Description : Investigates the current state of selling, whether this is groceries, politicians, information or motorcars. Unlike any other phenomenon, retailization reflects the complexity and diffusion of information processes and the media in the online market. The authors explore the all-pervasive nature of retail in the physical world, the virtual world and the peripheral spaces in between. Coverage includes: interviews with Asda, MOMA, the Tate Modern, Wal-Mart, Sony, Habitat, Manchester United and Volkswagen, while Bill Mitchell, Dean of Architecture at MIT, architects Jon Jerde, Rem Koolhas and Ben van Berkel, as well as David Peek, psychologist behind the Bluewater Shopping Mall, are all individually interviewed.
Description : Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space. Retail space has cropped up just about everywhere in the urban landscape: in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. In short, retail is becoming a more and more manifest part of the public domain. The traditional spaces of retail, such as city centres and outlying shopping malls, are either increasing in size or disappearing, producing new urban types and whole environments totally dedicated to retail. The creation of these new retail spaces has brought about a re- and de-territorialisation of urban public space, and has also led to transformations in urban design and type of materials used, and even in the logic and ways through which these design amenities meet the needs of retailers and/or consumers. This book describes how the retailisation of public domains affects our everyday life and our use of the built environment. Taking an architectural and territorial perspective on this issue, it looks specifically at how retail and consumption spaces have changed and territorialised urban life in different ways. It then develops a methodology and a set of concepts to describe and understand the role of architecture in these territorial transformations.
Description : This publication gives a comprehensive overview of the major driving forces behind recent trends, future prospects, financial market implications as well as regulatory and supervisory challenges related to the rise in institutional assets.
Description : Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design approaches the subject of interior design in a retail context. Retail spaces are at the forefront of contemporary interior design because they are updated regularly to stay competitive and appealing This book examines brand and identity as a starting point for the design concept, and the relationship between the interior and its context, site and setting. It introduces ways of manipulating space and volume, exploring the spatial elements of ceilings, floors and walls, and investigating the notions of layout, circulation and pace. It also pays close attention to the effects of a building on the environment. This is a complete guide to creating retail spaces that entice, excite and enthral the consumer by creating an experience with which they can relate.
Description : What is the current state of development of institutional investors in Latin America? What are the requirements of the financial infrastructure and the regulatory framework to encourage the growth of the institutional sector in Latin America? What policy expertise can Latin America and OECD countries share to benefit from each other s experience in broadening the role of institutional investors? These questions were addressed during the Santiago workshop on "Institutional Investors in Latin America", organised in September 1999 by the OECD through its Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members and the Commission of the European Union in co-operation with the Chilean Government. This set of texts can constitute a reference work on institutional investment for policy makers and experts in the public sector, actors in the private sector, and academics in both emerging market economies and OECD countries.