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.

Project Architects
Enzostefano Manola, Vishwa Kaushal

Photography
Todd Eberle