LOCATION Honolulu, HI
The renovation and expansion of the store, located in Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, has transformed the space by adding over 4,500 sqft and 3 levels of sales area. The flagship store’s exterior structure has a special treatment that provides the effect of claustra panels, which allow light into the store while providing shade from the tropical sun. A 3 story window on the side entrance is framed by a cable grid to encourage climbing plants and to create a “living wall”. The boutique’s three-level staircase winds its way upward along both the exterior and interior vegetal walls. Light, slatted wood partitions divide spaces on each floor, allowing the natural light to permeate. Inside, the venetian stucco walls, both in lighter and darker brown tones, echo the natural Hawaiian landscape. In the jewelry and salon areas, a straw wallpaper alludes to the cultural heritage of the island.
LOCATION Palo Alto, CA
Designed by award-winning Parisian architecture agency RDAI, the 6,052-sq-ft Hermès boutique incorporates the signature herringbone mosaic tiling, grand windows, a dramatic skylight, and tranquil color palettes. Built in seven months, the boutique features 3 unique sales areas and a back of house.
LOCATION Beverly Hills, CA
ARCHITECT RDAI/Montes Laudano
The 19,000 SQFT store is located in Beverly Hills and designed by Montes Laudano Architects. The 4 level ground up flagship store utilized BIM for MEP coordination. Scope included demolition of interiors and transformation into two levels of sales, one level of BOH management and offices and a roof deck with a garden and water feature. The grand stairwell was constructed of GFRG walls and top caps, venetian plaster, stone steps and topped off with a skylight at the top of the three-story stairwell. The façade was framed of a stainless steel structural water screen that held the Italian stone anchored system. The project was certified LEED Silver.