Taxonomy of Design
Elements from the building’s original fit-out have been repurposed and reused, such as the office furniture, lighting, carpets, and gypsum walls. More than 1800 m2 of ceiling tiles have found new life as stacked seating arrangements and display units. The glass cubes in the Atelier, which artisans work from in full view to the public, have been constructed from existing office partitions within the building.
BETA speculates on a future where retail designers look to actively extend project afterlife through reuse, repair, or refurbishment. Created from pre-fabricated steel, a series of movable and multi-functional furniture items fitted with wheels can be reused between floors for various BETA events, as well as at different sites and locations into the future, ensuring that these objects remain in circulation and avoid going to landfill.
Sibling’s experimental taxonomy allows sustainable retail brands to experiment with new frontiers in physical space, programming, and business models, providing a compelling glimmer into how the future of retail will play out within the pioneering STH BNK development. By embracing sustainability in innovative ways, retail brands can push the envelope and shape an environmentally-friendly future that not only keeps pace with consumer demand but sets new benchmarks in design innovation.