Costa Mesa, California
Area: 1,800 SF
Photo: Benny Chan, Fotoworks
The highly successful California-lifestyle brand, Quiksilver, selected Clive Wilkinson Architects to design a Young Men’s retail store for their Costa Mesa location, in which the brand would be defined in a new way.
Designed as an undulating wooden tunnel, swelling surfaces create a variety of display areas providing shelving and integrated lighting. Where the form of the rolling walls and ceilings refer to the surfer on the ocean waves, the materialization evokes the environment of surfing on the land: skateboarding. Walls continuing into ceilings guarantee a unified structure in an intensively merchandised store.