Garments for clothing retailer Fiu Fiu hang on railings inside each hut, while shoes are arranged on shelves that fill the windows.
The cash desk is located inside the first structure and abuts one of these openings.
A fitting room, storage and a staff kitchen are all concealed in the spaces surrounding the huts.
Kwietowicz also designed a perfume shop on the same street back in 2009 - see our earlier story here.
Photography is by Jan Smaga.
Here is some more text from the architects:
Fiu Fiu concept store
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 paper-mache.
Bright forms on frigid blue background recall enchanted atmosphere of Scanidinavian 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 emphasised 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 colour. The light reflected from these plains enters the houses, making the shop interior even lighter and more spacious. Nordic bonbon.
Koszykowa Street, Warsaw, Poland
Client: Fiu Fiu Concept Magdalena Wołosz
Architects: Mateusz Adamczyk, Marcin Kwietowicz
Total floor area: 31 m2
Usable floor area: 28 m2
Volume: 105 m3
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