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AM2: Andreas Murkudis

Berlin (DE) / Conversion of an old Berlin loft to create a fashion and design store / Architecture, furniture, lighting / 2003

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Title
AM2: Andreas Murkudis

Realised
2003

Status
Completed

Category
Retail / Commercial

City
Berlin (DE)

 

The Andreas Murkudis store, hidden in a Berliner courtyard, represents to a certain degree a new approach to designing commercial space. In this fashion and design store, the visitor meets an environment that is functional, as well as dedicated to a formal process, making the end product – the store – more or less transcend the borders between architecture, scenography and visual art. This space integrates colour, rhythm, organisation and function, through a set of meticulously chosen tools.

The monochrome, standardised cyan blue serves to accentuate the monumental qualities of the furniture. The furniture appears as minimalist object against a backdrop of neutral white, as if one were in a gallery room and not in a clothing store. These aspects are further accentuated by the arrangement of light, as well as other logistical elements. No electrical or technical elements are visible. Nothing interrupts the view of the visitor. The visitor's gaze follows the clear and fundamental lines of the furniture, partaking in the finely-tuned rhythm of opaque, transparent and reflective surfaces, until the eye is fully immersed in the big blue, as if it were the light itself.

 
Credits

Photographs: Thomas Meyer – Ostkreuz