The new John Lewis shopping center in Leeds, England is meant to instill in potential shoppers a sense of luxury and extravagance. The striking facade, designed by architecture firm Acme, is made from intersecting columns of white concrete that create diamond-shaped windows throughout the exterior.
The white concrete on the facade of the new John Lewis shopping center is etched and patterned. The spaces between the concrete hold curved, diamond-shaped windows, but in spaces where the architecture does not allow for glass, the concrete facade features intricate concave or convex concentric designs.
The interior of the building maintains the same white diamond motif. It is also accented by granite parquet flooring that alternates between slate and off-white stone. The center is lit by geometrically truncated golden chandeliers.