For the design of a recently completed cannabis lifestyle store, &Daughters set out to provide a retail experience that references weed culture in Vancouver, embodies the brand and blends with the surrounding neighbourhood. Space planning, material selection and construction processes all began from an idea of inclusivity and regionalism. The store had to feel welcoming and comfortable, reinforced by the hand-painted “Everyone Welcome” sign above the front door.
“Douglas fir plywood was selected for the species regional locale, the rich warmth it emanates and the relatively low material cost. Plywood boards also provide a modular framework for the project, which sought to reduce waste and make the best use of materials, lining the interior walls and creating a glow from the street.”