Lighting: Climar (www.climar.pt)
Pavement: Mastertop Basf
Partitions & Furniture: Cartón yeso Pladur
Text description provided by the architects. The promoter/client proposed us a different concept, an space where could live together a clothing store and a small coffee shop, both spaces must coexist with naturalness and they must complement each other. The main element of this project is the central structure, who reminds a traditional house. With this element we tried to look for a surprise while it helps to differentiate both spaces. The decision to paint the ceiling in black ,has been taken in order to help to assimilate the change of the scale , looking for remove the references. The client that goes to Inshopnia, forgets the noisy street and finds a quiet space with no limits, that pretends give a different shopping experience.
The furniture of the shop serves, at the same time, to organise the clothes and also for its exhibition .In this case, all the space has a periferic distribution forcing the way around the main element, the wood structure, where is developed the activity of tasting and relax. The materials were chosen in order to leave the importance to the clothes. Therefore, the walls has the original state, and the floor was unified with self-leveling resin.
The lights and the furniture are claiming for its relevance. While the furniture provide color according the chromatic variety of the clothes , the lights permit the optimal perception of the volume and they potentiate the esthetics values and suitable sensations for the style of the business.
A contradiction that enriches the local perception also appears. In an introspective atmosphere, the place is open to the street, favoring the participation in the bustle outside those who are tasting the coffee and inviting the pedestrian to go inside the shop.