Friday, April 18, 2008

60. New Project


image by Harry Allen

i tend to stay away from retail projects mainly because there's just too much involved legally and logistically, however when i met with my parents leasing manager this month to renew their lease on their retail store, they made it very clear that the lease wouldn't be renewed unless they moved locations. my parents work in a big mall - they've been there for over 20+ years and this is their 4th time moving locations within the mall. the only difference this time around is that they're actually putting up some money to do some major renovations to the new space as they would like to expand their business and make it appeal more to the younger / modern generation. how could i not help them out.

the move starts the end of May which fits nicely with my schedule being that the finishing deadline for my project right now is mid May. one right into another. i came across designer Harry Allen and was really impressed with his work. great use of architectual details in a suttle yet striking way. no fuss, no mess, just simple and to the point.

9 comments:

Alkemie said...

Jen - it sounds like a great project! Like you said, how can you not help your parents. Would love to see how it turns out!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

Can't wait to see the end result......love these images....particularly love the look of the concrete walls with the veneer.....fab !

acaligurl said...

well, its hard to say no to the parents! show pics when you are done! happy weekend. ;0

Bhavna said...

Show us the plans and pics and everything as you do the project! So much fun!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

The amount of time and money wasted by making them move so often - your poor parents. Tho looking forward to seeing the final product with your beautiful input!:-)

Yoli said...

I agree sounds like a wonderful project. Can't wait to see how you transform it.

gj said...

OMG! i hate doing retail! talk about crazy guidelines! Mall management people really aren't there to help, in fact they are paid to make everything 10x more difficult!

Jorge from Brazil said...

Its my first time in this blog....a great surprise, congratulations!

design for mankind. said...

Wow--- I can't wait to see it! :)