This project was a re-design of an existing building in the Manayunk area. I created a client and a backstory that was the basis of my design.
(An excerpt from the client summary)
"Overall, the store would have a Neo-Victorian style, but the Walkers wanted the store to meld the family's varied interests and
"re-imagine" the characteristics of each. For example, Steampunk-styled natural scenes to provide reliefs from strictly urban to mechanical adaptions or sculptures. Inspired by their gamer sons, the store would follow the idea behind levels or worlds in a virtual game. Though these "worlds" would serve different functions, they would correlate like gears in a machine. Each gear or area in the store has a specific form and fits together with all of the others to create a functioning device or store overall."