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Orchids and staircases, a refurbishment of the Caladium florist

SERRANO + BAQUERO ARQUITECTOS | PALOMA BAQUERO MASATS, JUAN ANTONIO SERRANO GARCÍA

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Thanks to an intelligent and subtle architectural intervention on an old flower shop, orchids recover a prominence that they never should have lost.

At the start of 2016 the Caladium florist was forced to replace its floor to carry out sanitation works in the building where it was located. Taking advantage of this situation, the owners decided to refurbish the
business. Throughout the years the shop has been characteristic for being full of vegetation, but also random, disorganised and stacked objects in a small space and with little light. This resulted in the flagship product of the store, the orchids, disappearing among the clutter rather than playing a leading role.
The intervention, which had a very small budget, proposed to turn it into a welcoming space with more light and air. The florist’s daily activity involves tasks with various tools for preparing baskets, bouquets and wreaths, but the element that takes centre stage in the shop is the staircase. María and Emilio use it constantly to access the plants, pots and flowers, located at different heights, and lower them to customer height.
The project abstracts the wooden staircase and turns it into a primary object that configures the new florist space, turning it into a foundation for the orchids while housing the installations and spreading indirect light in order to create a welcoming environment for clients as well as María and Emilio. Alongside the glass, it also helps create a neutral backdrop with few elements that enhances the product and its exuberance.



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Localización Location: Granada. Spain. Autores Authors: Serrano + Baquero Arquitectos | Paloma Baquero Masats, Juan Antonio Serrano García. Colaboradores Collaborators: Anna Graziano. Maqueta Model: Sofia Michalopoulou, Jesús Domínguez Pacheco. Cliente Client: Caladium floristería. Constructora General Contractor: Coreal reformas. Superficie de actuación Intervention area: 63m2. Fecha inicio y finalización de la obra Start and completion date of the works: 1 agosto 2016 - 30 agosto 2016. Fotografía Photography: Fernando Alda.
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Constructora: Coreal Reformas e Interiorismowww.corealreformas.com info@corealreformas.com
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Serrano + Baquero Arquitectos

Paloma Baquero Masats

Juan Antonio Serrano García

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Fernando Alda Calvo
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