The inspiration behind the Charge bike shop located in Cincinnati, Ohio was the youthful energy of children learning to ride bikes. Using this energetic motif, I was inspired by the energy circuit, which became the main conceptual element behind the design. The interior is organized through an energy circuit where the pre-existing support beams on the ceiling are the general basis for this connection structure to the three nodes of the circuit: recycle (repairs), recharge (cafe, seating, e-bike charging station), and retail. To encapsulate this energy, a monochromatic use of bright orange is highlighted as the circuit connections. The central product display is the primary part of the circuit as it is modeled after a circuit connector- each connection beam connects in some way to this display, as if it is the source of the energy. Black and white patterning is used as a secondary element to the orange beams (inspired by a children's comic book) to further the graphic quality of the interior.
Interior Architecture- Small Scale (<5,000 sf)