We are currently living in a crowded world where space is one the most important aspects. Everybody wants more and there’s never enough. That’s why sometimes people turn to some more unusual solutions for this problem. Some choose to build their house on a boat, others to convert a church. The same goes for other types of spaces, for example shops.
In Paris there’s a place called Hermes Boutique. Unlike other boutiques, this one is actually really special because it was built in a swimming pool. It’s a very radical idea, both unique and a little crazy. Regardless of how you feel about it, it’s guaranteed that shopping in this place would be a unique and very interesting experience. Hopefully it’s more about it than just the location.Anyway, it’s worth seeing it even just for that.The entire project was one by RDAI.
The pool in which the shop was created was actually not modified that much. The only difference is that the floor has been covered in concrete composite floor slab supported by a light structure. Besides that, the pool has been preserved. The three large skylights above the atrium allow for the natural light to easily get in and bath the whole place. In case you’re curious about the location of this unusual shop, it can be found in Saint-Germaines-Prés quarter in Paris, France.