The project idea was to use materials such as wood and metal in order to obtain a rustic finish, and neutralize the variety of colours and textures of the boxes and bottles. We also intended to generate a market ambient where the client can choose and take their product by themselve. The warm light invites the visitor to stay and taste the wines in the big table placed in the center of the store.
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Well known to offer great style clothing for young women at accessible prices, Cuesta Blanca is without a doubt one of the leading brands in Argentina; for their flagship store they choose probably the most unique place at Florida Street (busiest commercial location in Buenos Aires), the ground floor of what once was the biggest and most prestigious department store in the country, Gath & Chaves, built in 1914.
In the ceiling of the stairway, a wavy pattern is generated by using a base module, which repeated several times generates an ondulating and continuous volume. These modules were generated, taking into account the material reuse. The pieces selected as base modules were originally rigid Polyurethane foam half pipes, that were destined to be discarded.
Victoria Brown coffe shop & bar & restaurant by Hitzig Militello Architects, Buenos Aires – ArgentinaJuly 1st, 2014
The connections between this stations and the bar, through pipes that run along the ceiling, mimic the concept of distilling whiskey, and serve as a source of illumination. The last room, the living rooms, are divided by screens of old scissor doors, which may eventually move to change the distribution.
Although the plan is clean, we tried to produce differentiated rooms by generating intimate spaces within the plan. The mixture of styles correspond with the brands purpose of reproduce the old idea of the boutique, an eclectic universe in which every women could feel comfortable and stay all day finding their own style.