Gallery: Aether’s New San Francisco Store Takes Shipping Container Arch...

The first two containers have been gutted to create a two-story retail space. The store also features reclaimed oak floors and was built by locally sourced contractors from the San Francisco area.

High-end clothing store Aether Apparel just launched its first standalone retail shop in San Francisco – and it’s made from three recycled shipping containers stacked one atop another! The sophisticated building is the latest addition to PROXY, a temporary cargotecture development in Hayes Valley which already boasts a coffee shop, an ice-cream parlor and a Biergarten. Aether’s towering shipping container store was designed by architects Envelope A&D working in collaboration with Aether designer Thierry Gaugain, and it was fabricated by Chris French Metal.

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