Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Fiu Fiu concept store in Warsaw, Poland by Mateusz Adamczyk & Marcin Kwietowicz
November 20th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Mateusz Adamczyk
Young architects dream about designing and building big houses. However, the reality is quite the opposite – they work on small scale commissions. FiuFiu boutique is one of those petite spaces and its concept is based on yearning for making homes even of papermache.
Bright forms on frigid blue background recall enchanted atmosphere of Scandinavian landscape (or its imaginary archetype), because all the shop items originate from there. Extra long gable house, looking like being freehand drawn by a child, is cut in three with red steel blades and slightly shifted to create complementary space for a cash desk, a fitting room and storage space.
Each of acquired spaces is furnished with same simple items such as rails, ledges and lamps. Steel coulisses optically shorten long, enlighten only from one side room and encourage a passer-by to enter the shop and indulge in Scandinavian atmosphere. When looking at the small houses from the outside, it is finally possible to see their genuine nature- solid and beautiful wooden structure.
Raw carpentry is emphasized by the use of snow white interiors of the volumes. This nordic fairy tale cottage was put ‘ad hoc’ in an existing space, where the only inference was painting the walls and ceiling in one color. The light reflected from these plains enters the houses, making the shop interior even lighter and more spacious. Nordic bonbon.
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