Comme des Garcons Boutique & Showroom
This project analyzes an architectural space and concept through the protruded
and recessed pieces that created a part-to-whole massing. Individual pieces were put together, varying by length, portraying the conception of depth. While the ground condition mimics and addresses the language of the city Tokyo. By creating varying and staggering lengths this automatically combines shadow deceptions. And by inter-penetrating different shapes and planes in particular extrusions elevates the concept of depth. This project is solely conceptual so the floor plans were based off of the form that we created. The shapes that were created within this form had to have a women’s & men’s retail, changing rooms, elevator shaft, cafe, accessories,event space and exhibition space. Comme des Garcons is known for going against the norm when it comes to the feminine body. Rei Kawakubo accentuated parts of the body that have never been accentuated before, making her garments avant garde and controversial. This form stands against the cities architectural facades with the ground condition playing with the abnormalities of the brand.