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Abruzzo Bodziak Architects designs first U.S. store for British fashion brand maharishi

The new maharishi store on Lispenard Street in Manhattan is organized by grids and boxes. (Naho Kubota)

Gliding right into place is the new maharishi boutique in New York; the British clothing brand’s first store outside of London. Celebrated practice Abruzzo Bodziak Architects (ABA) developed the retail space as an insertable grid of wood cabinetry. Clad in the fashion company’s own iconic olive-green hue and pine plywood surfaces, the two-level structure at 38 Lispenard Street in Tribeca does not obstruct or alter the listed building the store occupies. Rather, the new cubic and minimalistic building-within-a-building infix works to frame its historic features. “We left the existing space, with its historic facade and ceiling, as a found condition,” ABA principal Gerald Bodziak explains.

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