Neil Barrett Store by Zaha Hadid Architects


For the new Neil Barrett Store in Tokyo, Zaha Hadid Architects created a circular passage allowing the customers to experience the space in multiple ways and interpretations.

The design shifts between architecture and sculpture, where a compact mass of surface layers unravel and fold to form the shelving display and seating.

The concept of the store plays with the complementary characteristics and the related dualism between male and female. The furniture piece on the ground floor is designed as a strong, masculine and dynamic form whilst the piece on the first floor enunciates femininity through more fluid contour lines.

This interplay between male and female is followed through in the general aesthetic concept , setting the furniture piece with a white smooth Corian finish against the raw fair faced concrete surface of the rest of the space. This is further accentuated through the contrast in colour and finish of the white matt furniture finish against a black glossy floor.






Photos by Virgile Simon Bertrand


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