Calvin Klein Collections Store
The principal exterior move is the installation of pavement-to-third floor panels of glass between the existing monumentally scaled pilasters, effectively turning the entire building into a showcase. Inside, the new accommodation is inserted without disrupting the handsome proportions of the original lofty banking hall and in such a way as to minimise the visual impact of the structural columns. From the glass vestibule that rises six metres, the immediate impression is of a calm visual field: an immaculate expanse of honey-coloured Yorkstone flags, thick white walls with tight openings and benches that appear variously to float or to extrude from the floor.
Enzostefano Manola, Vishwa Kaushal