Cruz, S.L completed a bakery design in France, in the town of Albi and sent us information about the project: The bakery itself, with a floor space of 100 m2, is located right under the shop and is where all the bread (which is widely known in Albi), dry pasta, pastries, petits fours and macaroons are made from scratch. Because Albi is a small town, we have based our sales strategy on creating a close connection between the customer and the shop attendants. Therefore, the main display case is completely centered in the shop and customers are served on their side. This does not inconvenience the shop assistants in the least, as we have strategically placed work stations on all four sides of the case.
Among the shop’s furnishings, the bespoke central cake display case is particularly striking and was specially designed to best meet the needs of the customer. The display case is made of fixed and sliding glass, offering complete access from any point around its perimeter. The bottom is fitted with drawers for the packaging materials needed to wrap the products sold. The material used in the general design of this bakery display case is a type of melamine in black to highlight the rest of the decor on the premises. [Photos and information received via e-mail by ]
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic