Akin Atelier houses Gallery Shop at Sydney Modern in “translucent bubble”

Curved resin walls define this retail space, which architecture studio Akin Atelier has created for the Sydney Modern extension at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Designed by Akin Atelier with surfboard designer Hayden Cox, the Gallery Shop is located in the entrance pavilion of the gallery that was recently completed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning studio SANAA.

The retail space is conceived as a “translucent bubble” within the entrance area, the studio said, and it aims to challenge the typical commercial experience in a museum shop.

Akin Atelier has created the Gallery Shop at Sydney Modern

“The shop captures natural light throughout the day, bringing dynamic reflections and refractions of

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