This project challenges the typology of the generic suburban shopping center.
The masses of the red corrugated house-shaped containers cantilever out past the usual infill constraints giving the project the eye-catching feeling of an installation, or something that is extra-ordinary from the context. This subversive design gives the clients a stronger presence and questions the conventional building type.
In order to create more intimate spaces each container is placed within the existing concrete structural grid of the mall. The ‘containers’ are wrapped on the interior with organic materials such as finished plywood, felt, and bales of leaves to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.