The proposal concerns the renovation of a cheese shop in the region of Halicarnassus. The present building is in an active area. Its combined area is 39 sq.m., of which 20 sq.m. are intended for customer service space while the remaining 19 sq.m. are storage room. In the architectural proposal, the primary concern was the design of a modern and functional space, with some essential traditional features that compose and highlight the identity of the shop.
The first concern represents the creation of a store which, despite its compact size, conveys the feeling of comfort. A broad opening has been designed on the facade of the building where it encloses the entrance of the shop. This opening composes the window and allows passers-by to maintain visual contact with the products on the shelves, inviting them to enter the store. An "L" shaped counter was designed inside the store where the cheese products are exhibited. Within the center of the counter is placed the cash register for the fastest customer service. On the western side there is a series of shelves for the exhibition of traditional products. In the northern part of the shop, there is a storage space for storing stocks. The proposal is completed with the selection of materials and decorative elements. The unveiling of the stone on the wall provides a particular style to the store combined with some more traditional details.
Opposite the entrance is a structure of eight parallel rectangular frames with rounded edges, placed on a wooden base. Each frame includes a valve at the bottom, attached to a bag placed in the storage area. The timber construction that decorates the wall opposite the entrance has hidden lighting to charm the eye of the passer-by when the store is closed. On the roof of the store lies a pendant wooden structure consisting of modester volumes of square frames.
Photographer: John Fais