Regent Street Windows Project

Regent Street Windows Project

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.  

Banana Republic: DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University

Banana Republic: DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University

Banana Republic: DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University

Banana Republic: DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University

Banana Republic: DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University

Banana Republic: DSDHA and the students of London Metropolitan University

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?

Visiting
Entry to all displays (but not purchases) is free and they can be viewed all day, everyday until 29 May 2011.

Levis: Designed by McChesney Architects

Levis: Designed by McChesney Architects

Hoss Intropia: Designed by Glowacka-Rennie Architects and Millimetre

Hoss Intropia: Designed by Glowacka-Rennie Architects and Millimetre

Hoss Intropia: Designed by Glowacka-Rennie Architects and Millimetre

Hoss Intropia: Designed by Glowacka-Rennie Architects and Millimetre

National Geographic: Designed by craft:pegg

National Geographic: Designed by craft:pegg

National Geographic: Designed by craft:pegg

National Geographic: Designed by craft:pegg

About Wilson Yau
I work for the British Architectural Library at the RIBA as part of a team to share news, images and information online about the activities of the Library and the fascinating items we have in our architectural collections – it contains over four million items, so there's plenty to see! If you’re curious about what we do at the Library and with the collections, or want to discover the latest about our education programmes, public events and exhibitions at the RIBA, please visit www.architecture.com

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2 Comments
  1. Oxford Architects

    May 20, 2011

    The sculpture made out of jeans is absolutely amazing! Fair play to Banana Republic in letting architects show their work!

  2. wilson.yau

    May 26, 2011

    Thanks for your comment. The architects and students have done a fantastic job. Well done to RIBA London for organising this event.

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