These plans and sections are the product of one of our last 3 hour charettes. I chose to design the store, because it is an interesting space in my facility. I apologize for the quality of the images.
Ceiling & Floor Plan
I manipulated the ceiling plan to communicate my concept of movement and to create interest in the space. I really enjoy working with the ceiling plane in any plan because I feel like it is a HUGE part of how a user experiences the space. Everywhere I go I’m always looking UP to see how the architect/designer has communicated the spaces, wayfinding, etc.
In my final ceiling plan I decided to go with a more sinuous curve in the soffit over the cash wrap and mimic that same curve in the cash wrap design itself, which you will see in a perspective later in this post. The sinuous curve matches that of the soffits over the window displays that is drawn in this current ceiling plan.
A mixture of recessed can lighting and track lighting will be specified to illuminate not only the space, but to highlight the product in the store as well.
The floor plan’s basic layout has the shoe section being on the far left with product display being on shelves against the wall. The “boxes” up against the windows will display the individual styles of shoes. (this can be seen clearer in section and perspective).
The lower right section of the plan will contain all of the dance apparel such as leotards, skirts, shorts, and tops on face-out display fixtures as well as two floor standing fixtures.
The top right section will contain “gifts” such as posters or prints related to dance, books about dance, picture frames, etc.
The small sections of visible wall will be built out to mimic the build out around the columns and mirrors will be placed on those sections.
The top section faces the cash wrap. The custom shelving on the sides of the cabinets will hold any product that would need to be displayed (in this image I have placed dance bags there) on the top three shelves.
The bottom two shelves and drawers are storage and display for dance tights. There are so many varieties of dance tights, and I came up with the idea for this display with the inspiration from Victoria’s Secret and how they display their bras. One style of tights will be faced out on display and possibly opened to be able to feel it and see it, while the size runs will be neatly contained in the drawers underneath the display.
The cabinets will be used for staff storage for materials and supplies.
The bottom sections shows the apparel face outs and the window displays better. The soffits above the window displays will have lettering signage to show people where the style is that they may be looking for.
Revit Model Perspectives
After the charette I was really excited to get this space into Revit to see it in 3D. I wanted to make sure that the “experience” that I was creating especially in the ceiling plane was not too much. I would LOVE some feedback on what you all think!
View of Entrance into the Shop
View from Shoe Section
I know it is hard to imagine with out it being rendered with material selections and finishes.
So here is some of the FF&E that I have chosen for the space.
Flooring: Shaw Contract Group: City Maple in Alabaster
Window Display Concept:
Benches in Shoes: Hive Modern: Suzanne double lounge chair:
Upholstered in: Knoll Boucle in Chartreuse
Reception Desk Surface: Abet Laminati solid surfacing in White
& Countertop: Dupoint Corian in Arctic Lime (it has a much more green tint to it in person)
Display Fixtures: Store Supply Warehouse
I would absolutely appreciate any feedback that you all could give. Let me know what you think of the space planning, material selections, color choices etc.
Thanks for reading!