retail - restaurant
location: san isidro, lima
client: yes perú sa
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: s. nichelle, p. shimabukuro
built surface: 1120 m2
photographer: Juan Solano
The program of three luxury shops in a wooded road with quiet traffic is the trigger to create an urban pedestrian corner, bringing together the buildings that compose it in a generous public space. The recession of the volumes with regard to the limit of the area create a great urban space equipped with benches and green areas.
The building decomposes into three exempt and glazed volumes, conceived as big urban displays contained by a frame of exposed concrete. These big shop windows double towards the interior of the area, generating double fronts for the shops. Cracks between these volumes mark the entrance to the three shops.
What usually is the "back-room" transforms into a succession of courts defined by the irregular limit of the lot. Those “back-rooms”, accessible from the street, generate a luminous and attractive back for every shop. In this succession of courts events can be organized. They also constitute the access to the café-restaurant, which is located in the third level. The wall that defines these courts has a treatment with a policromy of grays, generating a surprising exterior space contrasting with the urban space atmosphere.