located in são paulo city, on a traditional street which contains a great number of architecture and interior shops, this particular store is focused on selling internal and external coatings for buildings. colormixstore wanted to use their own products for the façade of the building and asked basiches arquitetos associados to develop a unique finish for that.




together with the colormixstore, basiches designed a triangularly shaped skin, internally structured by metal sheets and covered in marble-like porcelain tile. the shop has a particular service of cutting and splicing porcelain pieces, which allows creating a façade with imperceptible joints.



the store was built in a pre-existing two-story building. the challenge was to display a lot of products in a way to avoid visual pollution, as it has happened in other branches of the store.



the concept for the interior design was to create two very distinct spaces. on the ground floor, the products were only exhibited on the walls, with an elaborate layout, adopting an art gallery character. the floor was made of tiles, with graphics created by the plastic artist and photographer flávio samelo. this process of transposing specific designs for floor and walls in tiles is also an exceptional service provided by the store.



on the upper floor, there is a more traditional showroom with several display showcases. despite a large number of products, the studio was able to create a visually light environment through the use of similar and neutral coatings, and also through a detailed composition study of furniture and woodwork. besides, an open terrace with water mirror and a vertical garden was created along the side of the building.



natural lighting contributes to the comfort of the interior. on the ground floor, there are two openings to the outside, while on the first floor the architects designed a unique opening which is highlighted by a deep metal sheet frame.



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