with minimalism".
"I approach our store formats as I design sneakers – the shape of the object comes first, the material is secondary," explained the brand's co-founder, Max Svardh.
Svardh developed the aesthetic of the store with Stockholm-based architect Christian Halleröd.
The two have previously worked together on the design of Axel Arigato's London flagship, where shoes are presented on giant slabs of terrazzo, and its Stockholm branch, which boasts yellow-tinted windows and furry seats.
The latest Copenhagen store spans 270 square-metres and is the brand's largest retail space to date, accommodating its full collection of men's and women's shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear pieces.
At its centre is a huge staircase crafted from raw concrete, comprised of several blocks of steps which are staggered at different heights. As well as connecting customers to the second floor, it will serve as a space for the brand to display artworks or merchandise.