The Birkenstock Bondi Beach shop by Tash Clark Architects needed to respond to the beach it sits on, as well as representing the ethos of the Birkenstock product, within a tiny budget, a tiny space, and a tiny construction time frame.
The graded colours of ply, reflected in the mirror, are a nod to waves. They’re also an adept way of drawing customers into the narrow deep space! Tash Clark wanted to produce a shop with the lowest possible environmental impact. There was less than 2% waste from cutting the ply.
One of the biggest considerations in the design was how to turn the two massive columns on the left hand wall into an asset, not a disaster. The curved seating solution allowed customers to sit close to each other in a non confrontational manner.
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