The Dior Store in Miami Opts for Segmented Panelling For Ambient Lighting

By: Misel Saban - Apr 28, 2016
References: dior & contemporist
The newly opened Dior store located in Miami opts for a geometric exterior made from segmented block panelling that forms a cut-out design allowing light to shine through the exterior and create an ambient glow on the space. The designers from Barbarito Bancel Architects pull inspiration from the haute couture collection by the brand, using the folds and cut-outs in the garments as inspiration for the building's aesthetic.

The shop's design is a mixture of modular and high fashion that opts for asymmetry to bring a sense of interest to the space. The outside of the store is built using white mismatched blocks that leave spaces between each that light shines through, when the building is lighted up at night. The blocks feature curved paneling, inspired by the skirt pleats found in the season's collection.