Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco

| 4 comments

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

This boutique in Antwerp by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects features glossy white surfaces in a raw concrete shell.

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

Called Y. Di Cassanova, the shop at the base of two towers has white backlit shelves to display stock and a tree in the middle of the space.

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

More shops on Dezeen »

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

The following details are from Van Halewyck & Marco Architects


The new shop Y. Di Cassanova is located under the recently built towers of Diener & Diener Architects on “t' Eilandje”. The semi-transparent aspect of the building is subtly mirrored in the interior with white glowing translucent panels.

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

The concept of a softer layer within the rough concrete concrete shell continues the white effect in the overall materialization. Under the white veil one finds surprising textures like coarse-grained wood and fiber board. Through careful manipulation of the different interconnected volumes a varied “parcours” is created with both intimate corners and free open space.

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

Click above for larger image

Clothes store Y. Di Cassanova
Location: Westkaai 45, Antwerp, Belgium
Client: Joli bvba
Stage: built (1st phase)
Date: 2010

Click above for larger image


See also:

.

Aesop Aoyama by
Schemata Architecture Office
9 Department Store and Gallery
by Case-Real
Ahoti by
Studio Lama
  • bwberlin

    poor tree!

  • http://individual.cl/ æon

    It is not usual to see a tree touching or not fitting the ceiling height of a room.

  • http://flavors.me/pradumn Pradumn

    This is what I call sheek – who ever knew white could look soo good!

    • wadafakutakinabout

      sheek? i think you mean chiq.