Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco

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

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Y. Di Cassanova by Van Halewyck & Marco Architects

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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

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

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