40,000 Pieces Of Wood Were Used To Create The Gift Shop In The National Museum of Qatar

40,000 wood pieces have been used to create the interior of the gift shop at the National Museum of Qatar. #RetailDesign #RetailStore #ModernStore #Wood

Photography by Tom Ferguson

 

Koichi Takada Architects have recently completed the interior design of the gift shop at the National Museum of Qatar.

The wood walls of the gift shop were inspired by the Dahl Al Misfir (Cave of Light), an underground sanctuary located in the heart of Qatar, that is formed largely from fibrous gypsum crystals that give off a faint, moon-like, phosphorescent glow.

 

Inspired by a cave, the design of the gift shop at the National Museum of Qatar features 40,000 wood pieces that create a cave-like interior #RetailDesign #RetailStore #ModernStore #Wood

Photography by Tom Ferguson

The organic architecture echoes Koichi Takada’s vision of bringing nature back into architecture, establishing relationships that connect people and nature through design.


Inspired by a cave, the design of the gift shop at the National Museum of Qatar features 40,000 wood pieces that create a cave-like interior. #RetailDesign #RetailStore #ModernStore #Wood

Photography by Tom Ferguson

The interior is made from 40,000 wood pieces that fit together like a puzzle, with each wooden piece, CNC-cut in Italy. Each piece has a unique design, meaning it could only fit with its exact complementary piece.

The pieces were then assembled by hand in Doha by Italian master carpenter, Claudio Devoto and his team of artisans.


Inspired by a cave, the design of the gift shop at the National Museum of Qatar features 40,000 wood pieces that create a cave-like interior. #RetailDesign #RetailStore #ModernStore #Wood #Shelving

Photography by Tom Ferguson|Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel | Interior design: Koichi Takada Architects | Main Contractor: IMAR Trading & Contracting | Sub-Contractor (Joinery): Devoto Design | Sub-Contractor (MEP): Sogelec | Lighting Fixtures: ERCO and IBL Lighting

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