atelier KUU: chico atelier KUU: chico
mar 06, 2011

atelier KUU: chico

‘chico’ by atelier KUU images courtesy atelier KUU




osaka-based studio, atelier KUU has designed ‘chico’, a hyper minimalist pet store located in shizuoka japan. centered around an enlarged and simplified dog house –  a motif that is repeated through the space – the design features thick intersecting planes of exposed concrete and smooth white surfaces. large frameless windows cut through the exterior walls and open onto a small green lawn that doubles as a dog park during business hours. accessed through a miniature kennel-shaped door, dogs are given free-reign to both the store and the green space out front while their owners shop.



 a large house-shaped volume conceals secondary functions such as storage



(left) point of purchase (right) displays



floating shelves house a curated collection of pet accessories that relate to the overall aesthetics of the retail outlet



looking into the store from the front lawn



dog park



front facade

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