march studio: baker d. chirico
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feb 23, 2012
march studio: baker d. chirico



‘baker d. chirico’ by march studio in carlton, australia
all images courtesy march studio
image © peter bennetts

 

 

 

melbourne-based architecture practice march studio has shared with us images of ‘baker d. chirico’, an interior project for a new branch of the artisanal bakery in carlton, australia. seeking to stay simple and true to the product, the design features an undulating CNC-routed plywood form that lends a dynamic sense of space to the narrow shop in addition to providing shelving for the bread.


interior view
image © peter bennetts

 

 

 

exhibiting a limited street face, the store’s facade maximizes on the level of visual communication by a floor-to-ceiling stretch of glazing. the interior space is projected onto the street, conveying the shop’s program and activity in a transparent fashion. the sculptural treatment of the bakery serves as an aesthetic marker, resulting in a design with a distinct identity on the street. 


view of street
image ©
peter bennetts

 

 

 

pragmatic in its layout, the interior is linearly arranged to make most of the limited space. a long central counter which acts as a large cutting board loosely defines the service space with display of the products delegated to one wall. the undulation of the shelving accommodates for a variety of baked goods, from long baguettes to round pagnotta. the three-dimensional surface wraps around to the ceiling, resulting in a dynamic and playful manipulation of space.


display wall
image ©
peter bennetts

 


varying depths in shelving
image ©
peter bennetts

 


(left): central cutting board table
(right): detail
images © peter bennetts

 


ceiling
image ©
peter bennetts

 


image © peter bennetts

 


towards entrance
image ©
peter bennetts


back kitchen
image © peter bennetts

 


night view
image © peter bennetts

 


storefront
image © peter bennetts

 


floor plan

 


reflected ceiling plan

 


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axonometric of display unit


display unit plan


shelf typical section


CNC patterns for verticals, ceiling and shelves

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