Architects can lead the way
With the news that retail consultant and television presenter Mary Portas has been asked to help revitalise Britain’s high streets, the recent opening of the Regent Street Windows Project is a prime example of how architects can drive this forward by bringing new designs and ideas to our shops and local streets.
RIBA London, with the Regent Street Association and ELLE Decoration, has brought together architects and students to work with retailers on Regent Street. This collaboration has created ten site-specific window and interior displays, turning this part of central London into a showcase of the latest in design and architecture.
Architect and student collaboration
For the window of Banana Republic, architect DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University have re-imagined Soho with a mix of existing and proposed buildings. Am I the only one who thinks their ideas for a distillery and pleasure garden would be welcome additions to Soho?
Entry to all displays (but not purchases) is free and they can be viewed all day, everyday until 29 May 2011.