The +R Bakery Archive Shop is a bakery located in Shenyang that integrates baking production and operation. We aim to maintain the storefront's openness to the street while reflecting the professionalism of the products through design. We have identified the design theme of the space as the "Bakery Archive," and we plan to incorporate archival-themed installations for displaying our bread. The processes of bread making, ingredient ratios, and descriptions will also be presented in the form of archives within the space. 

The site is created by merging two adjacent shops. We have implemented a unified treatment of the façade and established stepped seating blocks at the entrance. These blocks provide seamless connectivity between the indoor and outdoor spaces, breaking down the boundaries between them. This enhances the spatial extension characteristics and fosters a highly flexible interactive environment.

In order to convey a sense of relaxation within the space, we aim for an unrestricted environment where every guest can choose their own way of being in the space. Instead of a conventional layout with tables and chairs, we have transformed the entire operational area into an open outdoor plaza concept. At the center of this plaza, we have introduced a "furniture container" where individuals can obtain the required tables and chairs. They are free to choose their furniture and seating, thereby embodying the overall shop's sense of freedom.

We have chosen approachable materials to construct this bakery space, including stone, metal, embossed steel panels, white checkered tiles, and more. We have directly applied signage and typography to certain surfaces, straightforwardly conveying the functionality and content of the space to people. We aim to create a sense of "everyday ambiance" by combining materials and their applications to provide a novel yet familiar atmosphere.

+R serves as a vehicle for relaxation, allowing people to freely interact within it. Ultimately, our goal is to create a space that is approachable to people, a store that is connected to the community.

Project Location: Shenyang, Liaoning Province
Design: BAICAI Design
Construction Company: Jin Xiang Construction
Area: 113 sqm
Photo Credit: Topia Vision