While visiting Whole Foods there was a very creative way that they hide their columns in plain sight, they did this by surrounding the columns in products. By having a group of products surrounding the base of the column and while also having groups of products not surrounding the base of the column; this then successfully hides the column from a visitors first glance. This was a strong design tactic to hiding the many columns that are in the store while also having more places for products. The columns look to be made of concrete and about 2.5′ thick. The columns were spaced about 15′ apart. While going from the parking lot to the store you have to travel up these beautiful stairs, they were very thin and elegant. They had a transparent oval grid pattern on the rise of the stair and concrete with steel on the run. They felt very sturdy and didn’t shake or move at all when traveling them.
Thought this was an elegant connection between the glass and the steel window frame.