StoreFront Studio


September 27, 2010

Chinatown ID – WYY Introduction

SUMMER 2010 Introduction The West Yong Yick building, adjacent to the Wing Luke Asian Museum, has a rich history in the International District.  Storefront Studio builds on this rich history in the development of its facade improvements.


Chinatown ID – WYY Historic I

Courtesy of Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation


Chinatown ID – WYY Historic II

Courtesy of Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation


Chinatown ID – WYY Historic III

Courtesy of The Seattle Public Library


Chinatown ID – WYY Proposal

SUMMER 2010 Proposal Initial research entailed finding historic drawings of the building.  These drawings provided information on the building’s original storefront condition.  Storefront Studio used this information to help develop a proposal for the future storefront condition.


Chinatown ID – WYY Existing

Existing


Chinatown ID – WYY Color Study

Color Study


Chinatown ID – WYY Proposed

Proposed


Chinatown ID – WYY Proposed 7th

Proposed


Chinatown ID – WYY Existing 7th

Existing


Chinatown ID – WYY Canopy

SUMMER 2010 Canopy Study Canopies are becoming more and more commonplace within retail areas.  Storefront Studio provided a design proposal of a canopy to enhance the West Yong Yick building to future shoppers.


Chinatown ID – WYY Canopy Elevation

Elevation


Chinatown ID – WYY Canopy Section


Chinatown ID – WYY Canopy Proposed


Chinatown ID – WYY Canopy PDF

SUMMER 2010 Canopy Document Please click here to view the complete canopy proposal design document.


Chinatown ID – WYY Design Document

SUMMER 2010 Design Document Please click here to view the complete West Yong Yick design document.


Chinatown ID – CGB Introduction

SUMMER 2010 Introduction The Chinatown Gate building is one of the first buildings that public transit users see upon arriving to the International District.  Storefront Studio is currently looking at facade enhancements so that this building begins to share a design language with the rest of the International District.


Chinatown – CGB Hand Drafted


Chinatown – CGB Elevation


Chinatown – CGB Design Document

SUMMER 2010 Design Document Please click here to view the complete China Gate building design. document.


Chinatown – Sun May Intro

AUTUMN 2010 Introduction The Sun May Company has had a strong presence in the International District for a number of decades.  The Sun May Company now lives in Canton Alley.  Storefront Studio examined its current storefront and devised schematic work for a storefront change to address the historical character of the alley.


Chinatown – Sun May Alley Image

Canton Alley Storefronts


Chinatown – Sun May Original Drawings

Original Canton Alley Drawings


Chinatown – Sun May As Is Elevation


Chinatown – Sun May Canopy A


Chinatown – Sun May Canopy B


Chinatown – Sun May Canopy C


Chinatown – Sun May Canopy D


Chinatown – Sun May Design Document

AUTUMN 2010 Design Document Please click here to view the complete Sun May Company design document.


Chinatown – Canopy Revision Introduction

AUTUMN 2010 Canopy Revisions The West Yong Yick building, adjacent to the Wing Luke Asian Museum, has a rich history in the International District.  Storefront Studio builds on this rich history in the development of its facade improvements.  A canopy proposal was further developed during the Autumn quarter.


Chinatown – Existing Condition

Existing


Chinatown – Canopy A Elevation

Canopy A Elevation


Chinatown – Canopy A Section

Canopy A Section


Chinatown – Canopy A Enlargement

Canopy A


Chinatown – Canopy B Elevation

Canopy B Elevation


Chinatown – Canopy B Section

Canopy B Section


Chinatown – Canopy B Enlargment

Canopy B


Chinatown – Sign Band Elevation

Sign Band Elevation


Chinatown – Sign Details

Sign Details


Chinatown – Canopy A Perspective

Canopy A Option


Chinatown – Canopy B Perspective

Canopy B Option


Chinatown ID – Revised Canopy Document

AUTUMN 2010 Canopy Document Please click here to view the complete revised canopy proposal design document.