Nature and The City
Marks Barfield Architects have created an eye-catching and visually striking window for GANT fashion as part of the Regent Street Windows Project organized by RIBA. The intent of the design was to create a window that would show the brand to best effect and attract shoppers. The juxtaposition of the natural birch trees with the manmade convex mirrors is an interpretation of our past and a vision of the future. Silver birch is an indigenous species that would have once been found in the natural woodland that pre-existed central London. The trees are reflected in the convex mirrors to create the illusion of a forested streetscape, a vision of the city of tomorrow.
Above - Yevgeniy Beylkin, Marks Barfield Architects
Below Left - Tim Griffiths, Sisteris
Below Right - Mike Althorpe, RIBA London