BdeC
Made.com

LONDON, UK, 2015

Bureau de Change was commissioned to design the window scheme for made.com’s Flagship Showroom in Soho / London. Rather than display the product behind the glass, the glazing itself becomes a full-scale representation of the product in an intricate permanent installation. Almost 40,000 clear rods puncture the 10 windows of the store to create three-dimensional ‘pinpressions’ (similar to the 1980’s executive PinArt toy) of some of MADE’s most iconic pieces of furniture. Tipped with 80,000 bespoke machine turned steel caps, the scheme resembles an undulating digital display, referencing the foundations of the brand.

  • KEY FEATURES
  • - Development of flexible facade
  • Client | Made.com
  • Location | London, UK
  • Architects | Bureau de Change
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  • Staff Lead | Manja van de Worp
  • Role | Lower level reorganization, and window display structural advice
  • Type | Shop window + existing reconfiguration

Tipped with 80,000 bespoke machine turned steel caps.

STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT / FABRICATION
The pinned mould windows are frames timer and plexiglass boxes, of which test models were made in in B-de-C office.

  • Client | Private House
  • Location | Finikounda, Greece
  • Architect | LASSA Architects
  • Role | Development of formwork systems for concrete shell, and interlocking reinforcement strategy for lost formwork
  • Size | 160 M2