The brand experience.Architecture, as people's most immediate environment, is a central component of branding, allowing developers, architects, corporations and individuals to build their own special brands in three dimensions.
New architectural endeavors, whether residential, commercial, retail or industrial, entail the literal construction The determination by a court of the meaning of the language of a document by an examination of only the actual words used in it, without any consideration of the intent of the parties who signed the writing except for the fact that they chose the language now in dispute. of a concept--a brand that integrates with the structure itself, blurring the line between the architecture and the brand which it represents.
In fact, architecture has always been recognized as critical to perception, as is dramatically exemplified in Gothic cathedrals. These buildings are architecturally evocative both inside and from a great distance.
The immediate visceral reaction to being inside one of these structures is a spiritual one. Worshipers and visitors alike feel the religion from an emotional dimension which has been both promulgated prom·ul·gate
tr.v. prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing, prom·ul·gates
1. To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially. See Synonyms at announce.
2. by and translated into the architecture. Moreover, these monuments express the values of the society that built them.
What Is Brand Architecture?
Our mission at Klingmann Architecture Brand Development is to develop a brand for our clients that can be experienced in multiple dimensions. Simply put, we harness that same power found in Gothic cathedrals and apply it to meet our clients' needs. Our designs, which span the globe and range from resort hotels to retail, commercial and residential developments, cut through the noise of everyday life as an experience that entices rather than assails like a billboard in Times Square.
We begin by reviewing market research with the client to determine what their target consumer wants and desires. Then we devise strategies, based on extensive investigation of our own, to incorporate this market research into evocative architectural applications.
For retail clients, this includes an analysis of existing stores in similar markets to discern which programs and aesthetics are currently being pursued. We look at popular spatial components from materials and layout to amenities and services offered. We conduct trend research as well, analyzing current environments to discern what consumers presently want in terms of community, authenticity, aesthetics, materials and so on. Finally, we provide an analytical understanding of a building or store and illustrate through floor plans and architectural designs the creation of a meaningful space.
For corporate build-outs and head quarters, we determine what makes the corporation unique, what its values are and how these values are expressed. We then translate this information into the architecture. The process is similar to that of a store, but on a much larger scale. The Disney brand is an apt example. Its brand is expressed in an empire of theme parks and stores.
And it makes the Disney Corporation an awful lot of money.
The Retail Experience
Starbucks is perhaps the most familiar case-in-point. Its products and the strictly static nature of its interiors are intrinsically linked, forming a brand that has become the foundation of its success.
It is true that Starbucks is known for its strong coffee and its signature menu items. But Starbucks as a carefully crafted brand caters to the customers' total experience by focusing not just on coffee as a commodity, but also as a branded empire. Starbucks embellishes the concept of coffee as a comprehensive setting, complete with the sound of coffee beans being ground, the smell of freshly brewed coffee, comfortable seating areas and themed merchandise, reminiscent of espresso bars in Milan.
A visit to any Starbucks is an experience that is identical at every location across the globe. This signature brand transforms the product--coffee and cookies--into an environment, one in which consumers can chat, browse the internet via wi-fi, sit and read or hold a business meeting.
Development: The Inhabitable Brand
Branded architecture has since reached new heights, so to speak, by expanding its focus from the ground floor shops to the developments themselves. Buildings such as the W Times Square hotel and the IAC (1) (InterApplication Communications) The interprocess communications capability in the Macintosh starting with System 7.0. Many IAC events take place behind the scenes. Building are pivotal examples. Both inside and out, such buildings become synonymous with synonymous with
adjective equivalent to, the same as, identical to, similar to, identified with, equal to, tantamount to, interchangeable with, one and the same as the company they represent and the products they offer. In short, the building itself is the brand.
Over the past five years, New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. has become increasingly defined by a succession of such branded, signature buildings, creating a skyline is essentially a brandscape. Developers, realtors and marketers have discovered that brand-name architects and community outreach are the best way to increase the dollar value of a project.
Architects such as Richard Meier Richard Meier (born October 12 1934 in Newark, New Jersey) is an influential, contemporary American architect known for his rationalist designs and the use of the colour white. and Frank Gehry Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California.
His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions. have been hired for residential and commercial projects, and their innovative designs have raised the bar for new development while helping to sell units. The same is true for the building's interiors. Giorgio Armani S This article or section is written like an .
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Moreover, as the condo boom continues unabated un·a·bat·ed
Sustaining an original intensity or maintaining full force with no decrease: an unabated windstorm; a battle fought with unabated violence. and buyers become more discerning, "priced to sell" is no longer enough to give a new residential development that essential edge. Carefully branded buildings with an evocative aesthetic and stellar amenities are the ones that sell out quickly. What could be more fitting than branding through architecture when the product is the structure itself?
This should provide you with an idea of what the emerging field of brand architecture is all about and how it makes a company stronger. Of course, just like any other specialized service, the process is far too intricate to outline in one article. If you wish to learn more about brand architecture, my new book, "Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience Economy," which will be released in September by The MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, lays out the framework by which these concepts are applied in more detail.
BY ANNA KLINGMANN, PH.D, AIA AIA - Application Integration Architecture