Hot off the new-storefront-design rack is 52, a new store that opened in Shizuoka last Sunday (March 20th). It was designed by Tanijiri Makoto of Suppose Design Office.

Much in the same way that museums often display artwork under natural light, which generally creates a more positive effect on a space than electric light, this space too was designed with consideration towards the object that is to be displayed. By creating 2 rooms – a room that does and doesn’t bring the outdoors in – the architect was able to precisely engineer the ideal location for objects to be displayed.

images courtesy suppose design office | click to enlarge

(images updated from rendering to actuals on 05.26.2011 as they became available on the architects website)