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Kick Pleat Shop in Austin

July 19, 2020

Kick Pleat Shop

Architecture: Chioco Design

Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Kick Pleat is a clothing, shoes, and accessories boutique. The primary request from the client was that the retail space needed to be “on brand”. Her fashion aesthetic is neutral, natural, and subtle. In response, the materials palette includes white stucco, white oak paneling, concrete tiles, blackened steel, marble, and copper and brass accents to complement this aesthetic.

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

The space was an existing retail building but was completely re-envisioned with an extensive exterior and interior renovation. Transparency was created by installing large expanses of display windows, which draw the attention of passersby and cars waiting at the busy intersection. The exterior finish is a white stucco that is applied in various finishes, further emphasizing the brand’s rich but neutral palette.

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

To emphasize texture, there is a mix of white-on-white stucco with smooth, medium and heavy textures that vary across planes. Custom fixtures we fabricated by local craftsmen. They lean against the perimeter walls and are held in place by heavy, rough marble blocks. These racks provide a solid, raw counterpoint to the refined plaster walls on which they lean.

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

The sales counter and jewelry displays create strong rectilinear marble volumes that are cantilevered out from white oak bases. The shoe displays also form a strong presence with their stepped surfaces of varying heights. With smooth stucco finishes, they are an extension of the adjacent walls.

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

The introduction of natural light was paramount to the design. The existing building’s length presented the need for new windows and skylights to provide as much natural light as possible while also keeping the lighting balanced, to avoid glare.

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

Architect: Chioco Design

Completed: 2016

Kick Pleat Shop Austin Texas

Images: Lars Frazer

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Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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