march studio: baker d. chirico
'baker d. chirico' by march studio in carlton, australia
all images courtesy march studio
melbourne-based architecture practice 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.
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
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.
varying depths in shelving
(left) central cutting board table
reflected ceiling plan
axonometric of display unit
display unit plan
shelf typical section
CNC patterns for verticals, ceiling and shelves