Anthropologie’s Dos Lagos store is a prototype of a new design strategy for the brand, integrating public space and new connections between inside and outside. The façade of cast glass and aluminum zig-zags to create display areas inside, alternating with shaded seating areas outside. Above, a pattern of circles is planted with jasmine vines, becoming more densely planted to mark the entrance. Perimeter display walls free up floor space and allow for the insertion of both “real nature” – a garden of native cacti in the center of the store and “second nature” – a shoppable hill covered in green carpeting and astroturf. These “no-shopping” zones emphasize the brand’s natural sensibility while providing relief from the monotonous artificiality of the shopping center landscape.
Principals: Amale Andraos + Dan Wood Project Architect: Sam Dufaux Project Team: Sam Dufaux, Christo Logan, Rebecca Satterlee with Merete Kinnerup Andersen, Olaf Haertel, Thomas Jensen, Forrest Jessee, Philippe Lacher, Elliet Spring, Linda Choe Vestergaard Collaborators: Ignarri Lummis Architects, Architect of Record MEP: Polaris Consulting Engineers Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates Landscape: D.I.R.T. Studio, Julie Bargmann Contractor: Russel-Filand Builders, Inc Photos by: Bruce Damonte