This thesis discusses the relation between consumerism, artificial light and architecture through the design of a lamp shop. The project aims to redefine the role of architecture in the field of consumerism by exploring how a shop could be more than a showroom and deservedly own architecture qualities. Furthermore, the project explores how an architecture of shopping can offer a surplus of qualities to the urban context.
The site for the project is located in the city centre of Aarhus and the proposal re-uses parts of an existing building. The lamp shop performs as an urban lighthouse able to illuminate an obscure area within the urban context while building an experiential connection between delightful objects and urban inhabitants.