~ Dr York// DCPP Architects

I love designers using everyday objects in unexpected ways. A new idea for a wall with reconfigurable shelving designed for Dr. York by DCPP Architects. It looks at first glance like a prefabricated wall system, which turns out to be a relatively inexpensive installation of cardboard tubes stacked. Brilliant and wonderfully geometric!


what inspires and informs your designs? 

We think our architecture through a critical process where the idea it’s much more important than the form, the process is both 2d and 3d but always with this filter of a real concept or idea behind.


Where do you find inspiration for your work? 

We find our inspiration in a lot of elements outside architecture, it’s always about a concept and spatial sensation we want to create and through this process we filter every architectural movement or form.


The project is located in Los Angeles California, USA, The property is found at street level in a commercial area, on a street where there are mostly shops with a lot of traffic of cars and pedestrian. The main idea was to introduce some of that public space turning into the store in an extension of the street. 


The project is to design an optical store which is not only an exhibition space of lenses, but also a public space that invites interaction, and it is a place where you can stay to hear or tell a story. 


This is accomplished with a glass facade onto the street where the space is organized into a large table in the center throughout the store and exhibition in the perimeter walls. 

Leaving the center of the exhibition space and turning it into a living space around the table. 


At the back of the room was left the shop and exposed services to make apparent the way to work. 


On the way to display it look to be a prefabricated modular system, which in addition to providing much flexibility in display options were removable and inexpensive.

That is why the modules were designed based MDF with recycled cardboard tubes cut edge and a movable shelving system giving the possibility of multiple configurations. 


All images courtesy of DCPP Architects

Project: Pablo Pérez, Alfonso de la Concha