Cellar Door mandem MadTech Records will be celebrating deep house duo No Artificial Colours’ new EP ‘Crying Wolf’ at London’s leading underground dance music record store, BM Soho.
Special treats include complimentary drinks and promotional giveaway of goodies, as well as the wonderful longtime Cellar Door girldem Alex Mills on the mic!
We get going at 6pm and wrap up at 8pm – as always, we recommend you come down early.
To keep pace with the changing face of downtown areas as they transition from understated business and commerce centers by day into lively areas for social and cultural engagements by night, urban developers are designing infrastructure that can adapt to meet an evolving set of needs.
One example of this Elastic Environments trend is The Gourmet Tea in São Paulo, Brazil. The shop is hidden behind a multi-colored wall, but unfolds onto the street from a compact cube. During opening times, the wall transforms into a fully equipped shop, complete with a counter that slides forward from beneath a hatch, shelves that are wheeled out from behind a panel, and a cupboard that emerges from inside a large door.
The modular plywood box ‘pops out’ of a space to create a colorful, dynamic atmosphere that can be customized to suit a variety of retail needs. Contained entirely within a 2.5 x 4.5 x 6 meter shell, the pop-out store is a compact and clever use of space which easily converts from plan wall into a full-fledged store.
A venue in the heart of downtown Miami is another example of an elastic environment: designed as both a parking garage and a multi-use civic space. 11 11 has been created as a multipurpose, premium parking garage in Miami Beach, Florida that doubles as a venue for weddings, wine tastings, yoga classes and more.
Developed by art collector Robert Wennett, and the architects of London’s Tate Modern and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Stadium, Herzog & de Meuron, the oversized loft-looking building features extraordinarily high ceilings, mixed retail and parking services and venue rental space that, thanks to the absence of exterior walls, offers event guests sweeping views of the city.
To keep pace with the changing face of downtown areas as they transition from understated business and commerce centers by day into lively areas for social and cultural engagements by night, urban developers are designing infrastructure that can adapt to meet an evolving set of needs. The designers of the 11 11 building, which is located in the heart of Miami’s cultural hotspots, wanted to transform it into a social spot that encourages community. Able to house 300 cars, the seven floor structure can be easily transformed to suit a variety of purposes. The project showcases the potential for creating civic spaces through mixed-use environments.
Rachel Shechtman is a retail pioneer exploring the potential of elastic environments. As the owner of the STORY shop in NYC, she is redefining the physical retail experience by switching out all its merchandise every four to eight weeks much like a gallery. Rachel agrees that spaces – commercial and public – need to adapt to changing need states:
At the end of the day we eat, sleep, get dressed, talk, walk and do a myriad of other things every day (if we are lucky). Therefore, the more environments and spaces can address multiple needs and tasks in a simple, relevant and accessible way, we will all benefit.