CCT Arquitectos projected the Julie Sohn Boutique located in Barcelona combining elegance with edginess.
The store flows around a central multifamily entry. While one arm of this U-shaped space terminates in a shop window, the other serves as the store entrance. The architects rehabilitated the brick walls, barrel-vaulted ceiling, and concrete floors, and pulled their interventions away from the historic frame.
In the entrance, a steel gangplank traverses a 1,5 meter tall basement, flanked by glass sheets. The display window opposite the entry also rises as a double-height volume in order to draw daylight into the subterranean stock room.
Once inside, a sculptural dropped ceiling that contrast with the raw historic interior receives the visitor. Giant white-lacquered pictures frames with backlight mounter to the structural brick wall serve as hanger and shelving units.
Photos by Eugeni Pons