storefront in medina, ny

Spring 2014

Profesional Work done at ASAP


Architect: Adam Sokol

Location: Medina, NY



This historical photo of the James Brother’s general store was used as the inspiration for an imagined and idealized period storefront. Research was done to collect images of other retail storefronts typical of the region during this time period.



A composite collage was created, 

matching the dimensions of the actual storefronts, using raw material both from the original location and elsewhere. The collage represents a hypothetical yet alternative reality of what might have existed in Medina in 1867. The collage incorporates an approximate architectural 

representation of the facade that would have been found on this building and others nearby.



The “architectural” collage is printed on

the inside surface of the outer glass

layer using grey ceramic frit dot matrix

patter. This printing process is inert

and protected from the weather and

will not fade. The graphics will reference the original facade design, but at the

same time look forward to a new

chapter in Medina’s history. Vistors

will simultaneously experience the

original facade design, remnants of

the twentieth-century reconstruction,

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