The Challenge to Capture Light
Holt Renfrew, Vancouver
The conversion of a dated, concrete façade into a beautiful Architectural glass wall has transformed Holt Renfrew’s public face into something more befitting to high-end shopping. Collaborating with Front Inc and architectural designer Janson Goldstein, both in NYC, Nathan Allan designed and created Convex Rectangles to achieve our vision for the Holt Renfrew project. The result is a stunning glass wall that commands the attention of patrons on Dunsmuir St, with eye-catching and shimmering glass façade panels.
A CREATIVE SOLUTION WITH MANY PAYOFFS
From the exterior, onlookers are treated to a radiant wall of dynamic glass panels. Nathan Allan’s Convex Rectangles glass brings pattern, depth and brightness to a once dull concrete façade. Convex glass panels capture maximum light—in an often overcast and rainy city—for a bright, exclusive appearance. From within, Holt Renfrew’s displays are well-lit in front of a luminous, glittering glass wall. The distortion of light creates playful shapes on the street outside, while casting beautiful shadow patterns inside – yet the design allows ample sunlight throughout. Patrons have the luxury of shopping in privacy, while in a brilliant and exclusive retail setting.