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Sudhakar Windows and Doors

Luxury Shoe Boutique

By: Sanjay Agarwal, FRDC

Rapport, Hyderabad

Seldom retail spaces are designed around nature and daylight, but when they do, it creates magic. Rapport, a premium footwear store located on Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, is an ode to outdoor views & daylight. The creation of internal spaces, structure and architecture were all driven by maximising views and harnessing the abundance of daylight it offered. The capturing of light happens in a manner that funnels right across the store and fills the store with energy and positive vibes, perfect for creating an outdoor environment inside the store.

The store interiors are highly urban, transparent, open and nature-friendly
The store interiors are highly urban, transparent, open and nature-friendly

The store concept was conceived during the initial onset of COVID-19, with the thought of what should a shoe store be like post-pandemic, when people have been at home mostly during lockdown months. The façade & store interiors were designed to be a space which was highly urban, transparent, open, non-intimidating, inclusive, nature friendly yet exclusive in its own domain.

The store façade is a transparent skin to capture maximum daylight inside the store and to create an outdoorsy environment, to be in one with nature.

Internal spaces, structure and architecture
Internal spaces, structure and architecture were driven by maximising views and harnessing the abundance of daylight

Quick Facts:

  • Project Name: Rapport – Luxury Shoe Boutique
  • Location: Hyderabad
  • Client: Rapport
  • Architect: FRDC
  • Other Consultants:
  1. VM screen – Diamond Signage
  2. Artificial Plants – Kusal Imported Artificial plants and flowers.
  3. VM display – Acrylic shoe display
  4. Granite flooring – Aakar granites
  5. Pavers- Restile Pavers
  6. Grey ACP – Aludecor
  7. White & GREY HPL – Fundermax
  • Materials used for façade & fenestration: Glass, Paver blocks, Acrylic sheets, Vinyl, ACP sheets, Granite
  • Commencement Date & Completion Date: Commencement Date – September 2020 & Completion Date – October 2021

Sanjay Agarwal, FRDC

Co-Founder & MD

Architect & retail designer Sanjay Agarwal has been associated with the Indian Retail industry since 1997. Agarwal is an alumnus of CEPT, Domus Academy, Milan and a fellow at CSIS, Penn University, Philadelphia. His wide network with the international design fraternity, and experience in end- to-end service for retail design strategy and projects, led him to co-found FRDC in 2007. The award-winning design agency has now grown to become a recognised global retail brand strategy and design firm with works in India and abroad. Ar. Agarwal is on the panel of the Thesis Guide, Visiting Faculty and Jury at CEPT and IIT Roorkee apart from presenting white papers, blogs and talks on various professional design seminars. Sanjay’s work has been recognised by leading publications. FRDC with its emphasis on research-led and human-centred design has built its reputation by assisting retailers and brands in realising their full potential through a unique and compelling customer experience with cultural context. FRDC works internationally in strategic partnership with JGA, Detroit with responsibilities that include client liaison and project strategy.

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