48_Hans Steffes: Retail Ruin

Hans Steffes

Second year architecture student from Austin,Texas studying at Texas A&M University.

Retail Ruin

A retail project for designer Issey Miyake including show rooms, shops and presentation spaces. The project is a speculative exploration on the urban fabric of Houston, Texas; a city whose lack of zoning laws has resulted in a fragmented aggregation of spaces, districts and functions. The project reflects the nature of the city further through the void scars that run across the skin like the highways that act as the only real organizing factor of the city.