Monkey Bars, a purveyor of eco-friendly products for children and the home, asked Ignition Architecture to revitalize their outdated storefront by creating a modern design that would incorporate recycled materials to reinforce the company’s dedication to sustainability.
Our design includes a new aluminum and frosted glass exterior canopy with integrated, projecting signage to attract pedestrians. The upper façade is a pattern of reclaimed wood slats, held off the face of the building by a custom aluminum frame. Concealed LED lighting illuminates the orange-painted wall behind the slatwork. The reclaimed wood pattern folds under to cover the ceilings of the entry and two adjacent display windows. Eye-catching pops of blue are added at the powder-coated metal work to support the Monkey Bars brand – including at a bold and playful laser-cut monkey who climbs the new façade.
Monkey Bars Clothing Store
Bay Area Green Business Program, Alameda County Green Business
This project was a collaboration between Ignition Architecture and ellipsis a+d.
Veronica Hinkley Reck