RIBA WINDOWS: PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Apr23 2018

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May 13 2018

The #RIBARegentStreet competition has returned for 2018! Look out for the beautifully designed installations along Regent Street and Regent Street St James’s, created by each retailer and architects from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The competition for this year is now closed. The winner will be announced on 24th May 2018.

You can still click on the images below to learn more about each installation.

  • Uniqlo with Red Deer
  • lululemon with KSR
  • 7 for all Mankind with canalGRANDE
  • Camper with Freehaus Design
  • Smeg with Coffey Architects
  • Jo Malone London with Thomas-McBrien Architects
  • L’Occitane with Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects
close Uniqlo with Red Deer

This installation celebrates the process behind the fabrication of linen which is a key material used in UNIQLO’s SS collection. Each tube represents a different stage of the evolution from flax seed to fabric and clothing. Texture, surface, grain and quality highlight the tactility of each stage, whilst the colours, hues and tones are also praised. An inverted circle acknowledges the sun, a key component in linen production.

Architects - Red Deer
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

close lululemon with KSR

We are celebrating lululemon’s ‘Sweatlife’ Festival through movement, colour and the human form. Dynamic contoured layers combine to create a bright and active sculpture which transforms as you pass by. No two experiences of the Festival are the same – much like your perception of the window. ‘Sweatlife’ is a community driven weekend festival to be held 23/24 June in London, where our community comes together through yoga, sweat and workshops.

Architects – KSR
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

close 7 for all Mankind with canalGRANDE

This installation is sensitive to light, the movement of people and the colour of their clothes. How each person chooses to dress tells a story and this installation turns each story into a unique lighting display to engage with the public on a personal level. For a brief moment, your movements and the colour of your clothes will be displayed in the window linking the brand to you and inviting you to come inside.

Architects - canalGRANDE
Production - Soda
Installation - Roland Ellis
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

close Camper with Freehaus Design

The inspiration for the design is Camper’s origin story, which started when the founder’s grandfather travelled from London to Mallorca with the island’s first sewing machine. Freehaus approached the brief by considering what Camper in return might bring back to London. Drawing on Mallorca’s light, sky, vegetation, terrain and sea, the design combines natural and artificial materials to reference a core sample of the island and celebrate the uniqueness behind Camper’s spirit.

Architects - Freehaus Design
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

close Smeg with Coffey Architects

Creating intrigue and delight through threshold and repetition, Coffey Architects has utilised the cast iron pan stand from Smeg’s newly launched Linea built-in collection to create an intricate patterned screen. The multiplication of this heavy and industrial component paradoxically creates a landscape that resembles a delicate weave, whilst showcasing Smeg’s rich heritage. It filters and diffuses light, casting beautiful, dynamic shadows inside the store during the day and out onto the pavement at night.

Architects - Coffey Architects
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

close Jo Malone London with Thomas-McBrien Architects

Thomas-McBrien Architects, in collaboration with Paper & Wood, have designed and created a handmade paper window display in the theme of a secret garden. The project celebrates the quintessential British garden, a constant source of inspiration for Jo Malone London. The garden offers a moment of escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, aiming to capture and heighten the immersive experience offered within our flagship boutique.

Architects - Thomas-McBrien
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

close L’Occitane with Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects

The Golden Hour: ‘As the day draws to a close, the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold. Beauty is suspended in time as this stunning spectacle reaches its height. This is the golden hour.’ Inspired by the magical Golden Hour of Provence, the installation explores the sensorial relationship between light and smell. Over 2000 Fresnel and Plano-Convex lenses are suspended in space to form a delicate veil that refracts and converges light whilst scent diffusers emit L’Occitane’s fragrance ‘Terre de Lumière’ to create an immersive and interactive experience.

Architects - Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects
Image credit: Dylan Thomas

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