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FIU FIU Boutique / Marcin Kwietowicz + BudCud

  • 00:00 - 11 November, 2011
FIU FIU Boutique / Marcin Kwietowicz + BudCud
FIU FIU Boutique / Marcin Kwietowicz + BudCud, © Jan Smaga
© Jan Smaga

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  • Architects

    BudCud and Marcin Kwietowicz
  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Category

  • Client

    Fiu Fiu Concept Magdalena Wołosz
  • Area

    31.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Young architects dream about designing and building big houses; however, the reality is quite the opposite, leaving them to work on small scale commissions. FiuFiu boutique is one of those petite spaces, and its concept is based on the yearning for making homes even out of paper mache.

© Jan Smaga
© Jan Smaga

Bright forms on frigid blue background recall the enchanted atmosphere of Scanidinavian landscape (or its imaginary archetype), because all the shop items originate from there. The 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 the 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 the scandinavian atmosphere.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

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 the volume's snow white interiors.

© Jan Smaga
© Jan Smaga

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 appear even lighter and more spacious.

© Jan Smaga
© Jan Smaga

Text provided by Budcud and Marcin Kwietowicz

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Cite: "FIU FIU Boutique / Marcin Kwietowicz + BudCud" 11 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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