The RIBA has announced the line-up for the annual Regent Street Window Project, which pairs architects with retailers to create architectural installations in shopfronts
Among the 10 teams selected for the projects are Piercy & Company, Matheson Whiteley and Bureau de Change - one of the practices which took part on the recent AJ/Turkishceramics Mimar Sinan: The First Starchitect research trip and exhibition.
The installations range in value from £5,000 to £20,000.
This year’s event will extend beyond its traditional patch into Great Marlborough Street and the RIBA’s offices in Portland Place.
A statement from the RIBA said: ‘These unique and eye-catching displays demonstrate the innovation and creativity of architects while highlighting the participating fashion brands as champions of good design.
‘The installations both enhance the retail experience for the customer and increase footfall for the retailer.’
The project takes place between 5 and 25 September, coinciding with London Fashion Week, the London Design Festival and a new commission by artist Giles Round on facades at the RIBA’s Architecture Gallery.
The project is run by the RIBA London in partnership with the Regent Street Association and is sponsored by The Crown Estate.
Participating retailers and architects include:
- KSR Architects (7 For All Mankind)
- MathesonWhiteley(Armani Exchange)
- Bureau de Change (Charles Tyrwhitt)
- Design Haus Liberty (Kate Spade)
- Projects Office (Uniqlo)
- Piercy & Company x Electrolight (Kiehl’s)
- Aleksa Studio (KIKO MILANO)
- Architecture Social Club (Liberty)
- Knox Bhavan & Susie MacMurray (Molton Brown)
- CAN + Nina Shen Pooblete (RIBA, 76 Portland Place)
Last year’s 13 winners included EPR Architects, CoppinDockray, Citizens Design Bureau, and Conran and Partners.
The AJ recently launched the Future Office competition in association with The Crown Estate - click here to find out more