The building is comprised of one subterranean level and three floors above. The Ann Demeulemeester Shop is located on the first floor, with a restaurant above and a Multi-Shop in the basement.
The proposal is an attempt to incorporate as much nature as possible into the building within the constrains of a low-elevation, high-density urban environment. The building defines its relationship between natural/artificial and interior/exterior as an amalgamation, rather than a confrontation.
This building is meant to be a synthetic organism of nature and artifice."
I don't buy this concept - because I just loved how contrasting this style was when compared to the Ann Demeulemeester turbo neo-goth style. I'll post pictures of her clothing later. I just liked the contrast, but apparently it was supposed to be more of a 'green' feel. Whatever - I don't care. This is a sweet fucking shop.