Aesop Westfield is imagined as a walled garden, providing a place of refuge and calm away from the busy mall environment. It takes inspiration from the ‘crinkle-crankle wall’ of the English countryside, which uses an undulating wave form to give rigidity to a single skin masonry wall, as a means of economising on bricks.
The wall is constructed from a combination of standard straight and curved terracotta-coloured concrete blocks. It meanders around the perimeter of the space, creating a sense of motion that contrasts its sheer material mass. Against this frozen movement, delicate polished aluminium shelves provide display space for the iconic Aesop product range.London, UK,
retail Photography by Ståle Eriksen