“An architect’s portfolio has purportedly revealed a very different design Apple’s second retail store for China’s capital city — one that would embrace ancient traditions while thriving on the Mac maker’s signature glass and metal,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.
“Shanghai-dwelling but American-born designer Benjamin Wood’s portfolio shows several 3D renderings of the new Beijing location, which he describes as ‘in progress,'” Malley reports.
“Noted by readers of ifoAppleStore.com the three-storey building on Qianmen Street would be dominated by very traditional Chinese architecture for its 100-foot length with historical roofing and dark wood supports; one end would be rounded off. In the middle, however, would be the glass facade now familiar with Apple’s flagship stores as well as a prominent, hanging Apple logo,” Malley reports. “Inside, the store would again be a mix of old and new with wood supports but Apple’s distinctive spiral glass staircase and swaths of metal.”
Full article, with more and larger images, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]