Siki Im concept store by Leong Leong

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Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

New York design office Leong Leong has completed a temporary, foam-covered concept store for menswear designer Siki Im in New York.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Located at 504 24th Street, the Siki Im x Leong Leong Concept Store runs from 5-15 November as part of Building Fashion, a series of collaborations between fashion designers and architects.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

The store, which features a ramp-like sloping floor, is built around an existing structure that was formerly used as the sales office for the HL23 apartment building by architect Neil Denari.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Both the interior and exterior are coated in textured soy-based foam.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Building Fashion is hosted by BOFFO and Spilios Gianakopoulos, with Pin-up Magazine and Project No. 8. It pairs fashion designers with architects to explore the intersection of both fields.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Photographs are by David Smith unless otherwise stated.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

The following information is from the designers:


SIKI IM X LEONG LEONG CONCEPT STORE

Announcing the opening of the Siki Im x LEONG LEONG concept store completed as the final installation of Building Fashion at HL23 presented by BOFFO and Spilios Gianakopolous with PIN-UP Magazine and PROJECT No. 8.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

The concept store, developed in collaboration with fashion designer Siki Im, is the latest in a series of projects by LEONG LEONG that explore the transformation of a existing space through the insertion of a foreign figure or shape.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

The structure, which is the former sales trailer for the HL23 building designed by Neil Denari, is filled end to end with large ramp-form that creates an unexpected gathering space with undefined programmatic possibilities.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Soy-based spray foam is used to cover the interior and exterior of the structure creating a supple surface for inhabitation on which visitors are required to remove their shoes.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Small niches and ledges are carved into the foam to create areas for display and seating.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

The clothes are embedded beneath the ramp on either end, encouraging visitors to explore the extents of the space and experience the clothes in very intimate environments.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

About the firm
LEONG LEONG is an architecture firm based in New York City founded by brothers Dominic and Chris Leong.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Their work includes the highly publicized 3.1 Phillip Lim stores in Seoul and Los Angeles, the renovation of the 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship in New York, and the Opening Ceremony boutique at the Ace Hotel in New York.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Most recently LEONG LEONG was selected as a winner of the New Practices 2010 Competition by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award rec- ognizes the new generation of emerging architects in New York City.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Above photograph is by Pete Deevakul.

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong

Building Fashion presents Siki Im + Leong Leong


See also:

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3.1 Phillip Lim Seoul Flagship by Leong Leong Built to Wear by
Ball-Nogues Studio
Galerie BSL by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000484007310 Johann Koenitz

    Who is going to recycle this?

    • xtiaan

      its soy, the vegans will eat it

    • xtiaan

      its a soy based foam so theyre just going to feed it to local homeless vegans according to their website

  • nnn

    looks like fun…but i wonder what it smells like

  • http://www.fakesartorialist.com fakesartorialis

    Getting a little carried away with the foam gun, I happened to set, three people, several outfits and on dog into the store…

    i<3

  • durhambrewing

    Oooops i just threw up on myself … ohh wait no … its on my computer monitor

    Vomitstruction

  • http://www.facebook.com/antpereira Antonio Rosa da Silva

    Fluffy…

  • wes

    to my knowledge all of the soy based polyurethane replacements(2 part sprayed foams) are only half soy(the polyol portion is bio based). The other half(the isocyanate) is still petroleum sourced. Nor are they probably very good to eat, though they are inert. Still I think it is an interesting material, though I don't think enough control is exerted on the design in the case.